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Impact Factor Database

Space Policy

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 2659646
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
History: 1985-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Space Policy

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



Space Policy is an international, interdisciplinary journal which draws on the fields of international relations, economics, history, aerospace studies, security studies, development studies, political science and ethics to provide discussion and analysis of space activities in their political, economic, industrial, legal, cultural and social contexts. Alongside full-length papers, which are subject to a double-blind peer review system, the journal publishes opinion pieces, case studies and short reports and, in so doing, it aims to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions and a means by which authors can alert policy makers and international organizations to their views. Space Policy is also a journal of record, reproducing, in whole or part, official documents such as treaties, space agency plans or government reports relevant to the space community. Views expressed in the journal are not necessarily those of the editors or members of the editorial board.

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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 1.158
  • 2018 Impact Factor 0.522
  • 2017 Impact Factor 0.500
  • 2016 Impact Factor 0.725
  • 2015 Impact Factor 0.627
  • 2014 Impact Factor 0.542
  • 2013 Impact Factor 0.704
  • 2012 Impact Factor 0.671
  • 2011 Impact Factor 0.544
  • 2010 Impact Factor 0.318
  • 2009 Impact Factor 0.615
  • 2008 Impact Factor 0.493
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.367
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.703
  • 2005 Impact Factor 0.486
  • 2004 Impact Factor 0.405
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.400
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.116
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.163
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.128
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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.