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Journals Ranked by Impact: Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
 
Rank 2008 Impact Factor Impact 2004-08 Impact 1981-2008
1 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
(5.25)
Journal of Climate
(8.64)
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
(30.68)
2 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
(4.93)
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
(8.04)
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
(28.51)
3 Journal of Climate
(4.31)
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
(7.49)
Journal of Climate
(28.07)
4 Global Biogeochemical Cycles
(4.09)
Climate Dynamics
(7.41)
Journal of Climate & Applied Meteorology
(28.04)
5 Climate Dynamics
(4.05)
Journal of Applied Meteorology
(7.30)
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
(27.33)
6 Agricultural & Forest Meteorology
(3.67)
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
(7.17)
Atmospheric Environment Part A - General Topics
(26.33)
7 Climatic Change
(3.20)
Journal of Hydrometeorology
(6.79)
Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres
(24.71)
8 Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
(2.99)
Agricultural & Forest Meteorology
(6.77)
Monthly Weather Review
(24.49)
9 Journal of Hydrometeorology
(2.95)
Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres
(6.41)
Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry
(23.50)
10 Atmospheric Environment
(2.89)
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
(6.01)
Journal of Climatology
(22.53)

The above table compares the citation impact of journals in a given field as measured over three different time spans. The left-hand column ranks journals based on their 2008 "impact factor," as enumerated in the current edition of Journal Citations Report®. The 2008 impact factor is calculated by taking the number of all current citations to source items published in a journal over the previous two years and dividing by the number of articles published in the journal during the same period--in other words, a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. The rankings in the next two columns show impact over longer time spans, based on figures from Journal Performance Indicators. In these columns, total citations to a journal's published papers are divided by the total number of papers that the journal published, producing a citations-per-paper impact score over a five-year period (middle column) and a 28-year period (right-hand column).

SOURCE: Journal Citations Report and Journal Performance Indicators.

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