American Journal of Managed Care® Impact Factor Reaches 3.247, Highest in 20 Years


The significant increase reflects the journal’s influence as an oft-cited research resource

CRANBURY, New Jersey, July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWS WIRE) — The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), the leading peer-reviewed multimedia journal dedicated to managed care issues, today announced that its Journal Impact Factor™ (JIF™) reached 3,247 in 2021, the highest in 20 years. Provided by Clarify (formerly produced by Thomson Reuters), the JIF™ is the ratio between the frequency with which a journal’s articles are cited and the number of articles published by the journal.

According to Clarivate, the JIF™ is used to clarify the importance of total citation frequencies while removing some of the biases that may favor some journals over others. An important use of the impact factor is in the academic evaluation process.

“We are extremely proud of the impact factor for AJMC®, as it reflects the trust our readers have in our strong research content. We commend our outstanding co-editors, A. Mark Fendrick, MD, and Michael E. Chernew, PhD, and the editorial team for their uncompromising pursuit of the highest quality standards,” said Mike Hennessy Jr. , President and CEO of MJH Life Sciences™, the parent company of AJMC®. “For more than 25 years, AJMC® has been an invaluable forum for peer-reviewed literature related to healthcare outcomes. As the policy and field of managed care evolves, we strive to improve the quality of AJMC® even further and expand the delivery of digital content. We will continue to seek new ways to meet the demanding information needs of our readers.

As a demonstration of AJMC®, its co-editors challenged the editorial team in 2019 to find ways to publish selected articles online earlier, before publication in print. When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, the journal became a source of essential research and commentary for health services and the managed care community in near real time.

“We know the study authors put a lot of thought into the publications they choose for their most important research, and the impact factor is a quantifiable and well-respected tool used for this purpose,” Hennessy said. “Among AJMC®’s most-cited articles were articles on telehealth and care management, while new additions to the website that also drove engagement included a series of interviews with key opinion leaders and a timeline COVID-19 very accessible.

As it is poised for continued growth, AJMC® remains free for authors who wish to publish and free to read.

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AboutThe American Journal of Managed Care®
The American Journal of Managed Care®(AJMC® ) is a MEDLINE-indexed, peer-reviewed multimedia journal that keeps industry leaders at the forefront of health policy by sharing digital research relevant to industry decision makers. Other brands in the AJMC®the family includesThe American Journal of Responsible Care® andEvidence-based oncology. These comprehensive multimedia brands bring together stakeholder insights from payers, providers, policy makers and other leaders in the managed care industry.AJMC®is a brand of MJH Life Sciences™, North America’s largest privately owned, independent, full-service medical media company dedicated to delivering trusted health care information across multiple channels.


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