Scopus journal ranking 2023

Scopus gives the ranking to the journals by considering both the number of citations received by a journal and the prestige of the journal based on where those citations come from. In this blog post, We will provide with you the complete list of Scopus journal ranking 2023.

Also check the: Journal Citation Report (JCR) 2022

Based on these citations, Scopus also divides the journals into four quartiles: Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4. Q1 is occupied by the top 25% of journals in the list; Q2 is occupied by journals in the 25 to 50% group; Q3 is occupied by journals in the 50 to 75% group and Q4 is occupied by journals in the 75 to 100% group.

In this post, we will address the following points:

  • Top 100 Scopus journals based on the latest metrics
  • To download complete Scopus journal ranking list
  • Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 journals list

Besides these points, a list of frequently asked questions related to Scopus ranking are also addressed.

Top 100 journals based on Scopus ranking

RankJournal TitlePublisherSJR
1Ca-A Cancer Journal for CliniciansWiley-Blackwell56.204
2Nature Reviews Molecular Cell BiologyNature Publishing Group33.213
3Quarterly Journal of EconomicsOxford University Press31.348
4CellCell Press25.716
5MMWR Recommendations and ReportsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)25.045
6New England Journal of MedicineMassachussetts Medical Society24.907
7Nature MedicineNature Publishing Group24.161
8Nature Reviews MaterialsNature Publishing Group23.876
9Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer VisionInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.23.032
10Nature Reviews GeneticsNature Publishing Group23.027
11National Vital Statistics ReportsPublic Health Services, US Dept of Health and Human Services21.728
12Reviews of Modern PhysicsAmerican Physical Society21.151
13American Economic ReviewAmerican Economic Association20.361
14Nature BiotechnologyNature Publishing Group20.120
15Chemical ReviewsAmerican Chemical Society18.718
16Journal of Political EconomyUniversity of Chicago18.476
17NatureNature Publishing Group17.897
18Annual Review of ImmunologyAnnual Reviews Inc.17.814
19Administrative Science QuarterlyJohnson School at Cornell University17.357
20Nature Reviews ImmunologyNature Publishing Group17.109
21Nature Reviews CancerNature Publishing Group16.955
22Nature EnergySpringer Nature16.736
23Nature GeneticsNature Publishing Group16.517
24Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ReportDepartment of Health and Human Services16.513
25Journal of FinanceWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd16.463
26Lancet, TheElsevier Ltd.15.652
27Review of Economic StudiesOxford University Press15.527
28Academy of Management AnnalsAcademy of Management14.781
29ScienceAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science14.589
30Chemical Society ReviewsRoyal Society of Chemistry14.529
31ImmunityCell Press14.075
32Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern RecognitionIEEE Computer Society13.737
33IEEE Communications Surveys and TutorialsInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.13.519
34Lancet Microbe, TheElsevier Ltd.13.313
35Foundations and Trends in Machine LearningNow Publishers Inc13.206
36EconometricaWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd13.199
37Annual Review of BiochemistryAnnual Reviews Inc.13.085
38Physiological ReviewsAmerican Physiological Society13.021
39World PsychiatryWiley-Blackwell12.991
40Nature CatalysisNature Publishing Group12.887
41Annual Review of Astronomy and AstrophysicsAnnual Reviews Inc.12.750
42Living Reviews in RelativitySpringer International Publishing AG12.365
43Nature MaterialsNature Publishing Group12.229
44Nature MethodsNature Publishing Group12.115
45Nature NeuroscienceNature Publishing Group12.017
46Science immunologyAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science11.962
47Nature Reviews ChemistryNature Publishing Group11.811
48Nature Reviews Clinical OncologyNature Publishing Group11.764
49Lancet Oncology, TheLancet Publishing Group11.710
50Nature NanotechnologyNature Publishing Group11.698
51Lancet Neurology, TheLancet Publishing Group11.674
52Review of Financial StudiesOxford University Press11.670
53Energy and Environmental ScienceRoyal Society of Chemistry11.558
54Lancet Public Health, TheElsevier Ltd.11.372
55Nature Reviews Drug DiscoveryNature Publishing Group11.296
56Lancet Respiratory Medicine,TheElsevier Ltd.11.120
57Nature PhotonicsNature Publishing Group10.991
58Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management10.874
59JouleCell Press10.451
60Journal of Financial EconomicsElsevier10.418
61Lancet Infectious Diseases, TheLancet Publishing Group10.236
62MMWR Surveillance SummariesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)10.129
63Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of DiseaseAnnual Reviews Inc.10.113
64American Economic Journal: Applied EconomicsAmerican Economic Association10.079
65Cancer CellCell Press9.75
66Molecular CellCell Press9.959
67Nature Cell BiologyNature Publishing Group9.897
68American Economic Journal: MacroeconomicsAmerican Economic Association9.804
69Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology,TheElsevier BV9.767
70Journal of the American College of CardiologyElsevier USA9.756
71Nature MicrobiologyNature Publishing Group9.690
72Astronomy and Astrophysics ReviewSpringer Verlag9.607
73Annual Review of Plant BiologyAnnual Reviews Inc.9.575
74Annual Review of GeneticsAnnual Reviews Inc.9.498
75Journal of Economic LiteratureAmerican Economic Association9.445
76Strategic Management JournalJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd9.443
77Annual Review of Condensed Matter PhysicsAnnual Reviews Inc.9.438
78Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and HepatologyNature Publishing Group9.409
79Journal of Clinical OncologyAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology9.378
80Cell Host and MicrobeCell Press9.373
81Genome BiologyBioMed Central Ltd.9.371
82Cell MetabolismCell Press9.297
83Nature ImmunologyNature Publishing Group9.135
84Nature Reviews MicrobiologyNature Publishing Group9.103
85Nature Reviews PhysicsSpringer Nature Switzerland AG8.971
86Clinical Microbiology ReviewsAmerican Society for Microbiology8.964
87Progress in Materials ScienceElsevier Ltd.8.941
88Lancet Psychiatry,TheElsevier Ltd.8.932
89Lancet Global Health,TheElsevier BV8.845
90Advances in PhysicsTaylor and Francis Ltd.8.837
91Annual Review of PsychologyAnnual Reviews Inc.8.804
92Advanced MaterialsWiley-Blackwell8.663
93Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational BehaviorAnnual Reviews Inc.8.656
94American Economic Journal: Economic PolicyAmerican Economic Association8.636
95Annals of OncologyElsevier Ltd.8.590
96Nature Reviews EndocrinologyNature Publishing Group8.561
97Reviews of GeophysicsWiley-Blackwell8.527
98Nature Structural and Molecular BiologyNature Publishing Group8.497
99Annual Review of Public HealthAnnual Reviews Inc.8.451
100Nature Reviews Disease PrimersNature Publishing Group8.409
Scopus journal ranking

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Scopus Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 journals

Scopus divides the journals into four quartiles: Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4. Q1 is occupied by the top 25% of journals in the list; Q2 is occupied by journals in the 25 to 50% group; Q3 is occupied by journals in the 50 to 75% group and Q4 is occupied by journals in the 75 to 100% group.

Again, researchers need to visit the official website of Scopus to get the Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 journals list.

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