2015 Journal Impact Factor Released

The 2015 Journal Impact Factor has been released. You can download the complete list here.

I sorted out some journals related to Remote Sensing, Geography, and  Hydrology. You can download my sorted list here.

It appears that the impact factors of several remote sensing journals have increased from 2.x to 3.x, such as International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Remote Sensing.  Note that this journal impact factor ranking is slightly different from the Google Scholar Journal Ranking.

Keep in mind that journal impact factor is just one metrics, so don’t take it too seriously!

Remote Sensing Journals Total Cites  Impact Factor
Remote Sensing of Environment 34609 6.393
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 25780 3.514
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 2,600 3.470
International Journal of Digital Earth 603 3.291
Remote Sensing 3061 3.180
ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 4120 3.132
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 2331 3.026
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 4502 2.095
GIScience & Remote Sensing 461 1.770
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 1,651 1.727
International Journal of Remote Sensing 16435 1.652
Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 5926 1.608
Remote Sensing Letters 516 1.573
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 990 1.183

Remote Sensing Journals Google Scholar Ranking

Geography Journals Total Cites  Impact Factor
Landscape and Urban Planning 7409 3.037
Progress in Physical Geography 2,749 2.612
Applied Geography 2,656 2.494
Annals of the Association of American Geographers 3,776 2.291
Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 1,413 2.119
The Geographical Journal 1,298 1.926
International Journal of Geographical Information Science 3,193 1.655
Geographical Analysis 1,627 1.543
The Professional Geographer 1,419 1.500
Transactions in GIS 746 1.398
Journal of Geographical Sciences 938 1.344

Geography Journal Google Scholar Ranking

Hydrology Journals Total Cites  Impact Factor
Journal of Hydrometeorology 6,182 3.645
Water Resources Research 38,033 3.549
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 8855 3.535
Advances in Water Resources 6,998 3.417
Journal of Hydrology 33300 3.053
Hydrological Processes 15,618 2.677
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 3,491 2.676
Water Resources Management 5,225 2.600
Ecohydrology 1,234 2.426
Groundwater 5,318 2.307
Hydrogeology Journal 3,895 1.966
Vadose Zone Journal 3,020 1.778
Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 3,054 1.583
Hydrological Sciences Journal 3,849 1.549
JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 4,275 1.348

Hydrology Journals Google Scholar Ranking

Wetlands Journals Total Cites  Impact Factor
WETLANDS 3439 1.572

About Qiusheng Wu

Assistant Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York

Posted on June 19, 2015, in GIS/RS, Sci/Tech and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Charlie Brown

    Ever heard about the “Sick of Impact Factors”? The stupid, it burns. Do you feel the heat?

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