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.
- Journals with Impact Factors
- Journals being tracked by Thomson Reuters
- Unofficial Impact Factors for other BioMed Central journals
Journals with Impact Factors
Journals currently covered by Thomson Reuters (ISI)
|Journal||Impact Factor due||Unofficial
|Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology||TBC||N/A|
|Biology of Sex Differences||June 2017||N/A|
|BMC Ecology||June 2015||N/A|
|BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology||June 2015||N/A|
|Human Genomics||June 2015||2.69|
|Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology||TBC||N/A|
|Journal of Biological Engineering||TBC||N/A|
Unofficial Impact Factors* for other BioMed Central journals
|Clinical and Translational Allergy||2.53|
|Conflict and Health||0.86|
|Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation||1.16|
|Emerging Themes in Epidemiology||2.06|
|Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair||4.39|
|Fluids & Barriers of the CNS||2.94|
|International Archives of Medicine||0.97|
|International Breastfeeding Journal||1.05|
|Journal of Biomedical Semantics||2.16|
|Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics (JCBi)||1.71|
|Journal of Medical Case Reports||0.40|
|Journal of Molecular Signaling||2.66|
|Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine||2.03|
* 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 2013 Impact Factors were established by dividing the number of times articles published in 2011 and 2012 were cited in 2013, based on a search of the Science Citation Index database, by the number of articles published during that period.
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