2013 has become a memorable year for the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH). As well as celebrating its 21st year of publication, the AJRH has just achieved a Thomson ISI Impact Factor of 1.545.
This is a significant increase from its previous ranking of 1.00.
The AJRH publishes original, peer-reviewed research articles with a focus on rural and remote health and in support of a multidisciplinary approach to care. It is owned by the National Rural Health Alliance and published by Wiley Blackwell.
AJRH is published six times a year, both in hardcopy and online, and is circulated to national and international subscribers.
David Perkins, Editor of AJRH and Research Director at the Broken Hill Centre for Remote Health Research, paid tribute to the team responsible for the publication, including the NRHA, the two Journal Associates - Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) and CRANAplus - and Wiley Blackwell.
“An Impact Factor such as this confirms that the AJRH is carrying articles that are of a high quality and relevant to rural and remote health education, policy and practice,” Dr Perkins said.
Mark Robertson, Vice President and Publishing Director of Wiley Blackwell, also expressed satisfaction with the announcement. “Not only is it a great increase, it has taken the AJRH through the 1.5 barrier. Well done to David and his team on a sterling effort.”
Gordon Gregory, NRHA
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Learn more about AJRH at www.ruralhealth.org.au/ajrh
Access AJRH contents at onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1440-1584