Top 10 Asthma Journals

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First Published: 
Apr 2022
Jan 2024

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As the prevalence of asthma continues to rise, understanding the relationship between our immune system and respiratory health has never been more critical. With the global burden of asthma affecting millions, it's imperative for healthcare professionals to stay at the forefront of the latest developments in asthma and immunology. From groundbreaking immunotherapies to innovative management strategies, the field is evolving rapidly.

In recognition of World Asthma Day, we have curated a comprehensive list of the best journals and publications in asthma and immunology. World Asthma Day 2023 embraced the theme "Asthma Care for All," emphasising the need for accessible and equitable asthma care globally, particularly in regions with higher morbidity and mortality rates​. This theme underlines the persistent need for international collaboration in asthma research and management, a mission that leading medical journals in respiratory medicine are uniquely positioned to support.

Here you will find the top 10 Immunology and Asthma journals ranked by the 2-year Journal Impact Factor (2-JIF) – a measure of the frequency with which the articles within the journal are cited in a particular 2-year period.

We have also included these other factors for each journal in our assessment to round off the picture.

Journal Metrics

Impact factor*

The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) is based on Web of Science data and only includes documents such as articles and reviews. The JIF helps to understand the importance of how often articles are cited by addressing the bias that arises from comparing citation numbers. This bias tends to advantage bigger journals over smaller ones, those published more often over those with fewer issues, and older journals over newer ones. This is because larger or older journals usually have more articles to be cited. By considering the impact factor, we can more fairly compare journals by taking into account these differences in size, publication frequency, and age. A JIF of 3 or more is considered good and 1 is average.


CiteScore is based on Scopus data for all indexed documents, including articles, letters and editorials, as well as articles and reviews. The CiteScore for a particular year is calculated by dividing the number of citations to all indexed documents within the journal from that year and the three preceding years by the total number of documents published in the journal within that same period.

*Impact Factor and CiteScore have the most meaning when used to compare journals within the same therapeutic area. Many academics value a journal's Impact Factor over its Citescore; therefore they will use the impact factor to rank other journals in the same field.

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator evaluates the prestige of academic journals by considering not only the number of citations a journal receives but also the prestige of the journals that issue these citations. An SJR >1.0 is above average. This measurement can be helpful to rank journals within the same field and category.

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP)

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) weights citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field to provide a contextual, subject-specific metric. A SNIP over 1.0 means a journal has more citations than average.

Other Journal considerations

In addition to SJR ranking and journal impact factor, a good quality journal generally has the following characteristics:

  1. It is indexed on PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science or another reputable journal index
  2. It has an up-to-date website, a clear scope, extensive information for authors and readers, and a publicly visible editorial board consisting of appropriately qualified board members affiliated with accredited universities and research institutions
  3. Each article is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Top 10 Asthma and Immunology Journals

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Nature Reviews Immunology

Nature Reviews Immunology covers comprehensive aspects of immunology, from basic to applied research. It features review articles, highlights of new studies, and insights into the field's evolution. Topics include allergy, autoimmunity, antigen processing, cell death, chemokines, cytokines, immune cell development, haematopoiesis, infection, immunotherapy, innate immunity, mucosal immunology, immune regulation, signalling, transplantation, tumour immunology, and vaccine development.

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  • Impact Factor: 100.3
  • CiteScore: 83.0
  • SJR: 18.141
  • SNIP: 7.696
  • H-Index: 444


"Immunity," published by Cell Press, is a highly regarded journal in the field of immunology, featuring key breakthroughs in immunology research, and accepting studies that offer significant insights into immunology at molecular, cellular, or organism levels. It is known for publishing cutting-edge research that significantly advances our understanding of the immune system.

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  • Impact Factor: 32.4
  • CiteScore: 57.7
  • SJR: 14.795
  • SNIP: 5.119
  • H-Index: 436

Nature Immunology

Nature Immunology stands out with a 2-year Impact Factor of 30.5, marking its prominence in immunological research. It extensively covers areas crucial to asthma, such as innate immunity and inflammation, offering essential insights for asthma research. Known for its swift review and publication process, the journal ensures rapid dissemination of high-quality, impactful studies.

