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Physics in Medicine and Biology

Physics in Medicine & Biology is a biweekly peer-reviewed medical journal covering research on the application of physics to medicine, physiology, and biology. It was established in 1956 and is published by IOP Publishing on behalf of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. It is also an official journal of the following medical societies: Canadian Organization of Medical Physics, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Physik, Japanese Association of Radiological Physics, European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics, and the International Organization for Medical Physics. The editor-in-chief is Simon Cherry (University of California, Davis).

Physics in Medicine & Biology  
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DisciplineMedical physics
Edited bySimon Cherry
Publication details
3.030 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Phys. Med. Biol.
ISSN0031-9155 (print)
1361-6560 (web)
OCLC no.1762343

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2018 impact factor of 3.030.[1] It is abstracted and indexed in Inspec, Chemical Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews/Biological Abstracts, Compendex, Embase/Excerpta Medica, PASCAL, Science Citation Index, Current Contents, Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed, and VINITI Database RAS.


  1. ^ "Physics in Medicine & Biology". 2018 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2019.

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