Ankara Medical Journal, vol.21, no.4, pp.645-657, 2021 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/amj.2021.89804
  • Journal Name: Ankara Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.645-657
  • Keywords: COVID-19, Family practice, Index, Primary health care, Scientific journals
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Family Medicine is an academic discipline with a curriculum, foundation and peer-reviewed journals. The monitoring and evaluation of the contents of the scientific journal become difficult considering the increasing publication's number. So, we evaluated scientific journals about 'Primary Health Care' (PHC) to help in the follow-up of academic data. Materials and Methods: On 09/11/2021, we evaluated 27 journals on the Web of Science (WoS) database in the 'PHC' category. Article Processing Charges (APC), Open Access (OA) states, origins, annual publication numbers, frequencies and types, publication languages, Journal Citation Indicators (JCI), SCImago Journal Rankings (SJR), Publons data, were examined as H-indexes including the terminology 'COVID-19'. P <0.05 was significant. Spearman correlation analysis was used. Results: In WoS, there were 18 SCIE (Science Citation Index Expanded) and 9 ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) journals within PHC. Also seen that APCs ranged from 0-4545 USD, the annual number of journals ranged from 1-24, H-Index ranged from 8-120, SJR ranged between 0.17-1.92, all ESCI journals, as Twenty, were found to be OA. It was determined that the JCI, H-Index and SJR values of SCIE journals were high. The number of publications containing the terminology "COVID-19" in the title and the impact factors of the journal was inversely proportional. Conclusion: The differences between SCIE-ESCI journals are in the journals in the PHC category, and this situation is reflected as H-Index, SJR 2020, JCI 2019 and 2020. It is noteworthy that all ESCI journals are OA. It is thought that PHC journals avoid 'COVID-19' related content in terms of their fields.