Drug Discovery Today
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Drug Discovery Today

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 13596446, 18785832
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1996-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Drug Discovery Today delivers informed and highly current reviews for the discovery community. The magazine addresses not only the rapid scientific developments in drug discovery associated technologies but also the management, commercial and regulatory issues that increasingly play a part in how R&D is planned, structured and executed. Features include comment by international experts, news and analysis of important developments, reviews of key scientific and strategic issues, overviews of recent progress in specific therapeutic areas and conference reports.

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
    7.372 7.758 7.972
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    7.927 8.453 8.833
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    7.038 7.598 7.615
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    7.236 7.208 7.411
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    6.983 7.356 6.798
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    6.564 6.105 6.272
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    6.389 6.544 6.688
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    5.673 6.178 6.035
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    6.419 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    6.184 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    6.122 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    6.507 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    6.536 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    6.161 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    5.573 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.31 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    3.545 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.709 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.688 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.85 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.744 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    2.119 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.894 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)

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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