ECAP Impact factor increases to 3.553

ECAP: cited 118 times more than 2016

Impact Factor increased to 3.553

The Impact Factor of European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ECAP), the official ESCAP journal, has slightly increased in 2017 to 3.553 (3.295 in 2016). In 2017, ECAP was cited 118 times more than in 2016. Additionally, the number of published articles increased from 237 source items that counted towards the impact factor 2016 to 253 source items for the impact factor 2017.

Impact factor calculation

The journal impact factor is the average number of citations counted in the impact factor year (JCR year) for articles published in the past two years. The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the JCR year for articles published in the previous two years by the total number of source items published in the past two years. An impact factor of 1.0 means that, on average, the articles published in the past two years were cited once in the impact factor year. An impact factor of 2.5 means that, on average, the articles published in the past two years were cited two and a half times in the impact factor year.

The impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within the field of child and adolescent mental health.

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Impact Factor trend of the journal European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This figure shows the Impact Factor trend from 2014 to 2017. Source items are citable articles that were published in the two years before the impact factor year. The number of citations refers to the citations in the impact factor year for articles published in the previous two years. The impact factor 2017 is the ratio between citations in 2017 of articles published in 2015 and 2016 and the number of source items published in 2015 and 2016 (Source: Springer-Verlag GmbH).

Read more about the IF and alternative metrics.

Posted 28 June 2018.