China Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

China Journal

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 13249347, 18358535
Publisher: Contemporary China Centre
History: 1995-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The China Journal is a refereed, scholarly publication that focuses on topics relating to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan since 1949, plus studies of the major issues that contribute to understanding of Communist Party history and contemporary events. For more than two decades the Journal has provided informed and insightful commentary from China scholars world-wide. It enjoys a substantial international readership and, as shown by their comments,is regarded by many academics as well as persons involved in business and government as the most interesting journal in the field.

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.


China Journal
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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China Journal
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.773 3.471 4.255
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.174 2.75 3.234
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.32 2.833 2.755
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.542 2.324 2.5
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.708 2.561 2.607
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.8 3.022 2.871
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.5 2.347 2.492
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.25 1.646 1.785
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.576 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.03 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.906 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.44 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.263 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.75 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.227 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.526 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.824 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.808 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.148 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.952 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.542 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)

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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