Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (J THORAC CARDIOV SUR)

Publisher: American Association for Thoracic Surgery; Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Elsevier

Journal description

The Journal presents original, exclusive articles on conditions of the chest, heart, lungs, and great vessels where surgical intervention is indicated. An official publication of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and The Western Thoracic Surgical Association, the journal focuses on techniques and developments in cardiac surgery, pacemaker insertion/removal, lung and esophageal surgeries, heart and lung transplantation, and other procedures. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery ranks in the top 3.3% of the 4,779 scientific journals most frequently cited (Science Citation Index). It is also recommended for initial purchase in the Brandon-Hill study, Selected List of Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library (1997/98 Edition).

Current impact factor: 4.17

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 4.168
2013 Impact Factor 3.991
2012 Impact Factor 3.526
2011 Impact Factor 3.406
2010 Impact Factor 3.608
2009 Impact Factor 3.063
2008 Impact Factor 3.037
2007 Impact Factor 3.354
2006 Impact Factor 3.56
2005 Impact Factor 3.727
2004 Impact Factor 3.263
2003 Impact Factor 3.319
2002 Impact Factor 2.842
2001 Impact Factor 2.818
2000 Impact Factor 3.057
1999 Impact Factor 2.986
1998 Impact Factor 2.954
1997 Impact Factor 3.068
1996 Impact Factor 2.874
1995 Impact Factor 2.611
1994 Impact Factor 2.389
1993 Impact Factor 2.328
1992 Impact Factor 2.593

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 4.07
Cited half-life 7.90
Immediacy index 0.93
Eigenfactor 0.05
Article influence 1.59
Website The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery website
Other titles Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
ISSN 0022-5223
OCLC 1754847
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details


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    • Permitted deposit due to Funding Body, Institutional and Governmental policy or mandate, may be required to comply with embargo periods of 12 months to 48 months
    • Author's post-print may be used to update arXiv and RepEC
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Must link to publisher version with DOI
    • Author's post-print must be released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
  • Classification

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