5 Year Impact Factor & Ranking

3.0 2.25 1.5 0.75 2.597 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2.597 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  • 1 249
    #92
  • 1 66
    #27
  • 1 264
    #88
  • 1 67
    #24
  • 1 275
    #96
  • 1 67
    #25
  • 1 277
    #94
  • 1 67
    #20
  • 1 283
    #117
  • 1 68
    #24

About 5 Year Impact Factor & Ranking

Impact Factor based on 5 years of history. Copyright Clarivate Analytics.

Metrics

Year I.F. Materials science, multidisciplinary Physics, condensed matter
2018 2.597 117/283 24/68
2017 94/277 20/67
2016 96/275 25/67
2015 88/264 24/67
2014 92/249 27/66

Definition

Impact Factor

A base of five years may be more appropriate for journals in certain fields because the body of citations may not be large enough to make reasonable comparisons, or it may take longer than two years to publish and distribute leading to a longer period before others cite the work.

Actual value is intentionally only displayed for the most recent year. Earlier values are available in the Journal Citation Reports from Clarivate Analytics.

ISI ranking

Journals are often ranked by Impact Factor in an appropriate Clarivate Analytics subject category. As there are now two Impact Factors published – two-year and five-year Impact Factors – this rank may differ, so care is needed when assessing these ranked lists to understand which of the two metrics is being used. In addition, journals can be categorized in multiple subject categories, giving them different ranks for each subject. Consequently, a rank should always be in context to the subject category.