Publications - Ranking

The bibliometric research indicator

Part of the base funding to AU is allocated based on published papers. Only papers published in journals which are on an “authority list” of approved journals will trigger funding. On the authority list, journals are divided into categories 1 and 2, with category 2 journals triggering the largest funding amount.

Below are listed category 2 journals within the mentioned fields. At the bottom of each list there is a link to the (extensive) list of category 2 and 1 journals within this field.

You will always be able to find the newest complete authority list for all fields here.

Further information on the bibliometric research indicator can be found here:
Webpage of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science 
Webpage of Aarhus University

How to secure as many BFI points as possible? 
Publish in journals which are on the authority list (as either category 1 or 2, the field does not matter). Seek to publish in category 2 journals where relevant.

If you are aware of a relevant journal which is not on the current authority list, you can send a mail to Jens Wejlby Clausen ( with the title of the journal,  as well as a brief statement of why it should be on the list, in particular proof that it is peer reviewed (e.g. through a relevant link/quote from the journal web page.)

The lists and PDFs below are meant as a guideline (last compiled for Chemistry-Nanoscience-General on March 15th, 2016) - you can always check the latest authority list.



Chemistry - Category 2

Accounts of Chemical Research
ACS Macro Letters
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Advanced Healthcare Materials
Advanced Materials Interfaces
Analytica Chimica Acta
Analytical Chemistry
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Chemical Communications
Chemical Reviews
Chemical Society Reviews
Chemistry of Materials
Chemistry: A European Journal
Dalton Transactions
Electrochimica Acta
Energy & Environmental Science
Green Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
Journal of Controlled Release
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Journal of Natural Products
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,B,C
Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
Molecular Pharmaceutics
Nature Chemistry
Nature Nanotechnology
New Journal of Physics
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Organic Letters
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Structural Dynamics
The Journal of Chemical Physics
The Journal of Organic Chemistry

Chemistry category 2 & 1 journals as PDF

Nanoscience - Category 2

A C S Nano
Acta Biomaterialia
Acta Materialia
Advanced Functional Materials
Advanced Materials
Advances in Catalysis
Advances in Organometallic Chemistry
Annual Review of Materials Research
Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Composites Part B: Engineering
Composites Science and Technology
Journal of Materials Chemistry
Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructures and Processing
Materials Science and Engineering R: Reports
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A - Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Nano Letters
Nano Research
Nature Materials
Optics Letters
Philosophical Magazine (London, 2003)
Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Progress in Materials Science
Scripta Materialia
Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells
Surface Science Reports

Nanoscience category 2 & 1 journals as PDF

General - Category 2

National Academy of Sciences Proceedings
Nature Communications
Nature Methods
Physical Review Letters
Public Choice
Science Advances
Second Language Research

General category 2 & 1 journals as PDF