Ocean Science Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Ocean Science Journal

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. 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
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


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.

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
    1.519 1.617 1.508
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.189 1.21 1.239
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.044 1 1.106
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.719 0.845 0.926
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.491 0.678 0.775
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.719 0.735 0.797
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.764 0.878 1.196
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.671 1.032 1.053
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.714 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.903 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.188 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.578 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.383 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.157 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.263 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.194 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA 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