Scottish Affairs
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Scottish Affairs

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 09660356, 2053888X
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
History: 2016-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Scottish Affairs founded in 1992 is the leading forum for debate on Scottish current affairs.Its predecessor was Scottish Government Yearbooks published by the University of Edinburghs Unit for the Study of Government in Scotland between 1976 and 1992.The movement towards the setting up the Scottish Parliament in the 1990s and then the debate in and around the Parliament since 1999 brought the need for a new analysis of Scottish politics policy and society. Scottish Affairs provides that opportunity. Fully peerreviewed it publishes articles on matters of concern to people who are interested in the development of Scotland often setting current affairs in an international or historical context and in a context of debates about culture and identity. This includes articles about similarly placed small nations and regions throughout Europe and beyond. The articles are authoritative and rigorous without being technical and pedantic. No subject area is excluded but all articles pay attention to the social and political context of their topics.Thus Scottish Affairs takes up a position between informed journalism and academic analysis and provides a forum for dialogue between the two. The readers and contributors include journalists politicians civil servants business people academics and people in general who take an informed interest in current affairs.

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.

Scottish Affairs
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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Scottish Affairs
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.843 0.775 0.689
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.846 0.707 0.68
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.571 0.571 0.547
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.255 0.329 0.327
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.413 0.423 0.47
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.3 0.278 0.263
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.444 0.386 0.355
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.511 0.397 0.32
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.103 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.096 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.212 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.125 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.229 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.292 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.281 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.232 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.296 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.177 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.339 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.28 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.235 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.286 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.234 NA NA
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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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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