Journal CiteScores

What is CiteScore?

The CiteScore journal impact metric represents the average citations received in a specific year to articles published in the previous three years. The CiteScore 2017 edition is therefore based on citations in 2017 to articles published in 2014, 2015 and 2016. CiteScore was launched in December 2016, covers journal titles in Elsevier’s Scopus database and is released once a year.


CiteScore 2017: Frontiers journals rank in the top percentiles

Of the 34 Frontiers journals with a 2017 CiteScore (Scopus, 2018), nine rank in the top 10% most impactful journals. Overall, our journals rank at the 84th CiteScore percentile on average and as high as the 95th percentile.

Analysis of CiteScore rankings. A total of 25,322 journals are indexed in the CiteScore 2017 edition (Scopus, 2018). The analysis here includes only the 22,472 journals with a full three-year publication history, that is, with published articles in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Of the 34 such Frontiers journals listed in 54 CiteScore categories, 9 rank in the top 10% most impactful journals. Overall, Frontiers journals rank at the 84th CiteScore percentile on average and as high as the 95th CiteScore percentile.
2017 CiteScore by journal
Journal   2017 CiteScore
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience Read full analysis 3.96
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience Read full analysis 3.43
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology   4.36
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology Read full analysis 3.97
Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience Read full analysis 4.45
Frontiers in Chemistry   4.36
Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience Read full analysis 2.12
Frontiers in Earth Science   2.66
Frontiers in Endocrinology Read full analysis 4.00
Frontiers in Energy Research   3.98
Frontiers in Genetics Read full analysis 3.78
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Read full analysis 3.04
Frontiers in Immunology Read full analysis 5.62
Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience Read full analysis 3.23
Frontiers in Marine Science   2.89
Frontiers in Microbiology Read full analysis 4.19
Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences   3.32
Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience Read full analysis 4.34
Frontiers in Neural Circuits Read full analysis 3.36
Frontiers in Neuroanatomy Read full analysis 3.33
Frontiers in Neuroinformatics Read full analysis 4.15
Frontiers in Neurology Read full analysis 3.28
Frontiers in Neurorobotics Read full analysis 3.17
Frontiers in Neuroscience Read full analysis 3.94
Frontiers in Oncology Read full analysis 4.45
Frontiers in Pharmacology Read full analysis 3.95
Frontiers in Physiology Read full analysis 3.66
Frontiers in Plant Science Read full analysis 4.14
Frontiers in Psychiatry Read full analysis 3.14
Frontiers in Psychology Read full analysis 2.21
Frontiers in Public Health   1.77
Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience Read full analysis 3.31
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience Read full analysis 3.79
Frontiers in Veterinary Science   1.94