Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 1479666X
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
History: 2003-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Since its establishment in 2003, The Surgeon has established itself as one of the leading multidisciplinary surgical titles, both in print and online. The Surgeon is published for the worldwide surgical and dental communities. The goal of the Journal is to achieve wider national and international recognition, through a commitment to excellence in original research. In addition, both Colleges see the Journal as an important educational service, and consequently there is a particular focus on post-graduate development. Much of our educational role will continue to be achieved through publishing expanded review articles by leaders in their field.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

SCR Impact Factor

SCR Journal Ranking

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.


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
    2.316 2.311 2.398
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.192 2.301 2.506
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.947 2.222 2.196
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.449 1.965 2.097
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.827 2.03 2
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.106 1.902 1.964
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.625 2.046 2.124
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.304 2.085 2.154
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.752 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.459 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.123 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.85 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.446 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.244 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.241 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.397 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.148 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.513 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.138 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA 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)


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


H-Index History