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PLoS Computational Biologyopen access

CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology

Computer Science
Computational Theory and Mathematics

Environmental Science

Modeling and Simulation

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
PublisherPublic Library of Science
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1553734X, 15537358
Scope PLoS Computational Biology features works of exceptional significance that further our understanding of living systems at all scales—from molecules and cells, to patient populations and ecosystems—through the application of computational methods. Readers include life and computational scientists, who can take the important findings presented here to the next level of discovery. Research articles that primarily describe new methods and offer only limited biological insight will be considered only in those exceptional instances in which the method is expected to significantly impact the field of computational biology, typically making substantial breakthroughs in areas of demonstrated importance. (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.

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2006Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2007Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2008Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2009Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2010Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2011Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2012Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2013Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2014Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2015Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2006Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2007Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2008Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2009Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2010Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2011Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2012Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2013Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2014Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2015Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2006Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2007Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2008Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2009Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2010Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2011Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2012Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2013Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2014Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2015Q1
Modeling and Simulation2006Q1
Modeling and Simulation2007Q1
Modeling and Simulation2008Q1
Modeling and Simulation2009Q1
Modeling and Simulation2010Q1
Modeling and Simulation2011Q1
Modeling and Simulation2012Q1
Modeling and Simulation2013Q1
Modeling and Simulation2014Q1
Modeling and Simulation2015Q1
Molecular Biology2006Q2
Molecular Biology2007Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q1
Molecular Biology2009Q1
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1

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)20063.337
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.379
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.053
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.771
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.775
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.128
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.812
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.660
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.379
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.794
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.229
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.646
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.337
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.389
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.955
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.657
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.198
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.190
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.396
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 Cites200621
Self Cites20072
Self Cites2008150
Self Cites2009194
Self Cites2010251
Self Cites2011284
Self Cites2012365
Self Cites2013405
Self Cites2014410
Self Cites2015428
Total Cites2006277
Total Cites20071095
Total Cites20082657
Total Cites20093850
Total Cites20105284
Total Cites20116590
Total Cites20127433
Total Cites20137538
Total Cites20147744
Total Cites20157620
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 document20063.084
External Cites per document20074.651
External Cites per document20085.075
External Cites per document20095.299
External Cites per document20105.519
External Cites per document20115.455
External Cites per document20125.479
External Cites per document20134.960
External Cites per document20144.952
External Cites per document20154.385
Cites per document20063.337
Cites per document20074.660
Cites per document20085.379
Cites per document20095.580
Cites per document20105.794
Cites per document20115.701
Cites per document20125.762
Cites per document20135.242
Cites per document20145.229
Cites per document20154.646
% 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 documents20065
Non-citable documents200728
Non-citable documents200859
Non-citable documents200962
Non-citable documents201046
Non-citable documents201118
Non-citable documents201219
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201424
Non-citable documents201549
Citable documents200683
Citable documents2007235
Citable documents2008494
Citable documents2009690
Citable documents2010912
Citable documents20111156
Citable documents20121290
Citable documents20131438
Citable documents20141481
Citable documents20151640
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 documents200628
Uncited documents200759
Uncited documents2008111
Uncited documents2009111
Uncited documents2010128
Uncited documents2011114
Uncited documents2012168
Uncited documents2013184
Uncited documents2014158
Uncited documents2015231
Cited documents200660
Cited documents2007204
Cited documents2008442
Cited documents2009641
Cited documents2010830
Cited documents20111060
Cited documents20121141
Cited documents20131274
Cited documents20141347
Cited documents20151458
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