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American Journal of Men's Health

The impact factor of the American Journal of Men’s Health, housed in the LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, reveals that it has become an influential source of information nationally and internationally about men’s health. In 2016, the journal ranked #38 in the Public, Environmental & Occupational Health category of the Journal Citation Reports annual Web of Science Data. That is a 25% increase from 2015 and a 138% increase over the past five years. An impact factor is a measure of how often an average paper published in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The impact factor reflects the importance of a journal – the higher the ranking, the more influential the journal. American Journal of Men’s Health is ranked within the top 50 publications in its category.
Demetrius Porche, DNS, PhD, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN, Dean and Professor at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, is the journal’s Founding Editor and current Editor-in-Chief.

“The American Journal of Men's Health is a leading interprofessional journal expanding the science of men's health that attracts articles within the Unites States and internationally,” notes Dr. Porche. “The Journal has been endorsed by the Men's Health Network and has emerged as a core resource for cutting-edge information on a variety of men's health issues and illnesses, such as research, clinical, and theoretical knowledge.”

Porche served as president of the President of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing for two terms and is past-president of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

American Journal of Men's Health
He serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal for Nurse Practitioners and is a Virginia Henderson Fellow of Sigma Theta Tau International and a Fellow in the Society of Luther Christman Fellows for Contributions to Nursing by Men. He has served as a national mentor in the Sigma Theta Tau International Chiron mentoring program and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Dean Mentor Program. Porche was also inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.