Journals[edit | edit source]

If you are contributing to Appropedia here are some journals to consider publishing in.

The Directory of Open Access Journals is a great place to start as well or the Open Access Journal Search Open access journal impact

Impact Factors follow the journal's name with (year) found, Newer journals will not have an impact factor. Sustainability/Appropriate technology is a new and growing interdisciplinary field and impact factors are of lesser value to it than a conventional field like medicine.

The ideal journal would have 1) rapid peer review, 2) open access, 3) no publication charges and 4) a high impact factor.

More or less all the major publishers allow posting on arxiv first -

Choosing an OA journal:

Platinum OA with IF 2023[edit | edit source]

List from free software: The Rise of Platinum Open Access Journals with both Impact Factors and Zero Article Processing Charges

Journal name IF
living reviews in relativity 40.6
nano-micro letters 26.6
military medical research 21.1
protein & cell 21.1
living reviews in solar physics 20.9
eurosurveillance 19
advanced photonics 17.3
journal of advanced ceramics 16.9
photonix 16.5
studies in mycology 16.5
international journal of extreme manufacturing 14.7
mycosphere 14.6
acta pharmaceutica sinica b 14.5
green energy & environment 13.3
journal of physiotherapy 12.1
emerging infectious diseases 11.8
international journal of mining science and technology 11.8
journal of sport and health science 11.7
nano convergence 11.7
pulmonology 11.7
earth system science data 11.4
journal of biomedical science 11
protection and control of modern power systems 11
transactions of the association for computational linguistics 10.9
environmental health perspectives 10.4
asian journal of pharmaceutical sciences 10.2
journal of materiomics 9.4
computational linguistics 9.3
geoscience frontiers 8.9
journal of pharmaceutical analysis 8.8
chemical science 8.4
human reproduction open 8.3
journal of stroke 8.2
digital communications and networks 7.9
european respiratory review 7.5
petroleum exploration and development 7.5
journal of rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering 7.3
csee journal of power and energy systems 7.1
journal of ocean engineering and science 7.1
food science and human wellness 7
computational visual media 6.9
allergology international 6.8
friction 6.8
regenerative biomaterials 6.7
crop journal 6.6
japanese dental science review 6.6
journal of orthopaedic translation 6.6
plant phenomics 6.5
international soil and water conservation research 6.4
underground space 6.4
journal of ginseng research 6.3
journal of modern power systems and clean energy 6.3
geo-spatial information science 6
journal of statistical software 5.8
horticultural plant journal 5.7
petroleum science 5.6
applied water science 5.5
biomedical journal 5.5
brazilian journal of psychiatry 5.5
rheumatology 5.5
scipost physics 5.5
ict express 5.4
journal of high energy physics 5.4
burns & trauma 5.3
propulsion and power research 5.3
virus evolution 5.3
defence technology 5.1
matter and radiation at extremes 5.1
geochemical perspectives letters 4.9
sustainable environment research 4.9
zoological research 4.9
ecological processes 4.8
plant diversity 4.8
progress in orthodontics 4.8
rice science 4.8
perspectives in ecology and conservation 4.7
bioresources and bioprocessing 4.6
journal of traditional and complementary medicine 4.5
asia-pacific journal of ophthalmology 4.4
photonic sensors 4.4
physics letters b 4.4
chinese journal of mechanical engineering 4.2
eye and vision 4.2
indian journal of medical research 4.2
forest ecosystems 4.1
hellenic journal of cardiology 4.1
kona powder and particle journal 4.1
international journal of disaster risk science 4
journal of gynecologic oncology 3.9
journal of movement disorders 3.9
epidemiology and health 3.8
acta orthopaedica 3.7
nucleus 3.7
