Trends in Microbiology
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Trends in Microbiology

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 0966842X, 18784380
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1993-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Trends in Microbiology provides a multidisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of microbiology: from cell biology and immunology to genetics and evolution, and ranges across virology, bacteriology, protozoology and mycology. Microbiology is, at present, one of the fastest moving disciplines in Life Sciences, thanks also to technological developments of the recent years. The relative ease and rapidity with which small genomes can be entirely sequenced is beginning to have significant impact on all areas of prokaryote biology, from pathogens to extremophiles, and will fuel new developments, for example, in drugs, vaccines and industrial enzyme research. Recent international developments are also responsible for a renewed interest in microbiology. The Table of Contents includes a lively mix of commentary, correspondence and review. Most articles are commissioned and all of them are peer-reviewed. Consequently, they make an authoritative basis for teaching and keeping abreast of developments across the field. The focus is on molecular microbiology and virology, and includes topics such as genomics, the gamut of plant and animal host-pathogen interactions, host immune responses, characterization and evolution of virulence determinants, cell cycle and differentiation, symbiosis in plant and animal associations, environmental microbiology, biodiversity and evolution, population dynamics, sex and mutagenesis, antibiotic resistance and production, drug and vaccine targets, as well as aspects of prion diseases and of fungal and protozoan biology.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Trends in Microbiology
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.


Trends in Microbiology
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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Trends in Microbiology
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    10.538 11.646 12.346
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    11.165 12.45 12.861
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    10.669 10.742 11.675
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    9.248 9.143 9.161
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    8.316 8.244 8.369
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    8.92 8.314 8.23
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    8.804 7.997 8.256
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    8.889 8.461 8.899
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    9.981 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    11 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    9.986 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    8.894 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    8.252 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    7.736 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    7.06 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    7.534 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    7.785 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    6.292 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    5.818 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    5.477 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    4.663 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    4.814 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    4.631 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