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Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

Basic Journal Info

Country

United States
Journal ISSN: 15384365, 00670049
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
History: 1990-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories

Impact Factor Ranking

Earth and Planetary Sciences
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Scope/Description:

Begun in 1895 by George E. Hale and James E. Keeler, The Astrophysical Journal is the foremost research journal in the world devoted to recent developments, discoveries, and theories in astronomy and astrophysics. Many of the classic discoveries of the twentieth century have first been reported in the Journal, which has also presented much of the important recent work on quasars, pulsars, neutron stars, black holes, solar and stellar magnetic fields, X-rays, and interstellar matter. In addition, videos that complement specific issues are periodically available. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series has been published since 1953 in conjunction with The Astrophysical Journal.

Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2018 / 2019
Note: impact factor data for reference only

Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor 7.476
  • 2017 Impact Factor 8.099
  • 2016 Impact Factor 8.777
  • 2015 Impact Factor 11.855
  • 2014 Impact Factor 12.096
  • 2013 Impact Factor 13.656
  • 2012 Impact Factor 15.928
  • 2011 Impact Factor 13.422
  • 2010 Impact Factor 15.289
  • 2009 Impact Factor 11.917
  • 2008 Impact Factor 11.070
  • 2007 Impact Factor 7.232
  • 2006 Impact Factor 7.892
  • 2005 Impact Factor 14.245
  • 2004 Impact Factor 15.521
  • 2003 Impact Factor 5.575
  • 2002 Impact Factor 3.896
  • 2001 Impact Factor 3.594
  • 2000 Impact Factor 4.332
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3-Years Average
Impact Factor

8.117

3-Years Growth
Impact Factor

-15%

5-Years Average
Impact Factor

9.661

5-Years Growth
Impact Factor

-38%

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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

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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Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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.

4.57