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PCD Article Metrics

PCD Article Metrics

Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is committed to excellence in scholarly publishing and collects a variety of metrics that show trends in chronic disease prevention research and practice and help to inform PCD’s future direction. PCD annually reports its rank among public health journals through its impact factor and in Google Scholar and Scopus. In addition, PCD collects metrics on scholarly citations, webpage views and downloads, media attention, and social media visibility and engagement. These metrics, which are regularly updated on our website, provide us with the most accurate and complete picture of the journal’s impact and reach with our readers, scholars and practitioners in the field, the news media, and the general public.

The “Most Viewed” metric indicates the number of times a PCD article has been viewed during a certain period. This metric is the sum of web page views and views of the downloadable PDF version of the article.


Altmetric Attention Score

The “Most Attention” score for a research output provides an indicator of the amount of attention that it has received. This information is captured by the system, Altmetric (alternate metrics). This attention and activity are based on the amount of activity from Twitter, Facebook, science blogs, mainstream news, and other sources captured by Altmetric.com for each publication. How the Altmetric Attention Score is calculatedexternal icon

Page last reviewed: February 28, 2022, 12:00 AM