SCI Journal

Impact Factor Database

Astrophysics and Space Science

Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 0004640X, 1572946X
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
History: 1968-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Astrophysics and Space Science

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



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.

Astrophysics and Space Science

2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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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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Astrophysics and Space Science

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 1.310
  • 2018 Impact Factor 1.686
  • 2017 Impact Factor 1.710
  • 2016 Impact Factor 1.495
  • 2015 Impact Factor 1.538
  • 2014 Impact Factor 2.347
  • 2013 Impact Factor 2.172
  • 2012 Impact Factor 1.858
  • 2011 Impact Factor 1.479
  • 2010 Impact Factor 1.233
  • 2009 Impact Factor 1.298
  • 2008 Impact Factor 1.085
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.776
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.748
  • 2005 Impact Factor 0.464
  • 2004 Impact Factor 0.553
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.423
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.352
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.203
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.138
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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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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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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.