Journal of Heredity
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Heredity

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 00221503, 14657333
Publisher: Oxford University Press
History: 1910-1930, 1932-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Over the last nine decades, the Journal of Heredity has established and maintained a tradition of scholarly excellence in the publication of genetics research. Since 1905, virtually every major figure in the field has contributed to the journal. Established in 1903, Journal of Heredity covers organismal genetics in greater depth than ever before. Articles discuss gene action, regulation, and transmission in both plant and animal species, including the genetic aspects of botany, cytogenetics and evolution, zoology, and molecular and developmental biology.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Journal of Heredity
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 Heredity
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 Heredity
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.959 2.624 2.774
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.372 2.725 2.82
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.171 2.375 2.461
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.678 2.688 2.762
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.5 2.475 2.451
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.398 2.49 2.405
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.317 2.431 2.418
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.17 2.267 2.167
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.144 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.05 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.28 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.037 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.413 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.121 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.851 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.025 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.041 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.242 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.864 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.706 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.549 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.122 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.572 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 Heredity

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