Impact Factor 2015

The 2015 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Thomson ISI and effective July 2016 the impact factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 6.103. This is an increase on the 2014 impact factor, which was 6.035.

Some highlights of the 2015 impact factor include:

  • The CDSR is ranked 12th of the 152 journals in the Medicine, General & Internal category

  • The 5-year impact factor is 6.665, an increase on the 2014 5-Year Impact Factor of 6.536

  • The CDSR received 11,523 cites in the 2015 Impact Factor period, compared with 11,932 for the 2014 Impact Factor calculation.

 The 2015 Epilepsy Group's impact factor is 3.526, an increase from 2014's impact factor which was 2.308.  To see our most accessed and cited reviews, please click here.

Find out more about how impact factors are calculated and how the impact factor fo the CDSR has changed over time here.