Security Studies
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Security Studies

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 09636412, 15561852
Publisher: Frank Cass Publishers
History: 1991-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Security Studies publishes innovative scholarly manuscripts that make a significant contribution – whether theoretical, empirical, or both – to our understanding of international security. Studies that do not emphasize the causes and consequences of war or the sources and conditions of peace fall outside the journal’s domain. Security Studies features articles that develop, test, and debate theories of international security – that is, articles that address an important research question, display innovation in research, contribute in a novel way to a body of knowledge, and (as appropriate) demonstrate theoretical development with state-of-the art use of appropriate methodological tools. While we encourage authors to discuss the policy implications of their work, articles that are primarily policy-oriented do not fit the journal’s mission. The journal publishes articles that challenge the conventional wisdom in the area of international security studies. Security Studies includes a wide range of topics ranging from nuclear proliferation and deterrence, civil-military relations, strategic culture, ethnic conflicts and their resolution, epidemics and national security, democracy and foreign-policy decision making, developments in qualitative and multi-method research, and the future of security studies.

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
    1.381 1.979 2.175
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.406 2.5 2.649
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.93 2.238 2.318
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.063 1.851 1.99
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.118 2.675 2.645
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.127 2.286 2.505
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.2 1.81 2.098
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.833 2.012 1.843
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.291 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.261 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.422 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.063 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.178 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.39 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.483 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.647 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.422 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.452 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.316 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.111 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.167 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.667 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