Best Environmental Sciences Journals

The ranking of best journals for Environmental Sciences 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 3,925 journals which were selected after detailed inspection and rigorous examination of over 90,927 scientific documents published during the last three years by 7,685 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 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

0003-0007
Best Scientists 1140 534 Impact Score 48.00
2 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

1680-7316
Best Scientists 1613 3584 Impact Score 41.50
3 Nature Climate Change

Nature Climate Change

1758-678X
Best Scientists 648 470 Impact Score 40.00
4 Science of the Total Environment

Science of the Total Environment

0048-9697
Best Scientists 2285 5929 Impact Score 35.70
5 Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

2169-897X
Best Scientists 1589 2067 Impact Score 28.80
6 Geoscientific Model Development

Geoscientific Model Development

1991-9603
Best Scientists 854 734 Impact Score 27.70
7 Remote Sensing of Environment

Remote Sensing of Environment

0034-4257 , Monthly
Best Scientists 726 1215 Impact Score 27.50
8 Nature Geoscience

Nature Geoscience

1752-0894
Best Scientists 596 282 Impact Score 27.10
9 Geophysical Research Letters

Geophysical Research Letters

0094-8276
Best Scientists 1779 2240 Impact Score 26.10
10 Global Change Biology

Global Change Biology

1354-1013
Best Scientists 719 675 Impact Score 25.00
11 Earth System Science Data

Earth System Science Data

1866-3508
Best Scientists 664 377 Impact Score 24.70
12 Environmental Research Letters

Environmental Research Letters

1748-9326
Best Scientists 1299 1470 Impact Score 24.30
13 Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems

Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems

1942-2466
Best Scientists 555 542 Impact Score 24.30
14 Environmental Science & Technology

Environmental Science & Technology

0013-936X , Biweekly
Best Scientists 1371 2347 Impact Score 23.00
15 Frontiers in Marine Science

Frontiers in Marine Science

Best Scientists 549 684 Impact Score 21.60
16 Environmental Pollution

Environmental Pollution

0269-7491
Best Scientists 930 1822 Impact Score 20.30
17 Journal of Climate

Journal of Climate

0894-8755
Best Scientists 834 1634 Impact Score 20.10
18 Environment International

Environment International

0160-4120
Best Scientists 525 739 Impact Score 20.00
19 Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing

2072-4292
Best Scientists 1043 2394 Impact Score 19.20
20 Atmospheric Environment

Atmospheric Environment

0004-6981
Best Scientists 956 1414 Impact Score 18.80
21 Water Research

Water Research

0043-1354
Best Scientists 490 1002 Impact Score 18.60
22 Climate Dynamics

Climate Dynamics

0930-7575
Best Scientists 696 1549 Impact Score 18.20
23 Water Resources Research

Water Resources Research

0043-1397
Best Scientists 530 794 Impact Score 17.80
24 Nature Ecology and Evolution

Nature Ecology and Evolution

Best Scientists 215 147 Impact Score 17.60
25 Atmospheric Measurement Techniques

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques

1867-1381
Best Scientists 785 893 Impact Score 17.40
26 Nature Sustainability

Nature Sustainability

Best Scientists 242 186 Impact Score 17.10
27 Biogeosciences

Biogeosciences

1726-4170
Best Scientists 745 899 Impact Score 17.00
28 Chemosphere

Chemosphere

0045-6535
Best Scientists 761 1453 Impact Score 15.80
29 Journal of Cleaner Production

Journal of Cleaner Production

0959-6526
Best Scientists 493 1112 Impact Score 15.80
30 Earth's Future

Earth's Future

Best Scientists 406 287 Impact Score 13.60
31 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

1027-5606
Best Scientists 445 512 Impact Score 13.30
32 Bioresource Technology

Bioresource Technology

0960-8524
Best Scientists 171 568 Impact Score 13.30
33 Journal of Environmental Management

Journal of Environmental Management

0301-4797
Best Scientists 553 742 Impact Score 13.00
34 Global Environmental Change

Global Environmental Change

0959-3780
Best Scientists 162 143 Impact Score 12.90
35 Journal of Hazardous Materials

Journal of Hazardous Materials

0304-3894
Best Scientists 385 723 Impact Score 12.80
36 Environmental Research

Environmental Research

0013-9351
Best Scientists 357 569 Impact Score 12.80
37 Climatic Change

Climatic Change

0165-0009
Best Scientists 310 347 Impact Score 12.50
38 Journal of Hydrology

Journal of Hydrology

0022-1694
Best Scientists 583 1018 Impact Score 11.90
39 Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

0168-1923
Best Scientists 500 612 Impact Score 11.70
40 Ecological Indicators

Ecological Indicators

1470-160X
Best Scientists 412 563 Impact Score 11.60
41 Elementa

Elementa

Best Scientists 268 153 Impact Score 11.60
42 International Journal of Climatology

International Journal of Climatology

0899-8418
Best Scientists 535 863 Impact Score 11.30
43 Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

1364-0321
Best Scientists 135 187 Impact Score 11.30
44 Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

0035-9009
Best Scientists 311 387 Impact Score 11.10
45 Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Global Biogeochemical Cycles

0886-6236
Best Scientists 396 290 Impact Score 10.80
46 Journal of Hydrometeorology

Journal of Hydrometeorology

1525-755X
Best Scientists 340 428 Impact Score 10.70
47 Atmospheric Research

Atmospheric Research

0169-8095
Best Scientists 450 584 Impact Score 10.20
48 Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

2169-8953
Best Scientists 476 515 Impact Score 10.00
49 Sustainability-MDPI

Sustainability-MDPI

2071-1050
Best Scientists 421 692 Impact Score 10.00
50 International Journal Of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation

