Modern Language Quarterly
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Modern Language Quarterly

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 267929
Publisher: Duke University Press
History: 1996-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


MLQ focuses on change both in literary practice and within the profession of literature itself. The journal is open to essays on literary change from the Middle Ages to the present and welcomes theoretical reflections on the relationship of literary change or historicism to feminism ethnic studies cultural materialism discourse analysis and all other forms of representation and cultural critique. Seeing texts as the depictions agents and vehicles of change MLQ targets literature as a commanding and vital force.

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
    0.167 0.246 0.273
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.318 0.254 0.366
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.209 0.306 0.736
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.289 0.508 0.627
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.682 0.641 0.589
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.933 0.69 0.701
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.348 0.472 0.825
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.308 0.545 0.505
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.569 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.326 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.176 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.25 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.133 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.225 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.143 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.226 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.3 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.313 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.097 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.242 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.146 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.053 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.118 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