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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.

Contents

General and multidisciplinary scienceEdit

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 sciencesEdit

Astronomy and astrophysicsEdit

ChemistryEdit

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 sciencesEdit

Materials scienceEdit

MechanicsEdit

PhysicsEdit

Life sciencesEdit

Biology in generalEdit

AgricultureEdit

BioinformaticsEdit

See List of bioinformatics journals

Biophysics and biochemistryEdit

BotanyEdit

ChronobiologyEdit

DevelopmentEdit

EcologyEdit

ForestryEdit

GeneticsEdit

HusbandryEdit

ImmunologyEdit

NeuroscienceEdit

Veterinary medicineEdit

ZoologyEdit

EngineeringEdit

Environmental engineeringEdit

Mechanical engineeringEdit

Computer scienceEdit

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

Robotics and automationEdit

MathematicsEdit

Medicine and health careEdit

Public healthEdit

NursingEdit

Nutrition and food scienceEdit

PsychiatryEdit

Other fieldsEdit

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  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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