Journal of Democracy
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Democracy

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 10455736, 10863214
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
History: 1996-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Since its inception in 1990, the Journal of Democracy has become an influential international forum for scholarly analysis and competing democratic viewpoints. Its articles have been cited in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and widely reprinted in many languages. Focusing exclusively on democracy, the Journal monitors and analyzes democratic regimes and movements in scores of countries around the world. Each issue features a unique blend of scholarly analysis, reports from democratic activists, updates on news and elections, and reviews of important recent books.

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.


Journal of Democracy
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 Democracy
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.067 4.16 4.486
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.783 5.081 5.172
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    4.198 4.665 5.068
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.417 4.112 4.379
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    4.052 4.371 4.018
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    4.037 3.89 4.046
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.593 2.994 3.059
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.541 2.886 3.143
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.274 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.546 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.56 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.573 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.984 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.248 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.91 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.505 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.608 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.207 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.068 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.961 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.726 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.787 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.987 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 Democracy

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