Social Networks
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Social Networks

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 3788733
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1978-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Social Networks is an interdisciplinary and international quarterly. It provides a common forum for representatives of anthropology, sociology, history, social psychology, political science, human geography, biology, economics, communications science and other disciplines who share an interest in the study of the empirical structure of social relations and associations that may be expressed in network form. It publishes both theoretical and substantive papers. Critical reviews of major theoretical or methodological approaches using the notion of networks in the analysis of social behaviour are also included, as are reviews of recent books dealing with social networks and social structure.

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
    3.411 3.571 3.965
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.141 3.978 4.037
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.725 3.741 4.004
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.983 3.16 3.567
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.427 3.669 4.145
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.872 3.541 3.894
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.473 4.091 4.335
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.948 4.46 4.426
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.207 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    3.309 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    5.032 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    4.897 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3.182 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    3.306 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.051 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.644 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.806 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.939 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.263 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.972 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.769 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.632 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.382 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