Modern Language Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Modern Language Journal

Impact Factor

H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00267902, 15404781
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
History: 1916-1996, 1998-2001, 2005-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


A refereed publication, The Modern Language Journal is dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers of all modern foreign languages and English as a second language. This journal publishes documented essays, quantitative and qualitative research studies, response articles, and editorials that challenge paradigms of language learning and teaching. The Modern Language Journal offers a professional calendar of events and news, a listing of relevant articles in other journals, an annual survey of doctoral degrees in all areas concerning foreign and second languages, and reviews of scholarly books, textbooks, videotapes, and software.

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.


Modern Language Journal
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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Modern Language Journal
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.886 6.946 6.737
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    6.239 6.25 6.981
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.813 4.84 5.298
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.863 4.828 4.606
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.736 3.448 3.837
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.737 3.012 3.049
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.477 2.559 2.581
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.108 2.032 2.635
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.623 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.75 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.632 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.792 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.343 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.327 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.243 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.167 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.88 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.75 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.931 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.756 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.319 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)

Modern Language Journal

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