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Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

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Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 17518806
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology
History: 2007-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


IET Software publishes papers on all aspects of the software lifecycle, including design, development, implementation and maintenance. The focus of the journal is on the methods used to develop and maintain software, and their practical application. Authors are especially encouraged to submit papers on the following topics, although papers on all aspects of software engineering are welcome: -Software and systems requirements engineering -Formal methods, design methods, practice and experience -Software architecture, aspect and object orientation, reuse and re-engineering -Testing, verification and validation techniques -Software dependability and measurement -Human systems engineering and human-computer interaction -Knowledge engineering; expert and knowledge-based systems, intelligent agents -Information systems engineering -Application of software engineering in industry and commerce -Software engineering technology transfer -Management of software development -Theoretical aspects of software development -Machine learning -Big data and big code -Cloud computing

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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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.214 2.115 2.352
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.503 1.784 1.795
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.051 2.006 2.073
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.052 2.164 2.164
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.35 1.449 1.419
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.553 1.415 1.432
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.089 1.08 1.299
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.263 1.257 1.232
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.28 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.316 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.333 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.171 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.259 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.185 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.271 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.055 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.404 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.985 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.818 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.178 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.574 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.648 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.525 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