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Progress in Nuclear Energy

Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 1491970
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1977-1988, 1990-1992, 1994-ongoing
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Progress in Nuclear Energy

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



Progress in Nuclear Energy is an international review journal covering all aspects of nuclear science and engineering. In keeping with the maturity of nuclear power, articles on safety, siting and environmental problems are encouraged, as are those associated with economics and fuel management. However, basic physics and engineering will remain an important aspect of the editorial policy. Articles published are either of a review nature or present new material in more depth. They are aimed at researchers and technically-oriented managers working in the nuclear energy field. Please note the following: 1) PNE seeks high quality research papers which are medium to long in length. Short research papers should be submitted to the journal Annals in Nuclear Energy. 2) PNE reserves the right to reject papers which are based solely on routine application of computer codes used to produce reactor designs or explain existing reactor phenomena. Such papers, although worthy, are best left as laboratory reports whereas Progress in Nuclear Energy seeks papers of originality, which are archival in nature, in the fields of mathematical and experimental nuclear technology, including fission, fusion (blanket physics, radiation damage), safety, materials aspects, economics, etc. 3) Review papers, which may occasionally be invited, are particularly sought by the journal in these fields.

Progress in Nuclear Energy

2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Progress in Nuclear Energy

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 1.868
  • 2018 Impact Factor 1.808
  • 2017 Impact Factor 1.665
  • 2016 Impact Factor 1.638
  • 2015 Impact Factor 1.535
  • 2014 Impact Factor 1.378
  • 2013 Impact Factor 1.330
  • 2012 Impact Factor 1.074
  • 2011 Impact Factor 1.166
  • 2010 Impact Factor 1.572
  • 2009 Impact Factor 0.964
  • 2008 Impact Factor 0.639
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.681
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.622
  • 2005 Impact Factor 0.586
  • 2004 Impact Factor 0.531
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.801
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.367
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.238
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.252
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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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


Progress in Nuclear Energy

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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.