Microbes and Infection
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Microbes and Infection

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 12864579, 1769714X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1989, 1999-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Microbes and Infection publishes 15 peer-reviewed issues per year in all fields of infection and immunity, covering the different levels of host-microbe interactions, and in particular: - the molecular biology and cell biology of the crosstalk between hosts (human and experimental animals) and microbes (viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi), including molecular virulence and evasion mechanisms. - the immune response to infection, including pathogenesis and host susceptibility. - emerging human infectious diseases. - molecular epidemiology/genetics of host pathogen interactions. - vaccine development, including novel strategies and adjuvants. Clinical studies, accounts of clinical trials and biomarker studies in infectious diseases are within the scope of the journal.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Microbes and Infection
SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Microbes and Infection
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.


Microbes and Infection
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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Microbes and Infection
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    5.355 4.517 3.892
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    7.982 6.217 5.49
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.301 2.442 2.616
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.223 2.414 2.483
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.508 2.62 2.397
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.821 2.575 2.447
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.175 2.231 2.499
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.208 2.629 2.78
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.138 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    3.121 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.24 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.397 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3.07 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.959 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.027 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.706 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    3.438 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    3.358 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    4.009 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    4.12 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    3.208 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    2.048 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.224 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)

Microbes and Infection

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