Natural Resources Forum
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Natural Resources Forum

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 01650203, 14778947
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
History: 1976-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Natural Resources Forum, a United Nations Sustainable Development Journal, focuses on international, multidisciplinary issues related to sustainable development, with an emphasis on developing countries. The journal seeks to address gaps in current knowledge and stimulate policy discussions on the most critical issues associated with the sustainable development agenda, by promoting research that integrates the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Contributions that inform the global policy debate through pragmatic lessons learned from experience at the local, national, and global levels are encouraged. The Journal considers articles written on all topics relevant to sustainable development. In addition, it dedicates series, issues and special sections to specific themes that are relevant to the current discussions of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). Articles must be based on original research and must be relevant to policy-making. Criteria for selection of submitted articles include: 1) Relevance and importance of the topic discussed to sustainable development in general, both in terms of policy impacts and gaps in current knowledge being addressed by the article; 2) Treatment of the topic that incorporates social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable development, rather than focusing purely on sectoral and/or technical aspects; 3) Articles must contain original applied material drawn from concrete projects, policy implementation, or literature reviews; purely theoretical papers are not entertained.

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
    3.907 3.635 3.732
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.775 3.102 3.215
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.821 1.915 1.867
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.538 1.6 1.644
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.639 1.648 2.481
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.853 1.814 1.905
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.86 1.926 1.967
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.68 1.662 1.921
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.51 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.529 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.339 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.864 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.328 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.65 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.831 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.875 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.704 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.672 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.271 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.447 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.327 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.49 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.431 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