Best Earth Science Journals

The ranking of leading journals for Earth Science was created by Research.com, one of the prominent platforms for Earth Science research supplying credible data on scientific output since 2014.

The position in the ranking is based on a unique bibliometric score created by Research.com which is calculated by means of the approximated discipline index (D-index) as well as the quantity of top scientists who have endorsed the journal within the last five previous years. Show more

Please that this year's edition is based on information collected for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

The ranking contains Impact Score values collected on 06-12-2021.

The system for scoring journals involved evaluating as much as 2,165 journals which were chosen after meticulous inspection and rigorous examination of more than 59,456 scientific documents published in the last five years by 5,913 leading and well-renowned researchers in the area of Earth Science.

More data on the methodology for establishing the score can be examined on our our methodology page.

Rank
Journal Details
Best Scientists
Documents
Impact Score
101 Land Degradation and Development Best Scientists 71 115 Impact Score 4.80
102 Terra Nova

Terra Nova

0954-4879
Best Scientists 184 151 Impact Score 4.70
103 Bulletin of Volcanology Best Scientists 145 214 Impact Score 4.60
104 Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors Best Scientists 122 144 Impact Score 4.60
105 Geoderma

Geoderma

0016-7061
Best Scientists 116 188 Impact Score 4.60
106 Organic Geochemistry Best Scientists 116 146 Impact Score 4.60
107 Advances in Water Resources Best Scientists 72 90 Impact Score 4.60
108 Geological Magazine Best Scientists 220 212 Impact Score 4.50
109 Hydrological Sciences Journal Best Scientists 66 60 Impact Score 4.50
110 Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology Best Scientists 36 82 Impact Score 4.50
111 Geological Journal

Geological Journal

0072-1050
Best Scientists 166 307 Impact Score 4.40
112 Environmental Earth Sciences Best Scientists 101 159 Impact Score 4.40
113 Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers Best Scientists 140 114 Impact Score 4.30
114 Hydrogeology Journal Best Scientists 93 136 Impact Score 4.30
115 Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering Best Scientists 92 199 Impact Score 4.30
116 Radiocarbon

Radiocarbon

0033-8222
Best Scientists 78 108 Impact Score 4.30
117 Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE Best Scientists 70 256 Impact Score 4.30
118 Elementa Best Scientists 52 42 Impact Score 4.30
119 Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering Best Scientists 45 103 Impact Score 4.30
120 Computers and Geotechnics

Computers and Geotechnics

0266-352X , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 53 137 Impact Score 4.20
121 Geosciences (Switzerland) Best Scientists 218 208 Impact Score 4.10
122 Marine Pollution Bulletin Best Scientists 85 105 Impact Score 4.10
123 Journal of Geology

Journal of Geology

0022-1376
Best Scientists 82 72 Impact Score 4.10
124 Episodes

Episodes

0705-3797
Best Scientists 74 36 Impact Score 4.10
125 Pure and Applied Geophysics Best Scientists 113 155 Impact Score 4.00
126 Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Best Scientists 112 146 Impact Score 4.00
127 Journal of Geochemical Exploration Best Scientists 103 134 Impact Score 4.00
128 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Best Scientists 93 107 Impact Score 4.00
129 Ocean Science

Ocean Science

1812-0784
Best Scientists 89 93 Impact Score 4.00
130 Chemie der Erde

Chemie der Erde

0009-2819
Best Scientists 87 60 Impact Score 4.00
131 Progress in Physical Geography Best Scientists 47 35 Impact Score 4.00
132 Annual Review of Marine Science Best Scientists 43 27 Impact Score 4.00
133 Minerals

Minerals

2075-163X
Best Scientists 270 387 Impact Score 3.90
134 Journal of South American Earth Sciences Best Scientists 216 367 Impact Score 3.90
135 Journal of African Earth Sciences Best Scientists 174 181 Impact Score 3.90
136 Journal of Sedimentary Research Best Scientists 121 154 Impact Score 3.90
137 Elements

Elements

1811-5209 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 101 83 Impact Score 3.90
138 AAPG Bulletin

AAPG Bulletin

0149-1423
Best Scientists 103 145 Impact Score 3.80
139 New Zealand Journal of Geology, and Geophysics Best Scientists 75 98 Impact Score 3.80
140 Coastal Engineering Best Scientists 41 97 Impact Score 3.80
141 Geotechnique

Geotechnique

0016-8505
Best Scientists 36 90 Impact Score 3.80
142 Continental Shelf Research Best Scientists 130 151 Impact Score 3.70
143 Mineralogy and Petrology Best Scientists 93 97 Impact Score 3.70
144 Geophysics

Geophysics

0016-8033 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 80 175 Impact Score 3.70
145 International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Minings Sciences Best Scientists 44 76 Impact Score 3.70
146 Journal of Geodynamics Best Scientists 78 78 Impact Score 3.60
147 Journal of Maps

