Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00922102, 1526551X
Publisher: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
History: 1983-1988, 1996-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Learn how to overcome the difficulties and issues encountered in applying operations research and management science to real-life situations. Interfaces, a bimonthly journal of INFORMS, is dedicated to improving the practical application of OR/MS to decisions and policies in today"s organizations and industries. Each article provides details of the completed application, along with the results and impact on the organization.Interfaces is essential reading for analysts, engineers, project managers, consultants, students, researchers, and educators!

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
    1.804 1.697 1.693
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.015 1.301 1.412
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.213 1.208 1.153
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.828 0.927 1.061
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.61 0.898 1.006
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.808 0.895 0.942
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.701 0.919 0.951
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.832 0.816 0.941
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.526 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.846 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.155 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.318 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.891 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.745 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.95 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.717 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.462 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.811 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.707 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.705 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.721 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.51 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.632 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)


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