Journal of Food Safety
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Food Safety

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 01496085, 17454565
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
History: 1977-1978, 1980-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The Journal of Food Safety emphasizes mechanistic studies involving inhibition, injury, and metabolism of food poisoning microorganisms, as well as the regulation of growth and toxin production in both model systems and complex food substrates. It also focuses on pathogens which cause food-borne illness, helping readers understand the factors affecting the initial detection of parasites, their development, transmission, and methods of control and destruction.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Journal of Food Safety
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 Food Safety
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 Food Safety
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.798 2.64 2.671
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.284 2.398 2.377
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.895 1.92 1.934
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.23 1.318 1.345
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.636 1.633 1.53
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.385 1.3 1.443
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.061 1.3 1.309
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.172 1.307 1.311
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.14 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.978 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.98 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.864 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.894 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.785 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.625 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.648 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.787 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.422 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.409 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.875 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.158 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.814 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.792 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 Food Safety

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