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Table 3 Comparative rankings of orthopaedic journals by journal impact factor and SCImago journal rank indicator

From: Citation analysis of orthopaedic literature; 18 major orthopaedic journals compared for Impact Factor and SCImago

Journal Impact Factor   SCImago journal rank indicator
Study rank
(n = 18)
Total rank
(n = 6426)
Orthopaedic rank
(n = 48)
Value Journal Value Orthopaedic rank
(n = 120)
Total rank
(n = 15922)
Study rank
(n = 18)
1 785 2 3.397 *AJSM 0.220 8 788 2
2 1323 3 2.499 *Spine 0.203 - - 3
3 1330 4 2.487 JBJS [Am] 0.237 7 724 1
4 1514 6 2.296 *Arthroscopy 0.164 13 1080 7
5 1818 10 2.021 *ESJ 0.138 22 1281 10
6 1999 11 1.891 CORR 0.177 11 994 4
7 2023 12 1.868 JBJS [Br] 0.174 12 1017 5
8 2280 13 1.692 OCNA 0.162 15 1101 8
9 2376 16 1.626 *KSSTA 0.111 34 1589 14
10 2406 17 1.609 *JoA 0.141 21 1246 9
11 2719 20 1.429 *JOT 0.129 24 1364 11
12 2868 21 1.348 *JSES 0.116 29 1515 12
13 2907 22 1.323 BMC MD 0.169 - 2907 6
14 2996 25 1.285 Acta 0.113 31 1540 13
15 3541 28 1.036 *JPO 0.103 40 1679 15
16 3757 29 0.956 *FAI 0.093 44 1792 16
17 3856 30 0.913 AOTS 0.089 45 1838 17
18 3882 31 0.903 Int Orthop 0.081 50 1965 18
3 1330 4 2.487 JBJS [Am] 0.237 7 1684 1
1 785 2 3.397 *AJSM 0.220 8 1815 2
2 1323 3 2.499 *Spine 0.203 - 1954 3
6 1999 11 1.891 CORR 0.177 11 2217 4
7 2023 12 1.868 JBJS [Br] 0.174 12 2258 5
13 2907 22 1.323 BMC MD 0.169 - 2907 6
4 1514 6 2.296 *Arthroscopy 0.164 13 2394 7
8 2280 13 1.692 OCNA 0.162 15 2431 8
10 2406 17 1.609 *JoA 0.141 21 2743 9
5 1818 10 2.021 *ESJ 0.138 22 2802 10
11 2719 20 1.429 *JOT 0.129 24 2985 11
12 2868 21 1.348 *JSES 0.116 29 3284 12
14 2996 25 1.285 Acta 0.113 31 3338 13
9 2376 16 1.626 *KSSTA 0.111 34 3432 14
15 3541 28 1.036 *JPO 0.103 40 3655 15
16 3757 29 0.956 *FAI 0.093 44 3979 16
17 3856 30 0.913 AOTS 0.089 45 4121 17
18 3882 31 0.903 Int Orthop 0.081 50 4459 18
  1. Acta Orthopaedica (Acta), American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), Arthroscopy, Archives of Orthopaedics and Trauma (AOTS), BMC Musculoskeleletal Disorders (BMC MD), Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), European Spine Journal (ESJ), Foot and Ankle International (FAI), International Orthopaedics (Int Orthop), Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA), the American Volume of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS [Am]), the British volume of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS [Br]), Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (JOT), Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics (JPO), Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery (JSES), Knee surgery sports traumatology arthroscopy (KSSTA), Orthopaedic Clinics of North America (OCNA), and Spine.
  2. *: Specialized journals are marked with an asterisk.
  3. a: Orthopaedic rankings for BMC MD and Spine are not available, as they are not in the same sub-category as the other 16 journals.