Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 15589447, 15589455
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc.
History: 1981, 2007-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


HAND is the publication and official journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery the official English language journal of the Asociacion Argentina de Cirugia de la Mano the official journal of the Romanian Society for Surgery of the Hand and the official journal of the Brazilian Society of Hand Surgery.The American Association for Hand Surgery AAHS is a unique organization of hand surgery and therapy professionals and the focus of the AAHS is primarily educational.The purpose of HAND is to provide an international peerreviewed journal that combines multidisciplinary expertise from surgical medical hand therapy and other health care professional specialties to advance the quality of care and health of patients with hand and upper extremity pathologies.HAND is a bimonthly multidisciplinary peerreviewed journal that publishes original clinical and basic science articles comprehensive critical reviews and unique case reports related to the management of pathologies in the hand and upper extremity. Studies published in HAND involving human subjects must adhere to the ethical guidelines of the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki have approval by an institutional ethics review board and have appropriate patient informed consent. Studies involving animal models must adhere to the animal care and use guidelines of the National Institutes of Health andor the appropriate institutional review board.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

SCR Impact Factor

SCR Journal Ranking

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.

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
    1.689 1.918 2.033
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.415 1.587 1.699
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.267 1.358 1.395
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.012 1.098 1.249
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.778 0.981 1.123
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.853 1.131 1.173
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.022 1.072 1.131
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.954 1.049 1.169
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.667 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.726 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.576 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.881 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.766 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.59 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.15 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA 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)


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


H-Index History