Accounting Research Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Accounting Research Journal

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 10309616
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
History: 2005-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The Accounting Research Journal embraces a range of methodological approaches in identifying and solving significant prioritised accounting issues. Submissions are encouraged across all areas on accounting finance and cognate disciplines. It is strongly recommended that authors specifically address how their research addresses the priority areas and how it impacts those who the research intends to affect. Priority areasDescriptive data and commentary that addresses the accounting standard setting agendaDescriptive data and commentary that addresses changes to laws and regulations that affect businessDealing with regulatorsReporting for the futureclimate change sustainability natural environmentAccounting and finance research that addresses UN Sustainable development goalsAuditing for the futureAccounting educationneeds and trendsThe future of the profession including the academic profession and professional practitionersTaxation policy and outcomesForensic AccountingFraudidentificationdetectionCorporate and behavioural governanceTechnology affecting accountingAlternative reporting formatsIntegrated reportingAccounting and ebusinessNonfinancial reportingNonfinancial performance measurement and reportingCorporate Governance Business Ethics and Corporate CultureFinancial reporting quality

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Accounting Research Journal
SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Accounting Research Journal
SCImago SJR Rank

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.

Accounting Research Journal
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Accounting Research Journal
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.955 2.773 2.869
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.186 2.279 2.13
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.042 1.181 1.298
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.938 1.231 1.252
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.559 0.68 0.633
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.452 0.456 0.577
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.516 0.711 0.855
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.345 0.543 0.534
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.742 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.483 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.333 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.382 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.2 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.16 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.059 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.063 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

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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


Accounting Research Journal
H-Index History