Lasers in Medical Science
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Lasers in Medical Science

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 02688921, 1435604X
Publisher: Springer Verlag
History: 1986-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Lasers in Medical Science has established itself as the leading international journal publication in the rapidly expanding field of the medical applications of lasers and light. It provides a forum for the publication of papers on the technical, experimental and clinical aspects of the use of medical lasers, including the use of lasers in surgery, endoscopy, angioplasty, hyperthermia of tumours, and photodynamic therapy. In addition, the journal publishes articles on the medical application of new lasers, light delivery systems, sensors to monitor laser effects, basic laser-tissue interactions and the modelling of laser-tissue interactions. The journal also welcomes articles relating to the use of non-laser light-tissue interactions.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Lasers in Medical Science
SCR Impact Factor

Lasers in Medical Science
SCR Journal Ranking

Lasers in Medical Science
SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.


Lasers in Medical Science
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Lasers in Medical Science
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.574 2.72 2.884
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.885 3.113 3.168
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.593 2.756 2.779
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.409 2.465 2.522
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.192 2.367 2.498
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.123 2.267 2.296
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.593 2.791 2.886
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.614 2.86 2.924
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.584 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.679 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.617 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.253 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.699 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.571 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.722 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.133 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.5 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.623 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.613 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.282 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.951 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.476 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.54 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

Lasers in Medical Science

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


Lasers in Medical Science
H-Index History