Water Research
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Water Research

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 00431354, 18792448
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1967-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Water Research has an open access mirror journal Water Research X, sharing the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review. Water Research publishes refereed, original research papers on all aspects of the science and technology of water quality and its management worldwide. A broad outline of the journal's scope includes: -Treatment processes for water and wastewaters, municipal, agricultural and industrial, including residuals management. -Water quality monitoring and assessment, based on chemical, physical and biological methods. -Studies on inland, tidal or coastal waters and urban waters, including surface and ground waters, and point and non-point sources of pollution. -The limnology of lakes, impoundments and rivers. -Solid and hazardous waste management, including source characterization and the effects and control of leachates and gaseous emissions. -Environmental restoration, including soil and groundwater remediation. -Analysis of the interfaces between sediments and water, and water/atmosphere interactions. -The application of mathematical modelling and system analysis techniques. -Public health and risk assessment. -Socio-economic studies. Audience: Biologists, chemical engineers, chemists, civil engineers, environmental engineers, limnologists and microbiologists.

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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Water Research
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    13.127 13.882 14.291
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    11.672 12.51 12.559
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    11.318 11.347 11.33
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    9.702 9.847 10.166
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    8.401 8.839 8.97
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    7.657 7.894 8.084
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    7.629 7.929 8.201
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    6.808 7.236 7.609
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    6.362 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    6.171 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    5.409 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    5.646 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    5.336 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    4.985 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.914 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    3.365 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    3.232 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    3.279 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.88 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    2.066 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    2.161 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.484 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.452 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