Frontiers Journals with Impact Factors


Updated June 22, 2016

With last week’s release of the 2015 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), 19 Frontiers journals now have Impact Factors.

At Frontiers, while we recognize the interest of journal-level Impact Factors, we believe these should not be used to evaluate the merit of individual research articles and that they should be considered within the context of more precise measurements of impact. As a pioneer in publishing metrics, we will continue to provide and expand upon our suite of article-level metrics to provide a more complete way to assess each individual article.

Since its launch in 2007, the “Frontiers in” journal series has published over 47,000 peer-reviewed articles across 56 journals and over 435 academic disciplines.

Frontiers Impact Factors at a Glance

Journal IF 2015 IF 2014 IF 2013
Frontiers in Immunology 5.695
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 5.218 3.719 2.620
Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 5.154 4.084
Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 4.609 4.289 4.175
Frontiers in Plant Science 4.495 3.948 3.637
Frontiers in Pharmacology 4.418 3.802
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 4.348 4.000 2.843
Frontiers in Microbiology 4.165 3.989 3.941
Frontiers in Physiology 4.031 3.534
Frontiers in Neural Circuits 3.879 3.568 2.950
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 3.634 3.626 2.895
Frontiers in Neuroscience 3.398 3.656
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 3.392 3.270 4.160
Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 3.260 3.544 4.176
Frontiers in Neurology 3.184
Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 3.047 3.261
Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 2.653 2.201 2.233
Frontiers in Psychology 2.463 2.560 2.843
Frontiers in Neurorobotics 1.723


2 Comments on Frontiers Journals with Impact Factors

  1. when frontiers in cell and developmental biology gets impact factor? please


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