Best Microbiology Journals

The ranking of best journals for Microbiology 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 3,135 journals which were selected after detailed inspection and rigorous examination of over 31,545 scientific documents published during the last three years by 3,551 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 The Lancet Infectious Diseases

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

1473-3099
Best Scientists 310 272 Impact Score 23.40
2 Nature Microbiology

Nature Microbiology

Best Scientists 312 262 Impact Score 20.50
3 Clinical Infectious Diseases

Clinical Infectious Diseases

1058-4838 , Biweekly
Best Scientists 510 755 Impact Score 18.40
4 Cell Host and Microbe

Cell Host and Microbe

1931-3128
Best Scientists 236 285 Impact Score 17.30
5 mBio

mBio

2161-2129
Best Scientists 592 823 Impact Score 16.00
6 Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

0066-4804
Best Scientists 549 1236 Impact Score 15.60
7 Emerging Infectious Diseases

Emerging Infectious Diseases

1080-6059
Best Scientists 456 602 Impact Score 15.40
8 Frontiers in Microbiology

Frontiers in Microbiology

1664-302X
Best Scientists 779 1464 Impact Score 15.20
9 Journal of Infectious Diseases

Journal of Infectious Diseases

0022-1899
Best Scientists 552 743 Impact Score 15.00
10 Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Journal of Clinical Microbiology

0095-1137
Best Scientists 436 591 Impact Score 14.50
11 PLoS Pathogens

PLoS Pathogens

1553-7366
Best Scientists 555 713 Impact Score 14.40
12 Nature Reviews Microbiology

Nature Reviews Microbiology

1740-1526
Best Scientists 108 85 Impact Score 14.20
13 Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

0305-7453 , Monthly
Best Scientists 408 815 Impact Score 13.40
14 Journal of Virology

Journal of Virology

0022-538X , Biweekly
Best Scientists 505 1061 Impact Score 13.20
15 Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Clinical Microbiology and Infection

1198-743X
Best Scientists 309 367 Impact Score 13.10
16 Microbiome

Microbiome

Best Scientists 125 175 Impact Score 11.50
17 mSphere

mSphere

Best Scientists 317 353 Impact Score 10.60
18 Viruses

Viruses

1999-4915 , Monthly
Best Scientists 401 748 Impact Score 9.40
19 PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

1935-2727
Best Scientists 303 514 Impact Score 8.90
20 Archives of Virology

Archives of Virology

0304-8608
Best Scientists 141 211 Impact Score 8.60
21 Trends in Microbiology

Trends in Microbiology

0966-842X
Best Scientists 106 112 Impact Score 8.60
22 Emerging Microbes and Infections

Emerging Microbes and Infections

2222-1751
Best Scientists 203 256 Impact Score 8.40
23 International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

0924-8579
Best Scientists 248 362 Impact Score 8.30
24 Journal of General Virology

Journal of General Virology

0022-1317
Best Scientists 205 237 Impact Score 8.30
25 Vaccine

Vaccine

0264-410X
Best Scientists 350 583 Impact Score 8.00
26 Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

0099-2240 , Annual
Best Scientists 220 311 Impact Score 7.80
27 Antiviral Research

Antiviral Research

0166-3542
Best Scientists 156 203 Impact Score 7.60
28 Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

2235-2988
Best Scientists 339 427 Impact Score 7.30
29 Clinical Microbiology Reviews

Clinical Microbiology Reviews

0893-8512
Best Scientists 58 49 Impact Score 7.00
30 Veterinary Microbiology

Veterinary Microbiology

0378-1135
Best Scientists 173 311 Impact Score 6.80
31 ISME Journal

ISME Journal

1751-7362
Best Scientists 83 91 Impact Score 6.80
32 Infection and Immunity

Infection and Immunity

0019-9567 , Monthly
Best Scientists 288 403 Impact Score 6.60
33 Microbiology Spectrum

