Human Communication Research
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Human Communication Research

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 03603989, 14682958
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
History: 1974-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Human Communication Research is one of the official journals of the prestigious International Communication Association and concentrates on presenting the best empirical work in the area of human communication. It is a top-ranked communication studies journal and one of the top ten journals in the field of human communication. Major topic areas for the journal include language and social interaction, nonverbal communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication and new technologies, mass communication, health communication, intercultural communication, and developmental issues in communication.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Human Communication Research
SCR Impact Factor

Human Communication Research
SCR Journal Ranking

Human Communication Research
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.


Human Communication Research
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Human Communication Research
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Human Communication Research
Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Human Communication Research
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    5.513 5.509 5.831
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.211 4.483 5.841
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.289 3.926 4.896
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    4.42 5.359 5.143
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.793 3.729 3.67
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3 3.203 3.772
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.882 2.575 3.085
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.957 3.388 3.711
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.744 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.955 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.408 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.345 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    3.48 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.867 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.905 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.953 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.52 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.322 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    2.039 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.435 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.786 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.447 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)

Human Communication Research

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


Human Communication Research
H-Index History