R Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

R Journal

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 20734859
Publisher: R Foundation for Statistical Computing
History: 2009-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The R Journal is the open access, refereed journal of the R project for statistical computing. It features short to medium length articles covering topics that should be of interest to users or developers of R. The R Journal intends to reach a wide audience and have a thorough review process. Papers are expected to be reasonably short, clearly written, not too technical, and of course focused on R. Authors of refereed articles should take care to: - put their contribution in context, in particular discuss related R functions or packages; - explain the motivation for their contribution; - provide code examples that are reproducible.

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
    1.523 1.963 5.206
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.682 5.335 9.805
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    4.038 6.505 7.346
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    4.821 5.608 5.069
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.614 2.497 2.688
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.541 1.778 2.481
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.25 1.69 1.926
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.373 1.564 1.78
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.17 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.1 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.902 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.125 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA 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