November 27, 2022

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most impactuous of all?

Which is the most influential journal in bioethics?

Which is the most influential journal in bioethics?

According to the latest ranking in Google Scholar, the current leader is the Journal of Medical Ethics. This is a British journal edited by Oxford’s Julian Savulescu. Below the JME are the American Journal of Bioethics, Nursing Ethics, Bioethics, Hastings Center Report, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, Developing World Bioethics, and Public Health Ethics.

The ranking is a new service offered by Google which ranks journals by how many times they are cited by other journals over five years. It yields very different results from the standard ISI impact factor. By that measure, AJOB is at the very top, trailed by the JME, the Hastings Center Report, Bioethics and Nursing Ethics. 

Michael Cook
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