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  June 20, 2019

Impact Factors released: Gastro and CGH remain top destinations for original research

Thank you to our editors, authors, readers and reviewers for your continued support of AGA's journals.

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AGA is proud to announce that Gastroenterology has maintained its position as the highest-ranking journal for original GI, hepatology and nutrition research and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH) remains strong, according to Clarivate Analytics’ 2019 Journal Citation Report. The Impact Factor uses the number of citations that articles receive to determine a journal’s importance and influence and is widely regarded as the leading measure of success in scientific publishing.


In a field of 84 journals in the gastroenterology and hepatology category, Gastroenterology received an Impact Factor of 19.233.



“We are ecstatic that Gastroenterology remains the preeminent journal for basic, translational and clinical original research in our field. This is a direct result of the outstanding work and effort put forth by the previous board of editors under the leadership of Dr. Bishr Omary in conjunction with our current board of exceptional editors. Co-Editor-in-Chief Douglas Corley and I will continue to build upon these successes as we move towards our goal to maintain Gastroenterology as a beacon to attract exceptional scientific work.” — Richard M. Peek Jr., MD, AGAF, co-editor-in-chief of Gastroenterology



CGH’s impact factor rose from 7.683 to 7.958, ranking 8th among gastroenterology and hepatology journals.



“I am very pleased that CGH remains in a strong position in the top 10 GI journals in terms of Impact Factor. I would like to extend special thanks to the authors who continue to submit their high-quality research to CGH. Many thanks to our reviewers for their remarkable contributions to CGH. Our board of editors is committed to the ongoing success of CGH.” — Fasiha Kanwal, MD, MSHS, editor-in-chief of CGH



Also, there’s good news for Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH), AGA’s basic and translational science journal. CMGH has been accepted for indexing in Clarivate’s Science Citation Index Expanded®, which means that it will receive its first Impact Factor next year. Current citation analyses show that CMGH is tracking well and should debut with a strong Impact Factor.


We congratulate and thank the boards of all three journals for their editorial leadership. We also thank you — our authors, readers and reviewers — for your continued support of AGA’s journals. We look forward to continuing to push the envelope in scientific publishing in the upcoming year.


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