Time to first decision with review (median):
64 days*
Impact Factor (JCR):
5 Year Impact Factor:
Total content views:
Total Altmetric mentions:

Aims and scope

Tobacco Control aims to study the nature and consequences of tobacco use worldwide; tobacco’s effects on population health, the economy, the environment, and society; efforts to prevent and control the global tobacco epidemic through population level education and policy changes; the ethical dimensions of tobacco control policies; and the activities of the tobacco industry and its allies. For information about the Tobacco Control Editor-in-Chief Marita Heffler and her editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Plan S compliance

Tobacco Control is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and  Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.

Journal information

Tobacco Control is owned by BMJ
Publication Model
Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Launch date
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Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Extended, Social Sciences Citation Index; Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Social and Behavioural Sciences, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Peer Review Model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
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Online ISSN

Journal Statistics 2023

Acceptance rate: 27%
Speed Time to first decision without review: 5 days (median) Time to first decision with review: 64 days (median) Time from acceptance to publication: 16 days (median)
Impact Impact Factor category: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health Impact Factor (JCR): 5.2 Impact factor rank : 43/207 5 Year Impact Factor: 5.7 Journal Citation Indicator: 1.74 Eigenfactor: 0.01288 Citescore: 10.6 Citescore rank: 25/577 Scimago Journal rank (SJR): 2.331
Reach Total content views: 627,246 Total Altmetric mentions: 4,686
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