Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Biology Letters

CountryUnited Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherThe Royal Society
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1744957X, 17449561
Scope Launched as an independent journal in 2005 Biology Letters is a primarily online, peer-reviewed journal that publishes short, high-quality articles from across the biological sciences. The scope of Biology Letters is vast - publishing high-quality research in any area of the biological sciences. However, we have particular strengths in the biology, evolution and ecology of whole organisms. Articles submitted to Biology Letters benefit from its broad scope and readership, dedicated media promotion and we aim for a turnaround time of within 4 weeks to first decision. (source)

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.

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

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.

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)20062.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.020
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.383
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.935
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.533
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.639
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.056
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.203
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.020
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.066
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.118
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.346
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.062
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.203
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.020
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.751
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.930
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.224
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.897
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.215
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.557
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.922
Total 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.

Self Cites200612
Self Cites200735
Self Cites200857
Self Cites200957
Self Cites201055
Self Cites201157
Self Cites201255
Self Cites201349
Self Cites201431
Self Cites201544
Self Cites201639
Total Cites2006293
Total Cites2007915
Total Cites20081705
Total Cites20092162
Total Cites20102391
Total Cites20112731
Total Cites20122826
Total Cites20133163
Total Cites20142908
Total Cites20152529
Total Cites20162129
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.

External Cites per document20062.113
External Cites per document20072.904
External Cites per document20083.270
External Cites per document20093.732
External Cites per document20103.973
External Cites per document20114.362
External Cites per document20124.075
External Cites per document20134.055
External Cites per document20143.311
External Cites per document20153.008
External Cites per document20162.746
Cites per document20062.203
Cites per document20073.020
Cites per document20083.383
Cites per document20093.833
Cites per document20104.066
Cites per document20114.455
Cites per document20124.156
Cites per document20134.118
Cites per document20143.346
Cites per document20153.062
Cites per document20162.798
% 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
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.

Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents200812
Non-citable documents200931
Non-citable documents201081
Non-citable documents201184
Non-citable documents201274
Non-citable documents201333
Non-citable documents201433
Non-citable documents201528
Non-citable documents201633
Citable documents2006133
Citable documents2007303
Citable documents2008504
Citable documents2009564
Citable documents2010588
Citable documents2011613
Citable documents2012680
Citable documents2013768
Citable documents2014869
Citable documents2015826
Citable documents2016761
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.

Uncited documents200632
Uncited documents200751
Uncited documents200891
Uncited documents200999
Uncited documents2010111
Uncited documents201197
Uncited documents201294
Uncited documents2013103
Uncited documents2014173
Uncited documents2015184
Uncited documents2016171
Cited documents2006103
Cited documents2007254
Cited documents2008425
Cited documents2009496
Cited documents2010558
Cited documents2011600
Cited documents2012660
Cited documents2013698
Cited documents2014729
Cited documents2015670
Cited documents2016623
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