Scimago Journal & Country Rank

PLoS ONEopen access

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Public Library of Science

H-Index

332

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

19326203

Coverage

2001, 2006-2020

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

plosone@plos.org

Scope

PLOS ONE welcomes original research submissions from the natural sciences, medical research, engineering, as well as the related social sciences and humanities, including: -Primary research that contributes to the base of scientific knowledge, including interdisciplinary, replication studies, and negative or null results. -Systematic reviews whose methods ensure the comprehensive and unbiased sampling of existing literature. -Submissions describing methods, software, databases, or other tools that meet the journal’s criteria for utility, validation and availability. -Qualitative research that adheres to appropriate study design and reporting guidelines. Join the conversation about this journal
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)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
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
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
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Multidisciplinary2019Q1
Multidisciplinary2020Q1
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
20071.379
20082.506
20092.614
20102.705
20112.425
20121.982
20131.772
20141.559
20151.427
20161.236
20171.164
20181.100
20191.023
20200.990
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
20011
2006137
20071234
20082707
20094379
20106728
201113751
201223334
201331213
201429363
201527643
201621781
201720413
201818114
201915614
202016168
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)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.906
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.139
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.820
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.493
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.657
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.532
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.403
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.311
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.570
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.906
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.691
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.331
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.008
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.811
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.212
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.657
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.845
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.629
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.699
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.076
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.998
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.898
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.860
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.041
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 Cites20010
Self Cites20060
Self Cites200713
Self Cites2008299
Self Cites20091083
Self Cites20102505
Self Cites20116128
Self Cites201212574
Self Cites201321507
Self Cites201423823
Self Cites201523208
Self Cites201616410
Self Cites201712458
Self Cites20188920
Self Cites20196597
Self Cites20206111
Total Cites20010
Total Cites20060
Total Cites2007303
Total Cites20085355
Total Cites200919129
Total Cites201041950
Total Cites201169311
Total Cites2012114543
Total Cites2013189770
Total Cites2014273760
Total Cites2015319779
Total Cites2016305830
Total Cites2017262203
Total Cites2018224469
Total Cites2019189155
Total Cites2020185483
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 document20010
External Cites per document20060
External Cites per document20072.117
External Cites per document20083.688
External Cites per document20094.425
External Cites per document20104.741
External Cites per document20114.574
External Cites per document20124.102
External Cites per document20133.841
External Cites per document20143.660
External Cites per document20153.535
External Cites per document20163.281
External Cites per document20173.170
External Cites per document20183.087
External Cites per document20193.028
External Cites per document20203.314
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20072.212
Cites per document20083.906
Cites per document20094.691
Cites per document20105.042
Cites per document20115.017
Cites per document20124.608
Cites per document20134.331
Cites per document20144.008
Cites per document20153.811
Cites per document20163.467
Cites per document20173.328
Cites per document20183.214
Cites per document20193.136
Cites per document20203.426
% 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
2001100.00
200646.72
200738.98
200841.08
200938.62
201037.84
201137.26
201236.23
201334.21
201433.87
201534.64
201634.08
201732.81
201833.10
201931.82
202031.37
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 documents20010
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents201715
Non-citable documents201819
Non-citable documents201917
Non-citable documents202012
Citable documents20010
Citable documents20060
Citable documents2007137
Citable documents20081371
Citable documents20094078
Citable documents20108320
Citable documents201113814
Citable documents201224858
Citable documents201343812
Citable documents201468297
Citable documents201583904
Citable documents201688210
Citable documents201778772
Citable documents201869818
Citable documents201960291
Citable documents202054129
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 documents20010
Uncited documents20060
Uncited documents200739
Uncited documents2008208
Uncited documents2009490
Uncited documents2010839
Uncited documents20111542
Uncited documents20122933
Uncited documents20135341
Uncited documents20148821
Uncited documents201511396
Uncited documents201613631
Uncited documents201712986
Uncited documents201812414
Uncited documents201911914
Uncited documents202010135
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20060
Cited documents200798
Cited documents20081163
Cited documents20093588
Cited documents20107481
Cited documents201112272
Cited documents201221925
Cited documents201338472
Cited documents201459477
Cited documents201572514
Cited documents201674588
Cited documents201765801
Cited documents201857423
Cited documents201948394
Cited documents202044006
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