Political Communication
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Political Communication

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 10584609, 10917675
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
History: 1980-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Political Communicationis an international journal, published quarterly, that features cutting-edge theory-driven empirical research at the intersection of politics and communication. Its expansive subject is the site of rapid changes and pressing policy concerns worldwide. The journal welcomes all research methods and analytical viewpoints that advance understanding of the practices, processes, content, effects, and policy implications of political communication. Regular symposium issues explore key issues in depth.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Political Communication
SCR Impact Factor

Political Communication
SCR Journal Ranking

Political Communication
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.


Political Communication
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Political Communication
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Political Communication
Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Political Communication
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    8.6 7.346 7.436
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    6.423 7.013 7.381
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    4.417 4.756 5.083
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.689 4.177 4.129
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.603 3.817 3.778
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.8 2.917 3.126
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.452 2.957 2.93
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.935 2.12 2.796
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.442 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.39 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.5 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.289 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.721 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.702 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.945 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.554 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.345 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.528 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.898 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.769 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.967 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.982 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.66 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)

Political Communication

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


Political Communication
H-Index History