Perspectives on Science
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Perspectives on Science

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 10636145, 15309274
Publisher: MIT Press Journals
History: 1999-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Perspectives on Science publishes science studies that integrates historical philosophical and sociological perspectives. Its interdisciplinary approach is intended to foster a more comprehensive understanding of the sciences and the contexts in which they develop. Each issue of Perspectives on Science offers a selection of theoretical essays case studies and review essays.

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
    0.706 0.814 0.793
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.741 0.864 0.958
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.723 0.732 0.836
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.661 0.667 0.655
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.71 0.721 0.781
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.667 0.72 0.71
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.689 0.686 0.798
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.377 0.506 0.602
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.837 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.825 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.5 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.694 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.306 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.432 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.41 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.395 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.4 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.375 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.212 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.087 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.174 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.105 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.056 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