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Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

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Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00296473, 17446198
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
History: 1961-1981, 1984-1985, 1987-2000, 2002-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Nursing Forum is a peerreviewed quarterly journal that invites original manuscripts that explore explicate or report issues ideas trends and innovations that shape the nursing profession. Research manuscripts should emphasize the implications rather than the methods or analysis. Quality improvement manuscripts should emphasize the outcomes and follow the SQUIRE Guidelines in creating the manuscript. Evidencebased manuscripts should emphasize the findings and implications for practice and follow PICOT format. Concept analysis manuscripts should emphasize the evidence for support of the concept and follow an accepted format for such analyses.

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
    2.839 2.911 2.941
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.138 2.383 2.366
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.736 1.692 1.838
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.381 1.51 1.565
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.064 1.106 1.301
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.074 1.347 1.533
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.074 1.423 1.529
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.014 1.238 1.352
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.819 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.712 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.771 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.984 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.571 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.786 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.8 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.5 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.429 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.17 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.31 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.182 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.515 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.068 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