Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 02589346, 14701014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
History: 1974-1995, 2006-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Politikon focuses primarily on South African politics, but not exclusively so. Over the years the journal has published articles by some of the world" leading political scientists, including Arend Lijphart, Samuel Huntingdon, and Philippe Schmitter. It has also featured important contributions from South Africa"s leading political philosophers, political scientists and international relations experts. It has proved an influential journal, particularly in debates over the merits of South Africa"s constitutional reforms (in 1983 and 1994). In the last few years special issues have focused on women and politics in South Africa, and the South African election of 1999.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

SCR Impact Factor

SCR Journal Ranking

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.


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
    1.222 1.152 1.231
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.714 1.082 1.092
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.81 0.878 0.818
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.925 0.852 0.781
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.692 0.816 0.882
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.654 0.846 0.787
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.64 0.688 0.713
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.482 0.519 0.571
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.51 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.452 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.59 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.8 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.667 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.316 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.095 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.184 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.28 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.263 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.35 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.286 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.241 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.485 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.387 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)


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


H-Index History