List of scientific journals

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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 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

Journal Publishing since Impact factor (2019) Open access
Nature 186942.779No
Nature Communications 201012.121Yes
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 1905 (1665 before split)3.275Partial; after 2 years
PLoS One 20062.740Yes
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 19149.412Partial; after 6 months
Proceedings of the Royal Society A 1905 (1800 before split)2.741Partial; by request or after 2 years
Science 188041.846No
Science Advances 201513.117Yes; gold
Scientific Reports 20113.998Yes

Basic and physical sciences

Astronomy and astrophysics


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



Life sciences

Biology in general



See List of bioinformatics journals

Biophysics and biochemistry










Veterinary medicine



Environmental engineering

Mechanical engineering

Computer science

Robotics and automation


General mathematics


Medicine and health care

Public health


Nutrition and food science


Other fields


Forensic science

Physical education

Social science

See also

Notes and references

  1. 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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