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PLoS Biologyopen access

CountryUnited States
185
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
ISSN15449173, 15457885
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
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
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
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
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
20045.133
20056.452
20065.613
20075.750
20085.507
20096.370
20107.010
20118.151
20128.180
20137.721
20146.545
20155.293
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)20045.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20056.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20066.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.043
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20086.794
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20097.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20107.976
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20118.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201210.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.265
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20148.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.777
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20045.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20056.790
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20076.967
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20086.278
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20097.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20108.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20119.537
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20129.793
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20139.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.862
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.236
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20045.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20056.790
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20066.729
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20076.227
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.847
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.352
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20109.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20118.627
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20129.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.575
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.977
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 Cites201580
Total Cites2004515
Total Cites20052913
Total Cites20065811
Total Cites20078409
Total Cites20088651
Total Cites20099176
Total Cites20108922
Total Cites20118383
Total Cites20128109
Total Cites20137343
Total Cites20146054
Total Cites20155045
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 document20045.770
External Cites per document20056.685
External Cites per document20066.791
External Cites per document20076.872
External Cites per document20086.216
External Cites per document20097.217
External Cites per document20108.111
External Cites per document20119.462
External Cites per document20129.734
External Cites per document20139.240
External Cites per document20147.784
External Cites per document20156.137
Cites per document20045.920
Cites per document20056.790
Cites per document20066.861
Cites per document20076.967
Cites per document20086.278
Cites per document20097.283
Cites per document20108.185
Cites per document20119.537
Cites per document20129.793
Cites per document20139.330
Cites per document20147.862
Cites per document20156.236
% 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
200517.15
200617.32
200719.11
200832.00
200938.49
201037.94
201131.00
201232.11
201339.58
201431.51
201533.33
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 documents201086
Non-citable documents201148
Non-citable documents201245
Non-citable documents201341
Non-citable documents201435
Non-citable documents201536
Citable documents200487
Citable documents2005429
Citable documents2006847
Citable documents20071207
Citable documents20081378
Citable documents20091260
Citable documents20101090
Citable documents2011879
Citable documents2012828
Citable documents2013787
Citable documents2014770
Citable documents2015809
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 documents2005197
Uncited documents2006297
Uncited documents2007360
Uncited documents2008320
Uncited documents2009282
Uncited documents2010219
Uncited documents2011175
Uncited documents2012182
Uncited documents2013176
Uncited documents2014189
Uncited documents2015227
Cited documents200441
Cited documents2005263
Cited documents2006612
Cited documents2007940
Cited documents20081174
Cited documents20091088
Cited documents2010957
Cited documents2011752
Cited documents2012691
Cited documents2013652
Cited documents2014616
Cited documents2015618
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