Top 200 research journals to publish quality papers

It is always recommended to publish in high-impact factor research journals. This blog post aims to provide a list of the world’s top research journals based on their latest impact factors. An Impact Score is a measure of the importance of a journal, calculated by Clarivate.

A total of the top 248 research journals are listed based on the latest Journal Citation Report (JCR). These top research journals expect researchers to submit quality research.

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Top 200 research journals

These top (high impact factor) research journals are published by reputed publishers like Springer, IEEE, Nature, and other major publishers. All the impact factors are duly checked on each journal’s website.

S. No.Full Journal Title Impact Factor
CA-A CANCER JOURNAL FOR CLINICIANS 508.702
2NATURE REVIEWS MOLECULAR CELL  BIOLOGY 94.444
NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE 91.245
NATURE REVIEWS DRUG DISCOVERY 84.694
LANCET 79.321
Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology 66.675
Nature Reviews Materials 66.308
Nature Energy 60.858
NATURE REVIEWS CANCER 60.716
10 NATURE REVIEWS MICROBIOLOGY 60.633
11 CHEMICAL REVIEWS 60.622
12 MMWR Surveillance Summaries 58.769
13JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL  ASSOCIATION 56.272
14 MMWR Recommendations and Reports 55.857
15 NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY 54.908
16 CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS 54.564
17 REVIEWS OF MODERN PHYSICS 54.494
18 NATURE MEDICINE 53.440
19 NATURE REVIEWS GENETICS 53.242
20 NATURE REVIEWS IMMUNOLOGY 53.106
21 Nature Reviews Disease Primers 52.329
22 NATURE 49.962
23 World Psychiatry 49.548
23 World Psychiatry 49.548
25 SCIENCE 47.728
26 Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology 46.802
27 JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY 44.544
28 LANCET NEUROLOGY 44.182
29 NATURE MATERIALS 43.841
30 Nature Reviews Endocrinology 43.330
31 Nature Reviews Neurology 42.937
32 Nature Catalysis 41.813
33 CELL 41.582
34 LANCET ONCOLOGY 41.316
35 Joule 41.248
36 Living Reviews in Relativity 40.429
37 BMJ-British Medical Journal 39.890
38 PROGRESS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE 39.580
39 Cancer Discovery 39.397
40 Nature Nanotechnology 39.213
41 Nature Photonics 38.771
42 Energy & Environmental Science 38.532
43 NATURE GENETICS 38.330
44 Psychological Science in the Public Interest 37.857
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45 PHYSIOLOGICAL REVIEWS 37.312
46MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING R REPORTS 36.214
47 NATURE REVIEWS NEUROSCIENCE 34.870
48 Nature Reviews Chemistry 34.035
49 Nature Electronics 33.686
50 ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY 32.976
51 Nature Reviews Cardiology 32.419
52 Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 32.069
53 JAMA Oncology 31.777
54 IMMUNITY 31.745
55 CANCER CELL 31.743
56 Nature Reviews Physics 31.068
57 Materials Today 31.041
58 ADVANCED MATERIALS 30.849
59 Lancet Respiratory Medicine 30.700
60 Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics 30.065
61 EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL 29.983
62 CIRCULATION 29.690
63PROGRESS IN ENERGY AND COMBUSTION  SCIENCE 29.394
64 Advanced Energy Materials 29.368
65 PROGRESS IN POLYMER SCIENCE 29.190
66 Electrochemical Energy Reviews 28.905
67 NATURE CELL BIOLOGY 28.824
68 NATURE METHODS 28.547
69 Annual Review of Immunology 28.527
70 Nature Reviews Nephrology 28.314
71 Molecular Cancer 27.401
72 Cell Metabolism 27.287
73 Lancet Psychiatry 27.083
73 Lancet Psychiatry 27.083
75 Lancet Global Health 26.763
75 Lancet Global Health 26.763
77 Annual Review of Plant Biology 26.379
78 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY REVIEWS 26.132
79 Journal of Extracellular Vesicles 25.841
80 Nature Biomedical Engineering 25.671
81 CELL RESEARCH 25.617
82 NATURE IMMUNOLOGY 25.606
83PHYSICS REPORTS-REVIEW SECTION OF  PHYSICS LETTERS 25.600
84 PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEWS 25.468
85 InfoMat 25.405
86 ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 25.391
87 ADVANCES IN PHYSICS 25.375
88 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS REVIEW 25.357
89 Nature Climate Change 25.290
89 Nature Climate Change 25.290
91 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials 25.249
92Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Computational  Molecular Science 25.113
93 JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY 25.083
94 LANCET INFECTIOUS DISEASES 25.071
95 NATURE NEUROSCIENCE 24.884
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96 Cell Stem Cell 24.633
97 Lancet Digital Health 24.519
98 Nature Chemistry 24.427
99 Annual Review of Psychology 24.137
99 Annual Review of Psychology 24.137
101JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF  CARDIOLOGY 24.094
102 Trends in Chemistry 24.081
103 Science Robotics 23.748
104 Annual Review of Biochemistry 23.643
105 Annual Review of Pathology-Mechanisms of Disease 23.472
106 ACS Energy Letters 23.101
107 GUT 23.059
108 Chem 22.804
109 GASTROENTEROLOGY 22.682
110 ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH 22.384
111 COORDINATION CHEMISTRY REVIEWS 22.315
112 BLOOD 22.113
113 REVIEWS OF GEOPHYSICS 22.000
114 Annual Review of Public Health 21.981
114 Annual Review of Public Health 21.981
116 JAMA Internal Medicine 21.873
117 Lancet Public Health 21.648
117 Lancet Public Health 21.648
119 JAMA Psychiatry 21.596
119 JAMA Psychiatry 21.596
121 Alzheimers & Dementia 21.566
122AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND  CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE 21.405
123 PROGRESS IN RETINAL AND EYE RESEARCH 21.198
124 Cell Host & Microbe 21.023
125 TRENDS IN CELL BIOLOGY 20.808
126 Nano Today 20.722
127 International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology 20.652
128 Nature Reviews Rheumatology 20.543
129 FUNGAL DIVERSITY 20.372
