First Impact Factor of Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA) Demonstrates Its Importance and Relevance to Long-Term Care Professionals

3.467 is the new impact factor of the official journal of the American Medical Directors Association

Amsterdam, 29 June 2009 – Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, is pleased to announce that the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), the official journal of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA), has a newly released impact factor of 3.467 for the year 2008, as reported 2009 in the Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters.

JAMDA, which is published nine times per year, covers the issues most important to healthcare professionals providing long-term care, such as management of dementia, diabetes and pain, as well as healthcare policy and regulations. JAMDA presents practical, immediately applicable information and research designed to help the long-term care professional continuously improve the quality of long-term patient care.

JAMDA’s impact factor reflects the importance and relevance of the content to long-term care practice and research,” said Editor-in-Chief, John E. Morley, MD. “JAMDA’s high-quality content is vetted by a distinguished editorial board and provides a unique opportunity for high quality papers in the long-term care niche. The impact factor is the key method for establishing the importance of a journal.”

“Elsevier is very pleased to see that JAMDA has received such recognition right from the start. This will clearly also increase the quality and number of papers submitted to the journal”, added Andrew Berin, Executive Publisher at Elsevier.

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About JAMDA
JAMDA is the official journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Subscribe to JAMDA or join AMDA and receive JAMDA as a member benefit. Committed to the continuous improvement of the quality of patient care through education, advocacy, information, and professional development for health care professionals, the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association provides coverage of the issues most important to healthcare professionals providing long-term care. Peer-reviewed articles include original studies, reviews, clinical experience articles, case reports, and more. The Journal of the American Medical Directors Association is published 9 times a year.

About AMDA
The American Medical Directors Association is the professional association of medical directors and physicians practicing in the long term care continuum. AMDA is dedicated to excellence in patient care by providing education, advocacy, information, and professional development.

About Elsevier
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