Impact report of Infectious Diseases of Poverty in 2016

  On June 14, 2017, Infectious Diseases of Poverty (IDP) was assigned the third SCI impact factor (IF) reaching 3.181 with the five year IF of 3.769. According to the Journal Citation Report (JCR) for the year 2016 published by Clarivate Analytics, IDP is ranked 31st among 84 journals in the category of infectious diseases.

  On June 2, 2017, Scopus database affiliated to Elsevier published CiteScore in 2016, IDP was assigned the CiteScore of 2.93 being ranked 40th among 446 journals and 91st percentile in the category of Public Health, Environmental Health and Occupational Health (more details showing in the table below) .

  Impact indicator statistics of IDP in 2016


    IDP has gained great achievement from the inaugural issue of October, 2012 up to October, 2016, for example, IDP have published 256 manuscripts in total involving 1081 contributing authors form 68 countries. The number of citation reaches 1 187 while accesses adds up to 1 174 098. The publications included 53 countries, territories and regions from the developing world (78%). The achievement could not be got without the great support and contribution from Editorial Board Members, reviewers, authors and readers.

   The achievement mainly consists of the following two aspects: 1) IDP has achieved its preliminary goal to become a platform to publish essential and trans-disciplinary articles regarding infectious diseases of poverty and co-infection, 118 articles in 10 thematic series, to identify the research and information gaps that hinder progress towards new interventions for public health problem connected to poverty in the developing world. 2) IDP has helped African scientists publish 95 papers, accounting for 37% of all publications which contributes to improve the quality of research conducted in Africa.

    In the near future, IDP will make effort to improve publication capacity and focus on the following three actions: 1) invite more contributions from high-level policy-makers and scientists in the field of global health; 2) publish more thematic series on global ‘hot’ topics in public health, emerging or re-emerging diseases and the outcome of international major projects on infectious diseases; 3) provide a more effective and higher quality communicative platform for researchers and young scientist working on infectious diseases of poverty.


Note: The data of publications, citation, accesses and peer reviewers is retrieved from Web of Science and BioMed Central on February 20, 2017.