Scientific American
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Scientific American
Overview

Impact Factor

2.142

H Index

94

Impact Factor

0.304

I. Basic Journal Info

Country

United States
Journal ISSN: 368733
Publisher: Scientific American Inc.
History: 1948-1950, 1958-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories

Scientific American
Impact Factor by Web of Science

Index

SCIE/SSCI

Impact Factor

2.142

by WOS

Ranking

7316

by WOS

Scientific American
SJR, SJR Impact Factor and H Index

H Index

94

SJR

0.13

Scopus Impact Factor

0.304

Scientific American
SJR Impact Factor 2-year, 3-year, 4-year

2-year
Impact Factor

0.304

3-year
Impact Factor

0.184

4-year
Impact Factor

0.304

Scope/Description:

Scientific American is the world"s premier magazine of scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public. Readers turn to it for a deep understanding of how science and technology can influence human affairs and illuminate the natural world. Its readers are not primarily scientists; to the extent that they have technical backgrounds, they read Scientific American for information about areas outside their expertise. In every issue, leading scientists, inventors and engineers from diverse fields describe their ideas and achievements in clear and accessible prose; the work of select journalists rounds out the offerings. The graphics are rich in content and visual style.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)



Scientific American
SCR Impact Factor

Scientific American
SCR Journal Ranking

Scientific American
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.

0.13

Scientific American
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Scientific American
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Scientific American
Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Scientific American
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.304 0.184 0.168
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.175 0.148 0.155
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.196 0.164 0.161
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.482 0.206 0.22
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.672 0.238 0.246
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.679 0.257 0.244
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.590 0.235 0.25
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.548 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.655 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.745 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.534 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.625 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.357 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.176 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.117 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.051 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.200 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.935 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.137 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.112 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.685 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    2.518 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only

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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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H-Index

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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Scientific American
H-Index History