health technology assessment 3.6
international journal of interactive multimedia and artificial intelligence 3.6
journal of food and drug analysis 3.6
journal of southern hemisphere earth systems science 3.6
perspectives on medical education 3.6
international journal of health policy and management 3.5
safety and health at work 3.5
angle orthodontist 3.4
endocrinology and metabolism 3.4
integrative medicine research 3.4
phytopathology research 3.4
upsala journal of medical sciences 3.4
biochemia medica 3.3
efsa journal 3.3
express polymer letters 3.3
journal of taibah university for science 3.3
croatian journal of forest engineering 3.2
medical principles and practice 3.2
neurospine 3.2
asian pacific journal of tropical medicine 3.1
beilstein journal of nanotechnology 3.1
indian journal of ophthalmology 3.1
indian journal of psychiatry 3.1
ultrasonography 3.1
balkan medical journal 3
kidney research and clinical practice 3
prostate international 3
electronics 2.9
oceanologia 2.9
oeno one 2.9
swiss medical weekly 2.9
dermatology practical & conceptual 2.8
journal of orthopaedics and traumatology 2.8
journal of water and climate change 2.8
mediterranean marine science 2.8
nuclear physics b 2.8
beilstein journal of organic chemistry 2.7
hong kong medical journal 2.7
international journal of implant dentistry 2.7
jornal brasileiro de pneumologia 2.7
journal of applied oral science 2.7
journal of hydroinformatics 2.7
nuclear engineering and technology 2.7
onderstepoort journal of veterinary research 2.7
water science and technology 2.7
arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia 2.6
bioimpacts 2.6
journal of the european mathematical society 2.6
perioperative medicine 2.6
brazilian oral research 2.5
clinics in orthopedic surgery 2.5
egyptian journal of biological pest control 2.4
food technology and biotechnology 2.4
journal of analytical science and technology 2.4
south african journal of science 2.4
advances in rheumatology 2.3
annals of thoracic medicine 2.3
international neurourology journal 2.3
investigative and clinical urology 2.3
johnson matthey technology review 2.3
journal of electromagnetic engineering and science 2.3
journal of water and health 2.3
rivista italiana di paleontologia e stratigrafia 2.3
water quality research journal 2.3
brazilian journal of otorhinolaryngology 2.2
journal of mass spectrometry and advances in the clinical lab 2.2
molecular vision 2.2
web ecology 2.2
endokrynologia polska 2.1
materiales de construccion 2.1
pediatrics and neonatology 2.1
rural and remote health 2.1
taiwanese journal of obstetrics & gynecology 2.1
vertebrate zoology 2.1
folia neuropathologica 2
palaeontologia electronica 2
revista da sociedade brasileira de medicina tropical 2
croatian medical journal 1.9
journal of computer science and technology 1.9
journal of hydrology and hydromechanics 1.9
annals of forest research 1.8
arthropod systematics & phylogeny 1.8
avian research 1.8
brodogradnja 1.8
geologica belgica 1.8
information technology and libraries 1.8
knowledge and management of aquatic ecosystems 1.8
mathematical modelling and analysis 1.8
revista latino-americana de enfermagem 1.8
revista portuguesa de cardiologia 1.8
anais brasileiros de dermatologia 1.7
annals of indian academy of neurology 1.7
asian pacific journal of tropical biomedicine 1.7
geus bulletin 1.7
indian journal of dermatology 1.7
neotropical ichthyology 1.7
physical review accelerators and beams 1.7
southern african journal of hiv medicine 1.7
videosurgery and other miniinvasive techniques 1.7
water supply 1.7
acta montanistica slovaca 1.6
annals of saudi medicine 1.6
bangladesh journal of pharmacology 1.6
journal of postgraduate medicine 1.6
water policy 1.6
algebraic geometry 1.5
chemical and biochemical engineering quarterly 1.5
crop breeding and applied biotechnology 1.5
geologica acta 1.5
irish journal of agricultural and food research 1.5
