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Impact Factor Database

Solar Energy

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 0038092X
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
History: 1957-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Solar Energy

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



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.

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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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Solar Energy

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 5.336
  • 2018 Impact Factor 5.287
  • 2017 Impact Factor 4.899
  • 2016 Impact Factor 4.478
  • 2015 Impact Factor 4.774
  • 2014 Impact Factor 4.505
  • 2013 Impact Factor 4.682
  • 2012 Impact Factor 3.906
  • 2011 Impact Factor 3.584
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.925
  • 2009 Impact Factor 2.737
  • 2008 Impact Factor 2.028
  • 2007 Impact Factor 2.186
  • 2006 Impact Factor 2.190
  • 2005 Impact Factor 1.261
  • 2004 Impact Factor 0.824
  • 2003 Impact Factor 1.120
  • 2002 Impact Factor 1.170
  • 2001 Impact Factor 1.070
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.474
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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.