BMC Medicine
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

BMC Medicine

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 17417015
Publisher: BioMed Central
History: 2003-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


BMC Medicine is the flagship medical journal of the BMC series. An open access, open peer-reviewed general medical journal, BMC Medicine publishes outstanding and influential research in all areas of clinical practice, translational medicine, medical and health advances, public health, global health, policy, and general topics of interest to the biomedical and sociomedical professional communities. We also publish stimulating debates and reviews as well as unique forum articles and concise tutorials.

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
    8.653 10.038 9.952
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    10.177 10.066 10.142
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    7.567 8.057 8.078
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    6.567 7.047 7.621
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    7.054 7.722 7.751
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    7.735 7.855 8.106
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    7.076 7.751 7.634
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    7.463 7.582 7.853
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    7.076 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    7.154 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    7.271 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    6.614 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    5.492 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    4.395 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.883 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.119 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    5.65 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    3.69 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.667 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