Table 3

Comparative rankings of orthopaedic journals by journal impact factor and SCImago journal rank indicator

Journal Impact Factor

SCImago journal rank indicator


Study rank

(n = 18)

Total rank

(n = 6426)

Orthopaedic rank

(n = 48)

Value

Journal

Value

Orthopaedic rank

(n = 120)

Total rank

(n = 15922)

Study rank

(n = 18)


1

785

2

3.397

*AJSM

0.220

8

788

2


2

1323

3

2.499

*Spine

0.203

-

-

3


3

1330

4

2.487

JBJS [Am]

0.237

7

724

1


4

1514

6

2.296

*Arthroscopy

0.164

13

1080

7


5

1818

10

2.021

*ESJ

0.138

22

1281

10


6

1999

11

1.891

CORR

0.177

11

994

4


7

2023

12

1.868

JBJS [Br]

0.174

12

1017

5


8

2280

13

1.692

OCNA

0.162

15

1101

8


9

2376

16

1.626

*KSSTA

0.111

34

1589

14


10

2406

17

1.609

*JoA

0.141

21

1246

9


11

2719

20

1.429

*JOT

0.129

24

1364

11


12

2868

21

1.348

*JSES

0.116

29

1515

12


13

2907

22

1.323

BMC MD

0.169

-

2907

6


14

2996

25

1.285

Acta

0.113

31

1540

13


15

3541

28

1.036

*JPO

0.103

40

1679

15


16

3757

29

0.956

*FAI

0.093

44

1792

16


17

3856

30

0.913

AOTS

0.089

45

1838

17


18

3882

31

0.903

Int Orthop

0.081

50

1965

18



3

1330

4

2.487

JBJS [Am]

0.237

7

1684

1


1

785

2

3.397

*AJSM

0.220

8

1815

2


2

1323

3

2.499

*Spine

0.203

-

1954

3


6

1999

11

1.891

CORR

0.177

11

2217

4


7

2023

12

1.868

JBJS [Br]

0.174

12

2258

5


13

2907

22

1.323

BMC MD

0.169

-

2907

6


4

1514

6

2.296

*Arthroscopy

0.164

13

2394

7


8

2280

13

1.692

OCNA

0.162

15

2431

8


10

2406

17

1.609

*JoA

0.141

21

2743

9


5

1818

10

2.021

*ESJ

0.138

22

2802

10


11

2719

20

1.429

*JOT

0.129

24

2985

11


12

2868

21

1.348

*JSES

0.116

29

3284

12


14

2996

25

1.285

Acta

0.113

31

3338

13


9

2376

16

1.626

*KSSTA

0.111

34

3432

14


15

3541

28

1.036

*JPO

0.103

40

3655

15


16

3757

29

0.956

*FAI

0.093

44

3979

16


17

3856

30

0.913

AOTS

0.089

45

4121

17


18

3882

31

0.903

Int Orthop

0.081

50

4459

18


Acta Orthopaedica (Acta), American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), Arthroscopy, Archives of Orthopaedics and Trauma (AOTS), BMC Musculoskeleletal Disorders (BMC MD), Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), European Spine Journal (ESJ), Foot and Ankle International (FAI), International Orthopaedics (Int Orthop), Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA), the American Volume of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS [Am]), the British volume of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS [Br]), Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (JOT), Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics (JPO), Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery (JSES), Knee surgery sports traumatology arthroscopy (KSSTA), Orthopaedic Clinics of North America (OCNA), and Spine.

*: Specialized journals are marked with an asterisk.

a: Orthopaedic rankings for BMC MD and Spine are not available, as they are not in the same sub-category as the other 16 journals.

Siebelt et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-4

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