With an Impact Factor of 4.076, Frontiers in Microbiology is the 3rd most cited Microbiology journal in the world
This year, 124 journals are listed in the category of Microbiology in the 2016 edition of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), of which 19 are open-access (OA).
The Impact Factor (IF) is measured each year and reported in the JCR by Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as Thomson Reuters), along with citations and other metrics of journal impact. The IF of a journal is the average number of citations received last year to articles published in the previous two years – and is universally regarded as a metric of journal quality. The total number of citations captures how much research is built on the papers published in a journal and is therefore a measure of influence of a journal on a field. As such, the 2016-JCR analysis is based on citations in 2016 to articles published in 2014 and 2015.
Our analysis shows that the quality, impact and influence of Frontiers journals are steadily growing.
With an Impact Factor of 2.323, Frontiers in Microbiology is the 3rd most cited of all journals in the category of Microbiology, with a total of 8,498 citations in 2016 to 2,085 articles published in 2014 and 2015 (Figure 1).
In 2016, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology received 1,087 citations to 253 articles published in 2014 and 2015. With an Impact Factor of 4.300, the journal is the 5th most cited open-access journal in the Microbiology category (Figure 2).
Overall, with journals listed across 20 JCR categories, Frontiers’ Impact Factors are consistently ranked among the best performing journals, ranking as high as at the 96th percentile.
In summary, Frontiers in Microbiology:
- Is the 3rd most-cited journal, with 8,498 citations.
- Ranks at the 80th percentile of Journal Impact Factors in the category of Microbiology.
In summary, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology:
- Is the 5th most-cited open-access journal, with 1,087 citations.
- Ranks at the 81st percentile of Journal Impact Factors in Microbiology.
Top 10 most cited journals in Microbiology
Top 10 most cited open-access journals in Microbiology
Scientific Excellence at Scale
Frontiers has become one of the largest open-access publishers in the world and is leading many of the technological innovations in Open Science. We engineered our Collaborative Peer Review with a review mandate focused on enhancing article quality by means of rigorous and constructive feedback from expert reviewers, quick and direct interactions between authors, reviewers and the editor. We enable their work with our unique review forum platform, and we introduced transparency and accountability by acknowledging reviewers and editors on the published articles.
With journals listed across 20 academic categories in the 2016-JCR, Frontiers journals rank in the top percentiles of Impact Factors and total citations. This confirms the rapidly growing success and influence of the Frontiers Open Science model, that consistently delivers scientific excellence at scale.
All of this is only possible with a stellar editorial board of researchers. Frontiers congratulates Field Chief Editor Martin G Klotz, all Specialty Chief Editors, and Specialty Journal Chief Editor Yousef Abu Kwaik, as well as the diligent contributions of the Associate and Review Editors and the Frontiers Journal Management team for this outstanding achievement.
Microbiology Editorial Board
William Hickey, University of Wisconsin-Madison | Specialty Chief Editor, Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation
Regina-Michaela Wittich, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas | Specialty Chief Editor, Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation