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Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT) Significantly Rises with Increased Impact Factor

Vienna, VA (August 5, 2014) - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is pleased to announce that the official 2013 Impact Factors (IF) were released last week, and the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT) has significantly increased its IF from the first issued in 2012 IF of 2.552 to its 2013 IF of 4.506.  

Journal Impact Factor is from Journal Citation Report (JCR), a product of Thomson ISI (Institute for Scientific Information). JCR provides quantitative tools for evaluating journals. The impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a given period of time. The impact factor for a journal is calculated based on a three-year period, and can be considered to be the average number of times published papers are cited up to two years after publication.

JCCT has been placed in two categories and has also significantly increased its rankings in those categories as well:

Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems:  Rose from 52 out of 122 journals, to 25 out of 125 journals.

Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging:  Rose from 39 out of 120 journals, to 11 out of 121 journals.

JCCT has continued to work hard for this achievement, through thoughtful structuring of its editorial pages, dedicated Focus Issues on key topic areas, gradual growth in our international presence, and broad inclusion in the Elsevier online collections leading to strong online performance.  JCCT is well-positioned and ranks in the top fifteen percent of Radiology and Imaging journals worldwide, according to Scimago.

"The Society of Cardiovascular CT wishes to congratulate and commend the tireless work executed by Drs. Allen Taylor, Stephan Achenbach and the editorial board of JCCT for achieving this important milestone and significant increase in the Impact Factor for the Journal," says Dr. Ricardo Cury, current president of SCCT. "This places JCCT at the top 20% of the best Cardiology journals and at the top 10% of the best Radiology journals."

Dr. Allen J. Taylor, of Georgetown University, served as Editor in Chief from the JCCT's inception in 2007 to the end of 2013, and his work and contributed expertise was invaluable to this accomplishment. Dr. Stephan Achenbach of Erlangen University began his term as Editor in Chief at the start of 2014, and has continued the excellent service and work that have helped JCCT gain its current standings.

SCCT is also grateful to its Associate Editors and Editorial Board members, all of whom also perform invaluable peer review contributions. A full listing of JCCT's Associate Editors and Editorial Board can be found here.

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About the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
JCCT is a unique peer-review journal that integrates the entire international cardiovascular CT community including cardiologist and radiologists, from basic to clinical academic researchers, to private practitioners, engineers, allied professionals, industry, and trainees, all of whom are vital and interdependent members of our cardiovascular imaging community across the world. The goal of the journal is to advance the field of cardiovascular CT as the leading cardiovascular CT journal, attracting seminal work in the field with rapid and timely dissemination in electronic and print media. For more information on the Journal, please see the JCCT website at:

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About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
(SCCT) is the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT).  With an expanding global membership, it is acknowledged and recognized as the representative and advocate for research, education, and clinical excellence in the use of cardiovascular computed tomography.  For more information on the Society's Mission and Goals, please see the SCCT Website at: