Released on Jul 1, 2021

GIE Impact Factor Released Today

Today, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE), the official scientific publication of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), was recognized by Clarivate Analytics’  for its journal impact factor growth rating of 9.427!  This represents the highest impact factor in the history of GIE and notable for a Journal that publishes more than 200 original scientific articles yearly. “A huge thank you to our authors, reviewers and editorial team that published truly impactful science in 2020, especially those articles related to improving care during the Covid-19 pandemic” said Dr. Michael Wallace, MD, GIE Editor-in-Chief.   

Clarivate Analytics also announced today, an alternative metric that represents a comparison of journals in different disciplines. The new Journal Citation Indicator (JCI) accounts for the substantially different rates of publication and citation in different fields, Clarivate says.  GIE’s JCI score was 1.59, which represents the average citations gathered by a journal over 3 years of publications, compared with just 2 years for the impact factor.  A JIC metric of “1” is average and with GIE’s 1.59, this means GIE had just over a 50% more citation impact than other journals in the category.  JCI is essentially the Journal-level metric of the article-level field weighted citation impact (FWCI).   ASGE is very proud of our GIE journal publication efforts and its leadership globally, in the endoscopic field

About Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures allow the gastroenterologist to visually inspect the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and the lower bowel (colon and rectum) through an endoscope, a thin, flexible device with a lighted end and a powerful lens system. Endoscopy has been a major advance in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For example, the use of endoscopes allows the detection of ulcers, cancers, polyps and sites of internal bleeding. Through endoscopy, tissue samples (biopsies) may be obtained, areas of blockage can be opened and active bleeding can be stopped. Polyps in the colon can be removed, which has been shown to prevent colon cancer.

About the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with more than 15,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education. Visit and for more information and to find a qualified doctor in your area.


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