Diabetes Care
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Journal Impact IF

2019-2020

16.019

4.9%

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The 2019-2020 Journal Impact IF of Diabetes Care is 16.019, which is just updated in 2020.

Diabetes Care Impact Factor
Highest IF
16.019
Highest Journal Impact IF

The highest Journal Impact IF of Diabetes Care is 16.019.

Lowest IF
7.735
Lowest Journal Impact IF

The lowest Journal Impact IF of Diabetes Care is 7.735.

Total Growth Rate
98.1%
IF Total Growth Rate

The total growth rate of Diabetes Care IF is 98.1%.

Annual Growth Rate
10.9%
IF Annual Growth Rate

The annual growth rate of Diabetes Care IF is 10.9%.

Journal Impact IF Ranking

Subcategory Quartile Rank Percentile
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Q1 3/217

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism 98%

Advanced and Specialized Nursing Q1 1/59

Advanced and Specialized Nursing 99%

Internal Medicine Q1 2/128

Internal Medicine 98%

Journal Impact IF Ranking

· In the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism research field, the Quartile of Diabetes Care is Q1. Diabetes Care has been ranked #3 over 217 related journals in the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism research category. The ranking percentile of Diabetes Care is around 98% in the field of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
· In the Advanced and Specialized Nursing research field, the Quartile of Diabetes Care is Q1. Diabetes Care has been ranked #1 over 59 related journals in the Advanced and Specialized Nursing research category. The ranking percentile of Diabetes Care is around 99% in the field of Advanced and Specialized Nursing.
· In the Internal Medicine research field, the Quartile of Diabetes Care is Q1. Diabetes Care has been ranked #2 over 128 related journals in the Internal Medicine research category. The ranking percentile of Diabetes Care is around 98% in the field of Internal Medicine.

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Total Publications
18532
Total Citations
1870113

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Journal Impact IF History

Year Journal Impact IF
Year Journal Impact IF
2019-2020 16.019
2018-2019 15.27
2017-2018 13.397
2016-2017 11.857
2015-2016 8.934
2014-2015 8.42
2013-2014 8.57
2012-2013 7.735
2011-2012 8.087
Journal Impact IF History

· The 2019-2020 Journal Impact IF of Diabetes Care is 16.019
· The 2018-2019 Journal Impact IF of Diabetes Care is 15.27
· The 2017-2018 Journal Impact IF of Diabetes Care is 13.397
· The 2016-2017 Journal Impact IF of Diabetes Care is 11.857
· The 2015-2016 Journal Impact IF of Diabetes Care is 8.934
· The 2014-2015 Journal Impact IF of Diabetes Care is 8.42
· The 2013-2014 Journal Impact IF of Diabetes Care is 8.57
· The 2012-2013 Journal Impact IF of Diabetes Care is 7.735
· The 2011-2012 Journal Impact IF of Diabetes Care is 8.087

Publications Cites Dataset

Year Publications Citations
Year Publications Citations
1977 0 5
1978 79 17
1979 97 101
1980 175 274
1981 153 498
1982 228 959
1983 174 1249
1984 164 1681
1985 175 2072
1986 173 2466
1987 196 2504
1988 210 3522
1989 161 3787
1990 253 3896
1991 213 4118
1992 319 5077
1993 376 5855
1994 317 6022
1995 319 6917
1996 354 7735
1997 468 9431
1998 564 11327
1999 534 13955
2000 465 18509
2001 491 23838
2002 534 29421
2003 785 39154
2004 726 45437
2005 677 55409
2006 727 65472
2007 854 78157
2008 661 85107
2009 672 88467
2010 695 98059
2011 671 105434
2012 558 117773
2013 866 125995
2014 636 135883
2015 491 129794
2016 441 117612
2017 397 109442
2018 405 91785
2019 421 96476
2020 585 112295
2021 71 7126
Publications Cites Dataset

