Basic Journal Statistics

Submissions Statistics

Trend: December 10th, 2021 to March 10th, 2021 (Last 90 days)
Indicator Total Within Date Range Total
Submissions Received 83 765
Submissions Accepted 14 137
Submissions Declined 51 310
 Submissions Declined (Desk Reject) 5 129
 Submissions Declined (Post-Review) 46 172
 Submissions Declined (Other) 0 9
Submissions Published 6 348
Average Days to First Editorial Decision 7 7
 Average # Days to Accept 91 91
 Average # Days to Reject 36 22
Acceptance Rate 7.23% 17.91%
Rejection Rate 61.45% 40.52%
 Desk Reject Rate 6.02% 16.86%
 Post-Review Reject Rate 38.55% 22.48%
 Other Reject Rate 0.00% 1.18%

Time from acceptance to online publication is 0 days. We publish as in-press every accepted article in the Forthcoming section.

Last updated: March 12th 2021.

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Abstracts Views

Trend: January 1st, 2021 to March 7th, 2021 

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Journal Statistics

Google Scholar

Articles citations and the journal citations statistics can be found in the Journal's Google Scholar page.

Publication h5-index h-index i10-index
  International Journal of Medical Students 10 11 13
  • h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2016-2021 have at least h citations each.
  • h-index is the maximum value of h such that the given author/journal has published h papers that have each been cited at least h times.
  • i-10 index is the number of paper with 10 or more citations.


The IJMS is not yet listed in Scimago but we have citations from articles indexed there. We are applying soon to this database.

Author(s) Title Year Citations
Bawazeer, NA, et al. Prevalence and Side Effects of Energy Drink Consumption among Medical Students at Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia 2013 10
Chong, Z X. Experience of a medical student: Volunteering in the emergency department during massive flood in Kelantan, Malaysia 2015 3
Khan, A, et al. Correlation Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology and Histopathology Diagnosis in the Evaluation of Breast Lumps 2014 3
Bonilla-Velez, J, et al. The enduring value of research in medical education 2017 2
Camacho, A, et al. Exposure and Knowledge of Sharps Injuries among Medical Students in Seven States of Mexico 2015 2
Harrison, B, et al. Social media etiquette for the modem medical student: A narrative review 2014 2
Salazar-Espinosa, JF The atopic march. A literature review 2014 2
Swamy, N, et al. Antimicrobial Sensitivity Pattern of Microorganisms Isolated from Vaginal Infections at a Tertiary Hospital in Bangalore, India 2015 2
Wongkietkachorn, A, et al Attitude Towards New Packaging to Reduce Condom-Carrying Embarrassment Among Thai Youth, a Cross-sectional Study 2014 2
Althubaiti, A, et al. Assessment of medical student's attitudes towards research and perceived barriers 2017 1


RG Journal Impact: 0.06 *
*This value is calculated using ResearchGate data and is based on average citation counts from work published in this journal. The data used in the calculation may not be exhaustive.

Journal impact history

Year RG Journal Impact
2020 Available summer 2021
2019 0.06
2018 0.06
2017 0.17
2016 0.29
2015 0.32

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Most Read

This is the list of the most viewed and downloaded articles in the International Journal of Medical Students in the last year based on the Open Journal System statistics:

