8. Do BioMed Central journals have Impact Factors and are they citation tracked?

Yes; for any journal to have an Impact Factor, however, it must be tracked by Thomson Reuters (ISI) for three years. Although many BioMed Central journals are tracked by Thomson Reuters, others are still relatively new. The tables below show those journals that are already tracked by Thomson Reuters (ISI) and so already have Impact Factors, and journals that are due Impact Factors for which we have calculated their unofficial Impact Factors. Note that in several cases the figures are artificially low, as they are based on a single year of citation data rather than the usual two. Thomson Reuters (ISI) is currently considering additional BioMed Central journals for tracking.

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) is also a free alternative journal citation-metric based on citation information from Scopus.

Journals with Impact Factors

Journal Impact Factor
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 1.35
AIDS Research and Therapy 1.78
Algorithms for Molecular Biology 1.61
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 4.39
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 1.62
Annals of General Psychiatry 1.57
Arthritis Research & Therapy 4.30
Behavioral Brain Functions 2.79
Biological Procedures Online 0.95
Biology Direct 2.72
BioMedical Engineering OnLine 1.61
Biotechnology for Biofuels 5.55
BMC Anesthesiology 1.19
BMC Biochemistry 1.78
BMC Bioinformatics 3.02
BMC Biology 6.53
BMC Biophysics 1.67
BMC Biotechnology 2.17
BMC Cancer 3.33
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 1.46
BMC Cell Biology 2.81
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2.08
BMC Developmental Biology 2.73
BMC Endocrine Disorders 2.65
BMC Evolutionary Biology 3.29
BMC Family Practice 1.61
BMC Gastroenterology 2.11
BMC Genetics 2.81
BMC Genomics 4.40
BMC Geriatrics 1.97
BMC Health Services Research 1.77
BMC Immunology 2.61
BMC Infectious Diseases 3.03
BMC International Health and Human Rights 1.00
BMC Medical Education 1.41
BMC Medical Ethics 1.71
BMC Medical Genetics 2.54
BMC Medical Genomics 3.47
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 1.60
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2.21
BMC Medicine 6.68
BMC Microbiology 3.10
BMC Molecular Biology 2.80
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 1.88
BMC Nephrology 1.64
BMC Neurology 2.56
BMC Neuroscience 3.00
BMC Ophthalmology 1.44
BMC Oral Health 1.34
BMC Pediatrics 1.98
BMC Plant Biology 4.35
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2.52
BMC Psychiatry 2.23
BMC Public Health 2.08
BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2.76
BMC Structural Biology 2.10
BMC Surgery 1.97
BMC Systems Biology 2.98
BMC Urology 1.69
BMC Veterinary Research 1.86
BMC Women's Health 1.51
Breast Cancer Research 5.87
Cancer Cell International 2.09
Cardiovascular Diabetology 4.21
Cardiovascular Ultrasound 1.32
Cell & Bioscience 3.00
Cell Communication and Signaling 5.09
Cell Division 3.47
Chemistry Central Journal 1.31
Critical Care 4.72
DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 0.62
Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 1.92
Diagnostic Pathology 1.85
Environmental Health 2.71
Epigenetics & Chromatin 4.19
European Journal of Medical Research 1.10
EvoDevo 3.91
Frontiers in Zoology 3.87
Genetics Selection Evolution 3.49
Genome Biology 10.3
Geochemical Transactions 1.50
Globalization and Health 1.49
Gut Pathogens 2.74
Harm Reduction Journal 1.48
Head & Face Medicine 0.98
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2.27
Health Research Policy and Systems 1.41
Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 1.71
Human Resources for Health 2.05
Implementation Science 2.37
International Journal for Equity in Health 1.84
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 3.58
International Journal of Health Geographics 2.20
International Journal of Mental Health Systems 1.06
Iranian Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering 1.23
Irish Veterinary Journal 0.44
Italian Journal of Pediatrics 1.34
Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 0.62
Journal of Biomedical Science 2.46
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 0.90
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 4.44
Journal of Cheminformatics 3.59
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2.42
Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research 3.07
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 1.47
Journal of Hematology & Oncology 4.46
Journal of Inflammation 2.55
Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 3.45
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2.57
Journal of Neuroinflammation 4.35
Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 1.40
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 1.01
Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 0.83
Journal of Ovarian Research 2.43
Journal of Physiological Anthropology 0.63
Journal of the International Society for Sports Nutrition 1.83
Journal of Translational Medicine 3.46
Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 0.55
Lipids in Health and Disease 2.02
Malaria Journal 3.40
Microbial Cell Factories 3.31
Molecular Brain 4.20
Molecular Cancer 5.13
Molecular Cytogenetics 2.36
Molecular Neurodegeneration 4.01
Molecular Pain 3.77
Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 0.15
Neural Development 3.55
Nutrition & Metabolism 3.16
Nutrition Journal 2.65
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 4.32
Parasites and Vectors 3.25
Particle and Fibre Toxicology 9.18
Pediatric Rheumatology 1.47
Plant Methods 2.67
Population Health Metrics 2.84
Proteome Science 2.42
Radiation Oncology 2.11
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2.14
Reproductive Health 1.31
Respiratory Research 3.64
Retrovirology 5.66
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 1.68
Stem Cell Research & Therapy 3.65
Substance AbuseTreatment, Prevention, and Policy 1.56
Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 1.46
Trials 2.21
Veterinary Research 3.43
Virology Journal 2.09
World Journal of Emergency Surgery 0.92
World Journal of Surgical Oncology 1.09

