Communication Theory
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Communication Theory

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 10503293, 14682885
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
History: 1991-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Communication Theory is an international forum publishing high quality, original research into the theoretical development of communication from across a wide array of disciplines, such as communication studies, sociology, psychology, political science, cultural and gender studies, philosophy, linguistics, and literature. A journal of the International Communication Association, Communication Theory especially welcomes work in the following areas of research, all of them components of ICA: Communication and Technology, Communication Law and Policy, Ethnicity and Race in Communication, Feminist Scholarship, Global Communication and Social Change, Health Communication, Information Systems, Instructional/Developmental Communication, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Journalism Studies, Language and Social Interaction, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication, Philosophy of Communication, Political Communication, Popular Communication, Public Relations, Visual Communication Studies, Children, Adolescents and the Media, Communication History, Game Studies, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, and Intergroup Communication. The journal aims to be inclusive in theoretical approaches insofar as these pertain to communication theory.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Communication Theory
SCR Impact Factor

Communication Theory
SCR Journal Ranking

Communication Theory
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.


Communication Theory
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Communication Theory
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Communication Theory
Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Communication Theory
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    4.794 4.648 4.252
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.472 3.05 4.203
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.128 2.924 3.846
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.302 3.765 4.299
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    4.227 4.603 5.49
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3 3.987 4.228
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.308 4.263 4.216
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.872 3.882 3.733
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.356 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.744 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.524 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.838 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.073 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.843 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.878 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.702 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.159 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.027 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.829 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.205 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.69 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.833 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.594 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)

Communication Theory

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


Communication Theory
H-Index History