Animal Behaviour
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Animal Behaviour

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00033472, 10958282
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
History: 1958-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


First published in 1953, Animal Behaviour is a leading international publication and has wide appeal, containing critical reviews, original papers, and research articles on all aspects of animal behaviour. Book Reviews and Books Received sections are also included. Growing interest in behavioural biology and the international reputation of Animal Behaviour prompted an expansion to monthly publication in 1989. Animal Behaviour continues to be the journal of choice for biologists, ethologists, psychologists, physiologists, and veterinarians with an interest in the subject. Research Areas include: • Behavioural ecology • Evolution of behaviour • Sociobiology • Ethology • Behavioural psychology • Behavioural physiology • Population biology • Sensory behaviour • Navigation and migration

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Animal Behaviour
SCR Impact Factor

Animal Behaviour
SCR Journal Ranking

Animal Behaviour
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.


Animal Behaviour
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Animal Behaviour
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Animal Behaviour
Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Animal Behaviour
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.518 2.746 2.804
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.828 2.954 3.017
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.308 2.59 2.67
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.622 2.802 2.859
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.609 2.773 2.799
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.019 3.178 3.374
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.749 3.125 3.201
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.225 3.391 3.329
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.055 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.986 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.041 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.417 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3.127 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.856 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.859 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.853 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.807 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.73 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.437 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    2.427 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    2.316 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    2.443 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    2.076 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)

Animal Behaviour

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


Animal Behaviour
H-Index History