SCI Journal

Impact Factor Database

Security Studies

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 9636412
Publisher: Frank Cass Publishers
History: 1991-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Security Studies

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



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.

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 2.063
  • 2018 Impact Factor 2.118
  • 2017 Impact Factor 2.127
  • 2016 Impact Factor 1.200
  • 2015 Impact Factor 1.833
  • 2014 Impact Factor 1.291
  • 2013 Impact Factor 1.000
  • 2012 Impact Factor 1.261
  • 2011 Impact Factor 1.422
  • 2010 Impact Factor 1.063
  • 2009 Impact Factor 1.178
  • 2008 Impact Factor 1.390
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.483
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.647
  • 2005 Impact Factor 0.422
  • 2004 Impact Factor 0.452
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.316
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.111
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.167
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.667
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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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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SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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.