Adoption & Fostering
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Adoption & Fostering

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 03085759, 1740469X
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc.
History: 1996-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


AdoptionFostering is the only quarterly UK peer reviewed journal dedicated to adoption and fostering issues. Edited by Roger Bullock Fellow Centre for Social Policy The Social Research Unit at Dartington it also focuses on wider developments in childcare practice and research providing an international interdisciplinary forum for academics and practitioners in social work psychology law medicine education training and caring.

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.

Adoption & Fostering
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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Adoption & Fostering
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.424 0.721 0.865
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.718 0.935 1.08
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.813 0.867 0.864
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.672 0.608 0.655
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.446 0.486 0.521
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.467 0.447 0.453
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.392 0.522 0.587
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.274 0.391 0.367
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.368 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.129 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.226 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.29 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.461 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.408 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.412 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.324 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.539 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.33 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.29 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.3 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.35 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.148 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.265 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)

Adoption & Fostering

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