Science Communication
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Science Communication

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 10755470, 15528545
Publisher: SAGE Publications
History: 1979-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Science Communication is an international, interdisciplinary social science journal that examines such topics as the nature of scientific expertise as represented through communication and the processes or effects characterizing the communication of science in any context. Science is broadly defined to include environmental science, health science, and technology. Science Communication welcomes submissions of empirical research from authors in all relevant disciplines (including the social sciences, the humanities, and science itself). Both qualitative and quantitative research papers with a basis in theory are acceptable. Preference is given to articles that bridge the gap between theory and practice and that will be of interest across disciplines. In addition to peer-reviewed research, Science Communication publishes commentaries that analyze issues and trends in the field – whether scholarly, professional, or policy-related – and a periodic summary of new books 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
    7.103 6.75 6.641
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    5.536 5.72 5.851
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.243 3.452 3.592
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.29 2.828 2.955
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.059 2.034 2.194
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.274 2.254 2.846
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.904 2.384 2.217
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.463 2.257 2.325
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.508 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.56 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.578 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.587 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.122 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.392 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.048 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.045 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.113 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.735 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.551 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.815 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.4 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.388 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.356 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