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
201 Estuaries and Coasts Best Scientists 52 68 Impact Score 2.60
202 Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology Best Scientists 46 50 Impact Score 2.60
203 Earth System Dynamics Best Scientists 27 16 Impact Score 2.60
204 Geotextiles and Geomembranes Best Scientists 14 50 Impact Score 2.60
205 Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Best Scientists 117 157 Impact Score 2.50
206 Ground Water

Ground Water

0017-467X
Best Scientists 58 75 Impact Score 2.50
207 Island Arc

Island Arc

1038-4871
Best Scientists 54 72 Impact Score 2.50
208 Marine Ecology - Progress Series Best Scientists 54 68 Impact Score 2.50
209 Journal of Applied Geophysics Best Scientists 39 43 Impact Score 2.50
210 Proceedings of the Geologists' Association Best Scientists 38 65 Impact Score 2.50
211 River Research and Applications Best Scientists 36 57 Impact Score 2.50
212 Petroleum Geoscience Best Scientists 35 61 Impact Score 2.50
213 Agricultural Water Management Best Scientists 28 34 Impact Score 2.50
214 One Earth

One Earth

2590-3322
Best Scientists 25 19 Impact Score 2.50
215 Swiss Journal of Geosciences Best Scientists 57 62 Impact Score 2.40
216 Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Best Scientists 56 90 Impact Score 2.40
217 Bulletin - Societie Geologique de France Best Scientists 54 53 Impact Score 2.40
218 Journal of Contaminant Hydrology Best Scientists 38 42 Impact Score 2.40
219 Journal of Geodesy

Journal of Geodesy

0949-7714
Best Scientists 33 43 Impact Score 2.40
220 Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics Best Scientists 40 55 Impact Score 2.30
221 Natural Resources Research Best Scientists 22 45 Impact Score 2.30
222 Geoscience Canada

Geoscience Canada

0315-0941 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 21 11 Impact Score 2.30
223 Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Best Scientists 15 13 Impact Score 2.30
224 Arabian Journal of Geosciences Best Scientists 82 105 Impact Score 2.20
225 Geological Society, London, Memoirs Best Scientists 51 89 Impact Score 2.20
226 South African Journal of Geology Best Scientists 48 55 Impact Score 2.20
227 Geochronology

Geochronology

2628-3719
Best Scientists 48 30 Impact Score 2.20
228 Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences Best Scientists 38 48 Impact Score 2.20
229 Acta Geochimica

Acta Geochimica

2096-0956
Best Scientists 35 46 Impact Score 2.20
230 Comptes Rendus - Geoscience Best Scientists 57 44 Impact Score 2.10
231 Lethaia

Lethaia

0024-1164
Best Scientists 54 69 Impact Score 2.10
232 The Leading Edge

The Leading Edge

1070-485X
Best Scientists 36 34 Impact Score 2.10
233 Annales Geophysicae Best Scientists 32 53 Impact Score 2.10
234 Paleobiology

Paleobiology

0094-8373
Best Scientists 32 34 Impact Score 2.10
235 Journal of Systematic Palaeontology Best Scientists 28 27 Impact Score 2.10
236 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

0272-4634 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 24 43 Impact Score 2.10
237 Cuadernos de Investigacion Geografica Best Scientists 19 21 Impact Score 2.10
238 Geocarto Imnternational Best Scientists 14 22 Impact Score 2.10
239 Antarctic Science

Antarctic Science

0954-1020
Best Scientists 49 42 Impact Score 2.00
240 Geoarchaeology - An International Journal Best Scientists 38 42 Impact Score 2.00
241 Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research Best Scientists 38 36 Impact Score 2.00
242 Papers in Palaeontology Best Scientists 32 36 Impact Score 2.00
243 Geophysical Prospecting Best Scientists 28 46 Impact Score 2.00
244 Palaeoworld

Palaeoworld

1871-174X
Best Scientists 27 35 Impact Score 2.00
245 Palynology

Palynology

0191-6122
Best Scientists 24 41 Impact Score 2.00
246 Geoheritage

Geoheritage

1867-2477
Best Scientists 24 30 Impact Score 2.00
247 Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences Best Scientists 18 15 Impact Score 2.00
248 Vodohospodarsky Casopis/Journal of Hydrology & Hydromechanics Best Scientists 14 15 Impact Score 2.00
249 Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) Best Scientists 186 241 Impact Score 1.90
250 Eos

