IRSS Impact Factor 2020 is 3.780

Great news! Impact Factors were just released, and International Review for the Sociology of Sport achieved its highest impact factor ever: 3.780! Congratulations to the IRSS Editor-in-Chief, the Editorial Board and authors!

International Review for the Sociology of Sport is ranked 19/149 in the “Sociology” category, and 28/58 in “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism”.

With the 2020 Impact Factor, Clarivate has introduced Early Access content in Journal Citation Reports to more accurately reflect the dynamic citation environment of rapid online publication, phasing in further changes over three years.

This means that the 2020 Impact Factor prioritized the online publication date rather than the print publication date to calculate citations to a journal in 2020 (we only see changes in the numerator of the Impact Factor equation). The 2021 Impact Factor (published in June 2022) will prioritize the online publication date for the citing article data (numerator) as well as half the denominator data (2020 citable items). The 2022 Impact Factor (published in June 2023) will prioritize the online publication date for both the citing (numerator) and cited (denominator) article data in the Impact Factor equation.

As a result, several journals with high volumes of online, ahead-of-print articles have seen inflation in their Impact Factors for 2020. We expect most of these increases to drop off with the 2021 Impact Factors next year.