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Table 3 Top ten active journals in publishing SDGs-related research (2015–2019)

From: Bibliometric analysis of scientific publications on “sustainable development goals” with emphasis on “good health and well-being” goal (2015–2019)

Rank Journal Frequency (%)
N = 18,696
Ranka Country Scope of the journalb
1 Sustainability Switzerland 1008 (5.4) Q2 Switzerland Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Science
2 Plos One 373 (2.0) Q1 USA Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous),
3 Journal Of Cleaner Production 347 (1.9) Q1 Netherlands Business, Management and Accounting; Strategy and Management
Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
4 Lancet 269 (1.4) Q1 UK Medicine (miscellaneous)
5 Science Of The Total Environment 223 (1.2) Q1 Netherlands Environmental Science
6 International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health 198 (1.1) Q2 Switzerland Medicine, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
7 Lancet Global Health 169 (0.9) Q! UK Medicine
8 BMJ Global Health 164 (0.9) Q! UK Medicine, Health Policy, Global health, Public health, Environmental and Occupational Health
9 BMC Public Health 134 (0.7) Q1 UK Medicine, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
10 Water Switzerland 134 (0.7) Q1 Switzerland Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Aquatic Science,
  1. aRank is obtained from Scimajo Journal Ranking. Q1 represents the highest rank and Q4 represents the lowest rank
  2. bInformation on the scope of the journals was obtained from Scimajo Journal and Country Rank