Policy Sciences
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Policy Sciences

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 00322687, 15730891
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
History: 1970-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


With an interdisciplinary and international focus, Policy Sciences encourages different perspectives and especially welcomes conceptual and empirical innovation together with the potential richness and insight of comparative orientation. More specifically, Policy Sciences seeks to offer its readership the following: articles that examine the normative aspects of policy sciences conceptual articles which address concrete policy issues special issues that analyze specific topics in some depth articles on particularly controversial pieces of analysis opposing perspectives, such as critiques or rejoinders on articles already published, which open the journal to an exchange of views rather than restricting it to pure presentation.

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
    5.04 4.981 5.386
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    5.462 5.86 5.875
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.07 3.56 3.688
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.887 3.854 3.849
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.779 3 3.54
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.104 4.329 4.247
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.067 2.422 3.358
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.268 3.017 2.885
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.417 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.027 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.703 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.077 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.22 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.182 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.563 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.844 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.758 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.5 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.647 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.359 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.489 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.375 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