Ngô Quốc Anh


It is difficult to compare mathematical journals especially those belongs to different type of mathematics, for example, one is algebra and other is analysis. As such, I just consider general mathematical journals, specialized journals will be ignored. In addition, I try to use groups to classify journals, I mean, within a group, journals are being considered as the same level.

For the reader’s convenience, I shall put two number right beside the title of the journal to indicate Impact Factor and 5-Year Impact Factor of year 2010.

Level 1 (top journals)

  • Acta Mathematica (4.864/4.158)
  • Annals of Mathematics (3.179/3.721)
  • Inventiones mathematicae (2.443/2.785)
  • Journal of the American Mathematical Society (3.411/3.604)
  • Publications Mathématiques de l’IHÉS (2.500/2.364)

Level 2 (still top journals but slightly weaker than those above)

  • Annales Scientifiques de l’École Normale Supérieure (1.226/1.714)
  • Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (2.303/3.487)
  • Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics (2.463/3.873)
  • Duke Mathematical Journal (1.411/1.760)

Level 3 (good journals)

  • Advances in Mathematics (1.372/1.575)
  • American Journal of Mathematics (1.170/1.336)
  • Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik (1.200/1.360)
  • Mathematische Annalen (1.092/1.170)
  • Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society (2.491/2.644)
  • Proceedings London Mathematical Society (1.243/1.318)

Level 4 (also good journals but again slighly weak than those in Level 3)

  • Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (1.450/1.788)
  • Journal of the European Mathematical Society (1.353/1.669)
  • Transactions of the American Mathematical Society (1.100/1.094)

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