Yale Law Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Yale Law Journal

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 440094
Publisher: Yale Journal Co., Inc.
History: 1973-1975, 1977-1979, 1981, 1983, 1985-1991, 1994, 1996-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The Yale Law Journal Online is the online companion to The Yale Law Journal. It replaces The Pocket Part, which was the first such companion to be published by a leading law review. YLJ Online will continue The Pocket Part"s mission of augmenting the scholarship printed in The Yale Law Journal by providing original Essays, legal commentaries, responses to articles printed in the Journal, podcast and iTunes University recordings of various pieces, and other works by both established and emerging academics and practitioners.

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
    2.083 2 1.848
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.571 1.611 2
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.43 2.056 1.735
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.953 2.148 2.328
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.679 2.267 2.122
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.866 2.459 2.364
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.033 2.44 2.446
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.115 1.973 1.978
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.33 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.56 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.41 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.736 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.45 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.441 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.941 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.56 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.787 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.644 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.762 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.872 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.658 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.296 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.258 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