AJRH Impact Factor jumps to 1.070

04 July 2011

Released last week, the 2010 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report has confirmed a
significant jump in the Impact Factor of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH). This
improvement in the status of the AJRH confirms it as the leading peer-reviewed scientific journal
serving the Australian rural and remote health sector.
Having first been listed by Thomson ISI in 2009 with an Impact Factor of 0.786, the updated
listing has AJRH at 1.070.
Now in its 19th year of publication, AJRH is owned by the National Rural Health Alliance in
partnership with Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH),
CRANAplus and the Rural Nursing and Midwifery Faculty of the Royal College of Nursing
Australia. It is published by Wiley Blackwell.
AJRH publishes original research reports, practice pointers, policy updates and related content in
the field of rural and remote health. Reflecting contemporary practice, AJRH is multidisciplinary
in outlook and seeks to support and inform the advancement of rural and remote health practice in
all health disciplines.
David Perkins, AJRH Editor and Research Director at the Broken Hill Centre for Remote Health
Research, paid credit to the previous editorial team led by James Dunbar.
“This new Impact Factor confirms that our authors are producing high quality research reports on
some of the major challenges of rural and remote health. The AJRH continues to publish wellresearched
evidence to inform rural and remote health education, policy and practice,” Dr Perkins
said.
Mark Robertson, Vice President and Publishing Director of Wiley-Blackwell, publishers of AJRH
said: “This is a fantastic achievement. Reaching this milestone reflects the important part that
AJRH plays in attracting high quality rural and remote research and knowledge for the community.
Congratulations to the editorial team and the National Rural Health Alliance.”