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Impact Factors

ESC Journals 2017 Impact Factors released end of June 2018

The impact factor (IF) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals with higher impact factors deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. The impact factor was devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. Impact factors are calculated yearly for those journals that are indexed in the Journal Citation Reports.

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Nine of the ESC Journal Family titles owned by the ESC, plus EuroIntervention owned by the Europa Organisation, are within the Journal Citation Reports managed by Thomson Reuters.

2011 to 2017 Impact Factors are listed below for each of our qualifying journals (EHJ: Acute Cardiovascular Care, EHJ: Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy and EHJ: Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes are young or new titles awaiting JCR inclusion):

 TITLE 2011 2012  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
European Heart Journal 10.478 14.097  14.723 15.203 15.064 20.212 23.425
Cardiovascular Research 6.064 5.940  5.808 5.940  5.465 5.878   6.290
European Heart Journal Supplements 2.681 5.065  5.640 1.000 0.455 0.896  0.418
European Journal of Heart Failure 4.896 5.247  6.577 6.526  5.135  6.968 10.683
 EuroIntervention 3.285 3.173  3.758 3.769

 3.863

 5.165  4.417
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2.634 3.903  2.675 3.319  3.361

3.606

 4.542

European Heart Journal: Cardiovascular Imaging 2.317 2.394  3.669 4.105  4.293  5.990  8.336
EP - Europace 1.980 2.765  3.050 3.670  4.021  4.521 5.231
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 1.711 2.042  1.828 1.876  2.491  2.763 2.651