Please suggest any journals you would like to be included in the Nature Index. Please list them in order of your preference.
We currently reviewing the nature science journals and plan to add around 20 new journals in 2017.
AdminBob Edenbach (Global Head of Online Services, Custom Media & Partnerships, Nature Index) commented
Hi Sohaila Javed,
Here is the list of the journals included in the Nature Index:
You can read the methodology behind journal selection here:
We will be adding more journals to the Index in 2017. If you have any suggestions please add them to this thread.
Sohaila Javed commented
The journals included in Nature "represent less than 1% of the journals covering natural sciences in the Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)".
So there's not much coverage to all the journals included in 'Web of Science'. And it does not include journals covered in Scopus database. Please inform. Thanks.
Pall Thordarson commented
Actually it would make much more sense to add Energy & Environmental Science (EES) than Environment Science & Technology. The former has IF > 20 while the latter is around 5. And n.b. the philosophy here with the Nature Index seems to be roughly one journal per specialised area (e.g. there is only one inorg chem, one org chem, one phys chem etc.. on the list) which is fine by me. My vote therefore goes for EES - it is certainly the most respected Environmental Science journal out there to those of us outside the immediate field!
Jake Bundy commented
Environmental Science & Technology.
I consider this to be the most widely respected broad-scope journal in the environmental sciences.
Philip Jessop commented
Thanks for being open to changes. As I mentioned, the field of green chemistry/sustainable chemistry is not currently represented by any of the journals on the list. To fix this problem, I suggest that the following journals, in order of preference, be included: Green Chemistry, ChemSusChem, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. However, the omission of green chemistry as a field from the Index suggests that a more fundamental problem exists; no matter how many journals you choose to include, some disciplines will be left out or at least under-represented compared to other disciplines. How do you ensure that this is not the case, unless you include all journals?