International Planning Studies
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

International Planning Studies

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 13563475, 14699265
Publisher: Routledge
History: 1996-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Planning at the urban regional and national and international levels faces new challenges notably those related to the growth of globalisation as both an objective socioeconomic process and a shift in policymaker perceptions and modes of analysis.International Planning StudiesIPSaddresses these issues by publishing quality research in a variety of specific fields and from a range of theoretical and normative perspectives which helps improve understanding of the actual and potential role of planning and planners in this context.Specific policy areas covered includeurban designeconomic developmentenvironmental policyspatial planninghousingtransportsocial inclusion.IPS fills a gap between the more specialist theoretical and empirical journals in planning and urbanregional studies. In so doing it throws new light on the influences on and effects of the evolution of planning around the world.

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.

International Planning Studies
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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International Planning Studies
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.818 2.722 2.67
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.462 2.228 2.217
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.49 1.628 1.712
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.148 1.288 1.17
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.698 0.772 0.762
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.731 0.838 1.063
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.563 0.971 1.146
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.932 1.19 1.43
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.22 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.31 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.814 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.14 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.956 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.848 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.6 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.6 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.771 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.129 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.621 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.765 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.921 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.568 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.447 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