JCSM Rapid Communications

JCSM Rapid Communications is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to publishing materials that are related to cachexia and sarcopenia, as well as to body composition and its physiological and pathophysiological changes during the lifespan and in response to different illnesses from all fields of the life sciences.

Oodles of opportunities: The Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle in 2017

Stephan von Haehling, Nicole Ebner, Stefan D. Anker

The good news first, the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle (JCSM) has not only maintained its impact factor, but it has even increased it again, now reaching 9.697 as has been published by Thomson Scientific a few weeks ago. To get a grip of the impact factor, it has to be acknowledged that it requires calculation of cites to items published in 2014 and 2015 divided by the number of items published in 2014 and 2015. In numbers, we reached a total of 368 cites in 2014 and 272 cites in 2015, summing up to 640 cites in total. This may not seem a lot, but considering that we only published 66 items deemed countable (editorial comments and letters-to-the-editor are not counted) the final impact factor reached 9.697, implying that our papers are cited almost 10 times over the course of two years. This places JCSM as the number 8 ranked journal amongst all journals in the category “Medicine, General and Internal“ (Table 1) and as number 2 ranking publication amongst all nutrition journals, among which, however, JCSM is still not offficially listed by Thomson Scientific (Table 2).  As we have done before and are not getting tired of, we herewith express our gratitude to all authors, reviewers, and editorial board members for their great efforts to produce JCSM at good quality and we greatly appreciate and value also the interest and support of all those who enjoy reading JCSM and cite the papers published there. Of course, the Journal would not be what it is without our editorial office team Monika Diek and Corinna Denecke, and we would also like to express our thanks for their professional support!



Original Article
Silvia Busquets, Enrica Marmonti, Francesc Oliva, Estefanía Simoes, Daniel Luna, Janne Sand Mathisen, Francisco J López-Soriano, Maria Öhlander, Josep M Argilés
Alanna Klose, Wenxuan Liu, Nicole Paris, Sophie Forman, John Krolewski, Kent Nastiuk, Joe V Chakkalakal
Stephan von Haehling, Nicole Ebner, John E Morley, Andrew JS Coats, Stefan D Anker



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Editor in Chief:
Stephan von Haehling

Executive Editor:
Nicole Ebner
Senior Consulting Editors:
Stefan Anker
Andrew Coats