Best Earth Science Journals

The ranking of best journals for Earth Science was published by Research.com, one of the prominent websites for computer science research providing trusted data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The position in the ranking is based on a unique bibliometric score created by Research.com which is computed using the estimated h-index and the number of leading scientists who have endorsed the journal during the last three previous years. Show more

The ranking contains Impact Score values gathered on December 6th, 2021.

The process for ranking journals involves examining more than 2,165 journals which were selected after detailed inspection and rigorous examination of over 59,456 scientific documents published during the last three years by 5,913 leading and well-respected scientists in the area of computer science.

More details on the methodology for computing the score can be found on our Methodology Page.

Rank
Journal Details
Best Scientists
Documents
Impact Score
1 Nature Geoscience

Nature Geoscience

1752-0894
Best Scientists 647 427 Impact Score 25.70
2 Earth-Science Reviews

Earth-Science Reviews

0012-8252
Best Scientists 785 657 Impact Score 21.80
3 Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Earth and Planetary Science Letters

0012-821X
Best Scientists 1584 1900 Impact Score 21.30
4 Geophysical Research Letters

Geophysical Research Letters

0094-8276
Best Scientists 1388 1907 Impact Score 18.70
5 Chemical Geology

Chemical Geology

0009-2541
Best Scientists 879 1093 Impact Score 17.20
6 Geology

Geology

0091-7613
Best Scientists 1061 988 Impact Score 16.40
7 Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

0016-7037
Best Scientists 935 1309 Impact Score 15.80
8 Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth

Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth

2169-9313
Best Scientists 931 1514 Impact Score 12.90
9 Gondwana Research

Gondwana Research

1342-937X
Best Scientists 510 637 Impact Score 12.90
10 Quaternary Science Reviews

Quaternary Science Reviews

0277-3791
Best Scientists 727 1014 Impact Score 12.60
11 Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

1525-2027
Best Scientists 864 884 Impact Score 11.50
12 Frontiers in Marine Science

Frontiers in Marine Science

Best Scientists 298 344 Impact Score 11.10
13 Climate of the Past

Climate of the Past

1814-9324
Best Scientists 314 244 Impact Score 10.50
14 Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

2169-9097
Best Scientists 265 415 Impact Score 9.90
15 Lithos

Lithos

0024-4937
Best Scientists 620 1206 Impact Score 9.80
16 Reviews of Geophysics

Reviews of Geophysics

8755-1209
Best Scientists 130 47 Impact Score 9.70
17 Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

2169-9275
Best Scientists 418 848 Impact Score 9.60
18 Water Resources Research

Water Resources Research

0043-1397
Best Scientists 304 562 Impact Score 9.40
19 Journal of Petrology

Journal of Petrology

0022-3530
Best Scientists 343 316 Impact Score 9.30
20 Precambrian Research

Precambrian Research

0301-9268
Best Scientists 452 872 Impact Score 9.20
21 Tectonics

Tectonics

0278-7407
Best Scientists 466 588 Impact Score 9.00
22 Bulletin of the Geological Society of America

Bulletin of the Geological Society of America

0016-7606
Best Scientists 514 470 Impact Score 8.90
23 Tectonophysics

Tectonophysics

0040-1951
Best Scientists 545 642 Impact Score 8.80
24 Geomorphology

Geomorphology

0169-555X
Best Scientists 404 579 Impact Score 8.80
25 Seismological Research Letters

Seismological Research Letters

0895-0695
Best Scientists 288 379 Impact Score 8.60
26 Journal of Hydrology

Journal of Hydrology

0022-1694
Best Scientists 329 674 Impact Score 8.40
27 Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

2572-4517
Best Scientists 354 374 Impact Score 8.30
28 Earth System Science Data

Earth System Science Data

1866-3508
Best Scientists 206 153 Impact Score 8.30
29 Cryosphere

Cryosphere

1994-0416
Best Scientists 205 326 Impact Score 8.30
30 Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

0197-9337
Best Scientists 318 483 Impact Score 8.20
31 Meteoritics and Planetary Science

