Preventing Chronic Disease
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Preventing Chronic Disease

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 15451151
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
History: 2004-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established to provide a forum for public health researchers and practitioners to share study results and practical experience. The journal is published by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The mission of the journal is to address the interface between applied prevention research and public health practice in chronic disease prevention. PCD focuses on preventing diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, which are among the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

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.


Preventing Chronic Disease
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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Preventing Chronic Disease
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    4.563 4.147 4.04
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.526 3.543 3.705
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.222 2.619 2.715
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.079 2.48 2.453
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.023 2.218 2.706
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.989 2.578 2.836
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.163 2.568 2.685
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.636 2.925 2.826
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.509 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.27 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.036 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.136 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.84 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.507 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.883 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.407 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.925 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.068 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    NA 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