Journal of Medical Ethics
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Medical Ethics

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 03066800, 14734257
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
History: 1975-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Journal of Medical Ethics is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical ethics. The journal seeks to promote ethical reflection and conduct in scientific research and medical practice. It features original articles on ethical aspects of health care, as well as case conferences, book reviews, editorials, correspondence, news and notes. To ensure international relevance JME has Editorial Board members from all around the world including the US, Europe, Australasia and Far East. Subscribers to the Journal of Medical Ethics also receive Medical Humanities journal at no extra cost. JME is the official journal of the Institute of Medical Ethics.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Journal of Medical Ethics
SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Journal of Medical Ethics
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.


Journal of Medical Ethics
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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Journal of Medical Ethics
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.96 2.719 2.493
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.748 2.451 2.242
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.452 1.455 1.396
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.443 1.486 1.418
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.533 1.5 1.451
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.353 1.341 1.265
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.148 1.174 1.265
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.242 1.358 1.425
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.392 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.696 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.591 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.482 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.595 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.428 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.369 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.56 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.503 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.416 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.097 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.965 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.851 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.777 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.799 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)

Journal of Medical Ethics

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


Journal of Medical Ethics
H-Index History