Meteoritics and Planetary Science

1086-9379
Best Scientists 223 341 Impact Score 8.20
32 Global and Planetary Change

Global and Planetary Change

0921-8181
Best Scientists 370 344 Impact Score 8.10
33 Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research

Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research

0377-0273
Best Scientists 361 536 Impact Score 8.00
34 American Mineralogist

American Mineralogist

0003-004X
Best Scientists 318 327 Impact Score 8.00
35 Marine Geology

Marine Geology

0025-3227
Best Scientists 363 440 Impact Score 7.90
36 Ore Geology Reviews

Ore Geology Reviews

0169-1368
Best Scientists 309 808 Impact Score 7.90
37 Geological Society Special Publication

Geological Society Special Publication

0305-8719
Best Scientists 422 496 Impact Score 7.80
38 Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface

Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface

2169-9003
Best Scientists 289 353 Impact Score 7.70
39 Geophysical Journal International

Geophysical Journal International

0956-540X
Best Scientists 503 856 Impact Score 7.60
40 Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

0031-0182
Best Scientists 579 927 Impact Score 7.50
41 Journal of Asian Earth Sciences

Journal of Asian Earth Sciences

1367-9120
Best Scientists 399 637 Impact Score 7.40
42 Sedimentology

Sedimentology

0037-0746
Best Scientists 302 328 Impact Score 7.40
43 Bulletin of The Seismological Society of America

Bulletin of The Seismological Society of America

1943-3573
Best Scientists 239 385 Impact Score 7.30
44 Basin Research

Basin Research

0950-091X
Best Scientists 222 262 Impact Score 7.30
45 Geosphere

Geosphere

1553-040X
Best Scientists 287 284 Impact Score 7.20
46 Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Global Biogeochemical Cycles

0886-6236
Best Scientists 169 142 Impact Score 7.10
47 Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology

Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology

0010-7999
Best Scientists 328 335 Impact Score 7.00
48 Quaternary International

Quaternary International

1040-6182
Best Scientists 261 411 Impact Score 6.90
49 Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

1545-4495
Best Scientists 87 47 Impact Score 6.90
50 Biogeosciences

Biogeosciences

1726-4170
Best Scientists 291 383 Impact Score 6.70
51 International Geology Review

International Geology Review

0020-6814
Best Scientists 209 231 Impact Score 6.60
52 Frontiers in Earth Science

Frontiers in Earth Science

Best Scientists 569 573 Impact Score 6.30
53 International Journal of Coal Geology

International Journal of Coal Geology

0166-5162
Best Scientists 84 211 Impact Score 6.30
54 Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research

Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research

1639-4488
Best Scientists 128 80 Impact Score 6.20
55 Journal of the Geological Society

Journal of the Geological Society

0016-7649 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 292 291 Impact Score 6.10
56 Geoscience Frontiers

Geoscience Frontiers

1674-9871
Best Scientists 233 284 Impact Score 6.10
57 Quaternary Research

Quaternary Research

0033-5894
Best Scientists 193 174 Impact Score 6.10
58 Hydrological Processes

Hydrological Processes

0885-6087
Best Scientists 189 342 Impact Score 6.10
59 Geoscientific Model Development

Geoscientific Model Development

1991-9603
Best Scientists 113 110 Impact Score 6.10
60 Marine and Petroleum Geology

Marine and Petroleum Geology

0264-8172
Best Scientists 330 657 Impact Score 6.00
61 Quaternary Geochronology

Quaternary Geochronology

1871-1014
Best Scientists 207 186 Impact Score 6.00
62 Mineralium Deposita

Mineralium Deposita

0026-4598
Best Scientists 157 223 Impact Score 6.00
63 Economic Geology

Economic Geology

0361-0128
Best Scientists 150 228 Impact Score 6.00
64 Vadose Zone Journal

Vadose Zone Journal

1539-1663
Best Scientists 97 103 Impact Score 6.00
65 International Journal of Earth Sciences

