Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 25724517, 25724525
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
History: 2018-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology (PALO) publishes papers dealing with records of past environments, biota and climate. Understanding of the Earth system as it was in the past requires the employment of a wide range of approaches including marine and lacustrine sedimentology and speleothems; ice sheet formation and flow; stable isotope, trace element, and organic geochemistry; paleontology and molecular paleontology; evolutionary processes; mineralization in organisms; understanding tree-ring formation; seismic stratigraphy; physical, chemical, and biological oceanography; geochemical, climate and earth system modeling, and many others. The scope of this journal is regional to global, rather than local, and includes studies of any geologic age (Precambrian to Quaternary, including modern analogs). Within this framework, papers on the following topics are to be included: chronology, stratigraphy (where relevant to correlation of paleoceanographic events), paleoreconstructions, paleoceanographic modeling, paleocirculation (deep, intermediate, and shallow), paleoclimatology (e.g., paleowinds and cryosphere history), global sediment and geochemical cycles, anoxia, sea level changes and effects, relations between biotic evolution and paleoceanography, biotic crises, paleobiology (e.g., ecology of “microfossils” used in paleoceanography), techniques and approaches in paleoceanographic inferences, and modern paleoceanographic analogs, and quantitative and integrative analysis of coupled ocean-atmosphere-biosphere processes.Paleoceanographic and Paleoclimate studies enable us to use the past in order to gain information on possible future climatic and biotic developments: the past is the key to the future, just as much and maybe more than the present is the key to the past.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
SCR Impact Factor

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
SCR Journal Ranking

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
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.


Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.396 3.684 3.762
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.565 3.633 3.8
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.207 3.564 3.566
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.111 3.266 3.367
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.04 3.41 3.638
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.736 3.102 3.257
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.274 3.556 3.682
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.543 3.937 4.125
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.984 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    4.39 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.345 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.593 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    4.345 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    3.692 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.834 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    3.49 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    3.62 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    3.374 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    3.238 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    3.313 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    4.161 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    3.394 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    4.225 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)

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

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


Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
H-Index History