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Motivation and Emotion

Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 15736644, 01467239
Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
History: 1977-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Motivation and Emotion

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



Motivation and Emotion publishes articles on human motivational and emotional phenomena that make theoretical advances by linking empirical findings to underlying processes. Submissions should focus on key problems in motivation and emotion, and, if using non-human participants, should contribute to theories concerning human behavior. Articles should be explanatory rather than merely descriptive, providing the data necessary to understand the origins of motivation and emotion, to explicate why, how, and under what conditions motivational and emotional states change, and to document that these processes are important to human functioning. A range of methodological approaches are welcome, with methodological rigor as the key criterion. Manuscripts that rely exclusively on self-report data are appropriate, but published articles tend to be those that rely on objective measures (e.g., behavioral observations, psychophysiological responses, reaction times, brain activity, and performance or achievement indicators) either singly or combination with self-report data. The journal generally does not publish scale development and validation articles. However, it is open to articles that focus on the post-validation contribution that a new measure can make. Scale development and validation work therefore may be submitted if it is used as a necessary prerequisite to follow-up studies that demonstrate the importance of the new scale in making a theoretical advance.

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Motivation and Emotion

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 2.519
  • 2018 Impact Factor 1.602
  • 2017 Impact Factor 2.000
  • 2016 Impact Factor 2.597
  • 2015 Impact Factor 2.092
  • 2014 Impact Factor 2.205
  • 2013 Impact Factor 2.247
  • 2012 Impact Factor 2.012
  • 2011 Impact Factor 1.397
  • 2010 Impact Factor 1.188
  • 2009 Impact Factor 1.458
  • 2008 Impact Factor 1.700
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.774
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.949
  • 2005 Impact Factor 1.879
  • 2004 Impact Factor 1.500
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.767
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.733
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.633
  • 2000 Impact Factor 1.433
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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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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SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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.