2022 Journal Impact Factors of GIS, Remote Sensing, and Earth Sciences

On 28 June 2022, Journal Citation Reports (JCR) released the latest Journal Impact Factors. Here we selected the top (Q1 ranked) SCI-indexed journals of multidisciplinary sciences, physical geography (GIS), remote sensing, environment, energy, artificial intelligence (AI), transport, and related fields.

Multidisciplinary Sciences

Journal nameImpact FactorIF Quartile
NATURE69.504Q1
SCIENCE63.714Q1
Nature Human Behaviour24.252Q1
National Science Review23.178Q1
Science Bulletin20.577Q1
Nature Communications17.694Q1
Science Advances14.957Q1
Journal of Advanced Research12.822Q1
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences12.779Q1
Research11.036Q1
Research Synthesis Methods9.308Q1
Scientific Data8.501Q1
GigaScience7.658Q1
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences6.499Q1
iScience6.107Q1
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology6.064Q1
Machine Learning-Science and Technology6.013Q1
GLOBAL CHALLENGES5.135Q1

Physical Geography

Journal name
Impact FactorIF Quartile
ISPRS JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING11.774Q1
LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING8.119Q1
GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY6.909Q1
GIScience & Remote Sensing6.397Q1
Cryosphere5.805Q1
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE5.152Q1
LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY5.043Q1
GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE4.956Q1
JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY4.81Q1
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing4.715Q1
International Journal of Digital Earth4.606Q1
QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS4.456Q1

Remote Sensing

Journal name

Impact Factor
IF Quartile

IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine13.925Q1
REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT13.85Q1
ISPRS JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING11.774Q1
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING8.125Q1
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation7.672Q1
Plant Phenomics6.961Q1
GIScience & Remote Sensing6.397Q1
Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences6.393Q1

Geosciences, Multidisciplinary

Journal nameImpact FactorIF Quartile
Nature Reviews Earth & Environment37.214Q1
Nature Geoscience21.531Q1
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences16.304Q1
EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS12.038Q1
Earth System Science Data11.815Q1
ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing11.774Q1
Earths Future8.852Q1
Geoscience Frontiers7.483Q1
Communications Earth & Environment7.29Q1
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY6.902Q1
Geoscientific Model Development6.892Q1
AGU Advances6.739Q1
JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY6.708Q1
HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES6.617Q1
ROCK MECHANICS AND ROCK ENGINEERING6.518Q1
GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES6.5Q1
CATENA6.367Q1
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COAL GEOLOGY6.3Q1
Landslides6.153Q1
GONDWANA RESEARCH6.151Q1
GEOTEXTILES AND GEOMEMBRANES5.839Q1
Cryosphere5.805Q1
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE5.62Q1
Natural Resources Research5.609Q1
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS5.576Q1
Science China-Earth Sciences5.492Q1
Earth System Dynamics5.458Q1
GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN5.41Q1
MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY5.361Q1
Remote Sensing5.349Q1
COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS5.218Q1
Petroleum Exploration and Development5.194Q1
COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES5.168Q1
Biogeosciences5.092Q1
LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY5.043Q1
GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE4.956Q1
Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources4.863Q1
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction4.842Q1
BIOGEOCHEMISTRY4.812Q1
Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment4.604Q1
JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING4.6Q1
NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES4.58Q1
GEOTHERMICS4.566Q1
GEOSYNTHETICS INTERNATIONAL4.565Q1
Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering4.556Q1
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science4.5Q1
Climate of the Past4.498Q1
QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS4.456Q1
Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences4.432Q1
COLD REGIONS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY4.427Q1

Environmental Science

Journal name

Impact Factor
IF Quartile

Energy & Environmental Science39.714Q1
Nature Reviews Earth & Environment37.214Q1
Lancet Planetary Health28.75Q1
Nature Climate Change28.66Q1
Nature Sustainability27.157Q1
Annual Review of Environment and Resources17.909Q1
One Earth14.944Q1
REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND BIO-TECHNOLOGY14.284Q1
JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS14.224Q1
REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT13.85Q1
FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT13.78Q1
RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING13.716Q1
Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry13.622Q1
Environmental Chemistry Letters13.615Q1
WATER RESEARCH13.4Q1
ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL13.352Q1
GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY13.211Q1
npj Clean Water12.19Q1
CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY11.75Q1
Environmental Science & Technology Letters11.558Q1
Biochar11.452Q1
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY11.357Q1
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS11.16Q1
Journal of Cleaner Production11.072Q1
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES11.035Q1
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT10.753Q1
Journal of Environmental Informatics10.22Q1
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION9.988Q1
Environmental Science-Nano9.473Q1
Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions9.377Q1
Environmental Science and Ecotechnology9.371Q1
Water Research X9.365Q1
CHEMOSPHERE8.943Q1
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT8.91Q1
Earths Future8.852Q1
WASTE MANAGEMENT8.816Q1
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH8.431Q1
Current Pollution Reports8.097Q1
JOURNAL OF TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH-PART B-CRITICAL REVIEWS8.071Q1
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability7.964Q1
Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology7.9Q1
Environmental Technology & Innovation7.758Q1
ENERGY POLICY7.576Q1
CONSERVATION BIOLOGY7.563Q1
BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION7.497Q1
International Soil and Water Conservation Research7.481Q1
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Water7.428Q1
Communications Earth & Environment7.29Q1
JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY7.202Q1
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS7.197Q1
Sustainability Science7.196Q1
ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY7.129Q1
Environmental Health7.123Q1
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN7.001Q1
Environmental Research Letters6.947Q1
AMBIO6.943Q1
Ecosystem Services6.91Q1
Journal of Environmental Sciences6.796Q1
Urban Climate6.663Q1
AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT6.576Q1
ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS6.536Q1
GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES6.5Q1
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY6.424Q1
Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences6.393Q1
Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology6.371Q1
GeoHealth6.343Q1
ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS6.263Q1
WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH6.159Q1
ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS6.105Q1

