Japanese Studies
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Japanese Studies

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 10371397
Publisher: Routledge
History: 1981-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Japanese Studies is a fully refereed international interdisciplinary journal which publishes scholarly articles on various aspects of Japan as well as book and film reviews. In addition to general nonthematic editions the journal regularly publishies guestedited thematic issues on such themes as postwar politics environmental issues literature citizenship the legal system modern technology management Japanese language teacher education and popular culture. These thematic issues are particularly valuable for university teachers and students who use uptodate studies of Japan contained in the journal to supplement course readings. Contributions are invited from scholars around the world. Ideas expressed by the authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editor the Association or the Editorial Advisory Board.

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.

Japanese Studies
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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Japanese Studies
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.514 0.429 0.447
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.278 0.357 0.405
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.359 0.456 0.513
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.289 0.509 0.632
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.297 0.321 0.292
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.395 0.444 0.417
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.371 0.453 0.539
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.5 0.456 0.537
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.22 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.292 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.388 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.383 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.319 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.119 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.317 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.231 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.432 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.206 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.227 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.125 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.091 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)

Japanese Studies

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