Duke Law Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Duke Law Journal

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 127086
Publisher: Duke University Press
History: 1978, 1980-1981, 1983-1986, 1988-1994, 1996-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The first issue of what was to become the Duke Law Journal was published in March 1951 as the Duke Bar Journal. Created to provide a medium for student expression, the Duke Bar Journal consisted entirely of student-written and student-edited work until 1953, when it began publishing faculty contributions. To reflect the inclusion of faculty scholarship, the Duke Bar Journal became the Duke Law Journal in 1957. In 1969, the Journal published its inaugural Administrative Law Symposium issue, a tradition that continues today. Volume 1 of the Duke Bar Journal spanned two issues and 259 pages. In 1959, the Journal grew to four issues and 649 pages, growing again in 1970 to six issues and 1263 pages. Today, the Duke Law Journal publishes eight issues per volume. Our staff is committed to the purpose set forth in our constitution: to publish legal writing of superior quality. We seek to publish a collection of outstanding scholarship from established legal writers, up-and-coming authors, and our own student editors.

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
    0.698 0.921 0.959
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.831 0.904 1.014
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.101 1.126 1.076
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.612 1.444 1.557
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.2 1.505 1.34
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.329 1.243 1.148
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.364 1.238 1.369
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.014 1.183 1.132
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.48 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.12 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.753 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.7 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.235 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.904 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.791 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.478 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.397 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.306 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.14 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.123 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.277 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.42 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.574 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