Philosophical Magazine
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Philosophical Magazine

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 14786435, 14786443
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
History: 1975, 1977, 2003-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Philosophical Magazine publishes contributed articles and critical reviews in the field of condensed matter describing original results, theories and concepts relating to the structure and properties of crystalline materials, ceramics, polymers, glasses, amorphous films, composites and soft matter. Papers emphasizing experimental, theoretical and modelling studies on solids, especially those that interpret their behaviour on an atomic or microscopic scale, are particularly appropriate. We envisage growing coverage of phase transitions, nanotechnology, novel material types, and materials for electronic and related devices. Further evolution is expected to see the development of such topics as soft condensed matter and in particular the interface between hard and soft matter.

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
    1.677 1.862 1.813
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.735 1.669 1.736
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.799 1.837 1.883
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.763 1.85 1.808
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.842 1.801 1.761
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.649 1.685 1.639
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.52 1.454 1.494
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.546 1.65 1.63
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.763 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.412 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.58 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.517 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.425 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.297 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.459 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.568 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.45 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.572 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.389 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA 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)

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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