21 June 2024
Impact factors for the HIS Journals announced
Clarivate today announced the 2023 impact factor (IF) rankings for the HIS Journals, the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) and Infection Prevention in Practice (IPIP).
What is an impact factor? IFs are one measure used to indicate the quality of a journal. IFs measure the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in the previous two years: the 2022 IF therefore reflects the citations made to articles published in 2020 and 2021 during 2022.

Infection Prevention in Practice receives its first IF

IPIP was launched in 2019 to provide a fully open access publishing option for the infection control community.

The editorial team at IPIP are delighted to have received a very positive first impact factor of 1.8.

Editor in Chief Dr Gemma Winzor said:

“The whole team at IPIP have worked hard over the past five years to ensure that IPIP is a success. I am particularly proud of our strategies to provide free-of-charge open access publication for authors from low-income countries, and our focus on pragmatic, practical research and practice in IPC, and I am delighted that this has paid off in the form of our first impact factor.

I would like to thank all of the authors who took a chance on a new journal with their work, and to all our reviewers and International Board members for giving their time and energy to make IPIP a success”

IPIP has been ranked 94/132 in the infectious diseases category and 239/403 in the public health category.

To read the journal’s freely-available publications and submit your paper, click here: Infection Prevention in Practice.


Journal of Hospital Infection receives IF of 3.9

The 2023 IF for the JHI is 3.9. Although this is lower than last year’s high of 6.9, journals across several subject areas related to medicine and health have seen drops in IF as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on publication and citation rates fades.

Editor in Chief Dr Nik Mahida commented:

“While a drop in IF is always a little disappointing, the effect of the pandemic was not going to last forever. It is great to see that we remain in the top quartiles of both of our subject category rankings, and I want to say thank you to my colleagues on the Editorial Team, our reviewers, authors and International Editorial Board for all of their hard work.

We are looking forwards with all the work we are doing on Guest-Editor led Special Issues, and gradually widening our scope around AMS/AMR with the papers we publish. We will continue working to grow the journal, and publish good science.”

To read the journal and submit your research, click here: Journal of Hospital Infection