Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 10020160
Publisher: Kexue Chubaneshe/Science Press
History: 1996-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


PEDOSPHERE-A peer-reviewed international journal (ISSN 1002-0160; CN 32-1315/P) was founded in 1991 and is published bimonthly in English (without Chinese edition) by Elsevier Limited and Science Press. PEDOSPHERE is sponsored jointly by the Soil Science Society of China; the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences; and the State Key Laboratory of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture, China; in cooperation with 5 of the most important Chinese institutions and universities working in the field of soil science: China Agricultural University; the Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Nanjing Agricultural University; South China Agricultural University; and Zhejiang University. The Editor-in-Chief is Prof.

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
    6.2 5.931 6.195
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    5.122 5.342 5.725
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.779 4.734 4.956
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.919 4.128 4.125
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.424 3.511 3.333
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.79 2.691 2.638
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.076 2.194 2.397
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.765 2.152 2.339
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.823 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.713 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.548 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.494 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.213 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.384 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.917 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.025 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.775 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.009 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.163 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.309 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.305 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.095 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.157 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