Rural Sociology
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Rural Sociology

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00360112, 15490831
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
History: 1978-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Rural Sociology (RS) is the Rural Sociological Society"s professional journal. Published quarterly, this peer-reviewed journal is distributed worldwide. Since 1937, scholarly articles are authored by sociologists and rural sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, economists, and other social scientists who study social, spatial, local, and global rural issues. RS reaches an international audience of social scientists, policy makers, and agency professionals concerned with social processes as they affect rural people, places, and problems.

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.


Rural Sociology
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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Rural Sociology
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.824 3.485 3.553
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.121 3.299 3.382
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.448 3.179 3.19
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.714 2.449 2.253
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.809 1.926 2.764
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.634 2.397 2.812
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.8 2.625 2.805
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.5 2.545 2.233
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.636 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.455 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.023 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.978 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.063 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.959 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.24 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.02 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.5 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.255 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.367 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.059 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.982 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.848 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.968 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)

Rural Sociology

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