Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 09596836, 14770911
Publisher: SAGE Publications
History: 1991-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The Holocene is a high impact, peer reviewed journal dedicated to fundamental scientific research at the interface between the long Quaternary record and the natural and human-induced environmental processes operating at the Earth"s surface today. The Holocene emphasizes environmental change over the last ca 11 500 years - the most recent geological epoch and the most relevant time-span for understanding the future environments of the human species. The journal reflects the wide range of important and exciting interdisciplinary research being carried out in this field, and its coverage is worldwide.

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

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.586 2.84 2.85
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.028 2.938 2.974
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.537 2.572 2.626
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.408 2.637 2.708
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.565 2.811 2.904
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.417 2.589 2.652
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.362 2.449 2.596
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.349 2.584 3.092
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.638 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    4.371 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.592 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.719 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.779 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.56 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.335 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.465 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.532 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.64 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.601 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    2.636 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    2.151 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    2.09 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    2.603 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