Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 03008126, 14390973
Publisher: Urban und Vogel Medien und Medizin Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
History: 1973-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The primary aim of Infection is to be a forum for the presentation and discussion of clinically relevant information on infectious diseases for readers and contributors from all over the world. Articles deal with etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in the outpatient as well as in the inpatient setting. Public health issues of local, regional or international importance related to infectious diseases are featured as well as progress and problems in hospital epidemiology. The main contents of the journal include original articles describing results of research projects, brief reports on new observations that enhance the knowledge of clinicians, and state-of-the-art reviews on topics.

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
    6.424 5.251 4.559
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.7 4.015 3.819
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.463 2.63 2.596
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.635 2.65 2.436
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.736 2.608 2.468
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.534 2.422 2.183
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.271 2.131 2.068
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.172 2.135 2.076
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.473 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.25 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.074 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.641 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.409 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.876 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.606 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.523 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.424 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.83 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.462 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.15 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.2 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.342 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.135 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