Journal of Plant Physiology
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Plant Physiology

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 01761617, 16181328
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1979, 1984-1989, 1991-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


The Journal of Plant Physiology is a broad-spectrum journal that welcomes high-quality submissions in all major areas of plant physiology, including plant biochemistry, functional biotechnology, computational and synthetic plant biology, growth and development, photosynthesis and respiration, transport and translocation, plant-microbe interactions, biotic and abiotic stress. Studies are welcome at all levels of integration ranging from molecules and cells to organisms and their environments and are expected to use state-of-the-art methodologies. Pure gene expression studies are not within the focus of our journal. To be considered for publication, papers must significantly contribute to the mechanistic understanding of physiological processes, and not be merely descriptive, or confirmatory of previous results. We encourage the submission of papers that explore the physiology of non-model as well as accepted model species and those that bridge basic and applied research. For instance, studies on agricultural plants that show new physiological mechanisms to improve agricultural efficiency are welcome. Studies performed under uncontrolled situations (e.g. field conditions) not providing mechanistic insight will not be considered for publication. The Journal of Plant Physiology publishes several types of articles: Original Research Articles, Reviews, Perspectives Articles, and Short Communications. Reviews and Perspectives will be solicited by the Editors; unsolicited reviews are also welcome but only from authors with a strong track record in the field of the review. Original research papers comprise the majority of published contributions.

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.


Journal of Plant Physiology
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 Plant Physiology
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    4.219 4.353 4.72
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.646 4.203 4.226
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.437 3.584 3.773
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.132 3.386 3.765
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.085 3.521 3.69
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.164 3.395 3.363
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.584 3.538 3.658
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.363 3.478 3.616
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.963 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    3.066 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.135 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.937 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.881 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.675 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.598 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.405 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.642 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.487 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.026 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.15 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.005 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.035 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.029 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