Clinical Medicine
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Clinical Medicine

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 14702118, 14734893
Publisher: Royal College of Physicians
History: 1947-1949, 1959, 1961-1964, 1973-1975, 2001-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Clinical Medicine (formerly the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London) is published bimonthly. Circulated to 14,000 Fellows and Collegiate Members of the College and over 300 international subscribers, the journal is read by leading physicians in hospitals across the world. It features articles covering original research, current issues, ethics, law, clinical governance and audit, and also reports on prestigious College lectures and conferences. The CME section presents the latest advances in a chosen specialty, with six specialties featured over the course of a year. Self assessment questions appear at the end of each topic, through which CME accreditation can be acquired.

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.


Clinical Medicine
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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Clinical Medicine
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.415 2.302 2.503
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.488 2.519 2.458
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.194 1.328 1.337
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.926 0.981 1.013
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.886 0.988 0.983
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.919 0.946 0.923
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.036 0.978 0.962
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.988 0.954 0.855
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.81 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.732 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.55 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.471 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.559 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.502 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.519 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.674 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.718 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.671 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.592 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.549 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.399 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.503 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.468 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