Journal of Hand Surgery
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Hand Surgery

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 03635023, 15316564
Publisher: W. B. Saunders Co., Ltd.
History: 1976-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The Journal of Hand Surgery is essential reading for everyone involved in restoring the function to the hand and upper limb. Dedicated to the needs of hand, plastic, reconstructive and orthopaedic surgeons, it publishes the best selection of current papers on hand surgery. The journal regularly highlights key developments in a range of original, authoritative and highly informative articles written by distinguished experts from around the world. Rapid coverage of the latest research, techniques, trends and ideas to make sure you stay up-to-date

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Journal of Hand Surgery
SCR Impact Factor

Journal of Hand Surgery
SCR Journal Ranking

Journal of Hand Surgery
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 Hand Surgery
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Journal of Hand Surgery
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Journal of Hand Surgery
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.756 2.174 2.319
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.112 2.244 2.324
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.744 1.896 1.895
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.54 1.695 1.65
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.385 1.48 1.546
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.344 1.492 1.524
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.391 1.499 1.601
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.47 1.632 1.783
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.586 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.598 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.641 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.354 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.502 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.609 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.696 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.444 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.568 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.367 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.322 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.252 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.157 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.213 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.885 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 Hand Surgery

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 Hand Surgery
H-Index History