Impact and information
Frequency: Bi-weekly, online-only
Impact Factor: 6.124 2020 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2021)
Impact Factor (IF) is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a given year. Therefore, this value can be used to measure the level of response to items published in a journal by calculating how often its articles are cited.
5-year Impact Factor: 6.688 2020 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2021)
This metric reflects the long-term citation trend for a journal. 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: 1.36 2020 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: 31/140 (First Quartile) in Medicine, Research & Experimental category (2020 Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science Group, 2021)
Within the 138 journals in the JCR category of Medicine, Research & Experimental, Clinical Science is ranked 24th, within the top 25% of journals in the category.
Cited half-life: 7.7
This metric refers to the median age of the citations received by a journal during the JCR (Journal Citations Reports) year, i.e. half the citations are for articles published within the last 8 years. This metric reflects the continued value and use of previously published content.
Immediacy index: 2.413
The average number of times an article is cited in the same year it is published.
Article Influence Score: 1.567
This measure is a ratio of a journal’s citation influence to the size of the journal’s article contribution over a period of 5 years. The Article Influence Score for Clinical Science indicates a higher than average influence for each article in the journal.
Median time from submission to first decision in 2020 (following full peer review): 28 days
Median time from acceptance to online Version of Record publication in 2020: 13 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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