journal of research of the national institute of standards and technology 1.5
new zealand journal of forestry science 1.5
petrology 1.5
science of sintering 1.5
urology journal 1.5
arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria 1.4
brazilian journal of geology 1.4
computer science and information systems 1.4
etri journal 1.4
grasas y aceites 1.4
journal of causal inference 1.4
journal of contemporary brachytherapy 1.4
scientia marina 1.4
acta botanica croatica 1.3
anatolian journal of cardiology 1.3
annali di botanica 1.3
brazilian journal of anesthesiology 1.3
brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery 1.3
brazilian journal of pharmaceutical sciences 1.3
california agriculture 1.3
geologia croatica 1.3
geologica carpathica 1.3
international journal of speleology 1.3
journal of cytology 1.3
journal of nematology 1.3
polish polar research 1.3
acta chimica slovenica 1.2
agricultural and food science 1.2
archives of control sciences 1.2
brazilian journal of chemical engineering 1.2
bulletin of mathematical sciences 1.2
chimia 1.2
european journal of taxonomy 1.2
kinesiology 1.2
mires and peat 1.2
mljekarstvo 1.2
nano 1.2
discrete analysis 1.1
drvna industrija 1.1
electronic journal of qualitative theory of differential equations 1.1
journal of official statistics 1.1
materials science-poland 1.1
processing and application of ceramics 1.1
subterranean biology 1.1
wildfowl 1.1
annals of geophysics 1
brazilian archives of biology and technology 1
dyna 1
geofizika 1
journal of applied fluid mechanics 1
journal of international advanced otology 1
journal of spectral theory 1
journal of the serbian chemical society 1
journal of universal computer science 1
macedonian journal of chemistry and chemical engineering 1
mathematics in engineering 1
mediterranean botany 1
metrology and measurement systems 1
new medit 1
revista brasileira de anestesiologia 1
andean geology 0.9
animal biodiversity and conservation 0.9
arkivoc 0.9
bangladesh journal of plant taxonomy 0.9
documenta mathematica 0.9
earth sciences research journal 0.9
fluoride 0.9
international journal of odonatology 0.9
journal of the southern african institute of mining and metallurgy 0.9
revista mexicana de biodiversidad 0.9
sociobiology 0.9
spanish journal of agricultural research 0.9
taiwania 0.9
acta amazonica 0.8
acta herpetologica 0.8
acta zoologica academiae scientiarum hungaricae 0.8
adansonia 0.8
archives of biological sciences 0.8
botanica serbica 0.8
fishery bulletin 0.8
indian journal of traditional knowledge 0.8
malawi medical journal 0.8
norwegian journal of geology 0.8
polish journal of pathology 0.8
revista de metalurgia 0.8
world rabbit science 0.8
bulletin of the geological society of finland 0.7
discussiones mathematicae graph theory 0.7
electronic journal of combinatorics 0.7
electronic journal of differential equations 0.7
forest systems 0.7
journal of theoretical and applied mechanics 0.7
nauplius 0.7
tropical grasslands-forrajes tropicales 0.7
acta clinica croatica 0.6
archives of metallurgy and materials 0.6
caldasia 0.6
condensed matter physics 0.6
hong kong journal of emergency medicine 0.6
indian journal of experimental biology 0.6
indian journal of fibre & textile research 0.6
informes de la construccion 0.6
journal of apicultural science 0.6
logical methods in computer science 0.6
electronic communications in probability 0.5
engenharia sanitaria e ambiental 0.5
journal of nepal medical association 0.5
journal of vector borne diseases 0.5
serbian astronomical journal 0.5
acta bioethica 0.4
australasian orthodontic journal 0.4
hong kong journal of occupational therapy 0.4
mathematical communications 0.4
neurological sciences and neurophysiology 0.4
revista mvz cordoba 0.4
agrociencia 0.3
croatica chemica acta 0.3
history of geo- and space sciences 0.3
b-ent 0.2
srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo 0.2