Journal of Maps

Semiannual
Best Scientists 77 74 Impact Score 3.60
148 Canadian Geotechnical Journal Best Scientists 66 213 Impact Score 3.60
149 GSA Today

GSA Today

1052-5173
Best Scientists 57 31 Impact Score 3.60
150 Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies Best Scientists 53 65 Impact Score 3.60
151 Earth, Planets and Space Best Scientists 103 156 Impact Score 3.50
152 Journal of Earth Science Best Scientists 96 127 Impact Score 3.50
153 Acta Geotechnica

Acta Geotechnica

1861-1125
Best Scientists 46 89 Impact Score 3.50
154 Marine Micropaleontology Best Scientists 95 103 Impact Score 3.40
155 Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards

0921-030X
Best Scientists 92 113 Impact Score 3.40
156 Advances in Space Research Best Scientists 67 78 Impact Score 3.40
157 Annals of Glaciology Best Scientists 66 68 Impact Score 3.40
158 Earthquake Spectra

Earthquake Spectra

8755-2930
Best Scientists 40 82 Impact Score 3.40
159 Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering Best Scientists 34 66 Impact Score 3.40
160 Computers and Geosciences

Computers and Geosciences

0098-3004 , Monthly
Best Scientists 51 54 Impact Score 3.30
161 Aeolian Research

Aeolian Research

1875-9637
Best Scientists 49 51 Impact Score 3.30
162 Journal of Soils and Sediments Best Scientists 47 62 Impact Score 3.30
163 Communications Earth & Environment Best Scientists 137 75 Impact Score 3.20
164 Cretaceous Research Best Scientists 93 192 Impact Score 3.20
165 Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment Best Scientists 50 96 Impact Score 3.20
166 Australian Journal of Earth Sciences Best Scientists 75 101 Impact Score 3.10
167 Palaeontology

Palaeontology

0031-0239
Best Scientists 51 81 Impact Score 3.10
168 Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Best Scientists 45 110 Impact Score 3.10
169 Scientific Drilling Best Scientists 96 37 Impact Score 3.00
170 Journal of Marine Systems Best Scientists 68 76 Impact Score 3.00
171 Anthropocene

Anthropocene

2213-3054
Best Scientists 48 35 Impact Score 3.00
172 Ocean Modelling

Ocean Modelling

1463-5003
Best Scientists 46 54 Impact Score 3.00
173 International Journal of Geomechanics Best Scientists 40 107 Impact Score 3.00
174 Journal of Applied Volcanology Best Scientists 34 29 Impact Score 3.00
175 Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water Best Scientists 29 25 Impact Score 3.00
176 Geofluids

Geofluids

1468-8115
Best Scientists 91 86 Impact Score 2.90
177 Geothermics

Geothermics

0375-6505
Best Scientists 67 82 Impact Score 2.90
178 Interpretation

Interpretation

2324-8858
Best Scientists 60 122 Impact Score 2.90
179 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Best Scientists 54 65 Impact Score 2.90
180 Palaios

Palaios

0883-1351
Best Scientists 53 54 Impact Score 2.90
181 Permafrost and Periglacial Processes Best Scientists 44 69 Impact Score 2.90
182 Nature Reviews Earth & Environment Best Scientists 42 25 Impact Score 2.90
183 Applied Clay Science Best Scientists 39 48 Impact Score 2.90
184 Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems Best Scientists 39 34 Impact Score 2.90
185 International Journal Of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation Best Scientists 24 28 Impact Score 2.90
186 Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports Best Scientists 107 132 Impact Score 2.80
187 Journal of Paleontology Best Scientists 62 84 Impact Score 2.80
188 Mineralogical Magazine Best Scientists 51 66 Impact Score 2.80
189 Ocean Dynamics

Ocean Dynamics

1616-7341
Best Scientists 39 56 Impact Score 2.80
190 Journal of Paleolimnology Best Scientists 87 76 Impact Score 2.70
191 Journal of Archaeological Science Best Scientists 53 52 Impact Score 2.70
192 Biogeochemistry

Biogeochemistry

0168-2563
Best Scientists 52 39 Impact Score 2.70
193 Journal of Seismology Best Scientists 50 61 Impact Score 2.70
194 Quaternary

Quaternary

2571-550X
Best Scientists 44 29 Impact Score 2.70
195 Ecohydrology

Ecohydrology

1936-0584
Best Scientists 38 49 Impact Score 2.70
196 Environmental Modelling and Software Best Scientists 35 36 Impact Score 2.70
197 Soil and Tillage Research Best Scientists 34 49 Impact Score 2.70
198 Spe Journal Best Scientists 21 65 Impact Score 2.70
199 ACS Earth and Space Chemistry Best Scientists 59 50 Impact Score 2.60
200 Canadian Mineralogist Best Scientists 53 58 Impact Score 2.60

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