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Journal Metrics and Data

Leonardo serves as a critical content provider through our print and digital publications, which include scholarly journals Leonardo and Leonardo Music Journal.

The following provides metrics and data that quantify the impact of these publications.

Acceptance Rate

Our overall acceptance rate is calculated quarterly. As of January 2021, our acceptance rate for the prior 12 months is 33%.

Abstracting and Indexing

Visit the MIT Press Journals website for lists of abstracting and indexing servies that list the following:

Most Cited 

Visit the MIT Press Journals website for a list of the most cited content in the following:

Google Scholar Metrics

Google Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Scholar Metrics currently cover articles published over the last five years, and the results are based on the index as it was in June of 2017. The metrics are based on citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar. This also includes citations from articles that are not themselves covered by Scholar Metrics. GSM provides ranking information for the top 20 titles in any subject. The results from the most recent five years are as follows:


SCImago Journal & Country Rank

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from. This indicator shows the visibility of the journals contained in the Scopus® database from 1996. The results of the most recent report (2016) are as follows:



CiteScore metrics are part of the Scopus basket of journal metrics that includes SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper), SJR (SCImago Journal Rank), citation- and document- counts and percentage cited. The integration of these metrics into Scopus provides insights into the citation impact of more than 22,220 titles. CiteScore is essentially the average citations per document that a title receives over a three-year period. It is simple to replicate. A CiteScore 2015 value is available for most active serial titles in Scopus―journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade journals―that started publishing in 2014 or earlier. CiteScore metrics calculate the citations from all documents in year one to all documents published in the prior three years for a title.