Nuclear Engineering and Design
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Nuclear Engineering and Design

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 295493
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1965-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Nuclear Engineering and Design covers the wide range of disciplines involved in the engineering, design, safety and construction of nuclear fission reactors. The Editors welcome papers both on applied and innovative aspects and developments in nuclear science and technology. Fundamentals of Reactor Design include: • Thermal-Hydraulics and Core Physics • Safety Analysis, Risk Assessment (PSA) • Structural and Mechanical Engineering • Materials Science • Fuel Behavior and Design • Structural Plant Design • Engineering of Reactor Components • Experiments Aspects beyond fundamentals of Reactor Design covered: • Accident Mitigation Measures • Reactor Control Systems • Licensing Issues • Safeguard Engineering • Economy of Plants • Reprocessing / Waste Disposal • Applications of Nuclear Energy • Maintenance • Decommissioning Papers on new reactor ideas and developments (Generation IV reactors) such as inherently safe modular HTRs, High Performance LWRs/HWRs and LMFBs/GFR will be considered; Actinide Burners, Accelerator Driven Systems, Energy Amplifiers and other special designs of power and research reactors and their applications are also encouraged.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Nuclear Engineering and Design
SCR Impact Factor

Nuclear Engineering and Design
SCR Journal Ranking

Nuclear Engineering and Design
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.


Nuclear Engineering and Design
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Nuclear Engineering and Design
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Nuclear Engineering and Design
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.879 1.974 2.059
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.925 2.058 2.113
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.104 2.198 2.088
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.089 2.058 2.035
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.897 1.944 1.921
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.586 1.713 1.787
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.432 1.497 1.559
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.432 1.556 1.622
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.325 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.402 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.23 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.075 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.527 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.276 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.162 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.786 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.878 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.85 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.736 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.536 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.553 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.261 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.258 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)

Nuclear Engineering and Design

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


Nuclear Engineering and Design
H-Index History