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Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

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Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 17417007
Publisher: BioMed Central
History: 2003-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


BMC Biology - the flagship biology journal of the BMC series - publishes research and methodology articles of special importance and broad interest in any area of biology and biomedical sciences. BMC Biology (ISSN 1741-7007) is covered by PubMed, MEDLINE, BIOSIS, CAS, EMBASE, Scopus, Zoological Record, Thomson Reuters (ISI) and Google Scholar.

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
    5.038 6.286 6.148
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    6.586 6.702 7.345
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    5.711 6.465 6.387
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    5.294 5.343 5.2
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    5.445 5.32 5.822
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    4.654 5.584 5.274
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    5.324 5.252 5.341
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    5.051 5.197 5.083
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    5.07 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    4.656 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    4.475 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    4.819 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    5.35 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    6.165 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    5.042 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    5.5 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    4.849 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    4.036 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.5 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA 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