Animal Cognition
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Animal Cognition

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 14359448, 14359456
Publisher: Springer Verlag
History: 1998-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Animal Cognition is an interdisciplinary journal publishing current research from various backgrounds and disciplines (ethology, behavioral ecology, animal behaviour and learning, cognitive sciences, comparative psychology and evolutionary psychology) on all aspects of animal (and human) cognition in an evolutionary framework. The aim of the journal is to establish the course of the evolution of "intelligence", of the mechanisms, functions and adaptive value of basic and complex cognitive abilities from invertebrates to humans.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Animal Cognition
SCR Impact Factor

Animal Cognition
SCR Journal Ranking

Animal Cognition
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 Cognition
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Animal Cognition
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Animal Cognition
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.782 2.827 2.758
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.927 2.856 3.131
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.624 2.819 2.806
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.574 2.659 2.671
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.661 2.658 2.575
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.004 2.954 2.9
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.549 2.578 2.691
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.266 2.466 2.559
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.74 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.685 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.167 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.376 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3.25 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    3.322 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.048 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.426 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.692 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.938 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.476 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.534 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.855 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.891 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.083 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 Cognition

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 Cognition
H-Index History