2018 Impact Factors Released in the Journal Citation Reports

We are pleased to report the 2018 Journal Impact Factors, which have been published by Clarivate Analytics in the latest edition of the Journal Citation Reports®. These are some of the facts we glean from the data:

  • Fifteen MDPI titles have received a first Impact Factor in this year's JCR release: Antibiotics, Antioxidants, Biomolecules, Brain Sciences, Diagnostics, Diversity, Foods, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE), Mathematics, Metabolites, Microorganisms, Pathogens, Plants, Universe and Vaccines.
  • Twelve journals received an Impact Factor greater than 4; a further eleven journals received an Impact Factor in excess of 3.
  • Twenty journals are ranked among the top 25% of journals in at least one of the relevant categories.
  • Articles published in 2018 in MDPI journals account for 18.8% of articles published in gold Open Access journals covered in the JCR (59,480 articles out of 316,570 published in Open Access journals).

First Impact Factors

Journal Impact Factor Rank Category Details
Antibiotics 2.921 40/89 (Q2)
109/267 (Q2)
• Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Link
Antioxidants 4.520 10/135 (Q1)
63/298 (Q1)
6/61 (Q1)
• Food Science & Technology
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry, Medicinal
Link
Biomolecules 4.694 58/298 (Q1) • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Link
Brain Sciences 2.786 142/267 (Q3) • Neurosciences Link
Diagnostics 2.489 46/160 (Q2) • Medicine, General & Internal Link
Diversity 2.047 91/164 (Q3) • Ecology Link
Foods 3.011 36/135 (Q2) • Food Science & Technology Link
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 1.732 34/66 (Q3) • Oceanography Link
Mathematics 1.105 75/313 (Q1) • Mathematics Link
Metabolites 3.303 126/298 (Q2) • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Link
Microorganisms 4.167 34/133 (Q2) • Microbiology Link
Pathogens 3.405 45/133 (Q2) • Microbiology Link
Plants 2.632 59/228 (Q2) • Plant Sciences Link
Universe 2.165 15/29 (Q3)
34/69 (Q2)
• Physics, Particles & Fields
• Astronomy & Astrophysics
Link
Vaccines 4.760 39/158 (Q1)
25/136 (Q1)
• Immunology
• Medicine, Research & Experimental
Link

Updated Impact Factors

Journal Impact Factor Rank Category Details
Agronomy 2.259 19/89 (Q1)
78/228 (Q2)
• Agronomy
• Plant Sciences
Link
Animals 1.832 11/61 (Q1)
29/141 (Q1)
• Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
• Veterinary Sciences
Link
Applied Sciences 2.217 151/293 (Q3)
89/172 (Q3)
67/148 (Q2)
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Physics, Applied
Link
Atmosphere 2.046 45/86 (Q3) • Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences Link
Cancers 6.162 31/229 (Q1) • Oncology Link
Catalysts 3.444 57/148 (Q2) • Chemistry, Physical Link
Cells 5.656 40/193 (Q1) • Cell Biology Link
Coatings 2.330 7/20 (Q2) • Materials Science, Coatings & Films Link
Crystals 2.061 12/26 (Q2)
158/293 (Q3)
• Crystallography
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Link
Electronics 1.764 154/265 (Q3) • Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Link
Energies 2.707 56/103 (Q3) • Energy & Fuels Link
Entropy 2.419 28/81 (Q2) • Physics, Multidisciplinary Link
Forests 2.116 17/67 (Q2) • Forestry Link
Genes 3.331 61/174 (Q2) • Genetics & Heredity Link
Insects 2.139 18/98 (Q1) • Entomology Link
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2.468 67/185 (Q2)

38/162 (Q1)

112/250 (Q2)
• Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SCIE)
• Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SSCI)
• Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Link
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) 4.183 78/298 (Q2)
46/172 (Q2)
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Link
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI) 1.840 31/50 (Q3)
19/30 (Q3)
• Geography, Physical
• Remote Sensing
Link
Journal of Clinical Medicine 5.688 15/160 (Q1) • Medicine, General & Internal Link
Marine Drugs 3.772 15/61 (Q1) • Chemistry, Medicinal Link
Materials 2.972 102/293 (Q2) • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary Link
Medicina 1.467 84/160 (Q3) • Medicine, General & Internal Link
Metals 2.259 18/76 (Q1)
148/293 (Q3)
• Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Link
Micromachines 2.426 55/94 (Q3)
25/61 (Q2)
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
• Instruments & Instrumentation
Link
Minerals 2.250 6/19 (Q2)
12/29 (Q2)
• Mining & Mineral Processing
• Mineralogy
Link
Molecules 3.060 68/172 (Q2)
136/298 (Q2)
• Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Link
Nanomaterials 4.034 71/293 (Q1)
39/94 (Q2)
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Link
Nutrients 4.171 16/86 (Q1) • Nutrition & Dietetics Link
Pharmaceutics 4.773 26/267 (Q1) • Pharmacology & Pharmacy Link
Polymers 3.164 17/87 (Q1) • Polymer Science Link
Processes 1.963 69/138 (Q2) • Engineering, Chemical Link
Remote Sensing 4.118 7/30 (Q1) • Remote Sensing Link
Sensors 3.031 23/84 (Q2)
12/26 (Q2)
15/61 (Q1)
• Chemistry, Analytical
• Electrochemistry
• Instruments & Instrumentation
Link
Sustainability 2.592 105/250 (Q2)
20/35 (Q3)

44/116 (Q2)
3/6 (Q2)
• Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
• Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SCIE)
• Environmental Studies (SSCI)
• Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SSCI)
Link
Symmetry 2.143 30/69 (Q2) • Multidisciplinary Sciences Link
Toxins 3.895 14/93 (Q1)
19/135 (Q1)
• Toxicology
• Food Science & Technology
Link
Viruses 3.811 11/36 (Q2) • Virology Link
Water 2.524 29/91 (Q2) • Water Resources Link

Source: data from InCites Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product.