Visitor Studies
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Visitor Studies

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 10645578, 19347715
Publisher: Routledge
History: 1988-1989, 1992-1993, 2007-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Visitor Studies is a semiannual peerreviewed journal that publishes highquality articles focusing on visitor research reflections on the field research methodologies and theoretical perspectives. The journal also covers subjects related to museums and learning in outofschool settings such as zoos nature centers visitor centers historic sites and parks.The aim of Visitor Studies is to provide an accessible authoritative source of information within the visitor studies field. The journal offers both theoretical and practical insights of relevance to practitioners and scholars. Visitor Studies strives to develop its reputation as an international publication.Contributors to the journal share their research procedures and findings with practitioners and other researchers. Original and review articles present a forum for new data and provide practical and useful conclusions. Material found in Visitor Studies contributes to the ongoing progress and development of the field.Visitor Studies is the official journal of the Visitor Studies Association todays premier professional organization focusing on all facets of the visitor experience in museums zoos nature centers visitor centers historic sites parks and other informal learning settings. VSA is committed to understanding and enhancing visitor experiences in informal learning settings through research evaluation and dialogue. Our common vision is for a world where lifelong learning is embraced and where learning in informal settings benefit individuals communities and society at large. Issues of Visitor Studies are accessible to paid members of the Visitor Studies Association in print and electronic format and to individuals libraries and other institutions through subscription.

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
    1.64 1.946 2.038
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.71 1.674 1.75
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.889 1.049 1.582
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.897 1.488 1.439
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.429 1.262 1.164
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.964 1.024 1.036
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.519 0.805 1.228
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.778 0.884 0.883
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.133 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.455 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.469 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.276 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.033 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.424 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.353 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    NA 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