Language Sciences
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Language Sciences

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 3880001
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
History: 1979-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Language Sciences is a forum for debate, conducted so as to be of interest to the widest possible audience, on conceptual and theoretical issues in the various branches of general linguistics. The journal is also concerned with bringing to linguists attention current thinking about language within disciplines other than linguistics itself; relevant contributions from anthropologists, philosophers, psychologists and sociologists, among others, will be warmly received. In addition, the Editor is particularly keen to encourage the submission of essays on topics in the history and philosophy of language studies, and review articles discussing the import of significant recent works on language and linguistics.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Language Sciences
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.


Language Sciences
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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Language Sciences
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.275 1.201 1.197
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.022 1.058 1.258
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.761 0.901 0.969
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.969 1.006 1.159
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.955 1.243 1.259
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.991 1.174 1.081
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.107 0.991 1.049
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.21 1.158 1.114
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.007 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.587 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.573 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.886 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.563 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.449 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.672 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.321 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.373 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.207 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.371 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.2 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.261 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.208 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.256 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)

Language Sciences

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


Language Sciences
H-Index History