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Release Date: September 14, 2023

Cover of Ochsner Journal

Ochsner Journal marked a major milestone in 2023: for the first time ever, the Ochsner Journal has been assigned a journal impact factor (JIF) in Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports. For 2022, the Ochsner Journal JIF is 1.2.

In 2023, all Web of Science Core Collection™ journals that passed the rigorous Web of Science quality criteria and were accepted before January 1, 2023, were eligible to receive a 2022 JIF. The Ochsner Journal has been included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index™ of the Core Collection for many years. The JIF helps the scholarly community more easily identify trustworthy, high-quality journals that have been selected by the Web of Science editorial team. Selection is only granted to journals that have met the 24 rigorous quality criteria applied on evaluation. Just 15% of journals evaluated by an in-house editorial team pass this high-quality bar.

In addition to a solid JIF, the Ochsner Journal offers several publishing benefits: full-text availability at PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and other databases; open-access publication with absolutely no article processing charges or other publication fees (compared to the thousands of dollars charged by other journals); and CC BY copyright that vests copyright with the authors, not with the Journal.

A general medicine publication, the Ochsner Journal considers manuscripts from all disciplines. Papers are rigorously peer-reviewed, and accepted papers are published ahead of print at the Ochsner Journal website.

Since its inception in 1999, the Ochsner Journal has been a pioneer in nonpredatory, open-access publishing. Author instructions and submission information are available at the Journal website: