Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 03017605, 17488605
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
History: 1973-1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988-1989, 1991, 1993-1999, 2001-2003, 2005-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Critique Journal of Socialist Theory is an independent refereed scholarly journal founded in 1973. It attempts to analyse contemporary society from a critical Marxist perspective. Critique takes the view that Marxism has been so degraded by the Stalinist period that much of what has passed for Marxism has ranged between incoherent nonsense and empty if complex scholastic schema. Since socialism in one country is a theoretical and practical impossibility Critique rejected and continues to reject analyses purporting to show this or that country is or was socialist. Furthermore Critique emphatically insists on the impossibility of an undemocratic socialism.The aim of Critique is to take part in the restoration of the earlier preeminence of Marxist thought by encouraging discussion around the political economy of contemporary capitalist and noncapitalist societies. For this purpose it regards debate around methodology and as a consequence philosophy to be essential. Inevitably contemporary political economy must also involve debate around the importance of historical events and so Critique encourages contributions of historical analysis.In short Critiques aim is to publish theoretical work at various levels of abstraction from the most profound to that of analytical description in order to help provide the theory required for socialist change which with the end of Stalinism is once more on the agenda.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

SCR Impact Factor

SCR Journal Ranking

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.

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
    0.224 0.22 0.218
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.136 0.131 0.118
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.106 0.149 0.164
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.148 0.135 0.153
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.161 0.153 0.175
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.246 0.209 0.212
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.121 0.156 0.157
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.148 0.217 0.177
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.127 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.143 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.141 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.197 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.242 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.22 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.214 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.3 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
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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)


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


H-Index History