Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Contaminant Hydrology

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 01697722, 18736009
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1986-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


The Journal of Contaminant Hydrology is an international journal publishing scientific articles pertaining to the contamination of subsurface water resources. Emphasis is placed on investigations of the physical, chemical, and biological processes influencing the behavior and fate of organic and inorganic contaminants in the unsaturated (vadose) and saturated (groundwater) zones, as well as at groundwater-surface water interfaces. The ecological impacts of contaminants transported both from and to aquifers are of interest. Articles on contamination of surface water only, without a link to groundwater, are out of the scope. Broad latitude is allowed in identifying contaminants of interest, and include legacy and emerging pollutants, nutrients, nanoparticles, pathogenic microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, protozoa), microplastics, and various constituents associated with energy production (e.g., methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide). The journal's scope embraces a wide range of topics including: experimental investigations of contaminant sorption, diffusion, transformation, volatilization and transport in the surface and subsurface; characterization of soil and aquifer properties only as they influence contaminant behavior; development and testing of mathematical models of contaminant behaviour; innovative techniques for restoration of contaminated sites; development of new tools or techniques for monitoring the extent of soil and groundwater contamination; transformation of contaminants in the hyporheic zone; effects of contaminants traversing the hyporheic zone on surface water and groundwater ecosystems; subsurface carbon sequestration and/or turnover; and migration of fluids associated with energy production into groundwater.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
SCR Impact Factor

Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
SCR Journal Ranking

Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
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 Contaminant Hydrology
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 Contaminant Hydrology
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.955 4.301 4.025
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.054 3.711 3.638
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.305 3.29 3.391
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.517 2.933 3.033
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.745 2.893 2.789
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.463 2.472 2.545
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.241 2.521 2.654
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.203 2.351 2.735
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.316 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.94 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.072 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.587 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.346 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.163 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.374 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.927 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.95 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.904 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.983 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.601 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    2.206 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.307 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.502 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)

Journal of Contaminant Hydrology

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


Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
H-Index History