In research, there are various journal metrics used to find the quality of a research journal like Impact factor, SJR, SNIP, CiteScore, and Journal Quartile.
In this blog post, We will talk about the journal quartile ranking. The journal quartile is used to measure the quality of a journal. This post aims to cover all the queries related to the quartile of a journal. We make sure that the post will help you identify, and find the Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 journals.
We will cover the following points:
- What is quartile ranking?
- How find/ check the quartile of a research journal?
- How to find the Q1/Q2/Q3/Q4 journals?
Journal Quartile ranking
Each subject category of journals is divided into four quartiles: Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4.
Q1 is occupied by the top 25% of journals in the list; Q2 is occupied by journals in the 25 to 50% group; Q3 is occupied by journals in the 50 to 75% group and Q4 is occupied by journals in the 75 to 100% group.
How to find/ check the quartile ranking of a journal?
Please follow the below steps to check or find the quartile ranking of journals:
- Visit https://journalsearches.com.
- On the homepage, enter the journal title into the search box and press the Search button.
- These steps will help you to check the journal quartile along with other details like journal impact factor, SJR Score, journal indexing, etc;
How to find Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 journals for publication?
Researchers have to follow the below steps to find Q1/ Q2/ Q3/ Q4 journals:
- Visit the official website of Scopus: https://scopus.com/sources.uri. This website will help you to find research journals according to your selection.
- On the left sidebar, you will see the various journal display options.
- The display options will allow you to choose Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 journals.
- You can also select a subject category.
- At the last, click on apply button.
Top 30 Q1 journals
|S. NO.||Journal Title||Subject||Journal Quartile|
|1||Ca-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians||Oncology||Q1|
|2||Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology||Molecular Biology||Q1|
|3||The Lancet||General Medicine||Q1|
|4||New England Journal of Medicine||General Medicine||Q1|
|5||Reviews of Modern Physics||General Physics and Astronomy||Q1|
|6||Chemical Reviews||General Chemistry||Q1|
|7||Nature Reviews Materials||Materials Chemistry||Q1|
|8||Nature Medicine||General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology||Q1|
|9||Living Reviews in RelativityOpen Access||Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)||Q1|
|10||Nature Energy||Energy Engineering and Power Technology||Q1|
|11||Nature Reviews Cancer||Cancer Research||Q1|
|12||Cell||General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology||Q1|
|13||Chemical Society Reviews||General Chemistry||Q1|
|14||Progress in Materials Science||General Materials Science||Q1|
|15||Nature Reviews Immunology||Immunology||Q1|
|17||Nature Reviews Genetics||Genetics||Q1|
|18||IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials||Electrical and Electronic Engineering||Q1|
|20||Nature Reviews Drug Discovery||Pharmacology||Q1|
|21||Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology||Oncology||Q1|
|23||The Lancet Respiratory Medicine||Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine||Q1|
|24||Progress in Energy and Combustion Science||General Chemical Engineering||Q1|
|26||Nature Nanotechnology||Condensed Matter Physics||Q1|
|27||Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning||Software||Q1|
|28||The Lancet Oncology||Oncology||Q1|
|30||Nature Photonics||Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics||Q1|