Journal of Consumer Affairs
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Consumer Affairs

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00220078, 17456606
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
History: 1967-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The ISI impact score of Journal of Consumer Affairs now places it among the leading business journals and one of the top handful of marketing- related publications. The immediacy index score, showing how swiftly the published studies are cited or applied in other publications, places JCA seventh of those same 77 journals. More importantly, in these difficult economic times, JCA is the leading journal whose focus for over four decades has been on the interests of consumers in the marketplace. With the journal"s origins in the consumer movement and consumer protection concerns, the focus for papers in terms of both research questions and implications must involve the consumer"s interest and topics must be addressed from the consumers point of view.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Journal of Consumer Affairs
SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Journal of Consumer Affairs
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.


Journal of Consumer Affairs
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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Journal of Consumer Affairs
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.661 3.113 3.05
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.531 2.57 3.031
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.793 2.479 2.751
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.172 2.301 2.942
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.172 2.535 2.283
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.86 1.81 1.734
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.255 1.538 1.838
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.288 1.727 1.905
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.64 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.208 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.733 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.694 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.25 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.479 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.974 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.561 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.125 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.81 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.476 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.973 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.618 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.559 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.371 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)

Journal of Consumer Affairs

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