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AASLD’S open-access journal to receive first impact factor -

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) has announced that Hepatology Communications – AASLD’s free, open-access journal – has been accepted into Clarivate’s Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Journal Citation Reports – one of the leading citation indexes for journals of science and technology. The journal will now be eligible for an Impact Factor (IF) evaluation, which measures the frequency that a journal is cited and contributes to its reputation in the scientific community. Hepatology Communications will receive its first Impact Factor evaluation in the summer of 2021.

First published in February 2017, the exclusively online journal features the latest basic, translational and clinical research in hepatology and is published monthly. All articles go through a rigorous peer-review process and authors retain the copyright to their work. The journal also offers a wide variety of original and review articles, editorials, letters to the editor and a robust visual abstract program, which has produced over 160 abstracts.

Previously, Hepatology Communications has been indexed in Web of Science and the Emerging Science Citation Index, a pre-entry database to the SCIE, after being accepted in November 2018. Following that, the journal applied for full indexing into the SCIE and was granted entry in December 2020.

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