Scimago Journal & Country Rank

PLoS Pathogensopen access

CountryUnited States
145
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Genetics
Molecular Biology

Immunology and Microbiology
Immunology
Microbiology
Parasitology
Virology
PublisherPublic Library of Science
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15537374, 15537366
Coverage2005-ongoing
Scope Bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions and viruses cause a plethora of diseases that have important medical, agricultural, and economic consequences. Moreover, the study of microbes continues to provide novel insights into such fundamental processes as the molecular basis of cellular and organismal function. PLoS Pathogens reflects the full breadth of research in these areas by publishing outstanding original articles that significantly advance the understanding of pathogens and how they interact with their host organisms. (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
Genetics2006Q1
Genetics2007Q1
Genetics2008Q1
Genetics2009Q1
Genetics2010Q1
Genetics2011Q1
Genetics2012Q1
Genetics2013Q1
Genetics2014Q1
Genetics2015Q1
Genetics2016Q1
Immunology2006Q1
Immunology2007Q1
Immunology2008Q1
Immunology2009Q1
Immunology2010Q1
Immunology2011Q1
Immunology2012Q1
Immunology2013Q1
Immunology2014Q1
Immunology2015Q1
Immunology2016Q1
Microbiology2006Q1
Microbiology2007Q1
Microbiology2008Q1
Microbiology2009Q1
Microbiology2010Q1
Microbiology2011Q1
Microbiology2012Q1
Microbiology2013Q1
Microbiology2014Q1
Microbiology2015Q1
Microbiology2016Q1
Molecular Biology2006Q1
Molecular Biology2007Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q1
Molecular Biology2009Q1
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1
Parasitology2006Q1
Parasitology2007Q1
Parasitology2008Q1
Parasitology2009Q1
Parasitology2010Q1
Parasitology2011Q1
Parasitology2012Q1
Parasitology2013Q1
Parasitology2014Q1
Parasitology2015Q1
Parasitology2016Q1
Virology2006Q1
Virology2007Q1
Virology2008Q1
Virology2009Q1
Virology2010Q1
Virology2011Q1
Virology2012Q1
Virology2013Q1
Virology2014Q1
Virology2015Q1
Virology2016Q1
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
20063.342
20073.506
20083.262
20093.424
20104.494
20115.442
20124.825
20135.260
20145.227
20155.019
20164.466
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)20064.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.355
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.353
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20107.767
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20118.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20129.098
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.266
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20148.621
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.046
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.355
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20096.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20108.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20119.351
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.956
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20138.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20148.544
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.601
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.751
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.145
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.204
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20096.248
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20108.642
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.192
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.548
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20148.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.138
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.180
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 Cites200611
Self Cites200746
Self Cites2008108
Self Cites2009218
Self Cites2010383
Self Cites2011597
Self Cites2012686
Self Cites2013836
Self Cites2014780
Self Cites2015817
Self Cites2016691
Total Cites2006228
Total Cites20071367
Total Cites20083031
Total Cites20095073
Total Cites20108479
Total Cites201112549
Total Cites201214411
Total Cites201315936
Total Cites201416772
Total Cites201516060
Total Cites201615049
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 document20063.945
External Cites per document20075.081
External Cites per document20085.164
External Cites per document20096.024
External Cites per document20107.710
External Cites per document20118.906
External Cites per document20128.530
External Cites per document20138.356
External Cites per document20148.147
External Cites per document20157.214
External Cites per document20166.441
Cites per document20064.145
Cites per document20075.258
Cites per document20085.355
Cites per document20096.294
Cites per document20108.075
Cites per document20119.351
Cites per document20128.956
Cites per document20138.819
Cites per document20148.544
Cites per document20157.601
Cites per document20166.751
% 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
200617.47
200725.62
200836.84
200943.87
201039.74
201144.31
201241.51
201343.24
201438.74
201538.39
201647.23
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 documents20066
Non-citable documents200730
Non-citable documents200848
Non-citable documents200951
Non-citable documents201043
Non-citable documents201131
Non-citable documents201222
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents201553
Non-citable documents2016120
Citable documents200655
Citable documents2007260
Citable documents2008566
Citable documents2009806
Citable documents20101050
Citable documents20111342
Citable documents20121609
Citable documents20131807
Citable documents20141963
Citable documents20152113
Citable documents20162229
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 documents200616
Uncited documents200770
Uncited documents200890
Uncited documents200977
Uncited documents201055
Uncited documents201153
Uncited documents201283
Uncited documents201375
Uncited documents201453
Uncited documents2015127
Uncited documents2016205
Cited documents200645
Cited documents2007220
Cited documents2008524
Cited documents2009780
Cited documents20101038
Cited documents20111320
Cited documents20121548
Cited documents20131739
Cited documents20141911
Cited documents20152039
Cited documents20162144
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