List of scientific journals

The following is a partial list of scientific journals. There are thousands of scientific journals in publication, and many more have been published at various points in the past. The list given here is far from exhaustive, only containing some of the most influential, currently publishing journals in each field. As a rule of thumb, each field should be represented by more or less than ten positions, chosen by their impact factors and other ratings.

Note: there are many science magazines that are not scientific journals, including Scientific American, New Scientist, Australasian Science and others. They are not listed here.

For periodicals in the social sciences and humanities, see list of social science journals.

General and multidisciplinary science

Journal Publishing since Impact factor (2017) Open access
Nature 1869 41.577 No
Nature Communications 2010 12.353 Yes
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 1905 (1665 before split) 2.746 Partial; after 2 years
PLOS ONE 2006 2.766 Yes
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 1914 9.504 Partial; after 6 months
Proceedings of the Royal Society A 1905 (1800 before split) 2.410 Partial; by request or after 2 years
Science 1880 37.205 (2016 year data) No
Science Advances 2015 11.51 Yes; gold
Scientific Reports 2011 4.122 Yes

Basic and physical sciences

Astronomy and astrophysics

Chemistry

The journals listed below are the 10 highest-ranking chemistry journals that publish papers in all areas of chemistry, ranked according to the total number of references.[1] The comprehensive list referenced above should be consulted for high-ranking journals in specific areas of chemistry.

Earth and atmospheric sciences

Materials science

Mechanics

Physics

Life sciences

Biology in general

Agriculture

Bioinformatics

See List of bioinformatics journals

Biophysics and biochemistry

Botany

Chronobiology

Development

Ecology

Forestry

Genetics

Husbandry

Immunology

Neuroscience

Veterinary medicine

Zoology

Engineering

Environmental engineering

Mechanical engineering

Computer science

For a more comprehensive list, see Category:Computer science journals.

Robotics and automation

Mathematics

General mathematics

Statistics

Medicine and health care

Public health

Nursing

Nutrition and food science

Psychiatry

Other fields

Forensic science

Energy

Physical Education

See also

Notes and references

  1. http://scientific.thomson.com/products/jcr/ A search of 2004 Journal Citation Reports from the Institute for Scientific Information for journals in subject categories CHEMISTRY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY. Journals that clearly did not publish papers in all areas of chemistry were removed.
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