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Table 2 The most productive journals in the microbiome-gut-brain axis research

From: Global research trends in microbiome-gut-brain axis during 2009–2018: a bibliometric and visualized study

SCRa Journal Frequency (%) IFb
1st Brain Behavior and Immunity 49 (2.86) 6.170
2nd Scientific Reports 34 (1.98) 4.011
3rd Plos One 33 (1.93) 2.776
4th Gut Microbes 23 (1.34) 7.823
4th World Journal of Gastroenterology 23 (1.34) 3.411
6th Neurogastroenterology and Motility 22 (1.28) 3.803
7th Frontiers in Microbiology 20 (1.17) 4.259
8th Nutrients 19 (1.11) 4.171
9th Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 15 (0.88) 2.126
10th Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology 14 (0.82) 23.57
  1. SCR Standard competition ranking, IF Impact factor
  2. aEqual journals have the same ranking number, and then a gap is left in the ranking numbers
  3. bImpact factors (IF) based on Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 2018 from Clarivate Analytics