Economics Related Journals[edit | edit source]

Energy Related Journals[edit | edit source]

Here is the list of the top ones for sustainable energy:

Energy related journals from Elsevier listed by impact factor[edit | edit source]

Journal Title 2011 Impact Factor
Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells 4.593
Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 4.567
Journal Of Power Sources 4.283
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 4.073
International Journal Of Hydrogen Energy 4.053
Applied Energy 3.888
Biomass & Bioenergy 3.840
Fuel 3.602
Energy 3.565
Fuel Processing Technology 2.781
Energy Policy 2.614
Renewable Energy 2.554
Solar Energy 2.135
Energy Conversion And Management 2.054
International Journal Of Electrical Power & Energy Systems 2.073
Electric Power Systems Research 1.396
Rank of energy journal-- I am not sure that there are not errors in this -- EEST is abnormally high. Title 2011 Impact Factor
18 ENERGY 3.487
19 FUEL 3.248
20 FUEL CELLS 3.149
  • Top ten energy journals [1]
  • Top ten environmental studies [2]
  • Top ten materials science [3]
  • Top ten all fields [4]

Photovoltaic Technical Journals[edit | edit source]

Also JAP, APL, Thin Solid Films, JNCS, Crystal journals for the materials.

Environment Related Journals[edit | edit source]

Environment International
2012 Impact Factor
Remote Sensing of Environment
2012 Impact Factor
Environmental Modelling & Software
2012 Impact Factor
Journal of Cleaner Production
2012 Impact Factor
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
2012 Impact Factor
Ecological Complexity
2012 Impact Factor

Listed by highest Impact Factor

Journal title 2012 Impact Factor
Global Environmental Change 5.236
Biological Conservation 3.794
Aquatic Toxicology 3.730
Environmental Pollution 3.730
ISPRS Journal Of Photogrammetry And Remote Sensing 3.313
Science of the Total Environment 3.258
Environmental Research 3.238
Chemosphere 3.137
Journal Of Environmental Management 3.057
Environmental Science & Policy 2.978
Ecological Engineering 2.958
Ecological Indicators 2.890
Ecological Economics 2.855
Waste Management 2.485
Resources, Conservation and Recycling 2.319
Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety 2.203
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 2.176
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 2.119
Ecological Modelling 2.069
International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 2.059
Ecological Informatics 1.961
Environmental Impact Assessment Review 1.851
Journal Of Environmental Sciences 1.773
Journal Of Arid Environments 1.772
Acta Oecologica 1.621

Frugal Biomed journals[edit | edit source]

Papers reporting technical advances in the broad biomedical engineering community[edit | edit source]

  • Nature Biomedical Engineering
  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering has a “Global Health Technologies”
  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
  • Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering - article collection in “low-cost and portable imaging systems for rural and low-cost environments”
  • open source hardware journals below

Papers with healthcare or societal impact outcomes[edit | edit source]

  • Lancet Global Health
  • Globalization and Health.
  • BMJ Global Health IF=8.1

Papers covering entrepreneurship/commercialization[edit | edit source]

  • Technovation

Open source hardware/scientific hardware journals[edit | edit source]

Science, Technology & Society[edit | edit source]

Service Learning[edit | edit source]

See Category:Service Learning Journals

Sustainable Development[edit | edit source]

Sustainability Science[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

Practical Theology[edit | edit source]

3D printing journals[edit | edit source]

Journal rankings[edit | edit source]

Medical[edit | edit source]

No fee OA[edit | edit source]

No fee OA[edit | edit source]

Magazines and Quasi-Journals[edit | edit source]

Open Access Journals[edit | edit source]

For list of open access journals

Manufacturing[edit | edit source]

  1. Annals of "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Fascicle XII, Welding Equipment and Technology 0.27 cs 0.174 sjr
  2. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 0.47 cs sjr
  3. Journal of Microelectronic Manufacturing cs sjr
  4. International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture cs sjr
  5. Annals of the University of Oradea: Fascicle of Textiles, Leatherwork cs sjr
  6. Revista UIS Ingenierías cs sjr
  7. Robotica & Management cs sjr
  8. Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering '2.186if 2.18 cs sjr
  9. International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management 0.76 cs 0.237 sjr
  10. Journal of King Saud University: Engineering Sciences 3.60 cs 0.751 sjr
  11. KDI Journal of Economic Policy cs sjr
  12. Jurnal Rekayasa Sistem Industri cs sjr
  13. International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing cs sjr
  14. Journal of Technology and Exploitation in Mechanical Engineering cs sjr
  15. Defence Technology 2.45 cs 0.534 sjr
  16. Asian International Journal of Social Sciences cs sjr
  17. Jurnal Teknik Industri cs sjr
  18. JEMMME (Journal of Energy, Mechanical, Material, and Manufacturing Engineering) cs sjr
  19. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences 1.47 cs 0.361 sjr
  20. Mekanika cs sjr
  21. Adaptivni Sistemi Avtomatičnogo Upravlinnâ cs sjr
  22. J@ti Undip: Jurnal Teknik Industri cs sjr
  23. WPOM : Working Papers on Operations Management cs sjr
  24. Maderas: Ciencia y Tecnología '1.302if 1.45 cs 0.573 sjr
  25. International Journal of Lean Thinking
  26. IET Collaborative Intelligent Manufacturing
  27. Research on Engineering Structures and Materials (RESM) is a peer-reviewed open access journal. -- template, numbered refs - no charge, scopus indexed

