Regulation and Governance
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Regulation and Governance

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 17485983, 17485991
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
History: 2008-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Regulation & Governance serves as the leading platform for the study of regulation and governance by political scientists, lawyers, sociologists, historians, criminologists, psychologists, anthropologists, economists and others. Research on regulation and governance, once fragmented across various disciplines and subject areas, has emerged at the cutting edge of paradigmatic change in the social sciences. Through the peer-reviewed journal Regulation & Governance, we seek to advance discussions between various disciplines about regulation and governance, promote the development of new theoretical and empirical understanding, and serve the growing needs of practitioners for a useful academic reference.

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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Regulation and Governance
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.635 3.941 4.513
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.239 3.986 3.953
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.88 3.411 3.708
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    4 3.263 3.505
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.943 3.545 4.529
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.041 4.507 4.468
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.776 4.19 3.846
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    4.241 3.696 3.202
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.446 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.965 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.25 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.829 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.269 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.875 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0 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