Physical Therapy
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Physical Therapy

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00319023, 15386724
Publisher: Oxford University Press
History: 1964-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Physical Therapy (PTJ) engages and inspires an international readership on topics related to physical therapy. As the leading international journal for research in physical therapy and related fields, PTJ publishes innovative and highly relevant content for both clinicians and scientists and uses a variety of interactive approaches to communicate that content, with the expressed purpose of improving patient care. PTJ"s circulation in 2008 is more than 72,000. Its 2007 impact factor was 2.152. The mean time from submission to first decision is 58 days. Time from acceptance to publication online is less than or equal to 3 months and from acceptance to publication in print is less than or equal to 5 months.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Physical Therapy
SCR Impact Factor

Physical Therapy
SCR Journal Ranking

Physical Therapy
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.


Physical Therapy
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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Physical Therapy
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.593 3.518 3.765
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3 3.39 3.409
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.319 2.561 3.029
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.325 2.802 2.971
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.384 2.705 2.837
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.245 2.553 2.771
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.384 2.633 2.724
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.563 2.829 3.184
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.436 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    3.11 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.656 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.429 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.278 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.26 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.285 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.389 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.67 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.828 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.816 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.655 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.452 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.02 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.12 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)

Physical Therapy

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


Physical Therapy
H-Index History