Top list journals of 2023

As from January 2023 until the end of the year, these scientific journals form the basis for KI's so-called top publications list. The list of qualified journals is based on information from the database Medline (PubMed) and is produced by our University Library in late autumn every year – to decide the auto feed of high impact publications on during the comming year.

Inclusion criteria 2023

  • The chart below contains journals with JIF (Journal Impact Factor) or JCf (Journal Citation Factor, i.e. field-normalised citation score) corresponding to the top 5 percent of the journals in the Medline database during the years 2017-2021.
  • JIF limit: 15.255
  • JCf limit: 2.474
  • Please note that journals from other research disciplines have been excluded from the chart, but may still qualify for the top list auto-feed on

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Journals in the top list 2023
Journals by first letter No. KI articles 2017-2021
ACS central science 5
ACS nano 34
Acta neuropathologica 14
Acta pharmaceutica Sinica. B 1
Advanced drug delivery reviews 9
Advanced functional materials 1
Advanced materials 6
Advanced science 11
Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association 77
American journal of human genetics 33
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 28
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 13
American journal of transplantation: Official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 7
Angewandte Chemie 21
Annals of internal medicine 18
Annals of neurology 31
Annals of oncology: Official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology 40
Annals of surgery 47
Annals of the rheumatic diseases 105
Annual review of animal biosciences 1
Annual review of biochemistry 1
Annual review of clinical psychology 1
Annual review of immunology 1
Annual review of medicine 1
Annual review of neuroscience 2
Annual review of pathology 1
Annual review of pharmacology and toxicology 6
Annual review of public health 2
Arthritis & rheumatology 39
Autoimmunity reviews 7
Basic research in cardiology 5
Bioactive materials 1
Biological psychiatry 41
Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 2
Biomaterials 12
Biotechnology advances 1
Blood 73
BMJ: British medical journal 47
Brain: A journal of neurology 39
Brain, behavior, and immunity 34
Briefings in bioinformatics 1
British journal of sports medicine 29
Cancer cell 11
Cancer communications 2
Cancer discovery 11
Cell 59
Cell discovery 2
Cell host & microbe 9
Cell metabolism 30
Cell reports. Medicine 7
Cell research 9
Cell stem cell 20
Cellular & molecular immunology 5
Chemical reviews 3
Chemical Society reviews 1
Circulation 64
Circulation research 29
Clinical chemistry 10
Clinical infectious diseases: An official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 58
Clinical microbiology reviews 2
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association journal 5
Comprehensive Physiology 2
Critical care: The official journal of the Critical Care Forum 35
Cytokine & growth factor reviews 4
Diabetes care 39
EClinicalMedicine 18
EMBO molecular medicine 17
Emerging infectious diseases 11
Emerging microbes & infections 5
Endocrine reviews 4
Euro surveillance: European communicable disease bulletin 29
European heart journal 88
European journal of epidemiology 56
European journal of heart failure 58
European urology 38
Gastroenterology 54
Genome biology 11
Genome medicine 20
Gut 45
Hepatology: Official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 20
Human reproduction update 4
Immunity 19
Intensive care medicine 22
International journal of antimicrobial agents 11
International journal of oral science 4
JACC. Cardiovascular imaging 5
JAMA cardiology 14
JAMA dermatology 7
JAMA internal medicine 5
JAMA neurology 26
JAMA oncology 25
JAMA ophthalmology 3
JAMA pediatrics 30
JAMA psychiatry 63
JAMA surgery 12
Journal of clinical oncology: Official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 42
Journal of clinical periodontology 14
Journal of extracellular vesicles 19
Journal of hematology & oncology 6
Journal of hepatology 33
Journal of medical virology 11
Journal of pineal research 2
Journal of religion and health 2
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 24
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 9
Journal of the American Chemical Society 14
Journal of the American College of Cardiology 48
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 21
Journal of thoracic oncology: Official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 7
Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis: JTH 24
Journal of travel medicine 10
Kidney international 29
Lancet 89
Medical humanities 1
Microbiome 6
Modern pathology: An official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc 12
Molecular aspects of medicine 9
Molecular biology and evolution 6
Molecular cancer 4
Molecular cell 26
Molecular neurodegeneration 5
Molecular plant 1
Molecular psychiatry 96
Molecular therapy: The journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy 13
Nature 70
Nature biomedical engineering 6
Nature biotechnology 16
Nature cancer 3
Nature cell biology 11
Nature chemical biology 9
Nature chemistry 1
Nature communications 360
Nature ecology & evolution 2
Nature genetics 92
Nature human behaviour 12
Nature immunology 12
Nature materials 1
Nature medicine 32
Nature metabolism 10
Nature methods 12
Nature microbiology 8
Nature nanotechnology 4
Nature neuroscience 22
Nature plants 3
Nature protocols 13
Nature reviews. Cancer 4
Nature reviews. Cardiology 4
Nature reviews. Clinical oncology 9
Nature reviews. Disease primers 13
Nature reviews. Drug discovery 4
Nature reviews. Endocrinology 7
Nature reviews. Gastroenterology & hepatology 4
Nature reviews. Immunology 5
Nature reviews. Materials 1
Nature reviews. Microbiology 2
Nature reviews. Molecular cell biology 2
Nature reviews. Nephrology 10
Nature reviews. Neurology 12
Nature reviews. Neuroscience 1
Nature reviews. Rheumatology 6
Nature reviews. Urology 3
Nature structural & molecular biology 2
Neuron 18
NPJ digital medicine 4
Nucleic acids research 56
Ophthalmology 2
Pediatrics 25
Pharmacological reviews 1
Physiological reviews 4
Progress in retinal and eye research 2
Psychological bulletin 4
Psychological science in the public interest: A journal of the American Psychological Society 1
Psychotherapy and psychosomatics 10
Radiology 12
Science 37
Science immunology 28
Science translational medicine 36
Seminars in cancer biology 5
Signal transduction and targeted therapy 2
Systematic biology 1
The American journal of psychiatry 27
The British journal of dermatology 23
The British journal of surgery 72
The European respiratory journal 59
The ISME journal 3
The Journal of clinical investigation 42
The Journal of experimental medicine 40
The Journal of infection 10
The Lancet. Child & adolescent health 10
The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology 26
The Lancet. Digital health 6
The lancet. Gastroenterology & hepatology 18
The Lancet. Global health 15
The Lancet. Haematology 12
The lancet. HIV 11
The Lancet. Infectious diseases 24
The Lancet. Microbe 1
The Lancet. Neurology 38
The Lancet. Oncology 31
The Lancet. Planetary health 4
The lancet. Psychiatry 30
The Lancet. Public health 12
The Lancet. Respiratory medicine 14
The New England journal of medicine 72
The New phytologist 1
Travel medicine and infectious disease 17
Trends in biotechnology 2
Trends in cancer 5
Trends in cell biology 4
Trends in cognitive sciences 2
Trends in immunology 7
Trends in microbiology 1
Trends in molecular medicine 8
Trends in neurosciences 3
Trends in pharmacological sciences 7
World psychiatry: Official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) 8

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