Cochrane's 2018 Impact Factor announced: 7.755

Cochrane Oral Health is delighted to announce Cochrane's official impact factor (IF) for 2018. 

The annual IF is an international measure of the impact research journals have in their respective field, and is the ratio of citations in a single year to total number of citable publications from each journal in the preceding 2 years (e.g. citations in 2018 resulting from publications in 2016 and 2017). 

All Cochrane Review Group (CRG) publications are assessed singularly under the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) within the Medicine, General & Internal category.

The 2018 Impact Factor for the CDSR has increased to 7.755 (67,607 citations during the 2018 IF period, compared with 62,332 citations during the 2017 IF period); consequently, the CDSR now ranks 11th of the 160 journals in the Medicine, General & Internal category.

To put Cochrane's 2018 IF of 7.755 in context, a Cochrane Review was cited, on average, once every 8 minutes during 2018.

More information on the CDSR's 2018 IF can be found here

We thank our author teams for their contribution towards this achievement.