Scimago Journal & Country Rank

PLoS Biologyopen access

CountryUnited States
200
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)

Immunology and Microbiology
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)

Neuroscience
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
PublisherPublic Library of Science
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15457885, 15449173
Coverage2003-ongoing
Scope PLoS Biology features works of exceptional significance, originality, and relevance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface of other disciplines, such as chemistry, medicine, and mathematics. Our audience is the international scientific community as well as educators, policy makers, patient advocacy groups, and interested members of the public around the world. (source)
Quartiles

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

CategoryYearQuartile
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2004Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2005Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2006Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2007Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2008Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2009Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2010Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2011Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2012Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2013Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2014Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2015Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2016Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2016Q1
SJR

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

YearSJR
20045.436
20056.705
20065.730
20075.792
20085.528
20096.452
20107.071
20118.251
20128.193
20137.782
20146.613
20155.279
20164.776
Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20045.989
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20056.937
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20066.930
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20086.854
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20097.335
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20108.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20118.801
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201210.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.380
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20148.943
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.340
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.494
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20045.989
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20056.937
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.930
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20086.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20097.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20108.282
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20119.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20129.869
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20139.439
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20148.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20045.989
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20056.937
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20066.802
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20076.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.911
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.449
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20109.183
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20118.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20129.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.664
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.937
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.456
Total Cites 
Self-Cites

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites200413
Self Cites200545
Self Cites200659
Self Cites2007114
Self Cites200885
Self Cites200983
Self Cites201081
Self Cites201166
Self Cites201249
Self Cites201371
Self Cites201460
Self Cites201582
Self Cites201683
Total Cites2004521
Total Cites20052976
Total Cites20065856
Total Cites20078486
Total Cites20088673
Total Cites20099213
Total Cites20108953
Total Cites20118418
Total Cites20128132
Total Cites20137410
Total Cites20146230
Total Cites20155481
Total Cites20165408
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document20045.839
External Cites per document20056.832
External Cites per document20066.860
External Cites per document20076.953
External Cites per document20086.278
External Cites per document20097.292
External Cites per document20108.207
External Cites per document20119.545
External Cites per document20129.809
External Cites per document20139.349
External Cites per document20148.013
External Cites per document20156.633
External Cites per document20166.309
Cites per document20045.989
Cites per document20056.937
Cites per document20066.930
Cites per document20077.048
Cites per document20086.340
Cites per document20097.359
Cites per document20108.282
Cites per document20119.621
Cites per document20129.869
Cites per document20139.439
Cites per document20148.091
Cites per document20156.733
Cites per document20166.408
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
200413.39
200517.23
200617.36
200719.35
200832.00
200938.54
201038.19
201131.00
201232.11
201339.58
201431.01
201533.44
201644.61
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents20047
Non-citable documents200531
Non-citable documents200662
Non-citable documents200793
Non-citable documents2008116
Non-citable documents2009110
Non-citable documents201085
Non-citable documents201147
Non-citable documents201244
Non-citable documents201341
Non-citable documents201435
Non-citable documents201536
Non-citable documents201662
Citable documents200487
Citable documents2005429
Citable documents2006845
Citable documents20071204
Citable documents20081368
Citable documents20091252
Citable documents20101081
Citable documents2011875
Citable documents2012824
Citable documents2013785
Citable documents2014770
Citable documents2015814
Citable documents2016844
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents200453
Uncited documents2005196
Uncited documents2006296
Uncited documents2007353
Uncited documents2008317
Uncited documents2009278
Uncited documents2010216
Uncited documents2011173
Uncited documents2012178
Uncited documents2013172
Uncited documents2014181
Uncited documents2015212
Uncited documents2016249
Cited documents200441
Cited documents2005264
Cited documents2006611
Cited documents2007944
Cited documents20081167
Cited documents20091084
Cited documents2010950
Cited documents2011749
Cited documents2012690
Cited documents2013654
Cited documents2014624
Cited documents2015638
Cited documents2016657
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