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Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Basic Journal Info

Country: United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 00034967, 14682060
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
History: 1947-1948, 1950-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Impact Factor Ranking

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases



Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD) is an international peer review journal committed to promoting the highest standards of scientific exchange and education. It covers all aspects of rheumatology, which includes the spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions, arthritic disease, and connective tissue disorders. ARD publishes basic, clinical, and translational scientific research. Concise scientific communication is encouraged and peer reviewed proceedings of international meetings are featured. Educational papers include state of the art reviews, "how to" articles and educational cases that focus on problems faced in clinical practice. The journal was first published in 1939 and has an authorative global Editorial Board and a growing international readership.

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases | Journal Impact factor 2023 Trends

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2023

Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2022 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.Here you can check the journal performance trends based on last 20 years of data, also check the latest journal citation reports 2023. Also Check H-Index, SCImago journal rank and journal impact factor 2023.

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Impact Factor History

  • 2022/2023 Impact Factor 27.4
  • 2021 Impact Factor 27.973
  • 2020 Impact Factor 19.103
  • 2019 Impact Factor 14.299
  • 2018 Impact Factor 12.675
  • 2017 Impact Factor 11.391
  • 2016 Impact Factor 12.331
  • 2015 Impact Factor 11.598
  • 2014 Impact Factor 10.331
  • 2013 Impact Factor 9.661
  • 2012 Impact Factor 10.653
  • 2011 Impact Factor 9.991
  • 2010 Impact Factor 9.611
  • 2009 Impact Factor 7.469
  • 2008 Impact Factor 6.438
  • 2007 Impact Factor 5.678
  • 2006 Impact Factor 4.915
  • 2005 Impact Factor 5.263
  • 2004 Impact Factor 4.749
  • 2003 Impact Factor 4.165
  • 2002 Impact Factor 3.857
  • 2001 Impact Factor 3.131
  • 2000 Impact Factor 2.470

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.



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