Language Matters
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Language Matters

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 10228195, 17535395
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
History: 1991-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


The purpose of Language Matters is to provide a journal of international standing with a unique African flavour focusing on multilingualism in Africa. Although the journal contributes to the language debate on all African languages, sub-Saharan Africa and issues related to multilingualism in the southern African context are the journal’s specific domains. The journal seeks to promote the dissemination of ideas, points of view, teaching strategies and research on different aspects of African languages, providing a forum for discussion on the whole spectrum of language usage and debate in Africa. The journal endorses a multidisciplinary approach to the study of language and welcomes contributions not only from sociolinguists, psycholinguists and the like, but also from educationalists, language practitioners, computer analysts, engineers or scholars with a genuine interest in and contribution to the study of language. All contributions are critically reviewed by at least two referees. Although the general focus remains on multilingualism and related issues, one of the three issues of Language Matters published each year is a special thematic edition on Language Politics in Africa. These special issues embrace a wide spectrum of language matters of current relevance in Southern Africa.

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
    0.585 0.5 0.553
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.69 0.615 0.534
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.591 0.493 0.522
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.109 0.348 0.387
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.174 0.257 0.301
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.149 0.271 0.34
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.128 0.211 0.218
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.426 0.349 0.4
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.4 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.303 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.444 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.229 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.222 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.132 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.121 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.032 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.067 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.075 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.105 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.045 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