SCI Journal

Impact Factor Database

Government Information Quarterly

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 0740624X
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
History: 1984-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Government Information Quarterly

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



Government Information Quarterly is an international journal that examines the intersection of policy, information technology, government, and the public. In particular, GIQ focuses on how policies affect government information flows and the availability of government information; the use of technology to create and provide innovative government services; the impact of information technology on the relationship between the governed and those governing; and the increasing significance of information policies and information technology in relation to democratic practices. As the leading journal in the field, Government Information Quarterly seeks to publish high quality scholarly research, viewpoint articles and editorials that inform both researchers and practitioners regarding the relationship between policy, information technology, government, and the public. The journal seeks submissions drawn from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to information science, public policy, public administration, political science, business, law, geography, information systems, communications, economics, sociology, computer science, and public health.making

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 7.135
  • 2018 Impact Factor 6.549
  • 2017 Impact Factor 6.591
  • 2016 Impact Factor 5.878
  • 2015 Impact Factor 5.281
  • 2014 Impact Factor 6.354
  • 2013 Impact Factor 5.593
  • 2012 Impact Factor 4.640
  • 2011 Impact Factor 4.667
  • 2010 Impact Factor 4.650
  • 2009 Impact Factor 4.215
  • 2008 Impact Factor 3.734
  • 2007 Impact Factor 1.909
  • 2006 Impact Factor 1.293
  • 2005 Impact Factor 1.851
  • 2004 Impact Factor 1.217
  • 2003 Impact Factor 1.159
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.659
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.477
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.195
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.