WestJEM Facts

Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (WestJEM): Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (WestJEM) is the premier open-access Medline-indexed EM journal in the world. As the official journal of California ACEP, American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) and the California chapter of American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), the journal focuses on how emergency care affects health and health disparities in communities and populations. Additionally, WestJEM focuses on how social conditions impact the composition of patients seeking care in emergency departments worldwide. WestJEM is distributed electronically to 23,278 emergency medicine scholars and 4,323 in print. This includes 80 academic department of emergency medicine subscribers and 7 AAEM State Chapters.

Since our start in 2007, WestJEM has made great strides to provide the highest quality journal. Here are some quick facts:

WESTERN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE’S RANKING USING OUR SELF-CALCULATED IMPACT FACTOR*

  • Self-calculated impact factor is 1.208 (citations in 2016 for articles published in 2015-2016).
  • Our self-calculated impact factor places WestJEM 12th in a list of emergency medicine journals.*
Rank

Abbreviated Journal Title

Impact Factor
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7
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9
10
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ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
RESUSCITATION
JOURNAL OF TRAUMA
EMERGENCIAS
INJURY
ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA
PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE
EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
EMERGENCY MEDICINE AUSTRALASIA
JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY NURSING
WESTERN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
WORLD JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY SURGERY
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE
EMERGENCY  MEDICINE CLINICS OF N. AMERICA
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE
UNFALLCHIRURG
NOTARZT
EUROPEAN J TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY
ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI
NOTFALL & RETTUNGSMEDIZIN
SIGNA VITAE
HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
4.333
3.96
2.961
2.583
2.462
2.198
1.926
1.86
1.776
1.5
1.22
1.175
1.152
1.131
1.208*
1.062
0.923
0.851
0.66
0.608
0.438
0.38
0.379
0.319
0.173
0.154

*Self-calculated: 2015 citations to articles published in 2013 and 2014/sum of # articles published in 2013 and 2014

AVERAGE TIME FROM SUBMISSION TO PUBLICATION

Average time in 2015 
Time until first decision
Time from acceptance to electronic publication
Time from submission to electronic publication
51 days (~ 1.7 months)
43 days (~ 1.2 months)
146 days ( ~ 4.6 months)

TOP 10 CITED ARTICLES ACCORDING TO GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Title and author
The psychopharmacology of agitation: consensus statement of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry Project BETA Psychopharmacology Workgroup
MP Wilson, D Pepper, GW Currier, GH Holloman Jr, D FeifelSecond Impact Syndrome
T Bey, B Ostick
Combining ketamine and propofol (“ketofol”) for emergency department procedural sedation and analgesia: a review
S Arora
Validation of the Social Security Death Index (SSDI): an important readily-available outcomes database for researchers
J Quinn, N Kramer, D McDermottVerbal de-escalation of the agitated patient: consensus statement of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry Project BETA De-escalation Workgroup.
JS Richmond, JS Berlin, AB Fishkind, GH Holloman, SL Zeller, MP Wilson, MA Rifai, AT NgUse and avoidance of seclusion and restraint: consensus statement of the american association for emergency psychiatry project Beta seclusion and restraint workgroup
DK Knox, GH Holloman JrHigh school students’ perceptions of motivations for cyberbullying: an exploratory study
K Varjas, J Talley, J Meyers, L Parris, H CuttsCrowding and delivery of healthcare in emergency departments: the European perspective
N Jayaprakash, R O’Sullivan, T Bey, SS Ahmed, S LotfipourNonreciprocal and reciprocal dating violence and injury occurrence among urban youth
MH Swahn, M Alemdar, DJ Whitake

Ultrasound-assisted peripheral venous access in young children: A randomized controlled trial and pilot feasibility study
AE Bair, JS Rose, CW Vance, E Andrada-Brown, N Kuppermann

TOP 10 REQUESTED ARTICLES ACCORDING TO PUBMED CENTRAL

Title and author
Verbal De-escalation of the Agitated Patient: Consensus Statement of the American
Association for Emergency Psychiatry Project BETA De-escalation Workgroup

JS Richmond, JS Berlin, AB Fishkind, GH Holloman, SL Zeller, MP Wilson, MA Rifai, AT NgA Case of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection: Klebsiella pneumoniae Emphysematous Cystitis Presenting as Abdominal Pain in the Emergency Department
KR DhingraOutlaw Motorcycle Gangs: Aspects of the One-Percenter Culture for Emergency Department Personnel to Consider
AN Bosmia, JF Quinn, TB Peterson, CJ Griessenauer, RS TubbsFatal Metformin Overdose Presenting with Progressive Hyperglycemia
JR Suchard, TA GrotskyFluoxetine Overdose-Induced Seizure
JR SuchardThe Clinical Differentiation of Cerebellar Infarction from Common Vertigo Syndromes
JA Nelson, E ViirreFracture Blisters
CM Uebbing, M Walsh, JB Miller, M Abraham, C ArnoldThe Standard of Care: Legal History and Definitions: the Bad and Good News
P Moffett, G MooreImaging in Acute Stroke
D Birenbaum, LW Bancroft, GJ Felsberg 

Current Trends in the Management of Difficult Urinary Catheterizations
PA Willette. S Coffield

TOTAL VIEWS FROM PUBMED CENTRAL, WESTJEM.ORG AND WESTJEM.COM FROM 2008 TO PRESENT

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TOTAL REQUESTS

WestJEM SUBSCRIPTION & DISTRIBUTION

  • Electronic: 21,830 bimonthly subscriptions
  • Print: 4,323 quarterly subscriptions

 

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Contact Information

WestJEM/ Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Irvine Health

333 The City Blvd. West, Rt 128-01
Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868, USA
Phone: 1-714-456-6389
Email: editor@westjem.org

Our Philosophy

Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.