Language and Communication
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Language and Communication

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 2715309
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
History: 1981-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


This journal is unique in that it provides a forum devoted to the discussion of topics and issues in communication which is of interdisciplinary significance. It publishes contributions from researchers in all fields relevant to the study of verbal and non-verbal communication. The investigation of language and its communicational functions are treated as a concern shared in common by those working in anthropology, the arts, artificial intelligence, education, ethology, language development, linguistics, neurolinguistics, philosophy, psychology, rhetoric, sociolinguistics and the social sciences.

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
    1.738 1.554 1.813
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2 2.387 2.2
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.648 1.671 1.727
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.486 1.491 1.568
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.485 1.689 1.526
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.327 1.248 1.297
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.03 1.106 1.143
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.795 1.62 1.782
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.224 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.015 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.098 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.122 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.267 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.955 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.841 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.784 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.889 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.957 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.354 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.432 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.176 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.412 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