NASS Insider

July 06, 2021

The Spine Journal Impact Factor Increases

Great News from The Spine Journal. The latest Clarivate journal Impact Factor went up to 4.166.

The newly released 2020 Impact Factor for The Spine Journal reflects an increase to 4.166 up from 3.191 in 2019. The Impact Factor (IF) is a reflection of a journal’s citation metrics. The 2020 IF is based on citation counts in the scientific literature in 2020 to items published in TSJ in 2018-2019.

The Spine Journal ranks number 1 among spine journals and number 15 of 82 in the overall orthopedics journal category.

Thank you to Dr. Chris Bono, Editor in Chief, and the dedicated team of editors and reviewers for their expertise and time, and the authors and readers as well, who help keep TSJ’s content top in its field, and the top member benefit.
TSJ CiteScore Increases

The Spine Journal’s 2020 CiteScore increased to 6.0, up from 4.2 in 2019. CiteScore captures the citation metrics of journals indexed in Elsevier’s Scopus database of more than 25,000 journals and 234,000 books.

CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a range of four years (e.g., 2017-2020) to peer-reviewed documents (articles, reviews, conference papers, data papers and book chapters) published in the same four calendar years, divided by the number of these documents in these same four years.

In comparison to Clarivate’s Impact Factor, CiteScore measures a wider database of citations (13,000 more journals than the Impact Factor) and longer timeframe (a 4-year window compared to the Impact Factor’s 2-year window).