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Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

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Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 907324
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
History: 1973-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Ranging from case studies to conceptual papers the journals articles cover all aspects of reference and library user services in a digital age. Articles draw upon traditional areas of inquiry within the fields of information studies and education as well as from newer interdisciplinary perspectives such critical pedagogy.The journal raises questions explores new frameworks for user services advances fresh analyses and research and proposes solutions to diverse operational issues facing librarians and information professionals.

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
    1.338 1.292 1.211
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.128 1.174 1.306
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.916 1.076 1.167
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.947 1.069 1.17
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.082 1.192 1.25
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.13 1.179 1.153
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.8 0.958 1.166
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.238 1.439 1.521
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.159 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.448 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.212 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.229 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.025 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.852 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.894 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.755 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.833 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.563 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.778 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.946 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.843 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.652 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.606 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