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Ocean Science Journal

Basic Journal Info


South Korea
Journal ISSN: 17385261
Publisher: Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute and Korean Society of Oceanography
History: 2006-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Ocean Science Journal

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Impact Factor



Ocean Science Journal is a scientific journal published quarterly (30th March, June, September, December) by the Korean Society of Oceanography (KSO) and Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST). OSJ is international and interdisciplinary. Research articles, reviews and notes dealing with physical oceanography, biological oceanography/marine biology, chemical oceanography/marine chemistry, geological oceanography/marine geology, and marine pollution will be considered. Ocean Science covers the following fields: • physical oceanography: waves, currents, air-sea interaction, ocean modeling, coastal processes, water masses • biological oceanography/marine biology: plankton, benthic organisms, fish, ecology, molecular biology • chemical oceanography/marine chemistry: trace elements, isotopes, nutrients, organic substances, gases • geological oceanography/marine geology: geophysics, sedimentology, paleontology, paleogeopraphy, sediment dynamics • marine pollution: pollutants analysis and monitoring, fates of contaminants, aquatic toxicology, ecotoxicology • Promotes all aspects of ocean science, experimental, theoretical and laboratory researches OSJ aims to publish a very high quality scientific journal for researchers and other interested people throughout the world.

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 0.771
  • 2018 Impact Factor 0.528
  • 2017 Impact Factor 0.738
  • 2016 Impact Factor 0.792
  • 2015 Impact Factor 0.693
  • 2014 Impact Factor 1.813
  • 2013 Impact Factor 0.985
  • 2012 Impact Factor 1.267
  • 2011 Impact Factor 0.591
  • 2010 Impact Factor 0.383
  • 2009 Impact Factor 0.160
  • 2008 Impact Factor 0.286
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.194
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.000
  • 2005 Impact Factor NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor NA
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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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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SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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.