Law and Policy
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Law and Policy

Impact Factor

H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 02658240, 14679930
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
History: 1979-1995, 2005-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


International and interdisciplinary in scope, Law & Policy embraces varied research methodologies that interrogate law, governance, and public policy worldwide. Law & Policy makes a vital contribution to the current dialogue on contemporary policy by publishing innovative, peer-reviewed articles on such critical topics as • government and self-regulation • health • environment • family • gender • taxation and finance • legal decision-making • criminal justice • human rights

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
    1.094 1.308 1.457
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.056 1.278 1.575
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.289 1.754 1.73
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.541 1.667 1.896
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.611 1.755 1.656
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.133 1.444 1.881
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.25 1.619 2.2
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.69 2.149 2.057
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.875 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.829 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.841 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.564 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.026 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.932 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.063 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.959 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.043 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.349 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.35 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.231 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.263 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.2 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)

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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