Metrics, Indexing & Database Coverage

QHW is indexed/tracked/covered by the following services:

Abstracts in Social Gerontology,

Academic Search Complete,

Applied Social Sciences Indexing and Abstracting (ASSIA),



Citation Index/Social Scisearch,

Current Abstracts,

Current Contents/Social and Behavioural Sciences,


Google Scholar,

Intute Education and research methods,

Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition,




PubMed Central,


Scopus, Scopus (2007-),


Social Sciences Citation Index,

TOC Premier (Table of Contents).

The 2015 Impact Factor as announced by Thomson Reuter's Web of Science is 1.065. The Journal is ranked 106/135 titles in the category Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (social sciences).

QHW has an SJR of 0.38 and is in Q2 for Fundamental Skills, Q2 for Gerontology, Q2 Health Policy, and Q2 Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects. 

The bibliographic reference lists in all articles of QHW are included in the Open Citations Corpus.

Co-Action Publishing is a Supporter Publisher with Go OA, an indexing service run by the National Science Library of China, CAS.  The Journal is ranked with two stars.

Material in QHW is also further distributed by EBSCO, one of the worlds largest content aggregators and research database providers.