Time to first decision

27 days*

Impact Factor


5 Year Impact Factor




2020 total content views


2020 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 Ruth Malone 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

Ownership Tobacco Control is owned by BMJ
Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Bi-monthly
Launch date 1992
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS
Indexed by 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 blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 0964-4563
Online ISSN 1468-3318

Journal Statistics (2020)

Acceptance rate: 26%

Time to first decision: 27 days (mean)
Time from acceptance to publication: 42 days (mean)

Impact Factor category: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Impact Factor (JCR): 7.552
Impact factor rank : 13/203
5 Year Impact Factor: 6.557
Journal Citation Indicator:2.49
Eigenfactor: 0.01538
Citescore: 10.9
Citescore rank: 12/526
Scimago Journal rank (SJR): 2.715

2020 total content views: 795,450
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 6,355

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