Journal Citations

The total number of citations for articles published in a journal measures the influence of the journal on a field, by indicating how much research is built on these papers.

 

Frontiers journals rank among the world’s most-cited

Overall, articles published in Frontiers journals have received 1 million citations (Scopus; April 2019).

Our analysis of the Journal Citation Reports and CiteScore metrics shows Frontiers journals rank among the most influential in their academic fields in terms of total citations - including top most-cited in neurosciences, microbiology, plant science and psychology.

 

Analysis of the top 10 most-cited journals in several JCR categories (JCR-2017, released in 2018 by Clarivate Analytics). Bar plots show the total number of citations in 2017 to articles published in 2015 and 2016, with Frontiers journals in red. *Neurosciences: The ranking is calculated from total citations for all journals in the Frontiers in Neuroscience journal series, in the Neurosciences category (JCR-2017). The Frontiers in Neuroscience journal series includes all Frontiers journals in the field of Neuroscience.

 

Analysis of the top 10 most-cited journals in several 2017 CiteScore categories (released in 2018 by Scopus, Elsevier). Bar plots show the total number of citations in 2017 to articles published in 2014, 2015 and 2016, with Frontiers journals in red. *Neurosciences: The ranking is calculated from total citations for all journals in the Frontiers in Neuroscience journal series, in the Neuroscience subject area (CiteScore 2017 edition). The Frontiers in Neuroscience journal series includes all Frontiers journals in the field of Neuroscience.