Global Spine Journal will receive an Impact Factor in June 2020

It is with extreme pleasure and excitement, that we can officially announce Global Spine Journal’s acceptance to the Clarivate Analytics Journal Citations Report (JCR) Science Edition.

13 January 2020

GSJ impact factor

This acceptance means that Global Spine Journal will receive an Impact Factor.

This amazing milestone comes only after countless hours of work and support from the entire editorial board, the AO Spine membership, and the leadership of AO Spine and the AO Foundation. As the editors-in-Chief of Global Spine Journal, we want to thank and acknowledge the encouragement of all of the individuals who helped create and cultivate the initial concept of the Journal, and all of those along the way who have helped to advance Global Spine Journal to be a leading platform for AO Spine.

We have been officially notified by our publisher, SAGE Publishing of this achievement. They have received the official word from Clarivate Analytics. They have been notified that we will be indexed in the 2019 lists! We will find out our score and placement in June when they release the 2019 Impact Factors. Once we find out this information we will publicize it to everyone. All issues beginning with Volume 7, Issue 1 (February 2017) onwards will be indexed in JCR.

Besides being indexed in JCR, Clarivate has also indexed GSJ in Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as Sci Search) and Current Contents/Clinical Medicine.

We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and we would like to thank our deputy editors, managing editor, publisher, authors, readers, reviewers, and everyone at AO Spine and the AO Foundation for helping make GSJ a leading journal in the field of spine surgery.

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Best regards

Jeffrey Wang, MD
Jens Chapman, MD
Karsten Wiechert, MD
Editors-in-Chief
Global Spine Journal

Danielle Lieberman
Managing Editor
Global Spine Journal



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