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International Journal of Cultural Studies

Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 13678779
Publisher: SAGE Publications
History: 1998-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Social Sciences


International Journal of Cultural Studies is committed to rethinking cultural practices, processes, texts and infrastructures beyond traditional national frameworks and regional biases. The journal publishes theoretical, empirical and historical analyses that interrogate what culture means, and what culture does, across global and local scales of power and action, diverse technologies and forms of mediation, and multiple dimensions of performance, experience and identity. Dedicated to theoretical and methodological innovation in cultural research, the journal is multidisciplinary in outlook, publishing relevant contributions that integrate approaches from the social sciences, humanities, information sciences and more. International Journal of Cultural Studies publishes original research articles. The journal gives preference to papers that extend existing theory or generate new theory through interpretive engagement with empirical cases. Papers based on single country case-studies should clearly indicate and develop the broader relevance of their analyses for an international readership. The journal does not publish close readings of single texts; but it does consider critical, contextualised readings that similarly indicate and develop the broader relevance of their analyses to the field. International Journal of Cultural Studies regularly publishes special issues on urgent questions in the field as well as on specific regions, industries and practices.

International Journal of Cultural Studies

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2018 / 2019
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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International Journal of Cultural Studies

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor 1.159
  • 2017 Impact Factor 1.301
  • 2016 Impact Factor 1.408
  • 2015 Impact Factor 1.101
  • 2014 Impact Factor 0.952
  • 2013 Impact Factor 0.962
  • 2012 Impact Factor 0.946
  • 2011 Impact Factor 0.984
  • 2010 Impact Factor 0.732
  • 2009 Impact Factor 0.482
  • 2008 Impact Factor 0.914
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.745
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.462
  • 2005 Impact Factor 0.118
  • 2004 Impact Factor 0.125
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.268
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.159
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.250
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.282
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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International Journal of Cultural Studies


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


International Journal of Cultural Studies

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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.