Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Medical Reference Services Quarterly

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 02763869, 15409597
Publisher: Routledge
History: 1982-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


This highly acclaimed peerreviewed journal is an essential working tool for medical and health sciences librarians. For those professionals who provide reference and public services to health sciences personnel in clinical educational or research settings Medical Reference Services Quarterly covers topics of current interest and practical value in the areas of reference in medicine and related specialties the biomedical sciences nursing and allied health.This exciting and comprehensive resource regularly publishes brief practiceoriented articles relating to medical reference services with an emphasis on user education database searching and electronic information. Two columns feature the Internet and informatics education. The journal extensively examines the areas of information management education microcomputer applications to libraries and enduser searching. Research articles in which practical application is analyzed and clearly presented are also included.Medical Reference Services Quarterly has explored such topics asUse of the Internet for providing medical informationUtilization of biomedical databasesAdministration and management of medical reference servicesContinuing education of medical reference librarians and online search analystsClinical medical librariansMarketing medical reference servicesStaffing for the medical reference departmentThe informationist and medical reference librariansUser education in health sciences librariesLegal aspects of medical referenceVirtual chat referenceDocument delivery in health sciences librariesPatient educationReady reference in health sciences librariesCollection management of medical reference electronic and print resourcesPDAs and the medical libraryEvidencebased medical librarianshipUse of blogs and RSS feeds by health sciences libraries

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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Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.481 2.237 2.54
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.308 2.073 1.903
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.595 1.511 1.359
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.388 1.282 1.243
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.691 0.793 0.902
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.828 0.87 0.953
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.736 0.844 0.873
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.859 0.951 0.869
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.722 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.68 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.556 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.618 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.848 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.388 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.527 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.444 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.438 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.615 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.415 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.254 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.246 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.185 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.269 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