Music Theory Spectrum
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Music Theory Spectrum

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 01956167, 15338339
Publisher: Oxford University Press
History: 1981-1994, 1996-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


A leading journal in the field and an official publication of the Society for Music Theory Music Theory Spectrum features articles on a wide range of topics in music theory and analysis including aesthetics critical theory and hermeneutics history of theory posttonal theory Schenkerian analysis musical form rhythm music cognition and the analysis of popular musics. The journal welcomes interdisciplinary articles revealing intersections with topics in other fields such as ethnomusicology mathematics musicology philosophy psychology and performance. For further information about Music Theory Spectrum please visit the Society for Music Theory homepage.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Music Theory Spectrum
SCR Impact Factor

Music Theory Spectrum
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.

Music Theory Spectrum
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Music Theory Spectrum
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Music Theory Spectrum
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.914 0.784 0.8
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.563 0.804 0.828
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.667 0.69 0.685
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.385 0.447 0.593
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.458 0.575 0.727
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.679 0.767 0.963
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.29 0.429 0.406
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.577 0.396 0.423
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.303 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.178 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.441 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.4 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.222 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.36 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.304 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.3 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.389 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.167 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.4 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.45 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.278 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.118 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.063 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)

Music Theory Spectrum

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


Music Theory Spectrum
H-Index History