IBMS Journal Impact Factor Increases

Last updated: 8th July 2024
IBMS Journal Impact Factor Increases

We are pleased to announce that the British Journal of Biomedical Science Journal (BJBS) Impact Factor has increased.


Following the release of the latest journal Impact Metrics for 2023, the Impact Factor for the British Journal of Biomedical Science has increased to 2.7 (up from 1.9).

The journal is now ranked in the 2nd quartile of the Medical Laboratory Technology JCR category, the article with the most citations in the Impact Factor window was Infectious Mononucleosis: diagnosis and clinical interpretation.

The journal's CiteScore has also increased and is now 4.4.  A huge thanks to all our editors and authors for their continued support.

How are these journal metrics calculated?

The Journal Impact Factor is the average number of citations received in the last year to articles published in the previous two years. It is measured each year by the Web of Science Group and reported in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR). The Journal Impact Factor, published in this year's report, is based on citations in 2023 for articles published in 2021 and 2022.

The CiteScore journal impact metric measures the average citations received in a four-year time window to selected documents published in the same four years. The 2023 CiteScores (released in 2024) are based on citations received to articles, published in 2020-2023, divided by the total number of documents published in this four-year window. CiteScore covers all journal titles in Elsevier's Scopus database and is released once a year.

Evaluating research

We fully support the responsible use of Journal Impact Factors, other quantitative research metrics, and innovative ways for researcher evaluation, as proposed by the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment DORA, which the journal is a signatory

To benchmark the reach, influence and quality of the journal, we measure and communicate a range of indicators of the journal’s impact, beyond the Journal Impact Factor and CiteScore, and we present views and downloads, press pick-ups, and social media mentions on individual articles.

The most viewed article published in the journal in 2023 is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), with over 22k views.

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