Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 00219150, 18791484
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1970-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Atherosclerosis has an open access mirror journal Atherosclerosis: X, sharing the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review. Atherosclerosis brings together, from all sources, papers concerned with investigation on atherosclerosis, its risk factors and clinical manifestations. Atherosclerosis covers basic and translational, clinical and population research approaches to arterial and vascular biology and disease, as well as their risk factors including: disturbances of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, diabetes and hypertension, thrombosis, and inflammation. The Editors are interested in original or review papers dealing with the pathogenesis, environmental, genetic and epigenetic basis, diagnosis or treatment of atherosclerosis and related diseases as well as their risk factors.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

SCR Impact Factor

SCR Journal Ranking

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.


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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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    4.193 4.296 4.33
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.192 4.399 4.325
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.681 3.751 3.844
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.187 3.509 3.712
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.543 3.917 3.951
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    4.079 4.146 4.012
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    4.176 4.106 4.149
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.979 4.21 4.256
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    4.189 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    4.131 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.93 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.987 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    4.156 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    4.267 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    4.112 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.342 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    4.035 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    4.033 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    4.16 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    3.8 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    3.158 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    3.312 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    3.174 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)


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


H-Index History