Human Relations
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Human Relations

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00187267, 1741282X
Publisher: SAGE Publications
History: 1947-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Human Relations is an international peer reviewed journal, which publishes the highest quality original research to advance our understanding of social relationships at and around work through theoretical development and empirical investigation. Scope Human Relations seeks high quality research papers that extend our knowledge of social relationships at work and organizational forms, practices and processes that affect the nature, structure and conditions of work and work organizations. Human Relations welcomes manuscripts that seek to cross disciplinary boundaries in order to develop new perspectives and insights into social relationships and relationships between people and organizations. Human Relations encourages strong empirical contributions that develop and extend theory as well as more conceptual papers that integrate, critique and expand existing theory. Human Relations welcomes critical reviews and essays: - Critical reviews advance a field through new theory, new methods, a novel synthesis of extant evidence, or a combination of two or three of these elements. Reviews that identify new research questions and that make links between management and organizations and the wider social sciences are particularly welcome. Surveys or overviews of a field are unlikely to meet these criteria. - Critical essays address contemporary scholarly issues and debates within the journal's scope. They are more controversial than conventional papers or reviews, and can be shorter. They argue a point of view, but must meet standards of academic rigour. Anyone with an idea for a critical essay is particularly encouraged to discuss it at an early stage with the Editor-in-Chief. Human Relations encourages research that relates social theory to social practice and translates knowledge about human relations into prospects for social action and policy-making that aims to improve working lives.

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.


Human Relations
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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Human Relations
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    7.858 8.674 8.711
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    7.064 7.319 7.656
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    4.22 4.907 5.542
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.938 4.668 4.637
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.773 3.891 4.298
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.368 4 4.544
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.303 3.969 4.609
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.662 4.205 4.593
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.361 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.845 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.804 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.631 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.529 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.276 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.868 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.612 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.209 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.43 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.348 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.46 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.354 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.19 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.007 NA NA
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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