Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 03697827, 19338287
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
History: 1985-1987, 1989-1990, 1992-1995, 1997-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Founded in 1936 by George Sarton, and re-launched by the History of Science Society in 1985, this annual thematic journal highlights recent research on significant themes in the history of science. Recent volumes of Osiris include Politics and Science in Wartime, Landscapes of Exposure, Science and the City, and Science and the Civil Society. All individual and student members of the History of Science Society receive Osiris as a benefit of membership. HSS membership is based on the calendar year; therefore, members receive print and electronic access for the volume of Osiris published in any year during which they are an active member.

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
    0.424 0.4 0.455
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.5 0.54 0.985
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.273 1.163 1.05
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.875 0.721 0.964
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1 1.15 0.983
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1 0.786 0.911
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.323 0.644 1.263
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.438 1.205 2.158
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.154 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.48 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.96 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.5 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.318 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.792 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.261 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.481 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.478 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.286 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.4 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.125 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.125 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0 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