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Impact Factor Database

Surface Science

Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 396028
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1964-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Surface Science

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



Surface Science is devoted to elucidating the fundamental aspects of chemistry and physics occurring at a wide range of surfaces and interfaces and to disseminating this knowledge fast. The journal welcomes a broad spectrum of topics, including but not limited to: • model systems (e.g. in Ultra High Vacuum) under well-controlled reactive conditions • nanoscale science and engineering, including manipulation of matter at the atomic/molecular scale and assembly phenomena • reactivity of surfaces as related to various applied areas including heterogeneous catalysis, chemistry at electrified interfaces, and semiconductors functionalization • phenomena at interfaces relevant to energy storage and conversion, and fuels production and utilization • surface reactivity for environmental protection and pollution remediation • interactions at surfaces of soft matter, including polymers and biomaterials. Both experimental and theoretical work, including modeling, is within the scope of the journal. Work published in Surface Science reaches a wide readership, from chemistry and physics to biology and materials science and engineering, providing an excellent forum for cross-fertilization of ideas and broad dissemination of scientific discoveries.

Surface Science

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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Surface Science

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 1.570
  • 2018 Impact Factor 1.929
  • 2017 Impact Factor 2.026
  • 2016 Impact Factor 2.094
  • 2015 Impact Factor 2.012
  • 2014 Impact Factor 1.995
  • 2013 Impact Factor 1.962
  • 2012 Impact Factor 1.934
  • 2011 Impact Factor 2.142
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.102
  • 2009 Impact Factor 1.880
  • 2008 Impact Factor 1.748
  • 2007 Impact Factor 1.930
  • 2006 Impact Factor 1.956
  • 2005 Impact Factor 1.843
  • 2004 Impact Factor 2.208
  • 2003 Impact Factor 2.045
  • 2002 Impact Factor 2.109
  • 2001 Impact Factor 2.022
  • 2000 Impact Factor 1.839
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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.