Eos

0096-3941
Best Scientists 146 102 Impact Score 1.90
251 Depositional Record Best Scientists 53 46 Impact Score 1.90
252 Italian Journal of Geosciences Best Scientists 38 34 Impact Score 1.90
253 arktos

arktos

2364-9453
Best Scientists 36 30 Impact Score 1.90
254 Cold Regions Science and Technology Best Scientists 28 44 Impact Score 1.90
255 Marine Geophysical Researches Best Scientists 28 36 Impact Score 1.90
256 Journal of Mountain Science Best Scientists 28 35 Impact Score 1.90
257 Andean Geology

Andean Geology

0718-7092
Best Scientists 28 27 Impact Score 1.90
258 Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

0567-7920 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 26 35 Impact Score 1.90
259 AGU Advances

AGU Advances

2576-604X
Best Scientists 25 14 Impact Score 1.90
260 Soil Science Society of America Journal Best Scientists 22 52 Impact Score 1.90
261 Journal of the American Water Resources Association Best Scientists 21 25 Impact Score 1.90
262 Geomicrobiology Journal Best Scientists 20 15 Impact Score 1.90
263 SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Best Scientists 18 41 Impact Score 1.90
264 Ocean Engineering

Ocean Engineering

0029-8018
Best Scientists 17 33 Impact Score 1.90
265 Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk Best Scientists 16 29 Impact Score 1.90
266 European Journal of Soil Science Best Scientists 16 17 Impact Score 1.90
267 Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources Best Scientists 14 25 Impact Score 1.90
268 Journal of Coastal Research Best Scientists 65 119 Impact Score 1.80
269 Limnology and Oceanography: Methods Best Scientists 37 31 Impact Score 1.80
270 Journal of the Geological Society of India Best Scientists 35 46 Impact Score 1.80
271 Polar Science

Polar Science

1873-9652
Best Scientists 28 28 Impact Score 1.80
272 Soils and Foundations Best Scientists 27 42 Impact Score 1.80
273 Journal of Great Lakes Research Best Scientists 26 28 Impact Score 1.80
274 ICES Journal of Marine Science Best Scientists 24 21 Impact Score 1.80
275 Transportation Geotechnics Best Scientists 21 39 Impact Score 1.80
276 Journal of Coastal Conservation Best Scientists 17 17 Impact Score 1.80
277 Geoscience Letters Best Scientists 17 15 Impact Score 1.80
278 Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology Best Scientists 46 56 Impact Score 1.70
279 Annals of Geophysics Best Scientists 45 45 Impact Score 1.70
280 Geo-Marine Letters

Geo-Marine Letters

0276-0460
Best Scientists 39 36 Impact Score 1.70
281 Historical Biology

Historical Biology

0891-2963
Best Scientists 33 66 Impact Score 1.70
282 Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Best Scientists 26 39 Impact Score 1.70
283 Archaeometry

Archaeometry

0003-813X
Best Scientists 26 28 Impact Score 1.70
284 Environmental Geochemistry and Health Best Scientists 23 27 Impact Score 1.70
285 Solid Earth Sciences Best Scientists 22 28 Impact Score 1.70
286 International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics Best Scientists 19 34 Impact Score 1.70
287 GPS Solutions

GPS Solutions

1080-5370
Best Scientists 14 18 Impact Score 1.70
288 Groundwater for Sustainable Development Best Scientists 7 22 Impact Score 1.70
289 Geochemical Journal Best Scientists 33 35 Impact Score 1.60
290 Nordic Hydrology

Nordic Hydrology

1998-9563
Best Scientists 25 37 Impact Score 1.60
291 Water Resources Management Best Scientists 23 27 Impact Score 1.60
292 Journal of Earth System Science Best Scientists 22 31 Impact Score 1.60
293 Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews Best Scientists 18 18 Impact Score 1.60
294 Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering Best Scientists 17 28 Impact Score 1.60
295 Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Best Scientists 16 23 Impact Score 1.60
296 Geothermal Energy Best Scientists 16 21 Impact Score 1.60
297 Mathematical Geosciences Best Scientists 15 14 Impact Score 1.60
298 Cryosphere Discussions Best Scientists 134 145 Impact Score 1.50
299 European Journal of Mineralogy Best Scientists 50 51 Impact Score 1.50
300 Geotechnical Testing Journal Best Scientists 38 59 Impact Score 1.50

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