Prevention Science
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Prevention Science

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 13894986, 15736695
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
History: 2000-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Prevention Science serves as an interdisciplinary forum designed to disseminate new developments in the theory, research and practice of prevention. Prevention sciences encompassing etiology, epidemiology and intervention are represented through peer-reviewed original research articles on a variety of health and social problems, including but not limited to substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, violence, accidents, teenage pregnancy, suicide, delinquency, STD, obesity, diet/nutrition, exercise, and chronic illness. The journal also publishes literature reviews, theoretical articles, and papers concerning new developments in methodology.

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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Prevention Science
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.612 4.147 4.333
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.86 4.037 4.322
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.992 3.396 3.508
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.818 3.003 3.175
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.558 3.026 3.089
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.437 2.599 2.995
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.908 3.405 3.506
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.981 3.523 3.757
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.017 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.733 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.974 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.815 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.776 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    3.661 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.754 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.085 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    3.755 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    3.167 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.4 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    2.205 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.811 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.059 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0 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