July 24, 2018

A Threefold Jump in Impact for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research

Now the number one-ranked journal in interdisciplinary social sciences according to Journal Citation Reports, the Journal of Mixed Methods research was co-founded by John Creswell with current leadership from co-editor Michael D. Fetters.

Mixed Methods June 2018 workshop attendees
Pictured center, front row are the Journal of Mixed Methods Research (JMMR) co-founding editor, John Creswell, and current co-editor Michael D. Fetters, at a June 2018 intensive workshop of the Michigan Mixed Methods Program

The 2018 Journal Citation Reports, an industry-leading annual publication from Clarivate Analytics, released new impact factors for academic journals across the disciplines. The Journal of Mixed Methods Research (JMMR) jumped in ranking to number one in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary category. The journal’s impact factor also increased in a threefold jump to 3.270, with a 5-year impact factor of 3.363.

photo of Dr. Michael Fetters
Michael D. Fetters, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., Co-Editor of JMMR

Several members of the Department of Family Medicine play key roles in the leadership of the journal. Michael D. Fetters, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., professor, currently serves as Co-Editor of JMMR. Satoko Motohara, family medicine research coordinator, is the Managing Editor. Timothy Guetterman, Ph.D., assistant professor, is Media Editor, and John Creswell, Ph.D., adjunct professor, is the Co-Founding Editor of the journal.

The first issue of JMMR was published in January 2007, and the journal has published nearly 30 research articles and editorials from University of Michigan faculty since its founding.

JMMR Co-Editor Michael D. Fetters provided a brief statement on JMMR’s recent success in impact rankings:

As the Editors of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, myself and José F. Molina-Azorin, and on behalf of SAGE Publications, we are thrilled to see our recently released 2018 impact factor 3.27 with a ranking 1/98 journals in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Category.

I believe the excellent rating reflects the rapidly growing interest in mixed methods research methodology. As a methodology journal, every issue is chocked full of multiple cutting edge research strategies that could be utilized by researchers in the social sciences, education, health sciences, business and many others.

JMMR takes an active approach to encouraging contributions from across the globe, and the publication record says there is representation from around the world.

We owe a great debt to our Managing Editor Satoko Motohara, and Associate Editor for Media Reviews, Timothy Guetterman.

A founding Co-Editor of JMMR, Dr. John W. Creswell, helped create the journal’s focus and establish a culture of excellence at JMMR.

The MMP has benefitted immensely from the strong support of our Department Chair Philip Zazove, and Associate Chair of Research, Caroline Richardson, as well as the Department of Family Medicine executive committee.  

Also at U-M, Prof. Rogério Pinto in social work serves actively as an Associate Editor.

Between the Michigan Mixed Methods Program and the Editorship of JMMR, the Department of Family Medicine and the University of Michigan serve a valuable role as an international resource for the promotion of mixed methods research.

Two additional international leaders in the field of MMR, Sharlene Hesse-Biber and R. Burke Johnson are U-M graduates. Between the MMP, JMMR and the some very successful alumni, it is very exciting to see the U-M footprint on MMR.

 Browse the latest mixed methods research from the department of family medicine.