Title  Abstract Views PDF Total
Komer COVID-19 amongst the Pandemic of Medical Student Mental Health 5569 2784 8353
Biavardi Being an Italian Medical Student During the COVID-19 Outbreak 3595 1271 4866
Thomas et al. Survey Among Medical Students During COVID-19 Lockdown: The Online Class Dilemma 3357 1138 4495
V. Rosen et al. Common ECG Lead Placement Errors. Part II: Precordial Misplacements 451 3657 4108
Fernando Gallego et al. Ocular Auscultation: A Review 610 3007 3617
Bonilla-Escobar Leadership and Health: The Scientific Journal’s Mission of Spreading Science in Times of Pandemic 2117 1315 3432
Kara-Jovanović et al. Clinical Presentation and Therapy of Primary Immune Thrombocytopenia Resistant to Splenectomy 2058 1124 3182
Chatterjee The COVID-19 Pandemic Through the Lens of a Medical Student in India 2153 917 3079
Sidra Agarwal et al. Clinical Course of a Covid-19 Patient with Gastrointestinal Symptoms- A Case Report 503 2383 2886
Norris et al. Teaching Cultural Competency through Global Health Education at Weill Cornell Medicine 1730 951 1471
Adnan et al. Probiotics as Promising Immunomodulatory Agents to Prevent COVID-19 Infection: A Narrative Review 1539 1091 2821
Tan et al. Multiculturalism in Healthcare: A Review of Current Research into Diversity Found in the Healthcare Professional Population and the Patient Population 2003 609 2612
Pacheco Carrillo The Utility of Online Resources in Times of COVID-19: A Mexican Medical Student Point of View 1672 686 2358
Anwar et al. Pathology and Therapeutics of COVID-19: A Review 1723 584 2307
Dhir et al. ST-Segment Elevation and Normokalemia in Acute Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Case Report and Brief Literature Review 1677 588 2265
Chan et al. Next Generation of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Therapy: Targeted and Immuno-Therapies 1400 688 2088
Last updated: March 12th, 2021.

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Most Cited

Cites Authors Title Year Cites Per Year Cites Per Author Author Count Age
55 NA Bawazeer, NA AlSobahi Prevalence and side effects of energy drink consumption among medical students at Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia 2013 7.29 25.5 2 7
22 A Khan, R Jamali, M Jan, M Tasneem Correlation of fine needle aspiration cytology and histopathology diagnosis in the evaluation of breast lumps 2014 3.67 5.5 4 6
18 L Komer COVID-19 amongst the pandemic of medical student mental health 2020 18 18 1 1
15 FJ Bonilla-Escobar Leadership and Health: The Scientific Journal's Mission of Spreading Science in Times of Pandemic 2020 15 15 1 1
15 NG Biavardi 2020 15 15 1 1
15 AT Eissa Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards medication use among health care students in King Saud University 2020 15 15 1 1
15 D Mathew The Procedure 2013 1.88 18 1 8
13 YA Adebisi, P Agboola, M Okereke COVID-19 Pandemic: Medical and Pharmacy Education in Nigeria 2020 13 4.33 3 1
13 C O'Connor-Terry, T Gowda, B Zuchelkowski, S Minney, J Kwon Medical students have a powerful role in addressing community needs in the COVID-19 pandemic: An experience from the US 2020 13 2.60 5 1
13 AV Rosen, S Koppikar, C Shaw, A Baranchuk Common ECG lead placement errors. Part II: precordial misplacements 2014 2.17 3.25 4 6
12 B Harrison, J Gill, A Jalali Social media etiquette for the modern medical student: a narrative review 2014 2 4 3 6
11 AMP Carrillo The Utility of Online Resources in Times of COVID-19: A Mexican Medical Student Point of View 2020 11 11 1 1
10 C Ortega-Loubon, R Correa-Márquez Writing a case report: a work of art 2014 1.43 5 2 7
9 S Chatterjee The COVID-19 Pandemic Through the Lens of a Medical Student in India 2020 9 9 1 1
9 N Narayana-Swamy, P Ramalingappa... Antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of microorganisms isolated from vaginal infections at a tertiary hospital in Bangalore, India 2015 1.5 3 3 6
9 A Khan, M Zuhaid, M Fayaz, F Ali... Frequency of congenital anomalies in newborns and its relation to maternal health in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan 2015 1.5 0.9 10 6
9 AV Rosen, S Koppikar, C Shaw, A Baranchuk Common ECG lead placement errors. Part I: Limb lead reversals 2014 1.29 2.25 4 7
8 BD Liu Being an American 2nd Year Medical Student in the COVID-19 Pandemic 2020 8 8 1 1
8 M Rathi Two cases of CrossFit®-induced rhabdomyolysis: A rising concern 2014 1.14 8 1 7
8 J Bonilla-Velez, A Peña-Oscuvilca, I Sahin, WS Cordoba-Grueso... The International Journal of Medical Students, a Platform for Medical Student Research Worldwide 2013 1 1.6 8 8
Last updated: March 12th, 2021. Source: Harzing's Publish or Perish

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Other measures of impact can be found at the International Journal of Medical Students Profile on PlumX

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