Microbiology Spectrum

Quarterly
Best Scientists 93 85 Impact Score 6.50
34 International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

1466-5026
Best Scientists 136 564 Impact Score 6.40
35 Environmental Microbiology

Environmental Microbiology

1462-2912 , Monthly
Best Scientists 122 142 Impact Score 6.40
36 Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Best Scientists 426 1031 Impact Score 6.20
37 Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Infection, Genetics and Evolution

1567-1348
Best Scientists 193 259 Impact Score 6.10
38 FEMS Microbiology Reviews

FEMS Microbiology Reviews

0168-6445 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 65 59 Impact Score 5.90
39 Journal of Infection

Journal of Infection

0163-4453
Best Scientists 136 151 Impact Score 5.80
40 Virus Research

Virus Research

0168-1702
Best Scientists 118 150 Impact Score 5.80
41 Nature Biotechnology

Nature Biotechnology

1087-0156 , Monthly
Best Scientists 44 29 Impact Score 5.60
42 BMC Infectious Diseases

BMC Infectious Diseases

1471-2334
Best Scientists 215 225 Impact Score 5.50
43 American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

0002-9637
Best Scientists 188 308 Impact Score 5.50
44 European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

0934-9723
Best Scientists 164 238 Impact Score 5.50
45 Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

1865-1674
Best Scientists 110 236 Impact Score 5.50
46 Journal of Fungi

Journal of Fungi

Best Scientists 104 201 Impact Score 5.50
47 Current Opinion in Virology

Current Opinion in Virology

1879-6257
Best Scientists 91 95 Impact Score 5.50
48 International Journal of Food Microbiology

International Journal of Food Microbiology

0168-1605
Best Scientists 86 114 Impact Score 5.40
49 Medical Mycology

Medical Mycology

1369-3786
Best Scientists 83 137 Impact Score 5.40
50 Virology

Virology

0042-6822
Best Scientists 154 206 Impact Score 5.30
51 Microbial Genomics

Microbial Genomics

2057-5858 , Monthly
Best Scientists 146 188 Impact Score 5.30
52 Journal of Clinical Virology

Journal of Clinical Virology

1386-6532
Best Scientists 127 139 Impact Score 5.30
53 Gut Microbes

Gut Microbes

1949-0976 , Annual
Best Scientists 100 128 Impact Score 5.30
54 npj Vaccines

npj Vaccines

Best Scientists 97 90 Impact Score 5.30
55 Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease

0732-8893
Best Scientists 201 283 Impact Score 5.20
56 International Journal of Infectious Diseases

International Journal of Infectious Diseases

1201-9712
Best Scientists 160 193 Impact Score 5.20
57 Current Opinion in Microbiology

Current Opinion in Microbiology

1369-5274
Best Scientists 72 80 Impact Score 5.20
58 Parasites and Vectors

Parasites and Vectors

1756-3305
Best Scientists 117 301 Impact Score 5.10
59 Virulence

Virulence

2150-5594
Best Scientists 139 158 Impact Score 5.00
60 Journal of Bacteriology

Journal of Bacteriology

0021-9193 , Biweekly
Best Scientists 113 151 Impact Score 5.00
61 Food Microbiology

Food Microbiology

0740-0020
Best Scientists 75 116 Impact Score 4.90
62 Journal of Medical Virology

Journal of Medical Virology

0146-6615
Best Scientists 165 234 Impact Score 4.80
63 Molecular Microbiology

Molecular Microbiology

0950-382X , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 99 105 Impact Score 4.80
64 BMC Microbiology

BMC Microbiology

1471-2180
Best Scientists 130 134 Impact Score 4.70
65 Cellular Microbiology

Cellular Microbiology

1462-5814 , Monthly
Best Scientists 127 160 Impact Score 4.50
66 Malaria Journal

Malaria Journal

1475-2875
Best Scientists 75 196 Impact Score 4.50
67 mSystems

mSystems

Best Scientists 98 108 Impact Score 4.40
68 ACS Infectious Diseases

ACS Infectious Diseases

Best Scientists 92 115 Impact Score 4.40
69 International Journal of Medical Microbiology