Journals currently covered by Thomson Reuters (ISI)

Journal Impact Factor due Unofficial
Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology TBC 3.03
BioData Mining June 2014 1.76
Biology of Sex Differences June 2017 4.30
BMC Ecology June 2015 1.87
BMC Medical Imaging June 2014 1.98
BMC Palliative Care June 2014 1.68
BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology June 2015 3.15
Clinical Epigenetics TBC N/A
Chinese Medicine June 2014 2.63
Human Genomics June 2015 3.32
Immunity & Ageing June 2014 1.79
Infectious Agents and Cancer June 2014 1.94
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research June 2014 N/A
Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology TBC N/A
Journal of Biological Engineering TBC 3.91
Journal of Nanobiotechnology June 2014 3.87
Mobile DNA June 2014 N/A
Molecular Autism June 2014 5.78
Tobacco Induced Diseases June 2014 N/A

Unofficial Impact Factors* for other BioMed Central journals

* Unofficial Impact Factors

For journals that have not been tracked for long enough to have an Impact Factor, or are not yet tracked by Thomson Reuters (ISI), it is nonetheless possible to calculate an unofficial Impact Factor, which we have done for some journals.

Unofficial 2012 Impact Factors were established by dividing the number of times articles published in 2010 and 2011 were cited in 2012, based on a search of the Science Citation Index database, by the number of articles published during that period.

SCImago Journal Ranking

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) is a free alternative journal citation-metric based on citation information from Scopus. All BioMed Central journals are included in Scopus within a year of launch, and so the SJR rankings provide a more comprehensive picture of the impact of BioMed Central's journals than the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports. For more information about SCImago, and the SCImago rankings of specific BioMed Central journals see this BioMed Central blog post.

The table below shows a selection of BioMed Central journals and their SJR ranking, for SJR data on other BioMed Central journals, look up the journal on the SCImago website.

2010 SJR Rank
(out of 17,124)
Title 2010 SJR Notes
104 Genome Biology 1.88
310 Cell Division 1.36
311 Neural Development 1.125 1st of 14 in Development Neuroscience
291 Breast Cancer Research 1.102
256 BMC Biology 1.05
BMC Medical Genomics 0.858
Biology Direct 0.811
503 Genome Medicine 0.775
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 0.74 1 of 114 in Pharmacology (medical)
284 Retrovirology 0.73 4 of 55 in Virology; 4 of 103 in Infectious Diseases
Journal of Neuroinflammation 0.72 1 of 46 in Neurology
526 BMC Developmental Biology 0.715
Plant Methods 0.709
BMC Systems Biology 0.696 2 of 87 in Modeling and Simulation
Molecular Cancer 0.69
462 BMC Genomics 0.67
BioData Mining 0.236 1 of 70 in Computational Mathematics
Source Code for Biology and Medicine 0.383 1 of 34 of Health Informatics; 1 of 43 of Information Systems and Mangement
570 Molecular Pain 0.656 1 of 104 in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 0.656 1 of 32 of Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
International Journal of Health Geographics 0.165 1 of 182 of Business, Management and Accounting (misc)
Globalization and Health 0.447 1 of 121 of Health Policy
Critical Care 0.39 1 of 57 in Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
BMC Medical Ethics 0.12 1 of 10 in Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects

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