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Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

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Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 01427237, 17402344
Publisher: SAGE Publications
History: 1980-1984, 1986-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


First Language is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research in child language acquisition. Child language research is multidisciplinary and this is reflected in the contents of the journal: research from diverse theoretical and methodological traditions is welcome. Authors from a wide range of disciplines - including psychology, linguistics, anthropology, cognitive science, neuroscience, communication, sociology and education - are regularly represented in our pages. Empirical papers range from individual case studies, through experiments, observational/ naturalistic, analyses of CHILDES corpora, to parental surveys.

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
    1.911 2.243 2.17
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.852 1.964 1.785
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.242 1.274 1.465
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.984 1.137 1.092
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.169 1.213 1.437
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.911 1.326 1.723
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.296 1.621 1.694
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.46 1.506 1.587
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.807 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.239 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.021 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.977 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.769 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.15 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.553 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.688 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.677 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.517 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.893 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.29 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.345 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.581 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