Journal of Health Communication
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Health Communication

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 10810730, 10870415
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
History: 1996-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives is the leading journal covering the full breadth of a field that focuses on the communication of health information globally. Articles feature research on: • Developments in the field of health communication; • New media, m-health and interactive health communication; • Health Literacy; • Social marketing; • Global Health; • Shared decision making and ethics; • Interpersonal and mass media communication; • Advances in health diplomacy, psychology, government, policy and education; • Government, civil society and multi-stakeholder initiatives; • Public Private partnerships and • Public Health campaigns. Global in scope, the journal seeks to advance a synergistic relationship between research and practical information. With a focus on promoting the health literacy of the individual, caregiver, provider, community, and those in the health policy, the journal presents research, progress in areas of technology and public health, ethics, politics and policy, and the application of health communication principles. The journal is selective with the highest quality social scientific research including qualitative and quantitative studies.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Journal of Health Communication
SCR Impact Factor

Journal of Health Communication
SCR Journal Ranking

Journal of Health Communication
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 Health Communication
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Journal of Health Communication
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Journal of Health Communication
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    4.372 4.167 4.509
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.582 3.421 3.832
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.354 2.678 2.956
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.85 2.272 2.464
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.932 2.315 2.53
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.909 2.227 2.486
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.92 2.236 2.482
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.188 2.667 2.958
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.026 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.204 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.292 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.75 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.632 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.604 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.954 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.047 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.623 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.073 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.779 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.942 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.033 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.645 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.377 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 Health Communication

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 Health Communication
H-Index History