Third World Quarterly
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Third World Quarterly

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 01436597, 13602241
Publisher: Carfax Publishing Ltd.
History: 1979-1990, 1992-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Third World Quarterly ( TWQ ) is the leading journal of scholarship and policy in the field of international studies. For almost four decades it has set the agenda of the global debate on development discourses. As the most influential academic journal covering the emerging worlds, TWQ is at the forefront of analysis and commentary on fundamental issues of global concern. TWQ examines all the issues that affect the many Third Worlds and is not averse to publishing provocative and exploratory articles, especially if they have the merit of opening up emerging areas of research that have not been given sufficient attention. TWQ is a peer-reviewed journal that looks beyond strict "development studies", providing an alternative and over-arching reflective analysis of micro-economic and grassroot efforts of development practitioners and planners. It furnishes expert insight into crucial issues before they impinge upon global media attention. TWQ acts as an almanac linking the academic terrains of the various contemporary area studies - African, Asian, Latin American and Middle Eastern - in an interdisciplinary manner with the publication of informative, innovative and investigative articles. Contributions are rigorously assessed by regional experts.

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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Third World Quarterly
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.237 2.454 2.659
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.262 2.488 2.807
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.043 2.365 2.79
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.022 2.438 2.502
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.471 2.74 2.734
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.178 2.337 2.834
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.672 2.519 2.452
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.286 2.22 2.36
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.556 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.318 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.301 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.136 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.59 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.689 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.315 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.239 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.268 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.107 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.426 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.255 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.903 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.821 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.608 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