Astronomical Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Astronomical Journal
Overview

Impact Factor

6.263

H Index

250

Impact Factor

4.394

I. Basic Journal Info

Country

United States
Journal ISSN: 00046256, 15383881
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
History: 1987, 1989-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories

Astronomical Journal
Impact Factor by Web of Science

Index

SCIE/SSCI

Impact Factor

6.263

by WOS

Ranking

1224

by WOS

Astronomical Journal
SJR, SJR Impact Factor and H Index

H Index

250

SJR

2.61

Scopus Impact Factor

4.394

Astronomical Journal
SJR Impact Factor 2-year, 3-year, 4-year

2-year
Impact Factor

4.394

3-year
Impact Factor

5.172

4-year
Impact Factor

4.394

Scope/Description:

The Astronomical Journal (AJ) was founded in 1849 by Benjamin A. Gould and was acquired by the AAS in 1941. The AJ publishes original astronomical research, with an emphasis on significant scientific results derived from observations, including descriptions of data capture, surveys, analysis techniques, and astrophysical interpretation. It takes a broad view of astronomy, extending from the solar system to observational cosmology with a tradition of papers discussing dynamical processes. The AJ serves an international community that includes authors, scientists and students through efficient and accessible communication of the science and associated techniques.

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.

2.61

Astronomical 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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Astronomical Journal
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.394 5.172 5.227
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    6.13 5.915 5.629
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    5.474 5.277 4.997
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    5.323 5.04 4.856
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    4.115 4.105 4.252
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.857 4.206 4.176
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    4.767 4.638 4.489
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    4.161 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    3.954 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    4.775 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    4.227 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    4.489 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    4.325 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    4.112 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.749 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    4.9 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    5.22 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    5.429 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    4.965 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    4.429 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    3.549 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    3.801 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only

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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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H-Index

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