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Annals of Biomedical Engineering achieves highest impact factor in publication's history

Annals of Biomedical Engineering – the Biomedical Engineering Society's flagship journal – reached its highest impact factor in publication's history. Its most recent impact factor is 3.405.
The journal's editor-in-chief, Stefan Duma, said many years of work led to the success of the journal. In particular, many of the initiatives launched by previous long-time editor in chief Kyriacos (Kerry) Athanasiou set the journal on a course of prosperity.

According to Athanasiou: It is gratifying to see the continued increase of the journal's impact factor which denotes that the work published in the Annals is reaching more scientific readers and it is helpful in more researchers' work.

The higher the impact factor is sign the journal will attract even more impactful manuscripts, he said.

“The editorial office has streamlined the review process and has been working hard to implement best journal practices,” Athanasiou said. “Also, BMES leadership has trusted the editorial team to implement its strategic plans toward excellence. The strategy consists of reaching rapid editorial decisions, of creating thematic special issues, and of increasing selectivity. At the end of the day, excellence breeds excellence. “
 
ABME is now positioned to become the premier journal in its fields.

“When BMES members and BME/BIOE colleagues realize that the journal publishes very good to excellent papers, and that the editorial process is fast and fair, then they will be submitting their very best work,” he said. “Under the excellent leadership that Stefan Duma has been providing, ABME is slated to keep increasing its impact factor to levels of the best journals in the field.”

In 2017 the Kyriacos and Kiley Athanasiou Endowment was established within the Biomedical Engineering Society to promote graduate students and post-doctoral scholars through their publications in ABME. This session will include up to six speakers selected by the ABME Editorial Board based on their outstanding publications in ABME during the past year. Each award recipient will present a 10 minute summary of their paper followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. A plaque and a monetary award will be presented to each winner.   

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