Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 15283542, 19311516
Publisher: American Psychological Association
History: 2001-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Emotion publishes significant contributions to the study of emotion from a wide range of theoretical traditions and research domains. The journal includes articles that advance knowledge and theory about all aspects of emotional processes, including reports of substantial empirical studies, scholarly reviews, and major theoretical articles. Submissions from all domains of emotion research are encouraged, including studies focusing on cultural, social, temperament and personality, cognitive, developmental, health, or biological variables that affect or are affected by emotional functioning. Both laboratory and field studies are appropriate for the journal, as are neuroimaging studies of emotional processes.

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
    4.733 4.89 5.065
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.348 4.615 4.803
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.224 3.573 3.714
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.862 3.293 3.639
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.226 3.572 4.057
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.258 3.854 4.134
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.554 4.093 4.648
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.862 4.688 4.816
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.93 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    3.943 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    4.189 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    4.857 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3.537 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    4.152 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.45 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    3.44 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    3.224 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.797 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.386 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    2.418 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.25 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA 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