The Frontiers in Neuroscience journal series is the 1st most cited in Neurosciences
This year, 259 journals were listed in the category of Neurosciences in the 2016 edition of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), of which 37 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.
With 11 Neurosciences journals listed in the 2016-JCR (Table 1), our analysis shows that the quality, impact and influence of the Frontiers Neurosciences journal series are steadily rising and now ranks top most cited in Neurosciences, with a total of 20,063 citations in 2016 to 5,631 articles published in 2014 and 2015 (Figure 1).
Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience received the highest Impact Factor with 5.076. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience received the most citations (4,864), making it the 8th most cited journal in Neurosciences.
With 7 of the top 10 most cited open-access journals the category of Neurosciences being Frontiers journals, Frontiers is also the incontestable open-access leader in Neurosciences (Figure 2).
Overall, with 24 journals listed across 20 JCR categories in the 2016-JCR, Frontiers’ Impact Factors are consistently ranked among the best performing journals, ranking as high as at the 96th percentile.
In summary, the Frontiers in Neuroscience Journal Series:
- Is the most-cited journal series in Neurosciences, with 20,063 citations.
- Reaches as high as the 83rd percentile of Journal Impact Factors in the Neurosciences category, with Frontiers in Molecular Neurosciences (IF 5.076).
Top 10 most cited journals in Neurosciences
Top 10 most cited open-access journals in Neurosciences
Table 1: Frontiers journals indexed in the 2016-JCR Neurosciences category*
|Frontiers in Neuroscience journal series||IF 2016|
|Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience||4.504|
|Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience||3.104|
|Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience||4.555|
|Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience||1.821|
|Frontiers in Human Neuroscience||3.209|
|Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience||5.076|
|Frontiers in Neural Circuits||3.005|
|Frontiers in Neuroanatomy||3.267|
|Frontiers in Neuroinformatics||3.870|
|Frontiers in Neurorobotics||2.486|
|Frontiers in Neuroscience||3.566|
Individual Journal Rankings
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
With an Impact Factor of 3.209, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience is the 1st most cited Psychology journal in the world. It is also the 8th most cited Neurosciences journal in the world. Read the full analysis here.
Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
With an Impact Factor of 4.555, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience is the 2nd most cited open-access journal in Neurosciences.
Frontiers in Neuroscience
With an Impact Factor of 3.566, Frontiers in Neuroscience is the 3rd most cited open-access journal in Neurosciences.
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
With an Impact Factor of 3.104, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience is the 5th most cited Behavioral Sciences journal in the world and 4th most cited open-access journal in Neurosciences.
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
With an Impact Factor of 4.504, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience is the 4th most cited Geriatrics & Gerontology journal in the world and also the 5th most cited open-access journal in Neurosciences.
Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
With an Impact Factor of 3.267, Frontiers in Neuroanatomy is the 2nd most cited Anatomy & Morphology journal in the world with an Impact Factor ranking as high as the 96th percentile. It is also the 10th most cited open-access journal in Neurosciences.
With an Impact Factor of 2.486, Frontiers in Neurorobotics is 2nd most cited open-access journal in Robotics, and the 3rd most cited open-access journal in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.
With an Impact Factor of 3.552, Frontiers in Neurology is the 2nd most cited open-access journal in Clinical Neurology and also the 8th most cited open-access journal in Neurosciences. You can read the full analysis in Clinical Neurology here.
Frontiers in Molecular Neurosciences
Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience received the highest Impact Factor of our Neuroscience journal series, with 5.076, ranking it in the 83rd percentile of Journal Impact Factors in the Neurosciences category.
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 Idan Segev and Assistant Field Chief Editors John H. Kaas, Larry Abbott and Henry Markram, as well as all the Specialty Chief Editors, the diligent work of the Associate and Review Editors and the Frontiers Journal Management team for this outstanding achievement.
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* We note that the 2016-JC also includes Frontiers in Neurology in the Neurosciences category. With a strong health orientation, Frontiers in Neurology is not pooled as part of the Frontiers in Neuroscience journal series.