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Journal ranks 2021 |


    Now that Clarivate, Google, and Scopus have just lately printed their respective journal quotation scores for 2021, I can now current — for the 14th yr operating on — the 2021 conservation/ecology/sustainability journal ranks primarily based on my journal-ranking technique.

    Like final yr, I’ve added a number of journals. I’ve additionally included within the rating the Journal Quotation Indicator (JCI) along with the Journal Affect Issue and Immediacy Index from Clarivate ISI, and the CiteScore (CS) along with the Supply-Normalised Affect Per Paper (SNIP) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) from Scopus. 

    You’ll be able to entry the uncooked information for 2021 and use my RShiny app to derive your personal samples of journal ranks.

    I subsequently current the new 2021 ranks for: (i) 106 ecology, conservation and multidisciplinary journals, (ii) 27 open-access (i.e., it’s a must to pay) journals from the earlier class, (iii) 64 ‘ecology’ journals, (iv) 32 ‘conservation’ journals, (v) 43 ‘sustainability’ journals (with common and energy-focussed journals included), and (vi) 21 ‘marine & freshwater’ journals.

    Keep in mind to not take a lot discover if a journal boasts about how its Affect Issue has elevated this yr, as a result of these have a tendency to extend over time anyway What’s necessary is a journal’s relative (to different journals) rank.

    Listed below are the outcomes:

    (i) ecology, conservation and multidisciplinary

    Right here’s a extra focussed record of the top-20 journals from above:

    Nature Human Behaviour has climbed the ladder significantly since final yr, as has Present Biology. eLife additionally sneaks into the highest 20 this yr.

    From the complete pattern above, right here is the rating for these journals which might be open-access, if you happen to fancy paying a number of 1000’s (if not tens of 1000’s) of {dollars}/euros/kilos for the privilege:

    (ii) ecology journals

    Not many modifications for the ecology journals, though Ecography is once more one to look at, conserving on its gradual creep upward. One Earth has now additionally entered the fray with its first set of indices, and remarkably, will get to the highest 20 in its first evaluation yr..

    Right here’s a better take a look at the top-20 from that final record:

    (iii) conservation journals

    Right here is essentially the most attention-grabbing record for readers:

    This hasn’t modified a lot from final yr both, with Organic Conservation sustaining its barely increased rating than Conservation Biology for a second yr in a row. One Earth, as within the ecology rank, has executed exceptionally nicely right here for its first inclusion. Word too that I’ve included Individuals and Nature this yr, and it too is available in fairly extremely ranked.

    (iv) sustainability journals

    Within the ‘sustainability’ journals (together with some general-category ones too), not a lot has modified since final yr, other than that spectacular begin from One Earth:

    (v) marine and freshwater journals

    Not a lot change right here both since final yr, however now that Annual Assessment of Marine Science is again within the combine, it simply tops the record:

    See additionally the earlier years’ rankings (2020, 2019, 2018, 20172016201520142013, 2012, 20112010, 2009, 2008).

    CJA Bradshaw