Solar Energy
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Solar Energy

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 0038092X
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
History: 1957-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Solar Energy, the official journal of the International Solar Energy Society®, is devoted exclusively to the science and technology of solar energy applications. The Society was founded in 1954 and is now incorporated as a non-profit educational and scientific institution. With participation encompassing 100 countries, ISES® serves as a centre for information on research and development in solar energy utilisation. Through its publications and its sponsorship of technical conferences, the Society provides a world forum for the active consideration of solar energy. Solar Energy welcomes manuscripts presenting information not previously published in journals on any aspect of solar energy research, development, application, measurement or policy. The term "solar energy" in this context includes the indirect uses such as wind energy and biomass. Because of the international character of Solar Energy, articles that deal solely with the solar radiation or wind data base of a specific country are not normally considered suitable for Solar Energy. Submitted manuscripts may take the form of reports of original studies or reviews of significant prior work in a given area. All manuscripts are subject to reviews to assure accuracy, clarity, and long-term value.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Solar Energy
SCR Impact Factor

Solar Energy
SCR Journal Ranking

Solar Energy
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.


Solar Energy
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Solar Energy
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Solar Energy
Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Solar Energy
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    7.401 7.497 7.385
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    7.128 7.035 6.82
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    5.953 5.952 6.069
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    5.336 5.616 5.611
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    5.287 5.372 5.505
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    4.899 5.212 5.347
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    4.478 4.696 4.942
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    4.774 5.039 5.553
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    4.505 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    4.682 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.906 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.584 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.925 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.737 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.028 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.186 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.19 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.261 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.824 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.12 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.17 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.07 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.474 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)

Solar Energy

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


Solar Energy
H-Index History