2018 CiteScore Metrics Available Now

The 2018 CiteScore™ data is available now, based on citation data in the Scopus® database. The current CiteScore reflects citation activity in 2018 for articles published in 2015‒2017.

To access the full data for MDPI journals, please see here. More data can also be found in SJR Scimago Journal & Country Rank.

Unlike CiteScores and the widely used Journal Impact Factors, the Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) metrics are normalized in order to correct for differences in citation practices between scientific fields. Therefore, the SNIP allows direct comparison between journals specialized in different fields.

CiteScore Data for MDPI Journals

Journal Rank (Quartile)
Category Link CiteScore 2018
2017
SNIP 2018
Aerospace 44/119 (Q2) • Aerospace Engineering Link 1.57 1.23 0.849
Agriculture 73/320 (Q1)
107/404 (Q2)
86/273 (Q2)
• Agronomy and Crop Science
• Plant Science
• Food Science
Link 2.04 1.93 1.272
Agronomy 51/320 (Q1) • Agronomy and Crop Science Link 2.38 2.38 1.272
Algorithms 20/51 (Q2)
57/139 (Q2)
48/113 (Q2)

55/118 (Q2)
• Numerical Analysis
• Computational Mathematics
• Computational Theory and Mathematics
• Theoretical Computer Science
Link 1.46 1.03 0.687
Animals 10/165 (Q1)
49/385 (Q1)
• General Veterinary
• Animal Science and Zoology
Link 2.21 2.02 1.148
Antibiotics 6/68 (Q1)

61/266 (Q1)
54/230 (Q1)
32/109 (Q2)
46/135 (Q2)
143/402 (Q2)
• General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
• Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology (medical)
• Microbiology (medical)
• Microbiology
• Biochemistry
Link 3.23 2.88 0.975
Antioxidants 21/118 (Q1)
33/169 (Q1)
92/402 (Q1)
110/366 (Q2)
93/265 (Q2)
• Clinical Biochemistry
• Physiology
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology
• Cell Biology
Link 4.88 3.56 1.361
Applied Sciences 41/275 (Q1)
12/76 (Q1)

29/123 (Q1)
21/59 (Q2)

135/439 (Q2)
178/535 (Q2)
• General Engineering
• Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
• Instrumentation
• Process Chemistry and Technology
• General Materials Science
• Computer Science Applications
Link 2.52 1.98 0.985
Biology 9/185 (Q1)

24/189 (Q1)

9/41 (Q1)
• General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
• General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
• General Immunology and Microbiology
Link 4.42 3.56 1.135
Biomolecules 33/407 (Q1)
44/375 (Q1)
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology
Link 5.72 5.83 1.641
Biosensors 18/115 (Q1) • Clinical Biochemistry Link 3.57 3.66 1.286
Brain Sciences 47/111 (Q2) • General Neuroscience Link 2.85 2.57 0.928
Cancers 26/321 (Q1)
24/191 (Q1)
• Oncology
• Cancer Research
Link 5.87 5.87 1.440
Catalysts 36/160 (Q1)

25/54 (Q2)
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
• Catalysis
Link 3.58 3.28 0.912
Crystals 84/272 (Q2)
173/439 (Q2)
139/397 (Q2)
33/69 (Q2)
• General Chemical Engineering
• General Materials Science
• Condensed Matter Physics
• Inorganic Chemistry
Link 1.98 2.00 0.695
Diversity 30/124 (Q1)

14/52 (Q2)

83/306 (Q2)
11/29 (Q2)
• Nature and Landscape Conservation
• Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
• Ecology
• Ecological Modelling
Link 2.23 2.18 0.922
Electronics 162/661 (Q2)

37/152 (Q2)
70/232 (Q2)

74/274 (Q2)

33/99 (Q2)
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Hardware and Architecture
• Control and Systems Engineering
• Computer Networks and Communications
• Signal Processing
Link 2.49 3.01 1.076
Energies 8/92 (Q1)
42/197 (Q1)

122/661 (Q1)

4/19 (Q1)
56/153 (Q2)
• Control and Optimization
• Energy Engineering and Power Technology
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Energy (miscellaneous)
• Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Link 3.18 3.15 1.156
Entropy 42/215 (Q1) • General Physics and Astronomy Link 2.78 2.44 1.206
Forests 20/139 (Q1) • Forestry Link 2.32 2.31 0.943
Future Internet 109/274 (Q2) • Computer Networks and Communications Link 1.89 1.25 0.869
Games 132/187 (Q3)
78/110 (Q3)

305/418 (Q3)
• Statistics and Probability
• Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
• Applied Mathematics
Link 0.90 0.61 0.555
Genes 27/91 (Q2)
78/318 (Q2)
• Genetics (clinical)
• Genetics
Link 3.45 3.55 0.864
Geosciences 49/182 (Q2)

• General Earth and Planetary Sciences Link 1.82 1.97 0.823
Information 118/269 (Q2) • Information Systems Link 1.88 1.17 1.034
Insects 25/136 (Q1) • Insect Science Link 2.37 1.90 1.166
International Journal
of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)
74/489 (Q1)

34/117 (Q2)
• Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
• Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Link 2.81 2.44 1.129
International Journal
of Molecular Sciences (IJMS)
6/69 (Q1)
20/177 (Q1)
9/69 (Q1)
79/569 (Q1)
25/160 (Q1)

