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About the Journal

Started in 1946, the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences is internationally recognized as one of the top publications in its field. The journal's coverage is broad, publishing the latest original research on the written beginnings of medicine in all its aspects. When possible and appropriate, it focuses on what practitioners of the healing arts did or taught, and how their peers, as well as patients, received and interpreted their efforts.

Subscribers include clinicians and hospital libraries, as well as academic and public historians.


YearImpact FactorSsi: History & Philosophy Of ScienceSi: Health Care Sciences & ServicesSi: History & Philosophy Of Science
20140.57917 out of 4383 out of 8921 out of 59
20130.68613 out of 4277 out of 8514 out of 56
20120.89710 out of 4168 out of 8211 out of 58
20110.71410 out of 3967 out of 7613 out of 56
20100.40022 out of 3670 out of 7123 out of 50
20090.74210 out of 3357 out of 6913 out of 44
20080.8935 out of 3252 out of 627 out of 41
20070.6308 out of 2950 out of 5710 out of 37
20060.8974 out of 2844 out of 565 out of 35

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Social Science Citation Index by ISI.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:

America: History and Life
Arts and Humanities Citation Index®
Current Contents® /Clinical Medicine
General Science Index
Historical Abstracts
History Study Center
Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition
Journal Citation Reports /Social Sciences Edition
PROQUEST DATABASE : Arts & Humanities Full Text
Periodicals Index Online (PIO)
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000 International
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Health Management
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest International Academic Research Library
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Medical Library
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Pharma Collection
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Research Library
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Science Journals
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Wilson Databases
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)
Social Sciences Citation Index®
Social Scisearch®
Social Services Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts
The Standard Periodical Directory
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition

Impact factor: 0.579

5-Yr impact factor: 0.775


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