Energy & Fuels

Journal nameImpact Factor

IF Quartile
Nature Energy67.439Q1
Joule46.048Q1
Energy & Environmental Science39.714Q1
PROGRESS IN ENERGY AND COMBUSTION SCIENCE35.339Q1
Advanced Energy Materials29.698Q1
ACS Energy Letters23.991Q1
Carbon Energy21.556Q1
RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS16.799Q1
Journal of Materials Chemistry A14.511Q1
eTransportation13.661Q1
Journal of Energy Chemistry13.599Q1
Green Energy & Environment12.781Q1
BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY11.889Q1
ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT11.533Q1
APPLIED ENERGY11.446Q1
Sustainable Cities and Society10.696Q1
Sustainable Materials and Technologies10.681Q1
Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems10.5Q1
Energy Strategy Reviews10.01Q1
JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES9.794Q1
Materials Today Energy9.257Q1
Solar RRL9.173Q1
Journal of Energy Storage8.907Q1
ENERGY8.857Q1
RENEWABLE ENERGY8.634Q1
PROGRESS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS8.49Q1
IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy8.31Q1
FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY8.129Q1
FUEL8.035Q1

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Journal nameImpact Factor

IF Quartile
Nature Machine Intelligence25.898Q1
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE24.314Q1
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics19.118Q1
Information Fusion17.564Q1
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION16.497Q1
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems14.255Q1
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE14.05Q1
IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing13.99Q1
MEDICAL IMAGE ANALYSIS13.828Q1
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER VISION13.369Q1
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON FUZZY SYSTEMS12.253Q1
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING11.041Q1
ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology10.489Q1
Swarm and Evolutionary Computation10.267Q1
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine9.809Q1
NEURAL NETWORKS9.657Q1
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REVIEW9.588Q1
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON KNOWLEDGE AND DATA ENGINEERING9.235Q1
Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics9.194Q1
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS8.993Q1
EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS8.665Q1
PATTERN RECOGNITION8.518Q1
APPLIED SOFT COMPUTING8.263Q1
KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS8.139Q1
CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology7.985Q1
ADVANCED ENGINEERING INFORMATICS7.862Q1
ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE7.802Q1
COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS7.778Q1
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery7.558Q1
Advanced Intelligent Systems7.298Q1
JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING7.136Q1
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDICINE7.011Q1
DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS6.969Q1
IEEE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS6.744Q1
Complex & Intelligent Systems6.7Q1
International Journal of Neural Systems6.325Q1

Transport Science & Techonology

Journal nameImpact Factor

IF Quartile
eTransportation13.661Q1
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine13.609Q1
COMPUTER-AIDED CIVIL AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING10.066Q1
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART E-LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION REVIEW10.047Q1
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS9.551Q1
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART C-EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES9.022Q1
Vehicular Communications8.373Q1
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART B-METHODOLOGICAL7.632Q1
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT7.041Q1
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE6.615Q1

Health Care Sciences & Services

Journal nameImpact Factor

IF Quartile
npj Digital Medicine15.357Q1
HEALTH AFFAIRS9.048Q1
Lancet Regional Health-Western Pacific8.559Q1
Implementation Science7.96Q1
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION7.942Q1
ACADEMIC MEDICINE7.84Q1
MEDICAL EDUCATION7.647Q1
BMJ Quality & Safety7.418Q1
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY7.407Q1
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH7.076Q1
JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE6.473Q1
JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE6.344Q1
MILBANK QUARTERLY6.237Q1
PALLIATIVE MEDICINE5.713Q1
JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH5.667Q1
JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT5.576Q1
Internet Interventions5.358Q1
VALUE IN HEALTH5.101Q1
Telemedicine and e-Health5.033Q1
International Journal of Health Policy and Management4.967Q1
JMIR mHealth and uHealth4.947Q1
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SYSTEMS4.92Q1
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS4.73Q1
Digital Health4.687Q1
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care4.633Q1
Disability and Health Journal4.615Q1
BMC Medical Research Methodology4.612Q1
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