Journal of Controlled Release
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Controlled Release

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 01683659, 18734995
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1984-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The Journal of Controlled Release (JCR) publishes high-quality research articles in the broad field of delivery science and technology. This includes drug delivery systems and all aspects of formulations, such as physicochemical and biological properties of drugs, design and characterization of dosage forms, release mechanisms, in vivo testing, and formulation research and development in the disciplines of pharmaceutical, diagnostic, agricultural, environmental, cosmetic, and food industries. Manuscripts that advance fundamental understanding of principles and/or demonstrate advantages of novel technologies in safety and efficacy over current clinical standards will be given priority. Each issue has the cover story highlighting the significance of a selected article published in the issue. At the end of each quarter, the JCR editors select "The Editors' Choice" from the published research articles.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Journal of Controlled Release
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 Controlled Release
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 Controlled Release
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    11.206 11.243 10.874
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    10.615 10.593 10.493
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    8.687 8.866 9.416
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    7.666 8.397 8.372
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    7.89 8.173 8.537
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    7.733 8.403 8.32
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    7.937 8.169 8.823
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    7.887 8.822 8.134
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    8.355 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    6.526 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    5.894 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    6.055 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    7.298 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    6.228 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    5.192 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.235 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    4.366 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    4.528 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    3.933 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    3.554 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    3.549 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    2.961 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    2.39 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 Controlled Release

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