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Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

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Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 9538585
Publisher: Institute of Physics
History: 1994-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories



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
    0.067 0.047 0.04
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.048 0.041 0.044
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.025 0.029 0.031
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.023 0.026 0.032
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.069 0.058 0.062
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.085 0.087 0.102
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.045 0.089 0.091
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.077 0.091 0.103
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.11 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.168 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.19 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.216 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.146 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.207 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.162 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.196 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.188 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.159 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.126 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.369 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.701 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.571 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.782 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