Impact and information
Frequency: continuous article publication, bi-weekly issue publication, online only
Total article views in 2021: 420K
Impact Factor: 6.876 2021 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2022)
The Impact Factor is a measure of the average number of citations an article in the journal will receive within the first 2 years of publication. It is calculated by dividing the number of times articles were cited by the total number of articles that are citable.
5-year Impact Factor: 7.144 2021 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2022)
Calculated as the number of times articles published in the past 5 years have been cited in the stated year divided by the number of articles which are citable.
Journal Citation Indicator: 1.30 2021 Journal Impact Factor,
The Journal Citation Indicator is a category-normalised metric. A Journal Citation Indicator of 1.0 means that published papers, across the journal, received citations equal to the average (mean) for the category.
Journal Ranking: 32/139 (First Quartile) in Medicine, Research & Experimental category (2021 Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science Group, 2022)
Within the 139 journals in the JCR category of Medicine, Research & Experimental, Clinical Science is ranked within the top 25% of journals in the category.
Cited half-life: 7.4
The median age of the items in Clinical Science that were cited in the JCR year.
Immediacy index: 1.727
The average number of times an article is cited in the same year it is published.
Article Influence Score: 1.456
The article influence score aims to measure the influence of a journal's articles over the first 5 years following publication. It considers where articles are cited as well as how often, with a citation in a ‘higher influence’ journal weighted more than those in ‘lower influence’ journals.
An article influence score over 1.00 indicates articles published in the journal have an above-average influence.
Median time from submission to first decision in 2021 (following full peer review): 29 days
Median time from acceptance to online Version of Record publication in 2021: 14 days
Clinical Science is abstracted/indexed in:
- CAB International
- Chemical Abstracts Service
- Google Scholar
- PubMed Central (open access content)
- Web of Science core collection: Science Citation Index Expanded
- Biological Abstracts
- BIOSIS Previews
- Current Contents Life Sciences
- Essential Science Indicators
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