International Journal of Forecasting

International Journal of Forecasting

  • Volume 1
  • Issue 4
  • ISSN 0169-2070
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.268
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.288
  • Impact Factor: 3.779
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 4.422
Editor-in-chief: Pinson

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The International Journal of Forecasting is the leading journal in its field. It is the official publication of the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) and shares its aims and scope. More information about the IIF may be found at

The International Journal of Forecasting publishes high quality refereed papers covering all aspects of forecasting. Its objective (and that of the IIF) is to unify the field, and to bridge the gap between theory and practice, making forecasting useful and relevant for decision and policy makers. The journal places strong emphasis on empirical studies, evaluation activities, implementation research and ways of improving the practice of forecasting. It is open to many points of view and encourages debate to find solutions for problems facing the field.

Topics covered in the International Journal of Forecasting:

Economic and econometric forecasting
Marketing forecasting
• New products forecasting
Financial forecasting
Production forecasting
Technological forecasting
• Forecasting applications in business, government, and the military
Demographic forecasting
Energy forecasting
Climate forecasting
Crime forecasting
• Seasonal adjustments and forecasting
Time series forecasting
• Legal and political aspects of forecasting
• Implementation of forecasting
• Judgmental/psychological aspects of forecasting
• Impact of forecast uncertainty on decision making
• Organizational aspects of forecasting
• Sport forecasting
• Machine Learning forecasting
• Forecasting methodology
• Election forecasting
• Big data forecasting
Features of the IJF include research papers, research notes, discussion articles, book reviews, editorials and letters.

Data and computer programs associated with articles published in the International Journal of Forecasting are provided as online supplements on ScienceDirect.

Objectivity To ensure fairness and objectivity, double-blind reviewing will be used.

Replication studies The IJF encourages replication studies, especially of highly cited papers. See Encouraging replication and reproducible research (an editorial published in 2010) for further information. A replication study that confirms that a published paper can be successfully replicated would normally be quite short (about a page is often sufficient to describe what calculations and comparisons have been done). Where a previously published paper has not been successfully replicated, more details are required to explain how the results differ from those previously published.

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  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.268
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.288
  • Impact Factor: 3.779
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 4.422
  • ISSN: 0169-2070
  • Issues: 4
  • Volume: 1
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Issue volumeIssue yearPlanned ship dateActual ship date
37/12021Nov 17, 2020Nov 20, 2020
37/22021Mar 17, 2021Mar 08, 2021
37/32021Jun 15, 2021Jun 10, 2021
37/42021Sep 30, 2021Sep 28, 2021
38/12022Nov 17, 2021
38/22022Mar 17, 2022
38/32022Jun 16, 2022
38/42022Sep 30, 2022
39/12023Nov 17, 2022