Kidney International
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Kidney International

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00852538, 15231755
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
History: 1972-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Kidney International (KI) is the official journal of the International Society of Nephrology. Under the editorial leadership of Dr. Pierre Ronco (Paris, France), KI is one of the most cited journals in nephrology and widely regarded as the world's premier journal on the development and consequences of kidney disease. KI offers features with premier benefits for both readers and authors. Here you will find some of the most highly cited original articles in nephrology, sharply focused reviews, latest imaging techniques, controversial discussions and much more. KI is devoted to kidney research. It aims to inform the researcher, the clinical investigator, and the practicing nephrologist on all aspects of kidney research.

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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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    8.121 7.512 7.233
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    8.175 7.693 7.383
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    4.845 5.145 5.151
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    5.013 5.025 5.074
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    4.708 4.842 4.841
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    4.786 4.892 4.902
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    4.83 5.044 5.097
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    4.914 5.068 5.258
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    5.097 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    5.683 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    5.1 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    4.006 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    4.065 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    4.054 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    4.729 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.576 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    4.886 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    5.148 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    4.947 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    5.047 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    4.68 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    4.596 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    4.363 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