RUSI Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

RUSI Journal

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 03071847, 17440378
Publisher: Routledge
History: 1972-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Published six times a year the RUSI Journal is the Institutes flagship publication and a leading forum for the exchange of ideas on national and international defence and security issues. First published in 1857 the RUSI Journal is the oldest publication of its kind in the world and considered by practitioners and scholars alike to be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand war and conflict British and international defence and security policies and military history. With ten to twelve timely and policyrelevant articles on contemporary defence and security matters scholarly studies on military history and a substantial book reviews section theRUSI Journal consistently brings the most innovative and challenging perspectives to bear on past present and future issues in the field.

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
    0.639 0.807 0.71
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.874 0.764 0.723
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.345 0.406 0.476
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.419 0.441 0.422
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.487 0.535 0.511
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.417 0.367 0.386
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.404 0.476 0.42
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.449 0.354 0.379
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.341 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.353 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.449 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.403 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.391 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.242 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.093 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.132 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.034 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.106 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.048 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.046 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.039 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.012 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.054 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