With an Impact Factor of 3.831, Frontiers in Pharmacology is the 2nd most cited open-access journal in Pharmacology & Pharmacy
2018 update: Frontiers in Pharmacology continues to rank among the world’s top pharmacology journals in terms of influence and quality, as shown by our analysis of the 2017 Journal Citation Reports (JCR-2017; 2018, Clarivate Analytics),2017CiteScore edition (2018, Scopus, Elsevier) and other impact metrics.
256 journals were listed in the category of Pharmacology & Pharmacy in the 2016 edition of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), of which 20 were 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 citationscaptures 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. This analysis indicates that Frontiers in Pharmacology ranks among the top pharmacology journals in the world.
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 Théophile Godfraindand all Specialty Chief Editors, as well as the diligent work of the Associate and Review Editors and the Frontiers Journal Management team for this outstanding achievement.