International Journal of Earth Sciences

1437-3254
Best Scientists 264 278 Impact Score 5.90
66 Sedimentary Geology

Sedimentary Geology

0037-0738
Best Scientists 212 246 Impact Score 5.90
67 Catena

Catena

0341-8162
Best Scientists 166 278 Impact Score 5.80
68 Journal of Quaternary Science

Journal of Quaternary Science

0267-8179
Best Scientists 198 178 Impact Score 5.70
69 Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Geochemical Perspectives Letters

2410-339X
Best Scientists 122 88 Impact Score 5.70
70 American Journal of Science

American Journal of Science

0002-9599
Best Scientists 111 73 Impact Score 5.70
71 Solid Earth

Solid Earth

1869-9510
Best Scientists 210 208 Impact Score 5.60
72 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

1027-5606
Best Scientists 138 203 Impact Score 5.60
73 Journal of Metamorphic Geology

Journal of Metamorphic Geology

0263-4929
Best Scientists 128 168 Impact Score 5.60
74 Holocene

Holocene

0959-6836
Best Scientists 206 191 Impact Score 5.50
75 Limnology and Oceanography

Limnology and Oceanography

0024-3590
Best Scientists 145 172 Impact Score 5.50
76 Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

2169-9380
Best Scientists 95 603 Impact Score 5.50
77 Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

0723-2632
Best Scientists 75 157 Impact Score 5.50
78 Surveys in Geophysics

Surveys in Geophysics

0169-3298
Best Scientists 56 44 Impact Score 5.50
79 Landslides

Landslides

1612-510X
Best Scientists 92 226 Impact Score 5.40
80 Journal of Structural Geology

Journal of Structural Geology

0191-8141
Best Scientists 210 330 Impact Score 5.30
81 Applied Geochemistry

Applied Geochemistry

0883-2927
Best Scientists 172 208 Impact Score 5.30
82 Progress in Oceanography

Progress in Oceanography

0079-6611
Best Scientists 162 194 Impact Score 5.30
83 Lithosphere

Lithosphere

1941-8264
Best Scientists 133 121 Impact Score 5.30
84 Boreas

Boreas

0300-9483
Best Scientists 129 145 Impact Score 5.20
85 Science China Earth Sciences

Science China Earth Sciences

1674-7313
Best Scientists 123 142 Impact Score 5.20
86 Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry

Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry

1529-6466
Best Scientists 44 35 Impact Score 5.20
87 Journal of Glaciology

Journal of Glaciology

0022-1430
Best Scientists 142 189 Impact Score 5.10
88 Oceanography

Oceanography

1042-8275
Best Scientists 128 112 Impact Score 5.10
89 Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

2169-8953
Best Scientists 184 170 Impact Score 5.00
90 Marine Chemistry

Marine Chemistry

0304-4203
Best Scientists 118 117 Impact Score 5.00
91 Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

0967-0645
Best Scientists 103 158 Impact Score 5.00
92 Earth and Space Science

Earth and Space Science

Best Scientists 100 86 Impact Score 5.00
93 Progress in Earth and Planetary Science

Progress in Earth and Planetary Science

Best Scientists 89 88 Impact Score 5.00
94 Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

0272-7714
Best Scientists 141 194 Impact Score 4.90
95 Earth Surface Dynamics

Earth Surface Dynamics

2196-6311
Best Scientists 117 121 Impact Score 4.90
96 Engineering Geology

Engineering Geology

0013-7952
Best Scientists 110 267 Impact Score 4.90
97 Journal of Physical Oceanography

Journal of Physical Oceanography

0022-3670
Best Scientists 105 253 Impact Score 4.90
98 Geobiology

Geobiology

1472-4677
Best Scientists 97 94 Impact Score 4.90
99 Water (MDPI)

Water (MDPI)

2073-4441
Best Scientists 217 391 Impact Score 4.80
100 Newsletters on Stratigraphy

Newsletters on Stratigraphy

0078-0421
Best Scientists 84 61 Impact Score 4.80

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