Critical Inquiry
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Critical Inquiry

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00931896, 15397858
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
History: 1976, 1985-1987, 1996-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Critical Inquiry has published the best critical thought in the arts and humanities since 1974. Combining a commitment to rigorous scholarship with a vital concern for dialogue and debate, the journal presents articles by eminent critics, scholars, and artists on a wide variety of issues central to contemporary criticism and culture. In CI new ideas and reconsideration of those traditional in criticism and culture are granted a voice. The wide interdisciplinary focus creates surprising juxtapositions and linkages of concepts, offering new grounds for theoretical debate. In CI, authors entertain and challenge while illuminating such issues as improvisations, the life of things, Flaubert, and early modern women"s writing.

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
    1.047 1.178 1.038
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.05 0.958 1
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.949 1.026 1.02
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.737 0.857 1.013
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.068 1.261 1.236
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.877 0.992 1.14
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.92 1.273 1.617
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.088 1.493 2.067
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.352 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.775 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.52 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.472 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.755 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.788 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.776 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.714 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.009 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.956 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.898 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.885 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.565 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.471 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.38 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