Urban Forum
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Urban Forum

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 10153802
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
History: 1990-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


This journal publishes papers which engage broadly with urban processes developments challenges politics and people providing a distinctive African focus on these themes.Topics covered variously engage with the dynamics of governance everyday urban life economies and environments. The journal uses empirical data to reinforce and refine theoretical developments in urban studies draws on the specificities of the African context and opens up geographically diverse conversations on African cities.Urban Forum welcomes papers that provide rich evidence from African cities and in doing so builds debate and theory that often remains peripheral to urban scholarship. The journal is open to research based on a range of methodologies but prioritizes qualitative analysis and interpretation. With this mix research in Urban Forum demonstrates the ordinary and the exceptional nature of urbanization in African cities.

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
    1.828 2.151 2.009
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.407 1.694 1.618
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.222 1.114 1.311
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.098 1.385 1.471
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.5 1.615 1.929
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.358 1.862 1.788
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.583 1.484 1.545
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.462 1.443 1.418
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.778 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.298 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.039 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.059 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.174 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.804 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.614 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.5 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.577 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.321 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.719 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.406 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.963 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.774 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.933 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