Critical Social Policy
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Critical Social Policy

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 02610183, 1461703X
Publisher: SAGE Publications
History: 1981-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Critical Social Policy provides a forum for advocacy, analysis and debate on social policy issues. We publish critical perspectives which: ·acknowledge and reflect upon differences in political, economic, social and cultural power and upon the diversity of cultures and movements shaping social policy; ·re-think conventional approaches to securing rights, meeting needs and challenging inequalities and injustices; ·include perspectives, analyses and concerns of people and groups whose voices are unheard or underrepresented in policy-making; ·reflect lived experiences of users of existing benefits and services;

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

Critical Social Policy
SCR Journal Ranking

Critical Social Policy
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.


Critical Social Policy
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 Social Policy
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.742 2.914 3.545
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.127 3.108 3.432
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.9 3.36 3.184
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.362 3.286 3.369
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.606 2.846 2.756
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.639 2.697 2.879
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.245 2.784 3.543
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.238 3.029 2.861
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.635 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.162 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.449 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.416 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.026 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.061 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.684 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.167 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.509 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.633 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.105 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.063 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.055 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.184 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.816 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)

Critical Social Policy

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


Critical Social Policy
H-Index History