Freshwater Biology
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Freshwater Biology

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 00465070, 13652427
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
History: 1971-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Freshwater Biology publishes papers on all aspects of the ecology of inland waters, including rivers and lakes, ground waters, flood plains and other freshwater wetlands. We include studies of micro-organisms, algae, macrophytes, invertebrates, fish and other vertebrates, as well as those concerning whole systems and related physical and chemical aspects of the environment, provided that they have clear biological relevance. Studies may focus at any level in the ecological hierarchy from physiological ecology and animal behaviour, through population dynamics and evolutionary genetics, to community interactions, biogeography and ecosystem functioning. They may also be at any scale: from microhabitat to landscape, and continental to global. Preference is given to research, whether meta-analytical, experimental, theoretical or descriptive, highlighting causal (ecological) mechanisms from which clearly stated hypotheses are derived. Manuscripts with an experimental or conceptual flavour are particularly welcome, as are those or which integrate laboratory and field work, and studies from less well researched areas of the world. Priority is given to submissions that are likely to interest a wide range of readers. We encourage submission of papers well grounded in ecological theory that deal with issues related to the conservation and management of inland waters. Papers interpreting fundamental research in a way that makes clear its applied, strategic or socio-economic relevance are also welcome. Review articles (FRESHWATER BIOLOGY REVIEWS) and discussion papers (OPINION) are also invited: these enable authors to publish high-quality material outside the constraints of standard research papers.

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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Freshwater Biology
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.067 3.365 3.733
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.632 4.175 4.378
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.274 3.58 3.702
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.964 4.04 4.054
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.432 3.741 3.623
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.918 3.837 3.898
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.314 3.568 3.599
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.119 3.289 3.469
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.923 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    3.06 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    4.389 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.663 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3.233 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.967 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.916 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.749 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.676 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.912 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.42 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    2.092 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.939 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.75 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.618 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