New Metrics Released for the Journal of the Neurological Sciences

By John D. England, MD

John England

I am pleased to announce that new metrics have been released for the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, the official journal of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN).  The widely cited Impact Factor (IF) has risen to 4.553, which is a +46.2% increase compared to the previously reported IF. This is an all-time high for the journal’s Impact Factor.

The Cite Score, which is the average citations per published peer-reviewed document, has risen to 5.2, and the Cite Tracker Score for 2022 is 5.5, another all-time high for the journal.  Moreover, the worldwide penetration, usage, and number of downloads from the journal have increased steadily. The Journal of the Neurological Sciences is now truly an international and well-respected journal.

Many individuals are responsible for the success of our journal. I especially wish to recognize Dr. Nicole Villemarette-Pittman, our managing editor; and Drs. Carmel Armon, Andreas Charidimou, Hamilton Farris, Daniel Truong, and Donald Silberberg, our associate editors. The continued support of Elsevier and the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) have allowed our journal to prosper and improve.  I am grateful to the leadership of the WFN for its continued encouragement and support. Drs. William Carroll, Wolfgang Grisold, Walter Struhal, and Steven Lewis have all provided notably important contributions to the Journal of the Neurological Sciences.

In addition, I wish to thank our editorial board members, authors, reviewers and readers for their support and encouragement. With the help of so many, I am confident that our journal will continue to serve the global community of neurology and neuroscience. •

John D. England, MD, is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Neurological Sciences.