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Journal of Food Protection

Basic Journal Info

Country: United States
Journal ISSN: 0362028X
Publisher: International Association for Food Protection
History: 1977-1980, 1982-1989, 1993-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link

Impact Factor Ranking

Journal of Food Protection



First published in 1937, the Journal of Food Protection® is a refereed monthly publication. Each issue contains scientific research and authoritative review articles reporting on a variety of topics in food science pertaining to food safety and quality. The journal is internationally recognized as the leading publication in the field of food microbiology with a readership exceeding 11,000 scientists from 69 countries. The Journal of Food Protection® is indexed in Index Medicus, Current Contents, BIOSIS, PubMed, Medline, and many others.

Journal of Food Protection | Journal Impact Factor 2021 Trends

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2021

Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2021 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.Here you can check the journal performance trends based on last 20 years of data, also check the latest journal citation reports 2021. Also Check H-Index, SCImago journal rank and journal impact factor 2021.

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Impact Factor History

  • 2020/2021 Impact Factor 2.077
  • 2019 Impact Factor 1.559
  • 2018 Impact Factor 1.604
  • 2017 Impact Factor 1.587
  • 2016 Impact Factor 1.652
  • 2015 Impact Factor 1.836
  • 2014 Impact Factor 2.411
  • 2013 Impact Factor 2.230
  • 2012 Impact Factor 2.161
  • 2011 Impact Factor 2.135
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.092
  • 2009 Impact Factor 2.252
  • 2008 Impact Factor 1.802
  • 2007 Impact Factor 1.987
  • 2006 Impact Factor 2.112
  • 2005 Impact Factor 2.301
  • 2004 Impact Factor 2.048
  • 2003 Impact Factor 2.456
  • 2002 Impact Factor 2.000
  • 2001 Impact Factor 1.934
  • 2000 Impact Factor 2.006

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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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


Journal of Food Protection

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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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