About the Journal

Aims and scope of journal
Journal of Human Hypertension is published monthly and is of interest to health care professionals who deal with hypertension (specialists, internists, primary care physicians) and public health workers. We believe that our patients benefit from robust scientific data that are based on well conducted clinical trials. We also believe that basic sciences are the foundations on which we build our knowledge of clinical conditions and their management. Towards this end, although we are primarily a clinical based journal, we also welcome suitable basic sciences studies that promote our understanding of human hypertension.

The journal aims to perform the dual role of increasing knowledge in the field of high blood pressure as well as improving the standard of care of patients. The editors will consider for publication all suitable papers dealing directly or indirectly with clinical aspects of hypertension, including but not limited to epidemiology, pathophysiology, therapeutics and basic sciences involving human subjects or tissues. We also consider papers from all specialties such as ophthalmology, cardiology, nephrology, obstetrics and stroke medicine that deal with the various aspects of hypertension and its complications.

12 issues per year

Journal Metrics
Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2017 peer review performance metrics for the Journal of Human Hypertension are shown below:

  • Average time to decision without external review - 10 days
  • Average time to decision following external review - 42 days
  • Articles published online within approximately 25 days and in print within 3 months.
  • Over 35,500 recipients in receipt of the monthly electronic table of contents alert.
  • Over 600,000 views of the journal website per year.

The 2017 journal metrics* for the Journal of Human Hypertention are as follows:

  • 2-year Impact Factor: 2.433
  • Journal Rank: 38/65 Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • 5-year Impact Factor: 2.477
  • Immediacy index: 0.756
  • Eigenfactor® score: 0.00557
  • Article Influence Score: 0.724

*2017 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

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EBSO Discovery Service
Google Scholar
Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
EBSCO Academic Search
EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
EBSCO Food Science Source


International standard serial number (ISSN): 0950-9240
Electronic international standard serial number (eISSN): 1476-5527.


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