130 TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES 20.229
130 TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES 20.229
132CATALYSIS REVIEWS-SCIENCE AND  ENGINEERING 20.217
133 Advances in Optics and Photonics 20.107
134 EUROPEAN UROLOGY 20.096
135 Nature Physics 20.034
136 ENDOCRINE REVIEWS 19.871
137 Annual Review of Entomology 19.686
138 INTERNATIONAL MATERIALS REVIEWS 19.559
139 TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 19.536
140 APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL 19.503
141 Nature Sustainability 19.346
141 Nature Sustainability 19.346
143 Annual Review of Physiology 19.318
144 Lancet Planetary Health 19.173
144 Lancet Planetary Health 19.173
146 Applied Physics Reviews 19.162
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147 DIABETES CARE 19.112
148 ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES 19.103
149 Lancet Haematology 18.959
150 ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS 18.808
151 Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 18.561
151 Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 18.561
153 Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 18.511
154 DRUG RESISTANCE UPDATES 18.500
155 Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology 18.486
156PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY  REVIEW 18.464
157Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and  Organizational Behavior 18.333
158 TRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE 18.313
159 JAMA Neurology 18.302
160 Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy 18.187
161 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY 18.112
161 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY 18.112
163 MOLECULAR CELL 17.970
164 Science Translational Medicine 17.956
165 Nano Energy 17.881
166 Energy Storage Materials 17.789
167 Light-Science & Applications 17.782
168 Nature Microbiology 17.745
169 PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN 17.737
169 PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN 17.737
171 Science Immunology 17.727
172 TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 17.712
173 PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOSOMATICS 17.659
173 PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOSOMATICS 17.659
175MMWR-MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY  WEEKLY REPORT 17.586
176 INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE 17.440
177 HEPATOLOGY 17.425
178 Living Reviews in Solar Physics 17.417
179 Journal of Hematology & Oncology 17.388
180 CIRCULATION RESEARCH 17.367
181 National Science Review 17.275
182 REPORTS ON PROGRESS IN PHYSICS 17.264
183 NEURON 17.173
184 BASIC RESEARCH IN CARDIOLOGY 17.165
185 ACTA NEUROPATHOLOGICA 17.088
186 TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY 17.079
187 NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH 16.971
188 Nature Geoscience 16.908
189 Annual Review of Genetics 16.830
190 Advanced Science 16.806
191 TRENDS IN IMMUNOLOGY 16.687
192 EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL 16.671
193 Academy of Management Annals 16.438
194 Nano-Micro Letters 16.419
195 FEMS MICROBIOLOGY REVIEWS 16.408
196IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS  AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE 16.389
197 Annual Review of Materials Research 16.286
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198PROGRESS IN PARTICLE AND NUCLEAR  PHYSICS 16.281
199 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 16.240
200 PROGRESS IN LIPID RESEARCH 16.195
201 JAMA Pediatrics 16.193
202 Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics 16.109
203 STUDIES IN MYCOLOGY 16.097
204 Autophagy 16.016
205 MOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY 15.992
206 ACS Nano 15.881
207 CELL DEATH AND DIFFERENTIATION 15.828
208 Nature Plants 15.793
209 Physical Review X 15.762
210 SEMINARS IN CANCER BIOLOGY 15.707
211 SYSTEMATIC BIOLOGY 15.683
212 HUMAN REPRODUCTION UPDATE 15.610
213 Journal of Thoracic Oncology 15.609
214 Matter 15.589
215 QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS 15.563
216 EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEART FAILURE 15.534
217 Nature Machine Intelligence 15.508
218 Annual Review of Microbiology 15.500
219 ADVANCED DRUG DELIVERY REVIEWS 15.470
220 Nature Ecology & Evolution 15.460
221JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL  SOCIETY 15.419
222NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR  BIOLOGY 15.369
223ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL  EDITION 15.336
224 Energy & Environmental Materials 15.122
225 Nature Chemical Biology 15.040
226RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY  REVIEWS 14.982
227 Nature Communications 14.919
228 Protein & Cell 14.870
229 FORBES 14.826
230 TRENDS IN PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES 14.819
231 JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION 14.808
232 JACC-Cardiovascular Imaging 14.805
233 JAMA Surgery 14.766
234 JAMA Cardiology 14.676
235 Microbiome 14.650
236 Bioactive Materials 14.593
237 ACS Central Science 14.553
238 Nature Astronomy 14.437
239 Nature Reviews Urology 14.432
240 JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE 14.307
241 MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF MEDICINE 14.235
242 BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVANCES 14.227
243 Trends in Cancer 14.226
244 Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science 14.219
245 Molecular Neurodegeneration 14.195
246 Small Methods 14.188
247 Science Advances 14.136
248INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION  MANAGEMENT 14.098
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  1. Where is the list of HEC recognized research journals? I am tired of searching the list. Please make your website easy and simple. For the last four years I am trying to fill online form for HEC approved supervisor but this website doesn’t work properly. Reply me if you have answer.

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