Foundations of Science
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Foundations of Science

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 12331821
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
History: 1995, 1997-2002, 2005-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Foundations of Science focuses on methodological and philosophical topics of foundational significance concerning the structure and the growth of science. It serves as a forum for exchange of views and ideas among working scientists and theorists of science and it seeks to promote interdisciplinary cooperation. Since the various scientific disciplines have become so specialized and inaccessible to workers in different areas of science, one of the goals of the journal is to present the foundational issues of science in a way that is free from unnecessary technicalities yet faithful to the scientific content. The aim of the journal is not simply to identify and highlight foundational issues and problems, but to suggest constructive solutions to the problems.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Foundations of Science
SCR Impact Factor

Foundations of Science
SCR Journal Ranking

Foundations of Science
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.


Foundations of Science
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Foundations of Science
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Foundations of Science
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.062 1.083 1.097
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.402 1.252 1.231
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.012 1.053 0.909
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.803 0.734 0.767
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.698 0.788 0.718
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.579 0.589 0.728
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.686 0.667 0.627
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.722 0.631 0.621
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.636 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.219 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.275 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.791 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.442 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.319 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.343 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.353 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.412 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.188 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.179 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.094 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.154 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.171 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)

Foundations of Science

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


Foundations of Science
H-Index History