Current Science
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Current Science

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 113891
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
History: 1947-1951, 1973-1989, 1993-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Current Science, published every fortnight by the Association, in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences, is the leading interdisciplinary science journal from India. It was started in 1932 by the then stalwarts of Indian science such as CV Raman, Birbal Sahni, Meghnad Saha, Martin Foster and S.S. Bhatnagar. In 2011, the journal completed one hundred volumes. The journal is intended as a medium for communication and discussion of important issues that concern science and scientific activities. Besides full length research articles and shorter research communications, the journal publishes review articles, scientific correspondence and commentaries, news and views, comments on recently published research papers, opinions on scientific activity, articles on universities, Indian laboratories and institutions, interviews with scientists, personal information, book reviews, etc. It is also a forum to discuss issues and problems faced by science and scientists and an effective medium of interaction among scientists in the country and abroad. Current Science is read by a large community of scientists and the circulation has been continuously going up. Current Science publishes special sections on diverse and topical themes of interest and this has served as a platform for the scientific fraternity to get their work acknowledged and highlighted. Some of the special sections that have been well received in the recent past include remote sensing, waves and symmetry, seismology in India, nanomaterials, AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, molecular biology of ageing, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, Indian monsoon, water, transport, and mountain weather forecasting in India, to name a few. Contributions to these special issues ‘which receive widespread attention’ are from leading scientists in India and abroad.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Current Science
SCR Impact Factor

Current Science
SCR Journal Ranking

Current Science
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.


Current Science
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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Current Science
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.709 0.855 0.903
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.816 0.911 0.909
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.78 0.797 0.792
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.572 0.592 0.628
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.586 0.644 0.692
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.696 0.759 0.779
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.656 0.728 0.759
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.656 0.691 0.711
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.646 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.553 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.58 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.621 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.555 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.53 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.552 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.602 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.591 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.519 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.543 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.69 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.531 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.581 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.481 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)

Current Science

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