Strategic Direction
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Strategic Direction

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 2580543
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
History: 2002-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


As a unique service we scan through the best 400 management journals in the world and distill the most topical management issues and relevant implications for senior managers out of the cuttingedge research. We regularly present case study reviews of the Fortune 500 companies. Each briefing no more than 2 to 3 pages long is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the arguments in context.Unique attributesStrategic Direction offers CEOs powerful advantages by briefing them on the key ideas and major issues affecting business today.TopicalityAs the business environment becomes more competitive the quality of strategic thinking demonstrated by an organization can become a measure of its success. This journal is the first of its kind built solely around the needs of the CEOs and their strategy teams and is an essential tool in the conception and implementation of powerful strategies.

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
    0.144 0.193 0.177
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.142 0.117 0.128
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.113 0.139 0.133
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.098 0.093 0.085
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.094 0.083 0.108
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.045 0.067 0.059
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.089 0.08 0.077
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.034 0.033 0.041
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.047 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.034 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.027 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.035 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.041 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.039 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.032 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.031 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.022 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.032 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.028 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.029 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA 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