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Latest News from the ISSM - July 10, 2020 Member Login
ISSM Journal Impact Factors and CiteScore™ Announced
Impact Factors

Elsevier, publisher of ISSM’s Journals, recently announced the release of impact factors for various scientific journals published in the “Urology and Nephrology” category.

Impact factor is a ratio of the citations to a journal in the most recent year to a count of articles and reviews published in the journal in the prior two years.

In the report, the ISSM’s Journal of Sexual Medicine had an impact factor of 3.293 in 2019. The Journal of Sexual Medicine’s impact factor rated in the top 19% in the “Urology and Nephrology” category.

ISSM’s open access journal Sexual Medicine experienced an increase in Impact Factor from 1.444 to 1.923!

As Sexual Medicine Reviews (SMR) is in the process of obtaining an impact factor, we measure the SMR’s citation impact through CiteScore™ metrics. CiteScore™ metrics are a comprehensive, transparent, current, and free set of metrics that measure a journal‘s citation impact.

The CiteScores 2019, powered by Scopus, have also been released, and the CiteScore for SMR has had a tremendous jump in score from 4.2 to 5.6. SMR increased category ranks to be in the Top 10 ranking for the urology, and reproductive medicine categories.

Dr. Rafael E. Carrion to Become Next VJPU Editor

The ISSM is pleased to announce that Dr. Rafael E. Carrion has been named the next Editor-in-Chief of the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU).

Based in Tampa, Florida, USA, Dr. Carrion is the Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of South Florida. He has been in practice for over 15 years, with subspecialties in sexual medicine, Peyronie's disease, male health, and general urology. 

“His professionalism, his high level of knowledge, his passion towards the field and his dedication to enhance our vibrant international association were key to recommending him for this important position,” wrote ISSM President Dr. Luiz Otavio Torres in a statement.

Dr. Carrion is now working with Dr. Steven K. Wilson, the VJPU's current Editor-in-Chief, on the editorial transition. 

The ISSM thanks Dr. Wilson and his team for their efforts.

Learn more about Dr. Carrion.  

Many Men With Pedophilia Mistreated as Children

Patients with pedophilia often have a history of childhood maltreatment, new research shows. 

The study compared three groups of German men: patients with pedophilia, psychotherapy patients (without pedophilia), and men in the general population. 

The men completed the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, a tool that assesses five aspects of childhood maltreatment. 

The authors determined that the patients with pedophilia had higher rates of childhood emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, physical neglect, and emotional neglect compared to the other groups. 

The study was published online in February in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Learn more. 

Multimodal Analgesia Protocol Effective for Post-IPP Pain

Our website's latest Research Summary focuses on the use of a multimodal analgesia protocol in men undergoing inflatable penile implant surgeries. 

"A Multi-institutional Assessment of Multimodal Analgesia in Penile Implant Recipients Demonstrates Dramatic Reduction in Pain Scores and Narcotic Usage" by Dr. Jacob Lucas, et al. was published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine in December 2019.

The protocol was compared to an opioid-only pain management approach.

See more details. 

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