Population Health Metrics
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Population Health Metrics

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 14787954
Publisher: BioMed Central
History: 2003-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Population Health Metrics aims to advance the science of population health assessment, and welcomes papers relating to concepts, methods, ethics, applications, and summary measures of population health. The journal provides a unique platform for population health researchers to share their findings with the global community. We seek research that addresses the communication of population health measures and policy implications to stakeholders; this includes papers related to burden estimation and risk assessment, and research addressing population health across the full range of development. Population Health Metrics covers a broad range of topics encompassing health state measurement and valuation, summary measures of population health, descriptive epidemiology at the population level, burden of disease and injury analysis, disease and risk factor modeling for populations, and comparative assessment of risks to health at the population level. The journal is also interested in how to use and communicate indicators of population health to reduce disease burden, and the approaches for translating from indicators of population health to health-advancing actions. As a cross-cutting topic of importance, we are particularly interested in inequalities in population health and their measurement.

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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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.054 3.108 3.379
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.583 3.225 4.266
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.405 3.613 3.669
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.492 3.583 3.833
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.012 3.322 3.699
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.663 3.409 3.421
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.294 3.495 4.538
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.211 4.593 4.252
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    4.245 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.817 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.098 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.151 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.346 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.947 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.138 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.964 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.762 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.955 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
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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