Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 14620324, 14620332
Publisher: Oxford University Press
History: 1952-1957, 1959-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Rheumatology strives to support research and discovery by publishing the highest quality original scientific papers with a focus on basic, clinical and translational research. The journal’s subject areas cover a wide range of paediatric and adult rheumatological conditions from an international perspective. It is an official journal of the British Society for Rheumatology, published by Oxford University Press. Rheumatology publishes original articles, reviews, editorials, guidelines, concise reports, meta-analyses, original case reports, clinical vignettes, letters and matters arising from published material. The journal takes pride in serving the global rheumatology community, with a focus on high societal impact in the form of podcasts, videos and extended social media presence, and utilizing metrics such as Altmetric. Keep up to date by following the journal on Twitter @RheumJnl.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

SCR Impact Factor

SCR Journal Ranking

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.


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
    3.464 3.738 3.838
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.65 3.965 4.142
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.749 3.941 3.963
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    4.848 3.615 3.652
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    4.75 3.789 3.882
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    4.886 3.923 3.917
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    5.085 3.884 3.96
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    4.594 3.717 3.785
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    5.265 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    5.125 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    5.099 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    4.81 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    4.654 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    5.334 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    5.147 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    5.197 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    5.346 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    4.834 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    4.714 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    4.034 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    3.674 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    3.449 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    3.244 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)


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


H-Index History