American Family Physician
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

American Family Physician

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 0002838X, 15320650
Publisher: American Academy of Family Physicians
History: 1970-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


American Family Physician is a semimonthly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians. AFP’s chief objective is to provide high-quality continuing medical education for more than 190,000 family physicians and other primary care clinicians. The editors prefer original articles from experienced clinicians who write succinct, evidence-based, authoritative clinical reviews that will assist family physicians in patient care. AFP considers only manuscripts that are original, have not been published previously, and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

American Family Physician
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.


American Family Physician
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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American Family Physician
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.278 1.693 1.81
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.241 1.42 1.7
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.713 1.022 1.187
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.748 0.856 0.901
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.762 0.8 0.871
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.571 0.7 0.798
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.639 0.84 0.923
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.765 0.893 1.025
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.879 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.744 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.685 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.813 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.854 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.994 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.002 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.135 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.941 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.791 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.773 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.804 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.814 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.655 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.482 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)

American Family Physician

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