Journal ranks 2021 | ConservationBytes.com


Now that Clarivate, Google, and Scopus have just lately printed their respective journal quotation scores for 2021, I can now current — for the 14th 12 months operating on ConvervationBytes.com — the 2021 conservation/ecology/sustainability journal ranks primarily based on my journal-ranking technique.

Like final 12 months, I’ve added a number of journals. I’ve additionally included within the rating the Journal Quotation Indicator (JCI) along with the Journal Influence Issue and Immediacy Index from Clarivate ISI, and the CiteScore (CS) along with the Supply-Normalised Influence Per Paper (SNIP) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) from Scopus. 

You’ll be able to entry the uncooked information for 2021 and use my RShiny app to derive your individual samples of journal ranks.

I due to this fact current the new 2021 ranks for: (i) 106 ecology, conservation and multidisciplinary journals, (ii) 27 open-access (i.e., it’s a must to pay) journals from the earlier class, (iii) 64 ‘ecology’ journals, (iv) 32 ‘conservation’ journals, (v) 43 ‘sustainability’ journals (with normal and energy-focussed journals included), and (vi) 21 ‘marine & freshwater’ journals.

Bear in mind to not take a lot discover if a journal boasts about how its Influence Issue has elevated this 12 months, as a result of these have a tendency to extend over time anyway What’s vital is a journal’s relative (to different journals) rank.

Listed here are the outcomes:

(i) ecology, conservation and multidisciplinary

Right here’s a extra focussed checklist of the top-20 journals from above:

Nature Human Behaviour has climbed the ladder significantly since final 12 months, as has Present Biology. eLife additionally sneaks into the highest 20 this 12 months.

From the complete pattern above, right here is the rating for these journals which might be open-access, should you fancy paying a number of hundreds (if not tens of hundreds) of {dollars}/euros/kilos for the privilege:

(ii) ecology journals

Not many adjustments for the ecology journals, though Ecography is once more one to look at, retaining on its gradual creep upward. One Earth has now additionally entered the fray with its first set of indices, and remarkably, will get to the highest 20 in its first evaluation 12 months..

Right here’s a better have a look at the top-20 from that final checklist:

(iii) conservation journals

Right here is probably the most attention-grabbing checklist for ConservationBytes.com readers:

This hasn’t modified a lot from final 12 months both, with Organic Conservation sustaining its barely larger rating than Conservation Biology for a second 12 months in a row. One Earth, as within the ecology rank, has finished exceptionally nicely right here for its first inclusion. Observe too that I’ve included Folks and Nature this 12 months, and it too is available in fairly extremely ranked.

(iv) sustainability journals

Within the ‘sustainability’ journals (together with some general-category ones too), not a lot has modified since final 12 months, other than that spectacular begin from One Earth:

(v) marine and freshwater journals

Not a lot change right here both since final 12 months, however now that Annual Assessment of Marine Science is again within the combine, it simply tops the checklist:

See additionally the earlier years’ rankings (2020, 2019, 2018, 20172016201520142013, 2012, 20112010, 2009, 2008).

CJA Bradshaw

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