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  • Impact Factor: 30.5
  • CiteScore: 41.0
  • SJR: 10.921
  • SNIP: 4.230
  • H-Index: 424

Science Immunology

Science Immunology, a member of the prestigious Science family, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the immune system. Its mission focuses on showcasing innovative research in immunology, from basic studies of immune cell dynamics to the immune contributions to health and disease, including areas like allergy and inflammation relevant to asthma. The journal's scope includes critical advances in immunogenomics, systems immunology, and immunometabolism, vital for asthma research.

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  • Impact Factor: 24.8
  • CiteScore: 30.2
  • SJR: 11.191
  • SNIP: 3.246
  • H-Index: 90

Trends in Immunology

"Trends in Immunology," a distinguished journal from Cell Press, is renowned for its succinct reviews and hypothesis-driven viewpoints, making it a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners alike.

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  • Impact Factor: 16.8
  • CiteScore: 27.9
  • SJR: 4.689
  • SNIP: 2.684
  • H-Index: 245

Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is a scholarly medical journal published by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. It serves as an evidence-based forum for allergy/immunology specialists, offering the latest clinical science in the fields of allergy, asthma, and immunology. Every issue of the Annals includes chances to engage in accredited continuing medical education activities aimed at improving clinical skills.

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  • Impact Factor: 5.9
  • CiteScore: 5.9
  • SJR: 0.979
  • SNIP: 0.934
  • H-Index: 119

Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

Current Allergy and Asthma Reports offers in-depth review articles by international experts on the most significant developments in allergy and asthma. The journal focuses on recent advances and emerging approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of these conditions. With an impact factor of 5.5, it's a valuable resource for professionals seeking clear, insightful, and balanced reviews that emphasize recently published papers of major importance in the field.

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  • Impact Factor: 5.5
  • CiteScore: 10.0
  • SJR: 1.169
  • SNIP: 1.649
  • H-Index: 72

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research is a journal that provides comprehensive insights into the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology. It publishes a wide range of articles including original research, reviews, and editorials, focusing on innovative approaches to understanding and managing these conditions. This journal is a significant platform for sharing advancements and research findings, making it a valuable resource for professionals in the field.

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  • Impact Factor: 4.4
  • CiteScore: 7.0
  • SJR: 0.850
  • SNIP: 1.026
  • H-Index: 55

Allergy and Asthma Proceedings

Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma, and immunology. The journal has an impact factor of 2.8 and is known for its rapid publication with no backlog. It's targeted to clinicians, offering a mix of review articles and original research. The journal's wide distribution and focus on expedited services make it a key resource for Allergy/Immunology clinicians.

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  • Impact Factor: 2.8
  • CiteScore: 6.1
  • SJR: 0.648
  • SNIP: 0.849
  • H-Index: 67

Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology (AACI), the official journal of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, is an open access journal that covers all aspects of diagnosis, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases. AACI is a high-visibility platform for disseminating research in areas such as asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, drug hypersensitivity, and immune deficiency. The journal publishes a range of content including original research, reviews, and clinical studies, making it a comprehensive resource for professionals in the field.

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  • Impact Factor: 2.7
  • CiteScore: 4.3
  • SJR: 0.634
  • SNIP: 0.989
  • H-Index: 43

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How to Stay Up-to-Date with Immunology and Asthma Research Developments

For pharma professionals and researchers working in the field of Immunology and Asthma, it is vital to stay abreast of the latest advancements. To stay on top you might:

  • Consider subscribing to our newsletter and receive updates to our top journal lists as well as other relevant industry and therapeutic developments as they happen.
  • Register for an account with your selected journal to get direct access to new research as it's published.
  • Customise an RSS feed for your selected journals to also further streamline the process, delivering the latest papers and articles directly to your digital doorstep.
  • Setting up a Google alert with Asthma and Immunology research keywords to capture relevant news and studies from across the web.
  • Lastly, don't underestimate the power of social media; by following the publishers and journals in the field, you'll tap into a community of shared knowledge and discourse.

* Article originally written by Erin Harrison and published in 2022, updated by Beth Howe and the Rx Team for 2024!

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Beth Howe
Medical Writer
Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences, Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Beth Howe is a passionate medical writer and member of the Australasian Medical Writers Association. With a degree from Victoria University of Wellington, she began her career during the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming to combat misinformation with factual scientific communication. Specialising in transforming complex research into accessible content, Beth's work spans from research manuscripts to informative health articles.
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