Renewable energy[edit | edit source]

  1. Periodica Polytechnica: Mechanical Engineering 1.18 cs 0.283 sjr
  2. Journal of Sustainable Energy cs sjr
  3. Environmental and Climate Technologies 1.67 cs sjr
  4. Journal of Natural Resources and Development cs sjr
  5. Journal of Mechatronics, Electrical Power, and Vehicular Technology cs sjr
  6. Solar Energy and Sustainable Development cs sjr
  7. Journal of Daylighting 1.50 cs sjr
  8. VertigO cs sjr
  9. Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy 2.54 cs 0.514 sjr
  10. Clean Energy cs sjr
  11. Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy '4.608if 4.64 cs 1.031 sjr
  12. Catalysis for Sustainable Energy cs sjr
  13. Revista Científica de Ingeniería Energética cs sjr
  14. Konversi cs sjr
  15. Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science cs sjr
  16. Recueil de Mécanique cs sjr
  17. Applied Engineering Letters cs sjr
  18. Sustinere: Journal of Environment and Sustainability cs sjr
  19. Pizhūhishnāmah-i Iqtiṣād-i Inirzhī-i Īrān cs sjr
  20. Revista Hábitat Sustentable cs sjr
  21. Revista Fuentes El Reventón Energético cs sjr
  22. Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development cs sjr
  23. Problems of the Regional Energetics cs sjr
  24. Power Electronics and Drives cs sjr
  25. Green Energy & Environment 5.110 cs sjr
  26. Acta Innovations cs sjr
  27. Energy Equipment and Systems cs sjr
  28. Journal of Renewable Energy and Mechanics cs sjr
  29. Journal of Thermal Engineering 0.76 cs 0.282 sjr

Sustainability[edit | edit source]

  1. Indonesian Journal of Sustainability Accounting and Management
  2. Tuning Journal for Higher Education
  3. GeSec
  4. Veredas do Direito 0.13 cs
  5. Revista Metropolitana de Sustentabilidade
  6. UPLanD: Journal of Urban Planning, Landscape & Environmental Design
  7. BIOFIX Scientific Journal
  8. Environmental and Climate Technologies 1.67 cs
  9. The Journal of Population and Sustainability
  10. Amazon's Research and Environmental Law
  11. Tourism, Leisure and Global Change
  12. SAPIENS 0.76 sjr
  13. Revista Agroecossistemas
  14. Revista Científica de Arquitectura y Urbanismo
  15. Revista de Governança Corporativa
  16. Revista de Gestão Ambiental e Sustentabilidade
  17. Journal of Marine and Island Cultures 0.192 sjr
  18. Agroecosistemas
  19. Ciencia, Técnica y Mainstreaming Social
  20. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education
  21. Review of Economics and Development Studies
  22. Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  23. International Journal of Professional Business Review
  24. Economics, Management and Sustainability
  25. International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability
  26. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries 1.040 cs 0.282 sjr
  27. Journal of Urban Ecology
  28. Central European Forestry Journal 0.68 cs
  29. Revista Academiei Forţelor Terestre
  30. Journal on Innovation and Sustainability
  31. Sustinere: Journal of Environment and Sustainability
  32. Letras Verdes: Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales
  33. Journal of Architecture and Urbanism 0.33 cs 0.162 sjr
  34. Ecological Processes 1.88 cs 0.462 sjr
  35. Revista Hábitat Sustentable
  36. Vitruvio: International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability
  37. Rural Sustainability Research
  38. Caderno Virtual de Turismo
  39. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development
  40. Johnson Matthey Technology Review 1.27 cs 0.345 sjr
  41. Sustainable Business International Journal
  42. Fashion Studies
  43. InFestasi: Jurnal Bisnis dan Akuntansi
  44. Ecocycles
  45. Revista Estudos e Pesquisas em Administração
  46. Geography, Environment, Sustainability 0.56 cs
  47. Buletinul Ştiinţific al Academiei Trupelor de Uscat
  48. Sustainability, Agri, Food and Environmental Research
  49. Journal of Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
  50. Organizações e Sustentabilidade

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