Public Roads
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Public Roads

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 333735
Publisher: U.S. Federal Highway Administration
History: 1969-1990, 1992-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Public Roads is the quarterly magazine of the Federal Highway Administration FHWA. Reading Public Roads is the easiest way to keep uptodate on developments in federal highway policies programs and research and technology.More specifically the magazine covers advances and innovations in highwaytraffic research and technology critical national transportation issues important activities and achievements of FHWA and others in the highway community specific FHWA program areas and subjects of interest to highway industry professionals. Each issue contains standard departments that include information on topics of general interest notices of recent publications in research and development and in technology applications Internetrelated information applicable to transportation professionals programs and courses offered by the National Highway Institute and a calendar of major conferences and special events. Public Roads also emphasizes the continuing commitment of FHWA to be a world leader in promoting highway research and technology transfer.For almost its entire 80 years Public Roads was exclusively an inhouse research journal for engineers scientists and economists. However in the summer of 1993 Public Roads broadened its scope to represent the entire FHWA and to be relevant to a wider audience. The expanded audience includes all FHWA employees international national state and local transportation officials members of highwayrelated professional societies and associations researchers at technical libraries and technology transfer centers professors and students of engineering and traffic management members of appropriate congressional committees and others interested in highway research and technology and in FHWA policies and programs.

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
    0.096 0.06 0.06
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0 0.009 0.033
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.063 0.074 0.069
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.013 0.018 0.033
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.025 0.017 0.019
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0 0.018 0.028
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0 0.029 0.052
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.06 0.052 0.085
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.066 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.063 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.029 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.077 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.148 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.097 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.203 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.118 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.029 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.1 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.069 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.068 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.025 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.172 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.143 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