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 fewer 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

See also: Category:Multidisciplinary scientific journals

Journal Publishing since Impact factor (2019) Open access
Nature 1869 42.779 No
Nature Communications 2010 12.121 Yes
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 1905 (1665 before split) 3.275 Partial; after 2 years
PLoS One 2006 2.740 Yes
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 1914 9.412 Partial; after 6 months
Proceedings of the Royal Society A 1905 (1800 before split) 2.741 Partial; by request or after 2 years
Science 1880 41.846 No
Science Advances 2015 13.117 Yes; gold
Scientific Reports 2011 3.998 Yes

Basic and physical sciences

Archaeology

Main page: Category:Archaeology journals

Astronomy and astrophysics

For a more comprehensive list, see List of astronomy journals.

Chemistry

For a more comprehensive list, see List of chemistry journals.

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

For a more comprehensive list, see List of earth and atmospheric sciences journals.

Materials science

For a more comprehensive list, see List of materials science journals.

Mechanics

Physics

For a more comprehensive list, see List of physics journals.

Life sciences

Biology in general

For a more comprehensive list, see List of biology journals.

Agriculture

Bioinformatics

See List of bioinformatics journals

Biophysics and biochemistry

Botany

For a more comprehensive list, see List of botany journals.

Chronobiology

Development

Ecology

Forestry

For a more comprehensive list, see List of forestry journals.

Genetics

Husbandry

Immunology

Neuroscience

Veterinary medicine

Zoology

For a more comprehensive list, see List of zoology journals.

Engineering

Environmental engineering

Mechanical engineering

Computer science

Further information: Category:Computer science journals

Robotics and automation

Mathematics

General mathematics

For a more comprehensive list, see List of mathematics journals.

Statistics

For a more comprehensive list, see List of statistics journals.

Medicine and health care

For a more comprehensive list, see List of medical journals and List of health care journals.

Public health

Nursing

Main article: List of nursing journals

Nutrition and food science

Psychiatry

Main article: List of psychiatry journals

Other fields

Energy

Forensic science

Physical education

Social science

Main articles: List of anthropology journals, List of psychology journals, List of sociology journals, and List of economics journals

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.