Physics in Medicine and Biology

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Physics in Medicine & Biology  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Phys. Med. Biol.
Discipline Physics, medicine
Language English
Edited by Professor Simon Cherry
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 24 per year
ISSN 0031-9155 (print)
1361-6560 (web)

Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB) is a peer reviewed journal concerned with the application of theoretical and practical physics to medicine, physiology and biology.[1] The first issue was published in July 1956.[2]

PMB is published by IOP Publishing on behalf of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.[3] It is also an official journal of the following medical societies: the Canadian Organization of Medical Physics, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Physik, the Japanese Association of Radiological Physics, the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics and the International Organization for Medical Physics.

The editor-in-chief is Professor Simon Cherry of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at the University of California, Davis, USA.

The journal had an impact factor of 2.922 for 2013 and 2.701 for 2012 according to Journal Citation Reports.[4] It is indexed in INSPEC Information Services, Chemical Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews/Biological Abstracts, Engineering Index/Ei Compendex, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, PASCAL Database, Article@INIST, ISI (SciSearch, ISI Alerting Services, Science Citation Index, Current Contents/Life Sciences), Index Medicus/MEDLINE, VINITI Abstracts Journal, and Sociedad Iberoamericano de Información Científica (SIIC).[5]


  1. ^ "Journal scope". IOP Publishing. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Physics in Medicine & Biology, Volume 1, 1956–1957". IOP Publishing. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Editorial information". IOP Publishing. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  4. ^ Web of Science database
  5. ^ "Abstracted in". IOP Publishing. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 

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