International Journal Of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation

0303-2434
Best Scientists 244 308 Impact Score 9.80
51 Earth System Dynamics

Earth System Dynamics

2190-4979
Best Scientists 225 147 Impact Score 9.80
52 ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

0924-2716 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 142 185 Impact Score 9.60
53 Environmental Health Perspectives

Environmental Health Perspectives

0091-6765
Best Scientists 126 130 Impact Score 9.60
54 Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Environmental Science and Pollution Research

0944-1344
Best Scientists 612 1075 Impact Score 9.40
55 Geoderma

Geoderma

0016-7061
Best Scientists 336 538 Impact Score 9.30
56 Current Climate Change Reports

Current Climate Change Reports

Best Scientists 114 55 Impact Score 9.00
57 Environmental Science and Technology Letters

Environmental Science and Technology Letters

Best Scientists 253 204 Impact Score 8.90
58 Quaternary Science Reviews

Quaternary Science Reviews

0277-3791
Best Scientists 237 367 Impact Score 8.80
59 Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Soil Biology and Biochemistry

0038-0717
Best Scientists 215 334 Impact Score 8.70
60 Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

2169-9275
Best Scientists 356 555 Impact Score 8.50
61 Limnology and Oceanography

Limnology and Oceanography

0024-3590
Best Scientists 323 416 Impact Score 8.30
62 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

0196-2892 , Monthly
Best Scientists 254 399 Impact Score 8.30
63 Resources, Conservation and Recycling

Resources, Conservation and Recycling

0921-3449
Best Scientists 131 222 Impact Score 8.30
64 Cryosphere

Cryosphere

1994-0416
Best Scientists 243 334 Impact Score 8.10
65 Water (MDPI)

Water (MDPI)

2073-4441
Best Scientists 597 1005 Impact Score 8.00
66 Marine Pollution Bulletin

Marine Pollution Bulletin

0025-326X
Best Scientists 297 582 Impact Score 8.00
67 Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment

0167-8809
Best Scientists 169 196 Impact Score 8.00
68 Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

2662-138X
Best Scientists 121 47 Impact Score 8.00
69 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

1661-7827
Best Scientists 300 405 Impact Score 7.90
70 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

1939-1404 , Monthly
Best Scientists 210 309 Impact Score 7.90
71 Regional Environmental Change

Regional Environmental Change

1436-3798
Best Scientists 197 207 Impact Score 7.90
72 Climate of the Past

Climate of the Past

1814-9324
Best Scientists 183 216 Impact Score 7.90
73 Ambio

Ambio

0044-7447
Best Scientists 146 137 Impact Score 7.90
74 npj Climate and Atmospheric Science

npj Climate and Atmospheric Science

2397-3722
Best Scientists 185 129 Impact Score 7.80
75 Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts

Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts

2050-7887
Best Scientists 224 218 Impact Score 7.70
76 Aerosol Science and Technology

Aerosol Science and Technology

0278-6826 , Monthly
Best Scientists 161 127 Impact Score 7.70
77 Meteorological Monographs

Meteorological Monographs

0065-9401
Best Scientists 88 28 Impact Score 7.70
78 Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

0147-6513
Best Scientists 240 350 Impact Score 7.60
79 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

0730-7268
Best Scientists 190 339 Impact Score 7.60
80 Environmental Science and Policy

Environmental Science and Policy

1462-9011
Best Scientists 163 137 Impact Score 7.50
81 Waste Management

Waste Management

0956-053X
Best Scientists 138 241 Impact Score 7.50
82 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

0962-8436
Best Scientists 130 58 Impact Score 7.50
83 Ecological Applications

Ecological Applications

1051-0761
Best Scientists 152 126 Impact Score 7.30
84 Global and Planetary Change

Global and Planetary Change

0921-8181
Best Scientists 195 189 Impact Score 7.10
85 Atmosphere

Atmosphere

2073-4433
Best Scientists 723 832 Impact Score 7.00
86 Monthly Weather Review

Monthly Weather Review

0027-0644
Best Scientists 245 413 Impact Score 7.00
87 Catena

Catena

0341-8162
Best Scientists 208 305 Impact Score 7.00
88 Journal of Environmental Sciences

Journal of Environmental Sciences

1001-0742
Best Scientists 202 225 Impact Score 7.00
89 Land Degradation and Development

Land Degradation and Development

1085-3278
Best Scientists 192 222 Impact Score 7.00
90 Forests

Forests

1999-4907
Best Scientists 226 267 Impact Score 6.90
91 Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

1877-3435
Best Scientists 111 101 Impact Score 6.90
92 The Lancet Planetary Health

The Lancet Planetary Health

Best Scientists 87 71 Impact Score 6.90
93 Journals of the Atmospheric Sciences

Journals of the Atmospheric Sciences

0022-4928
Best Scientists 254 460 Impact Score 6.80
94 Environmental Modelling and Software

Environmental Modelling and Software

1364-8152 , Monthly
Best Scientists 229 216 Impact Score 6.80
95 Forest Ecology and Management

Forest Ecology and Management

0378-1127
Best Scientists 228 337 Impact Score 6.70
96 ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

Best Scientists 220 175 Impact Score 6.70
97 Ecosphere

Ecosphere

Best Scientists 158 166 Impact Score 6.70
98 One Earth

One Earth

2590-3322
Best Scientists 139 88 Impact Score 6.70
99 Vadose Zone Journal

Vadose Zone Journal

1539-1663
Best Scientists 119 120 Impact Score 6.70
100 Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services

2212-0416
Best Scientists 84 130 Impact Score 6.70

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