Scientometrics is concerned with the quantitative features and characteristics of science and scientific research. Emphasis is placed on investigations in which the development and mechanism of science are studied by statistical mathematical methods.

The journal publishes original studies, short communications, preliminary reports, review papers, letters to the editor and book reviews on scientometrics. Due to its fully interdisciplinary character, the journal is indispensable to research workers and research administrators . It provides valuable assistance to librarians and documentalists in central scientific agencies, ministries, research institutes and laboratories.

  • Emphasizes investigations in which the development of science and of the mechanism of scientific research are studied by means of (statistical) mathematical methods
  • Publishes original studies, short communications, preliminary reports, review papers, letters to the editor and book reviews on scientometrics
  • Highly visible and cited in all areas of science and research

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Wolfgang Glänzel
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

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3.238 (2020)
Impact factor
3.702 (2020)
Five year impact factor
62 days
Submission to first decision
184 days
Submission to acceptance
1,089,258 (2020)
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  • Top 10 articles 2020 by full-text downloads!

    Check out the top 10 most downloaded articles in Scientometrics published in 2020. Each of the articles reached top download figures of more than 3000 full-text downloads. Congratulations to the authors!

  • Free access to Judit Bar-Ilan Memorial Issue

    Judit Bar-Ilan (1958 – 2019), long-time member of the Price Medal Laureate Board of Scientometrics, sadly passed away last year. The special memorial issue dedicated to her by her colleagues from the Editorial Board has now been published. We are pleased to provide free access to this issue until August 8, 2020.

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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1588-2861
Print ISSN
0138-9130
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Co-publication with Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary
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