Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00928674, 10974172
Publisher: Cell Press
History: 1974-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


For more than 30 years, top international researchers have relied on Cell to publish high impact papers that have come to form the foundation of contemporary life science research. Founded by Benjamin Lewin (author of Genes), Cell remains at the forefront of exciting developments in biology, continually redefining the important areas of science with cutting edge papers. Published biweekly, Cell includes original research articles of exceptional significance in areas including molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer research, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology, plant biology, structural biology and virology.

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
    43.799 41.412 40.075
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    45.003 42.409 42.363
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    27.262 30.057 29.498
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    26.063 25.919 26.702
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    23.954 25.247 25.648
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    22.157 23.658 24.805
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    23.47 25.203 26.288
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    24.203 26.226 27.563
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    26.595 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    27.395 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    25.199 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    23.114 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    21.781 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    21.244 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    21.474 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    21.115 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    22.422 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    23.249 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    25.97 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    26.892 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    27.468 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    28.927 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    31.723 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