Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 03011569, 14230275
Publisher: S. Karger AG
History: 1972-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


‘ORL’ contains concise, original scientific papers of interest for both clinicians and researchers in oto-rhino-laryngology and head and neck surgery. Contributions drawn from the basic sciences cover new knowledge on the anatomy, pathology, pathophysiology, immunology and tumor biology of head and neck and the auditory and vestibular system, the salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and of the organs of the upper respiratory and digestive tract. The practical value of the journal is accentuated by reports of clinical progress in diagnosis and therapy. A new feature is the section entitled "High Impact Reports in ORL". These papers focus on novel and exciting translational and clinical research and have an expedited review process of two weeks.

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
    1.455 1.702 1.638
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.741 1.907 1.796
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.202 1.283 1.236
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.07 1.024 1.214
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.105 1.283 1.273
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.061 1.123 1.186
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.25 1.329 1.323
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.085 1.025 1.089
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.059 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.969 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.047 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.985 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.176 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.053 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.2 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.101 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.041 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.662 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.787 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.903 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.007 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.845 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.674 NA NA
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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