International Journal of Clinical Practice

Cover image for Vol. 71 Issue 7

Edited By: Leslie Citrome

Impact Factor: 2.14

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 44/154 (Medicine General & Internal)

Online ISSN: 1742-1241


Aims and Scope

IJCP is a general medical journal. IJCP gives special priority to work that has international appeal. IJCP encourages enquiries from potential contributors prior to formal submission.

IJCP publishes:

  • Editorials. IJCP Editorials are commissioned. [Peer reviewed at the editor's discretion]
  • Perspectives. Most IJCP Perspectives are commissioned. Example. [Peer reviewed at the editor's discretion]
  • Study design and interpretation. Example. [Always peer reviewed]
  • Original data from clinical investigations. In particular: Primary research papers from RCTs, observational studies, epidemiological studies; pre-specified sub-analyses; pooled analyses. [Always peer reviewed]
  • Meta-analyses. [Always peer reviewed]
  • Systematic reviews. From October 2009, special priority will be given to systematic reviews. [Always peer reviewed]
    Non-systematic/narrative reviews. From October 2009, reviews that are not systematic will be considered only if they include a discrete Methods section that must explicitly describe the authors' approach. Special priority will, however, be given to systematic reviews. [Always peer reviewed]
  • 'How to…' papers. Example. [Always peer reviewed]
  • Consensus statements. [Always peer reviewed] Short reports. [Always peer reviewed]
  • Letters. [Peer reviewed at the editor's discretion]

International scope
IJCP publishes work from investigators globally. Around 30% of IJCP articles list an author from the UK. Around 30% of IJCP articles list an author from the USA or Canada. Around 45% of IJCP articles list an author from a European country that is not the UK. Around 15% of articles published in IJCP list an author from a country in the Asia-Pacific region.


International Journal of Clinical Practice has a subscription circulation extending to 40 different countries; its readership consists of clinicians and researchers. The journal’s original, varied and independently peer-reviewed articles and features attract the interest of clinicians in a wide variety of therapeutic areas. Thanks to its inclusion in all major international indexing and abstracting systems, and its rapid publication times, International Journal of Clinical Practice is considered a priority journal by teaching hospitals and reference libraries all around the world.


medicine, general, internal, clinical, practice, outcomes, research, trials

Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Abstracts in Anthropology (Sage)
  • Abstracts on Hygiene & Communicable Diseases (CABI)
  • Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (ProQuest)
  • Biological Science Database (ProQuest)
  • CAB Abstracts® (CABI)
  • CABDirect (CABI)
  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service (ACS)
  • Current Contents: Clinical Medicine (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Dairy Science Abstracts (CABI)
  • Embase (Elsevier)
  • Global Health (CABI)
  • Health & Medical Collection (ProQuest)
  • Health Research Premium Collection (ProQuest)
  • HEED: Health Economic Evaluations Database (Wiley-Blackwell)
  • Helminthological Abstracts (CABI)
  • Hospital Premium Collection (ProQuest)
  • IDIS: Iowa Drug Information Service (University of Iowa)
  • Index Veterinarius (CABI)
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Leisure Tourism Database (CABI)
  • MEDLINE/PubMed (NLM)
  • Natural Science Collection (ProQuest)
  • Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest)
  • Nutrition Abstracts & Reviews Series A: Human & Experimental (CABI)
  • Pig News & Information (CABI)
  • ProQuest Central (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Central K-246
  • Protozoological Abstracts (CABI)
  • PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset (NLM)
  • Research Library (ProQuest)
  • Research Library Prep (ProQuest)
  • Review of Aromatic & Medicinal Plants (CABI)
  • Review of Medical & Veterinary Entomology (CABI)
  • Review of Medical & Veterinary Mycology (CABI)
  • Rural Development Abstracts (CABI)
  • Science Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Clarivate Analytics)
  • SciTech Premium Collection (ProQuest)
  • Sugar Industry Abstracts (CABI)
  • The RECAL Legacy (National Centre for Prosthetics & Orthodontics)
  • Tropical Diseases Bulletin (CABI)
  • Veterinary Bulletin (CABI)
  • Weed Abstracts (CABI)