Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 03604039, 15388689
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Ltd.
History: 1971-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Nursing2020 ISSN 03604039 online ISSN 15388689 published its first issue in November 1971 under founders Gene W. Jackson and Daniel Cheney. In the intervening years its circulation has grown to over 150000 making it one of the largest nursing journals in the world.Published monthly Nursing2020 is widely regarded as offering current practical contents to its readers and has won many editorial awards testifying to the quality of its copy and graphics. The editorial and clinical staff a 19member Editorial Board of distinguished clinicians and practitioners and over 100 invited reviewers help ensure the quality of this publication.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

SCR Impact Factor

SCR Journal Ranking

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.

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
    0.411 0.474 0.453
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.358 0.39 0.387
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.276 0.289 0.301
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.234 0.262 0.252
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.213 0.233 0.234
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.166 0.175 0.187
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.178 0.183 0.162
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.183 0.182 0.165
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.296 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.16 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.101 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.119 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.079 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.074 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.091 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.104 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.137 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.059 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.028 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.028 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.042 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.054 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.03 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)


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


H-Index History