Weather and Forecasting
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Weather and Forecasting

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 08828156, 15200434
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
History: 1992-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Weather and Forecasting (WAF) (ISSN: 0882-8156; eISSN: 1520-0434) publishes research that is relevant to operational forecasting. This includes papers on significant weather events, forecasting techniques, forecast verification, model parameterizations, data assimilation, model ensembles, statistical postprocessing techniques, the transfer of research results to the forecasting community, and the societal use and value of forecasts. The scope of WAF includes research relevant to forecast lead times ranging from short-term “nowcasts” through seasonal time scales out to approximately two years.

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
    3.045 3.394 3.543
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.849 3.074 3.147
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.221 3.454 3.55
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.937 3.076 3.043
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.243 2.474 2.606
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.376 2.395 2.612
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.294 2.4 2.519
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.302 2.491 2.605
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.275 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.041 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.051 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.301 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.203 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.959 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.803 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.372 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.73 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.593 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.942 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.373 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.299 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.117 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.307 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