BMJ Quality and Safety
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

BMJ Quality and Safety

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 20445415, 20445423
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
History: 2011-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


BMJ Quality & Safety provides a rich mix of news, opinion, debate and research for academics, clinicians, healthcare managers and policy makers. It encourages the science of improvement, debate, and new thinking on improving the quality of healthcare. The journal is led by a patient-focused editorial team with a view towards helping all team members improve their knowledge with the overall goal of improving patient care. The journal integrates the academic and clinical aspects of quality and safety in healthcare by encouraging academics to create evidence and knowledge valued by clinicians and clinicians to value using evidence and knowledge to improve quality.

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.


BMJ Quality and Safety
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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BMJ Quality and Safety
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.745 4.686 4.783
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.34 4.689 4.922
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    4.404 4.627 4.882
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    4.22 4.758 4.786
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    4.226 4.497 5.059
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    4.158 4.763 4.818
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    4.379 4.54 4.455
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    4.694 4.723 4.498
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.926 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    3.44 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.727 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.149 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3.114 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    3.134 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.781 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.358 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    3.042 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.007 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.786 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.622 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.444 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.274 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.421 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)

BMJ Quality and Safety

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