· The Diabetes Care has published 0 reports and received 5 citations in 1977.
· The Diabetes Care has published 79 reports and received 17 citations in 1978.
· The Diabetes Care has published 97 reports and received 101 citations in 1979.
· The Diabetes Care has published 175 reports and received 274 citations in 1980.
· The Diabetes Care has published 153 reports and received 498 citations in 1981.
· The Diabetes Care has published 228 reports and received 959 citations in 1982.
· The Diabetes Care has published 174 reports and received 1249 citations in 1983.
· The Diabetes Care has published 164 reports and received 1681 citations in 1984.
· The Diabetes Care has published 175 reports and received 2072 citations in 1985.
· The Diabetes Care has published 173 reports and received 2466 citations in 1986.
· The Diabetes Care has published 196 reports and received 2504 citations in 1987.
· The Diabetes Care has published 210 reports and received 3522 citations in 1988.
· The Diabetes Care has published 161 reports and received 3787 citations in 1989.
· The Diabetes Care has published 253 reports and received 3896 citations in 1990.
· The Diabetes Care has published 213 reports and received 4118 citations in 1991.
· The Diabetes Care has published 319 reports and received 5077 citations in 1992.
· The Diabetes Care has published 376 reports and received 5855 citations in 1993.
· The Diabetes Care has published 317 reports and received 6022 citations in 1994.
· The Diabetes Care has published 319 reports and received 6917 citations in 1995.
· The Diabetes Care has published 354 reports and received 7735 citations in 1996.
· The Diabetes Care has published 468 reports and received 9431 citations in 1997.
· The Diabetes Care has published 564 reports and received 11327 citations in 1998.
· The Diabetes Care has published 534 reports and received 13955 citations in 1999.
· The Diabetes Care has published 465 reports and received 18509 citations in 2000.
· The Diabetes Care has published 491 reports and received 23838 citations in 2001.
· The Diabetes Care has published 534 reports and received 29421 citations in 2002.
· The Diabetes Care has published 785 reports and received 39154 citations in 2003.
· The Diabetes Care has published 726 reports and received 45437 citations in 2004.
· The Diabetes Care has published 677 reports and received 55409 citations in 2005.
· The Diabetes Care has published 727 reports and received 65472 citations in 2006.
· The Diabetes Care has published 854 reports and received 78157 citations in 2007.
· The Diabetes Care has published 661 reports and received 85107 citations in 2008.
· The Diabetes Care has published 672 reports and received 88467 citations in 2009.
· The Diabetes Care has published 695 reports and received 98059 citations in 2010.
· The Diabetes Care has published 671 reports and received 105434 citations in 2011.
· The Diabetes Care has published 558 reports and received 117773 citations in 2012.
· The Diabetes Care has published 866 reports and received 125995 citations in 2013.
· The Diabetes Care has published 636 reports and received 135883 citations in 2014.
· The Diabetes Care has published 491 reports and received 129794 citations in 2015.
· The Diabetes Care has published 441 reports and received 117612 citations in 2016.
· The Diabetes Care has published 397 reports and received 109442 citations in 2017.
· The Diabetes Care has published 405 reports and received 91785 citations in 2018.
· The Diabetes Care has published 421 reports and received 96476 citations in 2019.
· The Diabetes Care has published 585 reports and received 112295 citations in 2020.
· The Diabetes Care has published 71 reports and received 7126 citations in 2021.
· The total publications of Diabetes Care is 18532.
· The total citations of Diabetes Care is 1870113.

What is Impact Factor?

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric index calculated by Clarivate that reflects the yearly average number of citations of articles published in the last two years in a given journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher impact factor values are often deemed to be more important, or carry more intrinsic prestige in their respective fields, than those with lower values.

Diabetes Care | Academic Accelerator - About the Impact Factor

Impact factor is commonly used to evaluate the relative importance of a journal within its field and to measure the frequency with which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a particular time period. Journal which publishes more review articles will get highest IFs. Journals with higher IFs believed to be more important than those with lower ones. According to Eugene Garfield “impact simply reflects the ability of the journals and editors to attract the best paper available.” Journal which publishes more review articles will get maximum IFs. The Impact Factor of an academic journal is a scientometric Metric that reflects the yearly average number of citations that recent articles published in a given journal received. It is frequently used as a Metric for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher Impact Factor are often deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. The Diabetes Care Impact Factor IF measures the average number of citations received in a particular year (2020) by papers published in the Diabetes Care during the two preceding years (2018-2019). Note that 2020 Impact Factor are reported in 2021; they cannot be calculated until all of the 2020 publications have been processed by the indexing agency. New journals, which are indexed from their first published issue, will receive an impact factor after two years of indexing; in this case, the citations to the year prior to Volume 1, and the number of articles published in the year prior to Volume 1, are known zero values. Journals that are indexed starting with a volume other than the first volume will not get an impact factor until they have been indexed for three years. Occasionally, Journal Citation Reports assigns an impact factor to new journals with less than two years of indexing, based on partial citation data. The calculation always uses two complete and known years of item counts, but for new titles one of the known counts is zero. Annuals and other irregular publications sometimes publish no items in a particular year, affecting the count. The impact factor relates to a specific time period; it is possible to calculate it for any desired period. In addition to the 2-year Impact Factor, the 3-year Impact Factor, 4-year Impact Factor, 5-year Impact Factor, Real-Time Impact Factor can provide further insights and factors into the impact of Diabetes Care.

