Scopus journal ranking

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 you with the complete list of Scopus journal rankings.

Also, check the: Journal Citation Report (JCR)

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 the complete Scopus journal ranking list
  • Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 journals list

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

Top 100 journals based on Scopus ranking

Journal RankJournal TitleCiteScoreSJRPublisher
1Ca-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians642.986.091Wiley-Blackwell
2Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology164.434.201Springer Nature
3New England Journal of Medicine134.426.015Massachussetts Medical Society
4The Lancet133.214.607Elsevier
5Nature Reviews Drug Discovery123.819.423Springer Nature
6Nature Medicine107.524.687Springer Nature
7Nature Reviews Materials103.221.927Springer Nature
8Chemical Reviews102.718.911American Chemical Society
10Nature Reviews Cancer96.720.977Springer Nature
11Reviews of Modern Physics91.520.343American Physical Society
12Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning91.413.775Now Publishers Inc
13Nature83.420.957Springer Nature
14Nature Reviews Immunology83.018.141Springer Nature
15IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials82.514.248IEEE
16Nature Energy81.619.588Springer Nature
17Chemical Society Reviews81.315.109Royal Society of Chemistry
18Physiological Reviews79.513.693American Physiological Society
19Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology75.514.809Springer Nature
20The Lancet Respiratory Medicine74.811.204Elsevier
21Nature Reviews Genetics73.219.454Springer Nature
22Nature Biotechnology71.922.781Springer Nature
23Psychological Science in the Public Interest68.06.295SAGE
24Progress in Materials Science67.58.515Elsevier
25Living Reviews in RelativityOpen Access65.511.561Springer Nature
26Molecular CancerOpen Access64.98.703Springer Nature
27World Psychiatry63.114.306Wiley-Blackwell
28Annals of Oncology63.011.945Elsevier
29The Lancet Neurology62.49.819Elsevier
30The Lancet Oncology62.012.27Elsevier
31Nature Reviews Disease Primers60.911.388Springer Nature
33Nature Reviews Microbiology60.210.396Springer Nature
34Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics59.614.486Annual Reviews Inc.
35Nature Photonics59.311.774Springer Nature
36Studies in Mycology59.35.202Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute
37Progress in Energy and Combustion Science59.05.679Elsevier
38Science59.013.328American Association for the Advancement of Science
39Nature Materials58.313.874Springer Nature
40The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology58.18.217Elsevier
42Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology56.410.178Springer Nature
43Materials Science and Engineering R: Reports56.16.842Elsevier
44The Lancet Infectious Diseases55.68.14Elsevier
45Nature Nanotechnology54.613.141Springer Nature
46Energy and Environmental Science54.412.306Royal Society of Chemistry
47Annual Review of Immunology54.115.262Annual Reviews Inc.
48Clinical Microbiology Reviews54.07.584American Society for Microbiology
49Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease53.88.628Annual Reviews Inc.
50Nature Genetics53.816.732Springer Nature
51Progress in Polymer Science53.75.676Elsevier
52Nature Catalysis53.013.187Springer Nature
53Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics52.96.237Annual Reviews Inc.
54Cancer Cell52.912.578Elsevier
55Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report52.816.786Department of Health and Human Services
56Physics Reports52.35.691Elsevier
57Advances in Physics51.512.034Taylor & Francis
58The Lancet Psychiatry49.58.167Elsevier
59Cell Metabolism49.010.037Elsevier
60Nature Methods48.914.358Springer Nature
61Advances in Optics and Photonics48.88.332Optica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
62The Lancet Public HealthOpen Access48.110.591Elsevier
63Gut47.48.588BMJ Publishing Group
64Annual Review of Psychology47.39.226Annual Reviews Inc.
65Reviews of Geophysics47.29.061Wiley-Blackwell
66Astronomy and Astrophysics Review47.19.937Springer Nature
67Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics47.010.644Annual Reviews Inc.
68Endocrine Reviews46.67.205The Endocrine Society
69National Vital Statistics Reports46.516.495Public Health Services, US Dept of Health and Human Services
71Living Reviews in Solar PhysicsOpen Access46.27.235Springer Nature
72Nature Reviews Chemistry46.110.967Springer Nature
73Advanced Materials45.59.538Wiley-Blackwell
74JAMA45.46.695American Medical Association
75Fungal Diversity44.95.784Springer Nature
76Nature Microbiology44.99.187Springer Nature
77Nature Reviews Endocrinology44.78.124Springer Nature
78Cell Host and Microbe44.610.227Elsevier
79JAMA Oncology44.38.103American Medical Association
80Nature Reviews Physics44.19.34Springer Nature
81Nature Neuroscience43.912.124Springer Nature
82The Lancet Global HealthOpen Access43.67.37Elsevier
83JAMA Internal Medicine43.24.922American Medical Association
84MMWR Surveillance Summaries43.015.178Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
85Electrochemical Energy Reviews42.88.905Springer Nature
86Advanced Energy Materials42.69.044Wiley-Blackwell
87Annual Review of Plant BiologyOpen Access42.58.131Annual Reviews Inc.
88Circulation42.17.8Wolters Kluwer Health
89Annual Review of Biochemistry42.011.154Annual Reviews Inc.
90European Urology42.06.963Elsevier
91International Journal of Information Management41.94.906Elsevier
92Cell Research41.88.06Springer Nature
93Nature Reviews Cardiology41.76.932Springer Nature
94JAMA Cardiology41.27.371American Medical Association
95Journal of Hepatology41.17.398Elsevier
96Nature Immunology41.010.921Springer Nature
97Journal of the American College of Cardiology40.88.343Elsevier
98JAMA Neurology40.76.697American Medical Association
99Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition40.75.952
100Nature Sustainability40.26.568Springer Nature
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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