Although Annals of Emergency Medicine is an official journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the journal maintains editorial independence from ACEP. Its content is selected by the editorial board and does not necessarily reflect the policies and beliefs of ACEP.
Annals continues to be the largest circulation peer review journal in emergency medicine (over 38,000 subscribers, several times its nearest competitor). It is also one of the most accessible to non-subscribing readers, since more than 8,000 institutions include Annals in their online licenses for ScienceDirect (the world's largest electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information). ScienceDirect was utilized for access to Annals articles approximately 780,000 times in 2019. Annals is also available on the Web (with full text of all articles dating back to its inception), where it received more than 2.4 million downloads in 2019.
Annals is the emergency medicine journal most frequently cited by authors and has the highest impact factor over the years of all 31 journals in the emergency medicine category of the SCI (Science Citation Index). The impact factor (the average number of citations per published article) is the commonest measure of journal influence; the 2019 impact factor for Annals was 5.799. Not only is Annals most frequently cited, but it is cited more promptly and longer than any other emergency medicine journal (9.6 years, versus only 5.1 years for its nearest competitor).
Annals' articles generate considerable interest in the lay media. During the calendar year 2019, the journal generated 3,473 news "hits" across numerous outlets, including print, television, blogs and social media. News stories aired and were published by top national news organizations and wire services, including Washington Post, USA Today, Politico, and Reuters Health, Modern Healthcare, Reader's Digest and U.S. News & World Report.
Annals is an international journal; more than half of the full text articles accessed via ScienceDirect were downloaded by readers in countries outside the U.S. Our contributors are also international in scope; in 2019 submissions came to us from 65 different countries, with 51% of submissions originating outside the United States, and 31% originating outside North America and Western Europe.
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Annals of Emergency Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians, is an international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to improving the quality of care by publishing the highest quality science for emergency medicine and related medical specialties.
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