Google-based Impact Factor

Alternate Impact Factor : Google-based Impact Factor (GbIF)


The first metric is an alternate impact factor which is based on Google Scholar's citation count.

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric index calculated by Clarivate that reflects the yearly mean number of citations of articles published in the last two years in a given journal, as indexed by Clarivate's Web of Science.

This journal has no IF or JIF, but an alternate impact factor “Google-based Impact Factor”.

The only publicly accessible database that may be used to calculate journal metrics is Google Scholar. It is a valuable source with extensive coverage. Because of this, A2Z Journals determines its own Impact Factor using the number of citations found in Google Scholar. Scientists are used to the impact factor calculation method utilized by Thomson Reuters. For this reason, A2Z Journals applies Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm as published on This algorithm is not protected and can be used by anyone. In short: A2Z Journals calculates a two-year Google-based Impact Factor (GbIF).


With respect to all articles from this journal JIEEE for the respective year:
A = # of Citations received in 2020
B = # of Citations received in 2020 to articles published in 2018 + 2019 (this is a subset of A)
C = # of articles published in 2018 + 2019
GbIF for 2020 = B/C (TR algorithm, Google citations, data 2022)