Aesthetic Surgery Journal Ranked Most Influential Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal in 2014 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®

Impact Factor of the Journal Has Increased By More Than 30%

New York, NY (August 26, 2014) – The Aesthetic Surgery Journal  (ASJ), a peer-reviewed international journal focusing on scientific developments and clinical techniques in aesthetic surgery, was recently ranked the number one journal in aesthetic plastic surgery and second in plastic surgery overall, with an Impact Factor of 2.034 according to the 2014 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®. ASJ is the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

The Journal Citation Report rankings measure the Impact Factor, the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited. Since 1975, the Impact Factor has been relied upon as an indicator of professional journal relevance and importance.

“The Aesthetic Surgery Journal was first indexed with the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report in 2011. The impact factor growth over just a few short years reflects the expertise of our editorial team, the discerning selection of content published in 2011 and 2012 and the high quality of the research continuously being submitted by leaders in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery” said Foad Nahai, MD, editor-in-chief of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. “With ASJ becoming more influential in the aesthetic surgery field, our continued goal is to advance the science, art, and safe practice of aesthetic plastic surgery through relevant, timely, and necessary medical research. ASJ offers readers extra value through its catalog of technique and highlight videos and its signature app, RADAR Resource.”

“The Aesthetic Surgery Journal provides physicians with trusted sources for information about new evidence-based medicine advances and techniques in cosmetic medicine and surgery as they become available,” said Associate Editor Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD. “We will strive to continue to increase our Impact Factor by providing high-quality content and timely information that will adequately serve the needs of board-certified private practice and academic plastic surgeons worldwide.”


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About the Aesthetic Surgery Journal

The Aesthetic Society Journal is the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. It is published eight times per year and contains scholarly articles on new advances and procedures pertaining to cosmetic medicine and the plastic surgery industry. ASJ was indexed with MEDLINE/PubMed in 2008 and with the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report (JCR; formerly ISI) in 2011. It is the official English-language journal of many major international societies of plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery representing South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. It is also the official journal of The Rhinoplasty Society and the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Journal also includes Continuing Medical Education articles and exams.



The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world's leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.


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