NASS Insider


July 12, 2022


New Increase in Impact Factor for The Spine Journal


NASS’ The Spine Journal continues its upward impact trend with an increase in the latest Journal Impact FactorTM.

The newly released 2021 Impact Factor for The Spine Journal reflects an increase to 4.297, up from 4.166 in 2020. The Impact Factor (IF) is a measurement of a journal’s citation metrics. The 2021 IF is based on citation counts in the scientific literature in 2020 to items published in TSJ in 2019-2020.

The Spine Journal is the top-ranked journal among scholarly scientific spine journals, and 15th of 86 in the overall orthopedics category.

Congratulations and thank you to Dr. Christopher M. Bono, Editor in Chief, and the Journal’s outstanding team of editors and reviewers for their expertise and time. Thanks also to the contributing authors and researchers who submitted their exceptional work, and to readers as well for their support.

Source: Journal Citation ReportsTM, from Clarivate, June 2022

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The Spine Journal is an international, multidisciplinary journal that publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on research and treatment related to the spine and spine care, including basic science and clinical investigations. The Spine Journal is the highest impact and largest circulation peer-reviewed spine publication in the world. Published online continuously and printed monthly by Elsevier, Inc., The Spine Journal is a scientific journal of NASS. NASS adheres to a policy of editorial independence for the journal’s editorial board, which follows guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, Committee on Publication Ethics and other best editorial practices
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