International Journal of Medical Microbiology

1438-4221
Best Scientists 84 104 Impact Score 4.40
70 Trends in Parasitology

Trends in Parasitology

1471-4922
Best Scientists 43 53 Impact Score 4.40
71 Antibiotics

Antibiotics

2079-6382
Best Scientists 172 222 Impact Score 4.30
72 Journal of Medical Microbiology

Journal of Medical Microbiology

0022-2615
Best Scientists 156 185 Impact Score 4.30
73 International Journal for Parasitology

International Journal for Parasitology

0020-7519
Best Scientists 52 82 Impact Score 4.30
74 Molecular Therapy

Molecular Therapy

1525-0016 , Monthly
Best Scientists 38 37 Impact Score 4.20
75 Anaerobe

Anaerobe

1075-9964
Best Scientists 77 108 Impact Score 4.10
76 FEMS Microbiology Ecology

FEMS Microbiology Ecology

0168-6496
Best Scientists 53 64 Impact Score 4.10
77 Epidemiology and Infection

Epidemiology and Infection

0950-2688
Best Scientists 103 106 Impact Score 4.00
78 Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control

Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control

2047-2994
Best Scientists 97 114 Impact Score 4.00
79 Microbiology (United Kingdom)

Microbiology (United Kingdom)

1350-0872 , Monthly
Best Scientists 71 75 Impact Score 4.00
80 Mycoses

Mycoses

0933-7407
Best Scientists 61 136 Impact Score 4.00
81 The Lancet Microbe

The Lancet Microbe

2666-5247
Best Scientists 56 50 Impact Score 4.00
82 Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance

Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance

2213-7165
Best Scientists 163 230 Impact Score 3.90
83 Pathogens

Pathogens

Best Scientists 173 231 Impact Score 3.80
84 Journal of Applied Microbiology

Journal of Applied Microbiology

1364-5072
Best Scientists 97 124 Impact Score 3.80
85 Virus Evolution

Virus Evolution

Best Scientists 90 119 Impact Score 3.80
86 Microbiology Resource Announcements

Microbiology Resource Announcements

Best Scientists 326 580 Impact Score 3.70
87 Microbial Drug Resistance

Microbial Drug Resistance

1076-6294
Best Scientists 118 152 Impact Score 3.70
88 Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics

Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics

2164-5515 , Monthly
Best Scientists 84 100 Impact Score 3.70
89 Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy

Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy

1478-7210 , Monthly
Best Scientists 47 53 Impact Score 3.70
90 Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

0891-3668
Best Scientists 94 104 Impact Score 3.60
91 Critical Reviews in Microbiology

Critical Reviews in Microbiology

1040-841X
Best Scientists 28 25 Impact Score 3.60
92 Microorganisms

Microorganisms

Best Scientists 301 416 Impact Score 3.50
93 Journal of Virological Methods

Journal of Virological Methods

0166-0934
Best Scientists 113 118 Impact Score 3.50
94 Gut Pathogens

Gut Pathogens

1757-4749
Best Scientists 48 62 Impact Score 3.50
95 Retrovirology

Retrovirology

1742-4690
Best Scientists 48 45 Impact Score 3.50
96 npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Best Scientists 46 44 Impact Score 3.50
97 Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

1092-2172
Best Scientists 25 20 Impact Score 3.50
98 Journal of Hospital Infection

Journal of Hospital Infection

0195-6701
Best Scientists 69 93 Impact Score 3.40
99 Pathogens and Disease

Pathogens and Disease

2049-632X
Best Scientists 57 56 Impact Score 3.40
100 Journal of Viral Hepatitis

Journal of Viral Hepatitis

1352-0504
Best Scientists 45 55 Impact Score 3.40

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