Sci-Bytes> Top 20 Journals in Anthropology, 2001-2011, Ranked by Citation Impact
Week of June 12, 2011
|1||Yearbook of Physical Anthropology||63||1,210||19.21|
|2||Annual Review of Anthropology||212||3,122||14.73|
|3||Journal of Human Evolution||685||9,314||13.60|
|7||American Journal of Physical Anthropology||1,401||12,561||8.97|
|9||Journal of Anthropological Archaeology||207||1,546||7.47|
|12||Medical Anthropology Quarterly||226||1,280||5.66|
|15||Journal of Archaeological Science||1,377||6,874||4.99|
|18||Journal of Material Culture||150||536||3.57|
|From Thomson Reuters Essential Science IndicatorsSM database, January 1, 2001 to February 28, 2011.|
The table above lists the top 20 journals in anthropology by citation impact for the period January 1, 2001 to February 28, 2011. These journals range in focus from general to subfield specific, including physical, social, and cultural anthropology, as well as archaeology. All rank in the top 50% of social sciences journals indexed for Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators database according to citations received during the 10 year and two month period. The average for social science journals over this time was 4.37.
During the period, Thomson Reuters identified 223 highly cited papers in anthropology. Highly cited papers rank in the top 1% by citations received according to their year of publication and field. The top five publishing these influential papers were: Journal of Human Evolution (50 papers), Current Anthropology (28), Journal of Archaeological Science (22), Evolutionary Anthropology (12), and the Annual Review of Anthropology (11). The multidisciplinary journals Nature (20), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (19), and Science (13) also published highly cited papers in anthropology.
The origins of the highly cited papers were, in terms of nations, the United States (121), the United Kingdom (66), Germany (30), Australia (28), and France (25). The top institutions contributing highly cited papers in the field were the University of Oxford (14), University College London (13), the University of Witwatersrand (13), George Washington University (12), and Harvard University (12).
This item also appeared in the Times Higher Education magazine.
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