Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00144940, 1939926X
Publisher: Routledge
History: 1975-1980, 1982-1983, 1985, 1987-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Concentrating on works that are frequently anthologized and studied in college classrooms The Explicatorwith its yearly index of titles is a must for college and university libraries and teachers of literature. Textbased criticism thrives in The Explicator . One of few in its class the journal publishes concise notes on passages of prose and poetry. Each issue contains between 25 and 30 notes on works of literature ranging from ancient Greek and Roman times to our own from throughout the world. Students rely on The Explicator for insight into works they are studying.

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
    0.073 0.08 0.067
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.041 0.043 0.063
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.073 0.048 0.043
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.03 0.03 0.022
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.014 0.033 0.045
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0 0.027 0.023
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.059 0.078 0.063
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.019 0.017 0.017
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.031 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.037 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.008 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.021 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.026 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.006 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.021 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.005 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.017 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.006 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.018 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.016 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.027 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.011 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0 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