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Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

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Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 02635046, 13652397
Publisher: EAGE Publishing BV
History: 1989-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


First Break covers the fields of applied geophysics petroleum geoscience and reservoir engineering. The contents range from refereed technical articles to invited or independently submitted contributions of special interest to the communities served by First Break as well as more news oriented features. Guidance to authors here refers principally to submissions of refereed technical articles but the style points are relevant to all material offered for publication. As a general rule articles should be readable informative interesting and succinct. Authors are encouraged to keep their articles to around 3000 words in length plus illustrations with a maximum of 4500 words including the list of references and text in figure captions.

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
    0.771 0.826 0.758
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.852 0.782 0.784
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.819 0.768 0.713
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.75 0.685 0.675
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.51 0.554 0.734
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.506 0.867 0.953
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.801 0.888 0.894
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.847 0.915 0.86
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.493 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.403 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.024 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.015 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.904 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.987 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.517 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.435 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.222 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.466 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.381 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.907 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.697 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.432 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.758 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