Journal of Pathology
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Pathology

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00223417, 10969896
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
History: 1969-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


The Journal of Pathology aims to serve as a translational bridge between basic biomedical science and clinical medicine with particular emphasis on, but not restricted to, tissue based studies. The main interests of the Journal lie in publishing studies that further our understanding the pathophysiological and pathogenetic mechanisms of human disease. The Journal welcomes investigative studies on human tissues, in vitro and in vivo experimental studies, and investigations based on animal models with a clear relevance to human disease, including transgenic systems. In general, hypothesis driven studies that appropriately employ multiple investigative techniques are preferred over those that rely on a single methodology. As well as original research papers, the Journal seeks to provide rapid publication in a variety of other formats, including editorials, review articles, commentaries and perspectives and other features, both contributed and solicited. Purely descriptive papers on diagnostic pathology (including case reports and prognostic papers without mechanistic and experimental insights) are not considered central to the Journal’s purpose. Correspondence relating to papers published in the Journal will be considered, but only if of general interest. Such correspondance may be published in online versions only, at the Editor's discretion. In determining content, the primary considerations are excellence, relevance and novelty. As the journal of The Pathological Society, it seeks to reflect the broad scientific interests of the Society’s membership but its ethos, authorship, content and purpose are those expected of a leading publication in the international scientific literature.

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.


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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 Pathology
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    7.04 7.191 7.042
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    8.605 8.215 8.01
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    6.299 6.509 6.559
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    5.397 5.658 5.712
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    5.656 5.918 6.118
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    6.018 6.286 6.736
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    6.934 7.286 7.28
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    8.025 8.048 7.692
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    7.892 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    7.484 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    7.828 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    6.687 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    7.337 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    6.947 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    5.404 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    5.707 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    6.223 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    6.458 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    5.308 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    4.879 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    4.522 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    4.796 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    3.793 NA NA
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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