Radiography Journal jumps 33 places with record-high CiteScore

The SoR’s international, peer-reviewed journal has moved up to be 110th out of 333 in the ‘Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging’ category

Published: 10 June 2024 Trade Union & IR

The SoR’s diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy journal, Radiography, has achieved a record-high Scopus CiteScore of 4.7 in the most recent rankings.

This means the journal now ranks 110th out of a possible 333 journals in the ‘Medicine – Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging’ CiteScore Category ranking.

This updated score is an increase from 3.6 in 2022.

'Radiography is taking a strong lead'

Last year, Radiography was 143rd out of a possible 312, meaning the journal has jumped 33 places even as additional 21 journals join the ranking.

The CiteScore of an academic journal reflects the yearly average number of citations to articles published in the last four years in that journal.

Professor Jonathan McNulty, editor-in-chief of the journal, said: “Looking at other released CiteScores, Radiography is taking a strong lead.”

He noted that the journal has made it into the 67th percentile and the top half of the overarching category the journal fits into.

This is a “fantastic achievement,” he emphasised.

'An extremely great achievement'

Radiography is also now a top-quarter journal in the smaller categories for which it is eligible: 'Health Professions', 'Assessment and Diagnosis' and 'Research and Theory'.

Overall, he described Radiography’s performance as “an extremely great achievement!”

“This continues to place Radiography well ahead of its international competing professional academic journals,” he said.

'Appropriate recognition'

Radiography has also been awarded its first Impact Factor (IF), after 15 years of “actively pushing for appropriate recognition”. 

Its opening IF ranking of 2.6 “surpassed our expectations”, Professor McNulty added, again placing the journal ahead of all its direct competitors and ahead of many “established, good quality” journals in the radiology, medical physics, and health professions education fields.

“We are now awaiting the release of our new, 2023, IF in the coming weeks,” Professor McNulty continued. “A huge thanks to the readers, authors, reviewers, International Advisory Board, Editorial Board, and the teams at Elsevier, the SoR, and the EFRS, who all continue to contribute to the growing success of our journal!”

Radiography is freely accessible to all SoR members. Those wishing to contribute an article to the publication can do so here.