Impact factor and Tropical medicine

The latest edition of Thomson Reuter’s Journal Citation Reports has just been released. Two BioMed Central Journal rank as number 1 and number 2 in the TROPICAL MEDICINE category. The Malaria Journal is the leading journal in this category, with an impact factor of 2.91.

Increasingly many researchers from developing countries now use BMC Public Health (impact factor 2.03).

Traditionally, Tropical Medicine journals had low impact factors, with most journals having values below 1.

Since I am an associate editor of BMC Public Health, I am biased. But I find it encouraging to see that international health and tropical medicine has become more widely accessible with Open Access Journals

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