Marine Policy
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Marine Policy

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 0308597X
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
History: 1977-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Marine Policy is the leading journal of ocean policy studies. It offers researchers, analysts and policy makers a unique combination of analyses in the principal social science disciplines relevant to the formulation of marine policy. Major articles are contributed by specialists in marine affairs, including marine economists and marine resource managers, political scientists, marine scientists, international lawyers, geographers and anthropologists. Drawing on their expertise and research, the journal covers: international, regional and national marine policies; institutional arrangements for the management and regulation of marine activities, including fisheries and shipping; conflict resolution; marine pollution and environment; conservation and use of marine resources. Regular features of Marine Policy include research reports, conference reports and reports on current developments to keep readers up-to-date with the latest developments and research in ocean affairs.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Marine Policy
SCR Impact Factor

Marine Policy
SCR Journal Ranking

Marine Policy
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.


Marine Policy
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Marine Policy
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Marine Policy
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    4.238 4.385 4.664
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.037 4.603 4.649
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.919 3.932 3.978
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.501 3.593 3.61
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.054 3.157 3.29
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.487 2.717 2.928
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.634 2.957 3.029
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.167 3.292 3.315
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.467 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.965 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.812 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.292 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.58 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.821 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.699 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.601 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.452 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.95 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.789 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.738 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.557 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.671 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.789 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)

Marine Policy

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


Marine Policy
H-Index History