The leading journal in the field of homeopathy research has announced a significant increase in its Impact Factor (IF) for 2017.
Homeopathy is published by the Faculty of Homeopathy and is the only Medline/PubMed indexed journal in this specialist branch of medicine. The new IF is 1.16, an increase of more than 50% on its previous assessment, which serves to consolidate the journal’s position as the world’s leading publication for scholarly articles on homeopathy.
Clarivate Analytics released the new IF when it published its latest Journal Citation Reports for information in peer-reviewed publications. An IF is used to determine the impact a particular journal has in a given field of research by measuring how many times on average articles published in that journal have been cited by other articles, and is therefore widely used as a measure of quality. The latest IF assessment for Homeopathy covers citations during 2016 to articles published in the previous two years (2014 and 2015).
Homeopathy’s editor-in-chief, Dr Peter Fisher, said: “This is an excellent result and reflects the work we have put in over the past few years to ensure that Homeopathy publishes the best of the homeopathic research from around the world.”
Published quarterly, Homeopathy is an international journal that aims to improve the understanding of clinical practice of homeopathy by publishing high quality articles on clinical and basic research, clinical audit, evidence-based practice of homeopathy and reflective case reports. It regularly features research and articles from many of the foremost scientists and practitioners currently working in homeopathy.