CMT debut with highest impact factor among chiropractic journals

With an mpact factor of 1.52, the online journal Chiropractic & Manual Therapies (CMT) is the highest ranking journal focusing on musculoskeletal disorders and chiropractic. By comparison, the impact factor for JMPTs is 1.23.

The ranking is impressive because it is the first time CMT has been awarded an impact factor since the jurnal was included in the list of journals being awarded an impact factor in 2019. CMT is included in the category Rehabilitation in Science Citation Index-expanded (SCIE).

The impact factor is a measurement of the status of scientific journals and researchers on the basis of citations of articles from relevant media/persons. The factor obtained is often used to determine the importance of competencies and scientific integrity. The impact factor was developed by the American scientist Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The structure of the impact factor is based on the number of citations published in a given year divided by the total number of papers published.