Freshwater Science
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Freshwater Science

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 21619549, 21619565
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
History: 2012-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Freshwater Science (FWS) publishes articles that advance understanding and environmental stewardship of all types of inland aquatic ecosystems (lakes, rivers, streams, reservoirs, subterranean, and estuaries) and ecosystems at the interface between aquatic and terrestrial habitats (wetlands, riparian areas, and floodplains). The journal regularly features papers on a wide range of topics, including physical, chemical, and biological properties of lentic and lotic habitats; ecosystem processes; structure and dynamics of populations, communities, and ecosystems; ecology, systematics, and genetics of freshwater organisms, from bacteria to vertebrates; linkages between freshwater and other ecosystems and between freshwater ecology and other aquatic sciences; bioassessment, conservation, and restoration; environmental management; and new or novel methods for basic or applied research.

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.


Freshwater Science
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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Freshwater Science
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.975 2.241 2.407
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.169 2.336 2.386
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.752 2.022 2.428
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.02 2.642 2.822
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.4 2.6 2.648
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.621 2.798 2.971
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.34 2.795 2.928
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.657 2.737 2.866
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.098 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.172 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.283 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.011 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3.143 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.196 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.621 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.447 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.496 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.577 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.98 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    2.202 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    2.413 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.592 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.418 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)

Freshwater 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


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H-Index History