Empirical Software Engineering
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Empirical Software Engineering

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 13823256, 15737616
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
History: 1996-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Empirical Software Engineering provides a forum for applied software engineering research with a strong empirical component, and a venue for publishing empirical results relevant to both researchers and practitioners. Empirical studies presented here usually involve the collection and analysis of data and experience that can be used to characterize, evaluate and reveal relationships between software development deliverables, practices, and technologies. Over time, it is expected that such empirical results will form a body of knowledge leading to widely accepted and well-formed theories. The journal also offers industrial experience reports detailing the application of software technologies - processes, methods, or tools - and their effectiveness in industrial settings.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Empirical Software Engineering
SCR Impact Factor

Empirical Software Engineering
SCR Journal Ranking

Empirical Software Engineering
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.


Empirical Software Engineering
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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Empirical Software Engineering
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    5.091 5.516 5.766
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.602 5.187 5.406
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    4.618 4.944 5.238
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    4.984 5.456 5.617
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    5.58 5.834 5.813
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.906 4.096 4.156
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.595 3.843 4.2
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.02 3.496 3.667
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.797 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    3.727 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.17 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    4.98 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3.491 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.066 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.653 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.659 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.895 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.152 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.872 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.592 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.178 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.892 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.629 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)

Empirical Software Engineering

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


Empirical Software Engineering
H-Index History