Impact factor stabilized at 3.3

ECAP: 29% more citations than in 2014

ECAP journal: Impact Factor trends 2013-2015.The Impact Factor (IF) of European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry (ECAP), the official ESCAP journal, has remained stable in 2015 at around 3.3.
Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Report shows an IF of 3.339 in 2015 (3.336 in 2014). In 2015 ECAP was cited 134 and 171 times more than in 2014 and 2013 respectively. The number of published articles increased considerably from 140 source items for the 2014 Impact Factor, to 180 source items for the IF in 2015.

IF 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 IF year.
The IF is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of the journal within the field of child and adolescent mental health, for example:

  • Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), IF: 7.260.
  • Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP), IF: 6.615.
  • European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry (ECAP, IF: 3.339.
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH), IF 2.134.
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH), IF: 1.405.

Impact Factor trend 2015.
Impact Factor trend 2015.

Read more about the IF and alternative metrics.

Posted 27 June 2016.