September 3, 2014

UM Home to Nation's Most Trusted Sources for GI Research

The University of Michigan is the editorial home for Gastroenterology and American Journal of Gastroenterology. 

The University of Michigan is the editorial home for Gastroenterology and American Journal of Gastroenterology, two journals that are increasingly viewed as trusted sources for digestive health research, according to Thomson Reuters.

The recent release of Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report shows the impact factor for Gastroenterology andAJG have risen.  The impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a particular year or period.

Gastroenterology remains No. 1 among the 74 gastroenterology journals with an impact factor of 13.926. The impact factor for AJG, which covers gastroenterology and hepatology and publishes on behalf of the American College of Gastroenterology, rose to 9.213. AJG is now ranked No. 3 among journals publishing original digestive health clinical research.

William D. Chey, M.D., professor of internal medicine, is co editor-in-chief of AJG.

M. Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the U-M Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, is editor-in-chief ofGastroenterology and John M. Carethers, M.D., chair of the U-M Department of Internal Medicine and Chung Owyang, M.D., chief of the U-M Division of Gastroenterology, serve as senior associate editors.

U-M faculty members from across disciplines serve on the journals’ editorial teams.