Journal of Folklore Research
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Folklore Research

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 07377037, 15430413
Publisher: Indiana University Press
History: 2002-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


The study of folklore sometimes called folkloristics has strong ties to the social sciences the humanities and the arts and is often interdisciplinary in its approach to the documentation analysis interpretation and presentation of its subject matter. Generally folklorists are concerned with culture communicated by informal means including oral tradition material culture and customary processes. Ethnomusicology is the study of music of all types and from all cultures exploring the role of music in human life analyzing relationships between music and culture and studying music crossculturally.The Journal of Folklore Research welcomes theoretical and comparative studies on any aspect of folklore folklife and ethnomusicology. Papers should be based on field observation andor analysis of archived or published texts of known provenance. Texts should be treated in their social cultural ethnographic andor historical contexts. Papers should also engage with the scholarly literature in folklore or ethnomusicology.In addition to regular articles we also have the following occasional departmentsEncounters with Folklore briefer accounts of folkloric or ethnomusicological traditions that have not been widely documented before. Ordinarily encounters are ethnographically rich accounts based in fieldwork.Fieldwork and Methodology Notes for shorter pieces that engage with issues and problems in folkloristic and ethnomusicological methodology or practice.Translations articles originally published elsewhere but translated into English.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Journal of Folklore Research
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 Folklore Research
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 Folklore Research
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.385 0.297 0.392
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.348 0.432 0.673
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.28 0.27 0.292
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.692 0.568 0.635
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.174 0.632 0.585
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.5 0.488 0.654
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.333 0.512 0.481
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.769 0.897 0.98
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.542 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.167 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.552 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.364 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.056 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.114 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.276 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.16 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.208 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.24 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.118 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.167 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA 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)

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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