Impact Factor Score: .667 (30 out of 69 Area Studies journals) – cites in 2016 to articles published in 2014 and 2015.
5-Year Impact Factor Score: 0.903 (16 out of 69 Area Studies journals) – cites in 2016 to articles published from 2011 to 2015
Immediacy Index Score: 0.050 (24 out of 69 Area Studies journals) – cites in 2016 of articles published in 2015
Article Influence® Score: 0.341 (28 out of 69 Area Studies journals)
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Note: We maintain a sustained and in-depth intellectual and administrative interest in the various debates concerning the uses, meanings, and limits of bibliometric indexes such as the annual JCR reports. We list the information above not as an unthinking endorsement of the use of these indexes to define notions of “quality,” but as information that forms part of a larger set of ongoing attempts to map the patterns and understand the meanings of scholarly communications in the digital age. Although Pacific Affairs embraces careful and contextualized use of all bibliometric data, our view is that the 5-Year Impact Factor (regardless of our absolute and/or relative numbers) is likely the most significant measure, given that we aspire to publish articles that based on the depth of empirical research and the clarity of the arguments will ideally retain their relevance for at least five years after their publication.