Patient Education and Counseling (PATIENT EDUC COUNS)

Publisher: Excerpta Medica (Firm); European Association for Communication in Healthcare; American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, Elsevier

Journal description

Patient Education and Counseling is an interdisciplinary, international journal for patient education and health promotion researchers, managers and clinicians. The journal seeks to explore and elucidate the educational and counseling model in health care. Its aim is to provide a forum for fundamental as well as applied research, and to promote the study of organizational issues involved with the delivery of patient education, counseling and health promotion services. The journal welcomes unsolicited manuscripts related to the field of patient education, counseling and clinical health promotion and communication in medicine. Information on the journal's editorial policy and departments is contained in the Types of Papers statement on the inside front cover of the journal.

Current impact factor: 2.20

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.199
2013 Impact Factor 2.598
2012 Impact Factor 2.372
2011 Impact Factor 2.305
2010 Impact Factor 2.237
2009 Impact Factor 1.975
2008 Impact Factor 2.219
2007 Impact Factor 1.792
2006 Impact Factor 1.778
2005 Impact Factor 1.356
2004 Impact Factor 1.429
2003 Impact Factor 1.13
2002 Impact Factor 0.995
2001 Impact Factor 1.286
2000 Impact Factor 0.875
1999 Impact Factor 0.747
1998 Impact Factor 0.59
1997 Impact Factor 0.4

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.98
Cited half-life 6.70
Immediacy index 0.42
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 1.01
Website Patient Education and Counseling website
Other titles Patient education and counseling
ISSN 1873-5134
OCLC 9592687
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details


  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • Authors pre-print on any website, including arXiv and RePEC
    • Author's post-print on author's personal website immediately
    • Author's post-print on open access repository after an embargo period of between 12 months and 48 months
    • Permitted deposit due to Funding Body, Institutional and Governmental policy or mandate, may be required to comply with embargo periods of 12 months to 48 months
    • Author's post-print may be used to update arXiv and RepEC
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Must link to publisher version with DOI
    • Author's post-print must be released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
  • Classification

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