Black Scholar
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Black Scholar

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 64246
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
History: 1969-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Launched in the USA in 1969 The Black Scholar TBS is the first modern black studies and research journal. It was founded on the premise that black writers scholars activists and artists could participate in dialogue within its pages. TBS primary mission has been to chronicle analyze and debate the conditions of and the emancipatory efforts by black people against a multitude of oppressions that include and cross class nationality gender generation sexuality and ideology. Due in part to the impact of the journal Black Studies Africana Studies Diaspora Studies and other subdisciplines have become legitimate spaces of scholarly inquiry. However there are few public intellectual spaces that focus on black thought are dedicated to the new multiplicity of black perspectives or perspectives on race that have emerged through these disciplines and engage with the new issues and concerns facing black communities worldwide. The Black Scholar is one of those spaces. Also our rich mix of the scholarly and the artistic the professional and the publicnonspecialist remains rare as is our openness to different forms and techniques of political engagement.Building on the journals initial vision TBS aims to not only unite the academy and the street but also participate in a global black intellectual and cultural world that has multiple contexts and a range of materials and opinions far greater than when the journal was founded. The journal continues to engage and cultivate differential black political conversations and cultural interests African American African European Latin American for example while maintaining its core commitment to tough minded thinking and an overall liberationist intent. This means that we welcome submissions in English and in translation from anywhere in the world as long as they meet the criteria articulated on our website or in the journal.

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.

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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
    0.281 0.416 0.409
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.141 0.167 0.276
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.275 0.442 0.422
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.288 0.338 0.546
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.471 0.622 0.736
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.446 0.548 0.394
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.424 0.25 0.237
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.086 0.096 0.106
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.013 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.059 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.055 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.1 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.188 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.067 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.016 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.1 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.069 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.036 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.054 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.143 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.054 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.058 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.103 NA NA
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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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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