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From Health Affairs:


Health Affairs' Impact Factor Rises; Ranks No. 1 Among Health Policy And
Services Journals



Health Affairs' continued leadership in the field of health policy is validated by its recent No. 1 ranking out of seventy-one journals in the Health Policy and Services category. This is according to Thomson Reuters' 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) that just released impact and influence metrics from 2014 citation data.  Health Affairs' Impact Factor climbed to 4.966--its highest ever--and a noteworthy increase above its 2013 Impact Factor of 4.321. 


In another category, Health Care Sciences and Services, Health Affairs ranked No. 2 out of eighty-nine journals, a considerable increase from its 2013 rank of No. 5 out of eighty-five journals. 
Health Affairs continues to hold the No. 1 spot in Eigenfactor® score in both categories.
"We are delighted with the dramatic increase in our impact over the past year," said Alan Weil, Health Affairs editor-in-chief. "It is a testament to the high-quality, policy relevant research of our authors combined with the outstanding contributions of our peer reviewers and staff."
About Health Affairs

Health Affairs is the leading journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy. Published by Project HOPE, the peer-reviewed journal appears each month in print, with additional Web First papers published periodically at The full text of each Health Affairs Web First paper is available free of charge to all website visitors for a one-week period following posting, after which it switches to pay-per-view for nonsubscribers. Web First papers are supported in part by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund. You can also find the journal on Facebook and Twitter. Read daily perspectives on Health Affairs Blog. Download our podcasts, including monthly Narrative Matters essays, on iTunes. Tap into Health Affairs content with the new iPad app.