Medical Care
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Medical Care

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00257079, 15371948
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ltd.
History: 1969-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Rated as one of the top ten journals in healthcare administration, Medical Care is devoted to all aspects of the administration and delivery of healthcare. This scholarly journal publishes original, peer-reviewed papers documenting the most current developments in the rapidly changing field of healthcare. This timely journal reports on the findings of original investigations into issues related to the research, planning, organization, financing, provision, and evaluation of health services. In addition, numerous special supplementary issues that focus on specialized topics are produced with each volume. All subscribers to the Journal receive copies of supplemental issues along with their regular issue.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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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.


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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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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.66 2.853 2.948
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.591 2.838 3.151
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.091 2.557 3.105
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.743 3.378 3.504
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.386 3.547 3.433
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.146 3.151 3.406
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.849 3.312 3.333
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.893 3.171 3.244
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.076 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.971 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.412 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.463 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3.134 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    3.14 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.024 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    3.782 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    4.049 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    3.322 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.957 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    3.202 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    3.142 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    2.685 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    2.499 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)

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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


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H-Index History