Abstracting and indexing


Redox Experimental Medicine

Online ISSN: 2755-158X

New for 2023: Redox Experimental Medicine is now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Published articles will be fully referenced and linked to a wide variety of discoverability services. We anticipate that Redox Experimental Medicine will be accepted for inclusion in PubMed Central as soon as enough articles have been published, at which point indexing will be applied to all published articles retrospectively.

Redox Experimental Medicine will apply for indexing in Web of Science's Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) as soon as the minimum assessment criteria have been met. This is required to secure an Impact Factor. In addition, the journal will be submitted for indexing to the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), amongst others.


Addressing Impact Factor


As a new publication, Redox Experimental Medicine does not yet have an impact factor and the journal will apply for indexing in Journal Citation Reports (Science Citation Index Expanded) in due course. Although we appreciate that many researchers are under pressure from their funders and institutions to publish in high impact journals, the impact factor should not be considered the only measure of a journal or its content.

Where journals already possess a high impact factor and wish to maintain their citation count, articles can be prioritised based on the number of citations and broad impact they are likely to make on the field, rather than the quality of the work itself. This can lead to high-quality research from more niche areas of interest facing rejection. In this way impact factor is not necessarily an indication of quality and can be misleading when deciding where to publish your work.

The Redox Experimental Medicine Editorial Board will consider each submission on its own merit, placing emphasis on the quality of the research rather than the potential for broad impact on the field. After all, a data set which is particularly meaningful to researchers who work in a relatively small field will not attract high numbers of citations, however this does not mean that the work is not worthy of publication. Such an article might be considered low priority by a high impact journal, whereas its value would be much more recognised by the Redox Experimental Medicine Editorial Board.

The Editorial Board also pride themselves on high-standards of peer review, with Associate Editors aiming to obtain at least two reports from external reviewers before returning a publication decision to authors. This ensures that any work published is of the highest possible standard.

In addition to this, we also offer a breakdown of article-level metrics (abstract and full-text views, and pdf downloads) and Altmetrics, which help authors to track the success and impact of their publications in lieu of an impact factor.

If you would like to find out more about submitting your work to Redox Experimental Medicine, please read our Author Guidelines.