History

The impact factor was devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Impact factors are calculated yearly starting from 1975 for journals listed in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR). ISI was acquired by Thomson Scientific & Healthcare in 1992, and became known as Thomson ISI. In 2018, Thomson ISI was sold to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia. They founded a new corporation, Clarivate, which is now the publisher of the JCR.

Use

The impact factor is used to compare different journals within a certain field. The Web of Science indexes more than 11,500 science and social science journals. Journal impact factors are often used to evaluate the merit of individual articles and individual researchers. This use of impact factors was summarised by Hoeffel:

Impact Factor is not a perfect tool to measure the quality of articles but there is nothing better and it has the advantage of already being in existence and is, therefore, a good technique for scientific evaluation. Experience has shown that in each specialty the best journals are those in which it is most difficult to have an article accepted, and these are the journals that have a high impact factor. Most of these journals existed long before the impact factor was devised. The use of impact factor as a measure of quality is widespread because it fits well with the opinion we have in each field of the best journals in our specialty....In conclusion, prestigious journals publish papers of high level. Therefore, their impact factor is high, and not the contrary.

Eugene Garfield

In brief, Impact factors may be used by:
  • Authors to decide where to submit an article for publication.
  • Libraries to make collection development decisions
  • Academic departments to assess academic productivity
  • Academic departments to make decisions on promotion and tenure.
As impact factors are a journal-level metric, rather than an article- or individual-level metric, this use is controversial. Garfield agrees with Hoeffel,but warns about the "misuse in evaluating individuals" because there is "a wide variation [of citations] from article to article within a single journal". Other things to consider about Impact Factors:
  • Many journals do not have an impact factor.
  • The impact factor cannot assess the quality of individual articles. Even if citations were evenly distributed among articles, the impact factor would only measure the interests of other researchers in an article, not its importance and usefulness.
  • Only research articles, technical notes and reviews are “citable” items. Editorials, letters, news items and meeting abstracts are “non-citable items”.
  • Only a small percentage of articles are highly cited and they are found in a small subset of journals. This small proportion accounts for a large percentage of citations.
  • Controversial papers, such as those based on fraudulent data, may be highly cited, distorting the impact factor of a journal.
  • Citation bias may exist. For example, English language resources may be favoured. Authors may cite their own work.
Moreover, informed and careful use of these impact data is essential, and should be based on a thorough understanding of the methodology used to generate impact factors. There are controversial aspects of using impact factors:
  • It is not clear whether the number of times a paper is cited measures its actual quality.
  • Some databases that calculate impact factors fail to incorporate publications including textbooks, handbooks and reference books.
  • Certain disciplines have low numbers of journals and usage. Therefore, one should only compare journals or researchers within the same discipline.
  • Review articles normally are cited more often and therefore can skew results.
  • Self-citing may also skew results.
  • Some resources used to calculate impact factors have inadequate international coverage.
  • Editorial policies can artificially inflate an impact factor.
Impact factors have often been used in advancement and tenure decision-making. Many recognize that this is a coarse tool for such important decisions, and that a multitude of factors should be taken into account in these deliberations. When considering the use of the impact factor (IF), keep these aspects in mind:
  • IF analysis is limited to citations from the journals indexed by the Web of Science/Web of Knowledge. Currently, the Web of Science indexes only 8621 journals across the full breadth of the sciences, and just 3121 in the social sciences.
  • A high IF/citation rate says nothing about the quality -- or even, validity -- of the references being cited. Notorious or even retracted articles often attract a lot of attention, hence a high number of citations. The notority related to the first publication on "cold fusion" is one such example.
  • Journals that publish more "review articles" are often found near the top of the rankings. While not known for publishing new, creative findings, these individual articles tend to be heavily cited.
  • The IF measures the average number of citations to articles in the journal -- given this, a small number of highly-cited articles will skew the figure.
  • It takes several years for new journals to be added to the list of titles indexed by the Web of Science/Web of Knowledge, so these newer titles will be under-represented.
  • It's alleged that journal editors have learned to "game" the system, encouraging authors to cite their works previously published in the same journal.
Comparing Journals Across Disciplines? Not a good idea! Using Impact Factors within a given discipline should only be done with great care, as described above. Using impact factor data to compare journals across disciplines is even more problematic. Here are some of the reasons:
  • Disciplines where older literature is still referenced, such as Chemistry and Mathematics, offer challenges to the methodolgy since older citations (older than two years) are not used to calculate the impact factor for a given journal. (Five-year impact factor analysis, which can be calculated using the Journal Citation Index database, helps smooth out this problem only to some degree.)
  • Different disciplines have different practices regarding tendency to cite larger numbers of references. Higher overall citation rates will bump upward impact factor measurements.
  • Where it's common for large numbers of authors to collaborate on a single paper, such as in Physics, the tendency of authors to cite themselves (and in this case, more authors) will result in increased citation rates.

