Acta Ethologica
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Acta Ethologica

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 08739749, 14379546
Publisher: Springer Verlag
History: 1998-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Acta ethologica publishes empirical and theoretical research papers, short communications, commentaries, reviews and book reviews in the field of ethology and related disciplines, with a strong concentration on the behavior biology of humans and other animals. The journal places special emphasis on studies integrating proximate (mechanisms, development) and ultimate (function, evolution) levels in the analysis of behavior. Aspects of particular interest include: adaptive plasticity of behavior, inter-individual and geographic variations in behavior, mechanisms underlying behavior, evolutionary processes and functions of behavior, and many other topics.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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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.


Acta Ethologica
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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Acta Ethologica
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.957 0.973 0.97
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.216 1.224 1.306
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.075 1.205 1.315
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1 1.181 1.432
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.983 1.441 1.256
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.638 1.57 1.611
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.429 1.424 1.325
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.04 1.013 0.99
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.039 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.957 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.206 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.412 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.935 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.63 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.767 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.971 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.706 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.833 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.658 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.971 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.154 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.529 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)

Acta Ethologica

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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H-Index History