84/375 (Q1)
18/54 (Q2)
• Spectroscopy
• Organic Chemistry
• Inorganic Chemistry
• Computer Science Applications
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
• Molecular Biology
• Catalysis
Link 4.32 3.90 1.224
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI) 79/605 (Q1)

22/82 (Q2)

13/36 (Q2)
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
• Computers in Earth Sciences
Link 2.58 2.10 1.229
Journal of Low Po-
wer Electronics and Applications (JLPEA)
291/644 (Q2) • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Link 1.12 1.18 0.665
Journal of Personalized Medicine (JPM) 41/206 (Q2) • Medicine (miscellaneous) Link 3.59 2.62  1.011
Land 90/336 (Q2)
37/140 (Q2)

34/75 (Q2)
• Ecology
• Nature and Landscape Conservation
• Global and Planetary Change
Link 2.15 1.45  0.944
Life 5/95 (Q1)
68/591 (Q1)

43/189 (Q1)

24/86 (Q2)
• Palaeontology
• Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
• General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
• Space and Planetary Science
Link 3.31 3.24  1.007
Marine Drugs 17/150 (Q1) • Drug Discovery Link 4.57 4.62 1.496
Materials 97/439 (Q1) • General Materials Science Link 3.26 3.02 1.200
Membranes 6/23 (Q1)

18/59 (Q2)

4/12 (Q2)
• Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
• Process Chemistry and Technology
• Filtration and Separation
Link 3.28 2.69 1.011
Metabolites 43/209 (Q1)

104/402 (Q2)
122/366 (Q2)
• Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology
Link 3.75 3.41 0.998
Metals 144/438 (Q2) • General Materials Science Link 2.41 1.92 1.105
Micromachines 122/579 (Q1)
162/661 (Q1)

70/232 (Q2)
• Mechanical Engineering
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Control and Systems Engineering
Link 2.49 2.34 0.886
Minerals 39/176 (Q1)

47/218 (Q1)
• Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
• Geology
Link 2.46 2.23  0.966
Molecules 4/25 (Q1)
26/174 (Q1)
19/105 (Q1)
33/169 (Q1)
38/160 (Q1)

31/150 (Q1)
59/165 (Q2)
• Chemistry (miscellaneous)
• Pharmaceutical Science
• Analytical Chemistry
• Organic Chemistry
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
• Drug Discovery
• Molecular Medicine
Link 3.28 3.29 1.166
Nutrients 11/255 (Q1)
9/112 (Q1)
• Food Science
• Nutrition and Dietetics
Link 4.51 4.41 1.380
Pathogens 40/266 (Q1)
21/109 (Q1)
9/39 (Q1)

45/171 (Q1)
112/366 (Q2)
• Infectious Diseases
• Microbiology (medical)
• General Immunology and Microbiology
• Immunology and Allergy
• Molecular Biology
Link 3.65 3.52 1.300
Pharmaceuticals 23/164 (Q1)
39/165 (Q1)
• Pharmaceutical Science
• Molecular Medicine
Link 3.80 4.20 1.234
Pharmaceutics 13/164 (Q1) • Pharmaceutical Science Link 4.58 3.70 1.435
Photonics 34/123 (Q2)
75/272 (Q2)

58/173 (Q2)
• Instrumentation
• Radiology Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
• Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Link 2.16 1.96 0.785
Plants 29/404 (Q1)
49/591 (Q1)

33/336 (Q1)
• Plant Science
• Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
• Ecology
Link 4.06 3.21 1.296
Polymers 20/148 (Q1)
80/371 (Q1)
• Polymers and Plastics
• General Chemistry
Link 3.25 3.30 1.057
Religions 41/462 (Q1) • Religious Studies Link 0.50 0.58 0.678
Remote Sensing 7/182 (Q1) • General Earth and Planetary Sciences Link 4.89 4.10 1.768
Resources 19/124 (Q1)

38/261 (Q1)
• Nature and Landscape Conservation
• Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Link 2.60 2.72 1.131
Scientia Pharmaceutica 94/174 (Q3) • Pharmaceutical Science Link 1.30 0.86 0.661
Sensors 9/123 (Q1)
29/173 (Q1)

102/661 (Q1)

21/110 (Q1)
90/407 (Q2)
• Instrumentation
• Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Analytical Chemistry
• Biochemistry
Link 3.72 3.23 1.576
Social Sciences 81/213 (Q2) • General Social Sciences Link 0.89 0.60 0.521
Sustainability 55/629 (Q1)

53/288 (Q1)

59/153 (Q2)
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
• Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Link 3.01 2.37 1.169
Symmetry 24/339 (Q1)
14/53 (Q2)

13/46 (Q2)

12/29 (Q2)
• General Mathematics
• Computer Science (miscellaneous)
• Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
• Chemistry (miscellaneous)
Link 2.28 1.33 1.046
Toxins 17/114 (Q1)
21/117 (Q1)
• Toxicology
• Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Link 3.62 3.40 1.245
Vaccines 4/232 (Q1)
12/272 (Q1)
15/300 (Q1)
8/146 (Q1)
31/198 (Q1)
• Pharmacology (medical)
• Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology
• Drug Discovery
• Immunology
Link 5.43 4.94 1.302
Viruses 12/66 (Q1)
29/272 (Q1)
• Virology
• Infectious Diseases
Link 4.03 3.92 1.193
Water 70/629 (Q1)

39/203 (Q1)
34/204 (Q1)
167/407 (Q2)
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Water Science and Technology
• Aquatic Science
• Biochemistry
Link 2.66 2.32 1.140