Futures - ISSN 0016-3287
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.549 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.775 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 2.769 (2019) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 3.091 (2019) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volume 10
Issues: 10 issues
ISSN: 00163287

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Aims of the journal
Futures is a high-impact journal with a fifty-year history of publishing high-quality research in the transdisciplinary Futures Studies field. It aims to develop the theory, research and practice of inquiry into the future. The journal publishes rigorously peer-reviewed papers that make a substantive contribution to the understanding of medium-long term futures and to the theory, methods and practice of futures-oriented research and education across the humanities and social sciences.

Futures seeks to:

  • Animate research interest in emerging questions of significance to the futures of humanity and of the planet
  • Encourage dialogue across different fields and different knowledge traditions about the futures of cultures and societies, science and technology, economics and politics, environment and the planet, individuals and humanity
  • Encourage visions of possible, preferable and alternative futures, including visions from those sections of humanity who have, hitherto, not been in positions of power and dominance
  • Build greater understanding of human (and more-than-human) anticipatory beliefs, expectations, practices and behaviours
  • Provide a forum for rigorous examination of the philosophy and methodologies of Futures Studies and futures-oriented research across the humanities and social sciences
  • Develop anticipatory and futures thinking capabilities across policy, educational, professional practice etc settings

About the Journal

  • Futures was launched in 1968 to create a forum for the emerging field of Future Studies and is internationally recognised as a leading journal in the field
  • Today, Futures is at the cutting edge of developments in the theory and practice of futures-oriented research across many disciplines, opening up new ways of theorising, studying and cultivating human anticipation
  • Futures acts as a point of encounter between the 50+ year history of Futures Studies and emerging interests in temporality and futurity across fields as diverse as anthropology, planning, design, political science and management.
  • The journal is at the forefront of efforts to create more plural, democratic and sustainable futures through robust research and responsible practice.
  • Papers are subject to a rigorous double blind peer review process and are published soon after final acceptance.
  • We actively welcome proposals for Special Issues from researchers seeking to create an interdisciplinary forum for topics and issues that do not yet have a settled disciplinary home.