Harm Reduction Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Harm Reduction Journal

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 14777517
Publisher: BioMed Central
History: 2004-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Harm Reduction Journal is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal whose focus is on the prevalent patterns of psychoactive drug use, the public policies meant to control them, and the search for effective methods of reducing the adverse medical, public health, and social consequences associated with both drugs and drug policies. We define "harm reduction" as "policies and programs which aim to reduce the health, social, and economic costs of legal and illegal psychoactive drug use without necessarily reducing drug consumption". We are especially interested in studies of the evolving patterns of drug use around the world, their implications for the spread of HIV/AIDS and other blood-borne pathogens.

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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Harm Reduction Journal
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    4.39 4.696 4.846
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.224 4.62 4.913
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.693 3.926 3.766
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.75 3.568 3.349
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.795 2.756 2.791
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.359 2.568 2.904
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.989 2.562 2.424
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.27 3 3.007
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.049 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.139 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.785 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.681 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.526 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.069 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.508 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.559 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.9 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    NA 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