Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 18115209
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America
History: 1973, 2006-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Elements is published bimonthly by the Mineralogical Society of America, the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Geochemical Society, the Clay Minerals Society, the European Association for Geochemistry, the International Association of GeoChemistry, the Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, the Association of Applied Geochemists, the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft, the Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia, the International Association of Geoanalysts, the Polskie Towarzystwo Mineralogiczne (Mineralogical Society of Poland), the Sociedad Española de Mineralogía (Spanish Mineralogical Society), and starting in 2009, the Swiss Society of Mineralogy and Petrology.

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
    2.873 3.108 2.793
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.035 2.76 3.25
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.167 2.834 2.741
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.407 2.464 2.877
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.147 3.35 3.815
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.158 3.264 3.531
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.84 3.108 3.202
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.68 3.704 3.992
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.902 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.693 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.178 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.462 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.912 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.963 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.464 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.189 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA 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)


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