In June 2020, Clarivate Analytics released the newest Journal Citation Reports (JCR), which provided the 2019 Journal Impact Factors (JIFs). The 2019 JIF for APAQ is 1.462, accompanied by a 5-year JIF of 2.336. This is a 32% increase compared with APAQ’s 2018 JIF, which had dropped to its lowest in the past 5 years.

The yearly JIF is calculated by counting the number of citations made during the JIF year to citable items published in the preceding 2 years (76) and then dividing that number by the number of citable items (i.e., articles) from those 2 years (52).

Yearly and 5-year JIFs for the preceding 4 years (2015–2019) are 1.487, 1.450, 1.610, 1.109, and 1.462 and 1.495, 1.639, 2.378, 2.381, and 2.336, respectively. The total number of citations for each of those years was 646, 725, 1,037, 1,098, and 1.171. The marked increase in total citations since the 2016 JIF is, we feel, a result of Human Kinetics’ (@human_kinetics) transition to more searchable, and more findable, website platforms.

The most-cited articles that contributed to the 76 citations making up the 2019 JIF are as follows.

  • Inclusion of Children With Disabilities in Physical Education: A Systematic Review of Literature From 2009 to 2015 (DOI: 10.1123/apaq.2016-0017), by Wilhelmsen & Sorensen, 34(3), July 2017, with 10 citations
  • Accelerometer-Assessed Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Youth With Disabilities (DOI: 10.1123/apaq.2015-0065), by Lobenius-Palmér et al., 35(1), January 2018, with 6 citations
  • In-Service Physical Educators’ Experiences of Online Adapted Physical Education Endorsement Courses ( DOI: 10.1123/apaq.2016-0002), by Sato et al., 34(2), April 2017, with 4 citations
  • Experiences in Physical Education: Exploring the Intersection of Visual Impairment and Maleness ( DOI: 10.1123/apaq.2017-0132), by Haegele et al., 35(2), April 2018, with 4 citations