Pros and Cons of the Impact Factor

Pros:

  • A vetted, established metric for measuring journal impact within a discipline.
  • Designed to eliminate bias based on journal size and frequency.
Cons:
  • Individual articles makes an uneven contribution to overall Impact Factor.
  • Impact Factor does not account for certain things, things like context (postive or negative citaion) and intentionality (self-citation).
  • The metric is proprietary to and bound by the contents of the Thomson Reuters database.
  • Citations, on which the Impact Factor is based, count for less than 1% of an article's overall use.

Criticism

Numerous critiques have been made regarding the use of impact factors. A 2007 study noted that the most fundamental flaw is that impact factors present the mean of data that are not normally distributed, and suggested that it would be more appropriate to present the median of these data. There is also a more general debate on the validity of the impact factor as a measure of journal importance and the effect of policies that editors may adopt to boost their impact factor (perhaps to the detriment of readers and writers). Other criticism focuses on the effect of the impact factor on behavior of scholars, editors and other stakeholders. Others have made more general criticisms, arguing that emphasis on impact factor results from negative influence of neoliberal policies on academia claiming that what is needed is not just replacement of the impact factor with more sophisticated metrics for science publications but also discussion on the social value of research assessment and the growing precariousness of scientific careers in higher education.
Experts stress that there are limitations in using impact factors to evaluate a scholar's work. There are many reasons cited for not relying on impact factor alone to evaluate the output of a particular individual. Among these are the following:

  • A single factor is not sufficient for evaluating an author's work.
  • Journal values are meaningless unless compared within the same discipline. Impact factors vary among disciplines.
  • The impact factor was originally devised to show the impact of a specific journal, not a specific scholar. The quality and impact of the author's work may extend beyond the impact of a particular journal.
According to Jim Testa, a researcher for ThomsonReuters Scientific, the most widespread misuse of the Impact Factor is to evaluate the work of an individual author (instead of a journal). "To say that because a researcher is publishing in a certain journal, he or she is more influential or deserves more credit is not necessarily true. There are many other variables to consider." (interview 6/26/2008 in Thomson Reuters blog entry)

Diabetes Care
Journal Profile

About

Diabetes Care is a journal for the health care practitioner that is intended to increase knowledge, stimulate research, and promote better management of people with diabetes. To achieve these goals, the journal publishes original research on human studies in the following categories: Clinical Care/Education/Nutrition/Psychosocial Research, Epidemiology/Health Services Research,Emerging Treatments and Technologies, Pathophysiology/Complications, and Cardiovascular and Metabolic Risk. The journal also publishes ADA statements, consensus reports, clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and health/medical news or points of view. Topics covered are of interest to clinically oriented physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, psychologists, diabetes educators, and other health professionals. Diabetes Care is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published since 1978 by the American Diabetes Association. The journal covers research in the following five categories: 1) clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research, 2) epidemiology/health services research, 3) emerging treatments and technologies, 4) pathophysiology/complications, and 5) cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries.

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ISSN
1935-5548
ISSN

The ISSN of Diabetes Care is 1935-5548 . An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic.

ISSN (Online)
0149-5992
ISSN (Online)

The ISSN (Online) of Diabetes Care is 0149-5992 . An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic.

Publisher
American Diabetes Association Inc.
Publisher

Diabetes Care is published by American Diabetes Association Inc. .

Publication Frequency
Monthly
Publication Frequency

Diabetes Care publishes reports Monthly .

Coverage
1978 - Present
Coverage

The Publication History of Diabetes Care covers 1978 - Present .

Open Access
NO
Open Access

Diabetes Care is Subscription-based (non-OA) Journal. Publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles should pay by individual or institution to access the articles. Anyone who wants to use the articles in any way must obtain permission from the publishers.

Publication Fee
Publication Fee

There is no publication fee for submiting manuscript to Diabetes Care. Diabetes Care is Subscription-based (non-OA) Journal. Publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles should pay by individual or institution to access the articles.

Language
English
Language

The language of Diabetes Care is English .

Country/Region
United States
Country/Region

The publisher of Diabetes Care is American Diabetes Association Inc. , which locates in United States .

Journal Research Scope

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