Astrophysics and Space Science
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Astrophysics and Space Science

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 0004640X, 1572946X
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
History: 1968-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Astrophysics and Space Science publishes original contributions and invited reviews covering the entire range of astronomy, astrophysics, astrophysical cosmology, planetary and space science and the astrophysical aspects of astrobiology. This includes both observational and theoretical research, the techniques of astronomical instrumentation and data analysis and astronomical space instrumentation. We particularly welcome papers in the general fields of high-energy astrophysics, astrophysical and astrochemical studies of the interstellar medium including star formation, planetary astrophysics, the formation and evolution of galaxies and the evolution of large scale structure in the Universe. Papers in mathematical physics or in general relativity which do not establish clear astrophysical applications will no longer be considered. The journal also publishes topically selected special issues in research fields of particular scientific interest. These consist of both invited reviews and original research papers. Conference proceedings will not be considered. All papers published in the journal are subject to thorough and strict peer-reviewing. Astrophysics and Space Science features short publication times after acceptance and colour printing free of charge.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Astrophysics and Space Science
SCR Impact Factor

Astrophysics and Space Science
SCR Journal Ranking

Astrophysics and Space Science
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.


Astrophysics and Space Science
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Astrophysics and Space Science
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Astrophysics and Space Science
Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Astrophysics and Space Science
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.741 1.743 1.517
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.638 1.544 1.465
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.557 1.431 1.505
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.285 1.534 1.507
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.661 1.589 1.5
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.738 1.588 1.461
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.56 1.494 1.518
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.545 1.659 1.569
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.174 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.052 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.722 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.395 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.207 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.302 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.059 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.726 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.716 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.468 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.538 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.423 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.349 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.205 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.138 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)

Astrophysics and Space Science

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


Astrophysics and Space Science
H-Index History