Lancet Impact Factor

In this post, apart from Lancet Impact Factor, I have tried to compile all the necessary information a research scholar would seek before publishing an article in the journal.

About The Lancet Journal

The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal and one of the oldest of its kind. It is also the world’s highest-impact academic journal. It was founded in England in 1823

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Impact Factor of The Lancet

Impact Factor (IF) or often called journal impact factor (JIF) is an index provided by an analytics company named Clarivate. The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of times the articles are cited in the last two years by the total number of publications in those two years.

For example,

  • Total Citations in 2020 and 2021 = 5000
  • Total Number of Publications in 2020 and 2021 = 500
  • Impact Factor of the Journal in 2022 = 500/100 = 10

Impact Factor (2017-2022)

  • Lancet Impact Factor 2017 – 53.254
  • Lancet Impact Factor 2018 – 59.102
  • Lancet Impact Factor 2019 – 60.392
  • Lancet Impact Factor 2020 – 79.321
  • Lancet Impact Factor 2021 – 202.731

Lancet Impact Factor 2022


The h index is a metric for evaluating the cumulative impact of an author’s scholarly output and performance; measures quantity with quality by comparing publications to citations.

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The h index of Lancet Journal is 807, which means among all the published articles in this journal, 807 of these publications have received at least 807 citations each.

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Lancet CiteScore

CiteScore (CS) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal.

Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20199.348
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20209.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202118.731
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20189.098
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20198.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20209.153
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202122.226

Lancet SCImago Rank

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator is a measure of the scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where the citations come from.

Year SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

Lancet Editorial Board Members

  1. Chief Editor | Richard Horton
  2. Deputy editor | Astrid James
  3. Other Editorial Board Member

Lancet Publication Fee

Lancet is an open-access journal. The publication fee for Lancet is USD 6,500

Lancet Review Time

Lancet prioritizes rapid and fast track publication

Initial decision to review1–3 days after submission
Decision after review2–4 weeks after submission

Lancet Reference Style

Cite references in the text sequentially in the Vancouver numbering style, as a superscripted number after any punctuation mark.

For example: “…as reported by Saito and colleagues.15”

Two references are cited separated by a comma, with no space.

Three or more consecutive references are given as a range with an en rule.

References in tables, figures, and panels should be in numerical order according to where the item is cited in the text




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Lancet Endnote Style

You can download the Lancet Endnote Style and Lancet Zotero Style

Lancet Abbreviation

The ISO 4 standard abbreviation for abstracting, indexing and referencing purposes of Lancet is “Lancet

Lancet Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of a journal is the ratio of the number of articles submitted to the number of articles published.

The average acceptance rate of Lancet journal is 5%

Lancet Indexed in

Science is indexed in Scopus, SCImago, Web of Science, and UGC journal ranking

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