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Health Affairs’ Impact Factor Tops 5 And Rank Is No. 1

Health Affairs’ continued leadership in the field of health policy is validated by its highest ever Impact Factor of 5.23, according to Thomson Reuters’ recently released 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). The journal also earned No. 1 rankings in both the Healthcare Sciences and Services and the Health Policy and Services categories.

Health Affairs continues to hold the No. 1 spot in Eigenfactor® score in both categories.

Journal Citation Reports critically evaluates leading journals by compiling articles’ cited references to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, available in Science and Social Sciences editions.

“We are pleased that our impact factor has risen dramatically for the second consecutive year,” said Alan Weil, Health Affairs’ editor-in-chief. “Thanks to the high-quality, policy-relevant research of our authors, and the outstanding efforts of our peer reviewers and staff, Health Affairs continues to expand its reach and influence, in the United States and around the world.”

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 and online, with additional Web First papers and health policy briefs published regularly at You can also find the journal on Facebook and Twitter. Read daily perspectives on Health Affairs Blog. Download monthly Narrative Matters podcasts. Tap into Health Affairs content with the iPad app.