Virology Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Virology Journal

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 1743422X
Publisher: BioMed Central
History: 2004-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Virology Journal is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that presents high-quality original research concerning viruses, and establishes a strategic alternative to the traditional virology communication process. Virology Journal will feature articles on human, animal, plant, insect, bacterial, and fungal viruses. The journal will also publish articles on molecular aspects of the control and prevention of viral infections with vaccines and antiviral agents and on the use of viruses as gene therapy vectors. The approaches and techniques used are expected to encompass many disciplines, including molecular genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, cell biology, immunology, morphology, genetics and pathogenesis.

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.


Virology Journal
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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Virology Journal
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    4.67 4.628 4.35
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    5.545 4.897 4.346
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.969 3.541 3.504
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.668 2.767 2.824
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.571 2.598 2.542
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.711 2.56 2.656
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.402 2.701 2.675
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.709 2.763 2.633
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.601 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.521 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.428 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.673 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.73 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.409 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.704 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.828 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.308 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.867 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    NA 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)

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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