Basic Journal Statistics

Submissions Statistics

Trend: June 12th, 2020 to September 10th, 2020 (Last 90 days)
Indicator Total Within Date Range Total
Submissions Received 115 589
Submissions Accepted 24 102
Submissions Declined 53 205
 Submissions Declined (Desk Reject) 36 115
 Submissions Declined (Post-Review) 17 81
 Submissions Declined (Other) 0 9
Submissions Published 10 312
Average Days to First Editorial Decision 5 7
 Average # Days to Accept 94 88
 Average # Days to Reject 10 29
Acceptance Rate 7.83% 17.32%
Rejection Rate 46.09% 34.80%
 Desk Reject Rate 29.57% 19.52%
 Post-Review Reject Rate 10.43% 13.75%
 Other Reject Rate 0.00% 1.53%

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

Last updated: September 11th 2020.

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Trend: May 4th, 2020 to August 2nd, 2020 (Last 90 days)

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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 8 9 7
  • 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 2015-2019 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 2214 1217 3431
Bonilla-Escobar Leadership and Health: The Scientific Journal’s Mission of Spreading Science in Times of Pandemic 1684 1098 2782
Kara-Jovanović et al. Clinical Presentation and Therapy of Primary Immune Thrombocytopenia Resistant to Splenectomy 1548 908 2456
Biavardi Being an Italian Medical Student During the COVID-19 Outbreak 1464 627 2091
Fernando Gallego et al. Ocular Auscultation: A Review 367 1662 2029
Norris et al. Teaching Cultural Competency through Global Health Education at Weill Cornell Medicine 1305 588 1893
Chatterjee The COVID-19 Pandemic Through the Lens of a Medical Student in India 1292 574 1866
Dhir et al. ST-Segment Elevation and Normokalemia in Acute Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Case Report and Brief Literature Review 1200 421 1621
Chan et al. Next Generation of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Therapy: Targeted and Immuno-Therapies 1020 489 1509
Ben-Nun Polymyositis as a Rare Musculoskeletal Manifestation of Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease: A Case Report of a 33-Year-Old Patient 1125 346 1471
Anwar et al. Pathology and Therapeutics of COVID-19: A Review 1127 260 1387
Kanmounye et al. Determinants of Residency Program Choice in Two Central African Countries: An Internet Survey of Senior Medical Students 923 382 1305
Mampilly et al. Encephalopathy an Atypical Presentation of Intussusception: A Case Report 936 262 1198
Zitoun COVID-19 Pandemic: Other Perspective. Saudi Arabia 791 310 1101
Pacheco Carrillo The Utility of Online Resources in Times of COVID-19: A Mexican Medical Student Point of View 689 370 1059
Ryan et al. Fostering Europe’s Future Physician-Scientists: An Interview with European MD/PhD Association Chairman Dr. André dos Santos Rocha 786 236 1022
Last updated: August 3rd, 2020.

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Most Cited

Cites Authors Title Year Cites Per Year Cites Per Author Author Count Age
43 NA Bawazeer, NA AlSobahi Prevalence and side effects of energy drink consumption among medical students at Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia 2013 6.14 22 2 7
21 A Khan, R Jamali, M Jan, M Tasneem Correlation of fine needle aspiration cytology and histopathology diagnosis in the evaluation of breast lumps 2014 3.5 5 4 6
11 B Harrison, J Gill, A Jalali Social media etiquette for the modern medical student: a narrative review 2014 1.83 4 3 6
10 AV Rosen, S Koppikar, C Shaw, A Baranchuk Common ECG lead placement errors. Part II: precordial misplacements 2014 1.67 3 4 6
9 A Khan, M Zuhaid, M Fayaz, F Ali, A Khan… Frequency of congenital anomalies in newborns and its relation to maternal health in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan 2015 1.8 2 6 5
8 FJ Bonilla-Escobar Leadership and Health: The Scientific Journal's Mission of Spreading Science in Times of Pandemic 2020 8 8 1 1
8 AV Rosen, S Koppikar, C Shaw… Common ECG lead placement errors. Part I: Limb lead reversals 2014 1.33 2 4 6
8 M Rathi Two cases of CrossFit®-induced rhabdomyolysis: A rising concern 2014 1.33 8 1 6
7 J Bonilla-Velez, A Peña-Oscuvilca, I Sahin… The International Journal of Medical Students, a Platform for Medical Student Research Worldwide 2013 1 2 4 7
7 A Gharaibeh, YS Mousa Should research thesis be a prerequisite for doctor of medicine degree? a cross-sectional study at Jordan university of science and technology 2014 1.17 4 2 6
7 N Narayana-Swamy, P Ramalingappa… Antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of microorganisms isolated from vaginal infections at a tertiary hospital in Bangalore, India 2015 1.4 2 3 5
6 AMP Carrillo The Utility of Online Resources in Times of COVID-19: A Mexican Medical Student Point of View 2020 6 6 1 1
6 NG Biavardi Being an Italian medical student during the Covid-19 outbreak 2020 6 6 1 1
6 HM Lim, KS Kurniasanti Shared decision making and effective physician-patient communication: The quintessence of patient-centered care 2015 1.2 3 2 5
6 JF Salazar-Espinosa The atopic march. A literature review 2014 1 6 1 6
6 P Akhani, S Mendpara, B Palan Gender differences in response to experimental pain among medical students from a Western state of India 2014 1 2 3 6
6 E Chou Alzheimer's disease: current and future treatments. A review 2014 1 6 1 6
6 C Ortega-Loubon, R Correa-Márquez Writing a case report: a work of art 2014 1 3 2 6
6 ZX Chong Experience of a medical student: volunteering in the emergency department during massive flood in Kelantan, Malaysia 2015 1.2 6 1 5
5 ECT So, FHF Fung, JKH Yeung, LHY Chow… Patient perception of physician attire before and after disclosure of the risks of microbial contamination 2013 0.71 1 5 7
Last updated: August 3rd, 2020. 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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