Southern Medical Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Southern Medical Journal

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00384348, 15418243
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ltd.
History: 1945-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Southern Medical Journal articles span the spectrum of medical topics, providing timely, up-to-the-minute information for primary care physicians and specialists alike. Contributors include leaders in the health care field from across the country and around the world. Subscribers are found around the world - throughout North America, in Australia, and in numerous European, South American, Asian, and African nations - because doctors everywhere need practical medical information. The SMJ enables physicians to provide the best possible care to patients in this age of rapidly changing modern medicine. Official Journal of the Southern Medical Association

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Southern Medical Journal
SCR Impact Factor

Southern Medical Journal
SCR Journal Ranking

Southern Medical Journal
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.


Southern Medical Journal
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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Southern Medical Journal
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.765 0.724 0.843
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.524 0.692 0.772
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.641 0.705 0.701
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.793 0.626 0.669
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.904 0.705 0.758
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.852 0.686 0.71
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.099 0.763 0.789
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.126 0.778 0.78
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.29 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.462 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.369 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.17 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.05 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.163 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.144 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.137 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.282 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.053 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.016 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.884 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.933 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.863 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.688 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)

Southern Medical Journal

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


Southern Medical Journal
H-Index History