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Best Astronomy Journals: High Impact Factor Journals


  Get access to the list of top 16 Astronomy journals. In this blog post, you will get the best astronomy journals whose impact factors are high.

Recently, in June 2021, Clarivate declared the impact factor of journals. By downloading this list, you can yourself find the Journals ranking on Astronomy journals. However, you can follow our list of High impact factor Astronomy Journals. Some of the below journals are also Open access.


List of best Astronomy journals in 2021

Astronomy and Astrophysics Review

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review is devoted to all areas of astronomy and astrophysics, including subjects bordering on other fields.

Impact Factor: 25.357

Living Reviews in Solar Physics

Living Reviews in Solar Physics is a peer-reviewed, platinum open-access journal, publishing reviews of research in all areas of solar and heliospheric physics.

Impact Factor: 17.417

Astrophysical Journal Letters

The Astrophysical Journal Letters is the premier journal for rapid publication of high-impact astronomical research.

Impact Factor: 7.413

Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

The Astrophysical Journal Supplement publishes significant articles containing extensive data or calculations.

Impact Factor: 5.745

Nature Astronomy

The launch of Nature Astronomy now enables much expanded coverage of the modern discipline: the journal welcomes research across astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science, with the aim of fostering closer interaction between the researchers in each of these areas.

Impact Factor: 14.437

Astronomical Journal

The Astronomical Journal publishes original astronomical research, with an emphasis on significant scientific results derived from observations.

Impact Factor: 6.263

Space Science Reviews

Space Science Reviews (SSR) is an international journal on scientific space research.

Impact Factor: 8.017

Astrophysical Journal

The Astrophysical Journal is devoted to recent developments, discoveries, and theories in astronomy and astrophysics.

Impact Factor: 5.874

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

The journal provides an outlet for astronomical results of a scientific nature and serves to keep readers in touch with current astronomical research.

Impact Factor: 3.47

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Astronomy & Astrophysics is an International Journal that publishes papers on all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics (theoretical, observational, and instrumental) independently of the techniques used to obtain the results. 

Impact Factor: 5.636 

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

MNRAS publishes the results of original research in astronomy and astrophysics.

Impact Factor: 5.356 

Publication of the Astronomical Society of Japan

Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan (PASJ) publishes the results of original research in all aspects of astronomy, astrophysics, and fields closely related to them.

Impact Factor: 2.75 

New Astronomy Reviews

New Astronomy Reviews publishes review articles in all fields of astronomy and astrophysics: theoretical, observational and instrumental.

Impact Factor: 3.286


Icarus is devoted to the publication of original contributions in the field of Solar System studies.

Impact Factor: 3.565 

Physics of the Dark Universe

Physics of the Dark Universe is an innovative online-only journal that offers rapid publication of peer-reviewed, original research articles considered of high scientific impact. 

Impact Factor: 4.243

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