Impact Factor

Impact Factor is one of several quantitative tools generated for journals using Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

The impact factor of a journal is calculated by dividing the number of current-year citations to the articles published in that journal during the previous two years. Within JCR, journals are organized by subject listings so that publications are viewed within the context of their specific fields.

AIAA’s journals with the exception of the Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (JTHT) are ranked in the Engineering, Aerospace Sciences category. JTHT is ranked in the Engineering, Mechanical category and the Thermodynamics category. The Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics also is ranked within the Instruments and Instrumentation category.

AIAA's 2022 Journal Impact Factors

Journal Name eISSN Total Cites Journal Impact Factor 5 Year Impact factor Immediacy Index Eigenfactor Rank in Category
Aerospace America 0740-722X (ISSN)45 0.10.1 <0.1 0.00004 34/34 (Q4) ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE
AIAA Journal 1533-385X27,611 2.52.9 0.7 0.01547 11/34 (Q2) ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE
Journal of Aerospace Information Systems 2327-3097627 1.51.5 0.1 0.00074 22/34 (Q3) ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE
Journal of Aircraft 1533-3868 8,051 0.00335 14/34 (Q2) ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE
Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics 1533-3884 12,309 2.63.0 0.3 0.00694 8/34 (Q1) ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE
Journal of Propulsion and Power 1533-3876 7,696 1.9 2.20.4 0.00276 16/34 (Q2) ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 1533-67945,441 1.6 (Q3) ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE
Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer 1533-6808 3,592 2.1 1.70.4 0.00136 82/136 (Q3) ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL

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Journal impact factor is a useful tool for evaluating journals, but it should be used in an informed manner. Citation frequencies for individual articles vary greatly and a journal’s ranking is not indicative of the quality of all articles within the journal. It is also generally understood that a journal’s impact factor should not be used to assess the quality of work by a particular researcher or institution.