Critical Arts
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Critical Arts

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 02560046, 19926049
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
History: 1980-1986, 1988, 1990-1995, 2010-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


From its inception, Critical Artsexamined the relationship between texts and contexts, cultural formations and popular forms of expression, mainly in the Third World, but after the 1994 transition in South AfricaCritical Arts repositioned itself in the South-NorthandEast-West nexus focusing on developing transdisciplinary epistemologies. Critical Arts ' authors are Africans debating Africa with the rest; and the rest debating Africa and the South and with each other. The journal is rigorously peer reviewed, via ScholarONE Manuscripts, and aims to shape theory on the topics it covers.Cutting edge theorisation (supported by empirical evidence) rather than the reporting of formulaic case studies are preferred as submissions.Submissions are sought from both established and new researchers, and recent topics have included political economy of the media, political communication, intellectual property rights, visual anthropology and indigeneity,the ethnographic turn in art, and of course cultural studies. Submissions must, perhaps, aim to restore the vision of earlier theorists and historians, for whom ‘culture’ was a kind of synthesis arising from the contradictions between human society and the politics of nations. Under the pressures of globalization, this kind of understanding becomes more relevant at every turn. Critical Arts seeks to profile those approaches to issues that are amenable to a cultural studies-derived intervention, on the basis that ‘culture’ is a marker of deeper continuities than the immediate conflicts under the fire of which so many must somehow live their lives.

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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Critical Arts
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.309 0.345 0.372
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.369 0.417 0.444
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.281 0.25 0.359
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.163 0.236 0.286
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.317 0.361 0.374
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.267 0.322 0.412
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.398 0.485 0.547
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.435 0.45 0.465
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.242 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.354 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.213 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.375 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.375 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.135 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.273 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.158 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.15 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.294 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.273 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.095 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