February 8, 2023
As the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) continues to foster new academic and scientific work that investigate key issues in surgery, 2022 proved to be one
of the journal’s most successful years to date.
The publication achieved its highest-ever impact factor of 6.532—an important metric indicating a journal’s influence that measures the frequency with which the average article has been cited in a particular year.
JACS featured noteworthy research on a range of topics, including the impact of whole blood in hemorrhagic shock resuscitation, outcomes for bariatric surgery in adolescents, action and understanding of the social determinants of health, and more.
“We wish to thank the American College of Surgeons, and especially our dedicated editorial board, whose support and expertise facilitates the JACS tradition of publishing impactful topics that can be useful to the practicing surgeon. That is what we are seeing reflected in the top articles listed here by the various metrics,” said Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS, JACS Editor-in-Chief and Chair of the ACS Board of Regents.
A subscription to JACS is a membership benefit for all active ACS Fellows, Associate Fellows, and Resident Members. Visit JACS online at journalacs.org.
*Altmetrics, or alternative metrics, are measures that take into account online reader behavior, network interactions with content, and social media.