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International Journal of Forecasting

Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 1692070
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1985-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link

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International Journal of Forecasting

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



The International Journal of Forecasting is the leading journal in its field. It is the official publication of the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) and shares its aims and scope. More information about the IIF may be found on the Internet at The International Journal of Forecasting publishes high quality refereed papers covering all aspects of forecasting. Its objective (and that of the IIF) is to unify the field, and to bridge the gap between theory and practice. The intention is to make forecasting useful and relevant for decision and policy makers who need forecasts. The journal places strong emphasis on empirical studies, evaluation activities, implementation research and ways of improving the practice of forecasting.

International Journal of Forecasting

2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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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 Forecasting

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 3.756
  • 2018 Impact Factor 4.085
  • 2017 Impact Factor 2.558
  • 2016 Impact Factor 3.291
  • 2015 Impact Factor 2.256
  • 2014 Impact Factor 2.008
  • 2013 Impact Factor 2.007
  • 2012 Impact Factor 2.122
  • 2011 Impact Factor 2.238
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.344
  • 2009 Impact Factor 1.800
  • 2008 Impact Factor 2.318
  • 2007 Impact Factor 2.120
  • 2006 Impact Factor 2.118
  • 2005 Impact Factor 1.271
  • 2004 Impact Factor 0.602
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.667
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.791
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.661
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.734
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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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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 Forecasting

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.