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Annual Reviews Rankings in Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics)

2021 Release of Journal Citation Reports

The 2021 Edition of the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) published by Clarivate Analytics provides a combination of impact and influence metrics from 2020 Web of Science source data. This measure provides a ratio of citations to a journal in a given year to the citable items in the prior two years.

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Annual Review of: Rank Category Name Ranked Journals in Category Impact Factor Cited Half-Life Immediacy Index
Analytical Chemistry 2 Chemistry, Analytical 83 10.745 7.1 2.476
Analytical Chemistry2Spectroscopy4310.7457.12.476
Animal Biosciences1Zoology1758.9234.73.588
Animal Biosciences14Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology1598.9234.73.588
Animal Biosciences1Agriculture, Dairy, and Animal Sciences638.9234.73.588
Animal Biosciences2Veterinary Science1468.9234.73.588
Astronomy and Astrophysics1Astronomy and Astrophysics6830.06511.44.625
Biochemistry4Biochemistry and Molecular Biology29823.64312.34.969
Biomedical Engineering9Biomedical Engineering909.5908.91.813
Cancer Biology31Oncology2429.3912.12.667
Cell and Developmental Biology18Cell Biology19513.82710.10.818
Cell and Developmental Biology1Developmental Biology4113.82710.10.818
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering1Chemistry, Applied7411.0595.91.304
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering5Engineering, Chemical14311.0595.91.304
Clinical Psychology1Psychology, Clinical (Social Sciences)13118.5618.14.222
Clinical Psychology2Psychology (Science)7718.5618.14.222
Condensed Matter Physics6Physics, Condensed Matter6916.1095.511.826
Criminology2Criminology & Penology699.9562.31.375
Earth and Planetary Sciences2Geosciences, Multidisciplinary19912.81014.24.917
Earth and Planetary Sciences5Astronomy and Astrophysics6812.81014.24.917
Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics5Evolutionary Biology5013.91518.00.840
Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics3Ecology16613.91518.00.840
Environment and Resources3Environmental Studies (Social Science)12511.1089.91.235
Environment and Resources8Environmental Sciences (Science)27411.1089.91.235
Financial Economics41Business, Finance1082.8796.70.133
Financial Economics100Economics3772.8796.70.133
Fluid Mechanics1Physics, Fluids and Plasmas3418.51115.912.650
Fluid Mechanics1Mechanics13618.51115.912.650
Food Science and Technology1Food Science & Technology14413.6355.54.438
Genetics4Genetics & Heredity17516.83011.40.333
Genomics and Human Genetics14Genetics & Heredity1758.9298.42.040
Law and Social Science27Law1512.4448.30.111
Law and Social Science55Sociology1492.4448.30.111
Linguistics5Language and Linguistics (AHCI)2053.5123.50.864
Linguistics14Linguistics (Social Science)1933.5123.50.864
Marine Science2Geochemistry & Geophysics8813.8507.37.571
Marine Science1Marine & Freshwater Biology11013.8507.37.571
Marine Science1Oceanography6513.8507.37.571
Materials Research20Materials Science, Multidisciplinary33516.28610.81.000
Medicine6Medicine, Research & Experimental14013.7398.74.704
Nuclear and Particle Science2Physics, Nuclear1914.21910.51.353
Nuclear and Particle Science3Physics, Particles and Fields2914.21910.51.353
Nutrition2Nutrition & Dietetics8911.84814.20.471
Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior2Psychology, Applied8318.3334.73.150
Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior1Management22618.3334.73.150
Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease1Pathology7723.4727.010.500
Pharmacology and Toxicology1Toxicology9313.82011.06.938
Pharmacology and Toxicology6Pharmacology & Pharmacy27513.82011.06.938
Physical Chemistry19Chemistry, Physical16212.70312.45.600
Phytopathology5Plant Sciences23513.07812.51.059
Plant Biology1Plant Sciences23526.37912.95.862
Political Science2Political Science1828.09111.61.750
Psychology1Psychology (Science)7724.13712.97.040
Psychology2Psychology, Multidisciplinary (Social Science)14024.13712.97.040
Public Health2Public, Environmental & Occup. Health (Social Science)17621.9819.54.621
Public Health4Public, Environmental & Occup. Health (Science)20321.9819.54.621
Resource Economics31Economics3775.1845.40.913
Resource Economics28Environmental Studies (Social Science)1255.1845.40.913
Resource Economics1Agricultural Economics and Policy (Science)215.1845.40.913
Sociology 3Sociology1498.05518.31.545
Statistics and Its Application7Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications1085.8103.91.250
Statistics and Its Application7Statistics and Probability1255.8103.91.250
Vision Science46Neurosciences2736.4223.80.750
Vision Science4Ophthalmology626.4223.80.750

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AI, Machine Learning, and Society

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Climate Change and Extreme Events

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Child Development

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Societal Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

From shifting to remote work and home-schooling children to restricting travel and leisure activities, to disrupting supply chains, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on virtually every facet of life. This interdisciplinary article collection looks at recent developments in COVID-19 research and the short-term and long-term impacts on society.

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Science, Policy, and Public Impact

COVID-19 and the consequential events of 2020 have propelled science into the public consciousness. View this interdisciplinary article collection to explore the important relationship between science and the public, where experts consider the impact of evidence on policy, the role of scientists in shaping public opinion, and the need for trust in science.

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Most Read Articles in 2020

2020 will be a year we never forget. While it's time to begin a new year of restoration and continued progress, it's also the time to revisit the high impact articles that were downloaded the most during 2020. Find which 20 articles from our 51 disciplines attracted the most attention from readers during the year.

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Democracy, Politics, and Society

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HIV/AIDS: Public Health and Society

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Racial Justice, Policing, and Protest

A curated collection of articles that focus on discriminatory policing of minorities, on bias in the criminal justice system, on inequalities in healthcare and other relevant issues to aid in understanding discrimination and its impact, and what must be done to end it.

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Stress, Society, and Health

In this article collection you'll find research on how stressors can impact an individual's physical and mental health, from mindfulness research which identifies the methods to help manage the negative symptoms of the body's stress response to Social Safety Theory which explores the influence of stressful environments on populations, culture, and human development.

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Coronavirus Research

The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on virtually every facet of life. The global outbreak continues partly because neither the disease nor its transmission is fully understood. Scientists are working at an extraordinary pace to understand the biology of the virus while investigating potential therapeutics and vaccine treatments. In support of this critical research, Annual Reviews has curated a collection of articles to assist the scientific community.

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Most Read Articles in 2019

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Social Science Developments

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Aging and Development

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Mental Health Awareness

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Climate Change Research and Action

This collection of 22 articles includes pioneering research from experts across the politics and policies of climate change. They cover a variety of ways in which the global population and the environment are adversely affected by climate change.

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Biomedical Breakthroughs

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Neurodegenerative Diseases

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The Future of Food

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DNA Day 2019

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Special Article Collection: Financial Economics

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The Most Downloaded Articles in 2018

Read this freely available special article collection which represents the 10 most downloaded articles from volumes that published and were read in 2018.

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WHO Top Threats to Global Health

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World Oceans Day: Science, Policy, and Action Can Shape The Future

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Experts Explore Education

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Women in Science 2019

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Solar Eclipse

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Data Science — Challenges and Opportunities

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Cancer and Public Health

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Clean Water Research

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Autism Awareness

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CRISPR Collection: Editing the Genome

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Breast Cancer Awareness

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Ecology and Extinction Risk

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Food Allergy Awareness

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Women in Science 2018

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