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PLoS ONEopen access

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States
Media Ranking in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Public Library of Science

H-Index

404

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

19326203

Coverage

2006-2022

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
Multidisciplinary2021Q1
Multidisciplinary2022Q1
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
20210.852
20220.885
Total Documents

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

YearDocuments
2006137
20071234
20082703
20094374
20106716
201113745
201223309
201331157
201429311
201527609
201621750
201720394
201818095
201915560
202015979
202116508
202215886
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)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.965
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.739
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.853
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.511
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.001
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.688
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.549
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.551
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.962
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20223.888
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.965
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.739
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.060
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.348
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.024
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.843
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.495
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.239
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.184
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.399
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.780
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20223.837
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.965
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.705
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.663
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.712
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.513
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.010
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.921
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.898
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.006
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.560
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20223.747
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 Cites20060
Self Cites200714
Self Cites2008305
Self Cites20091103
Self Cites20102515
Self Cites20116119
Self Cites201212548
Self Cites201321454
Self Cites201423739
Self Cites201523124
Self Cites201616371
Self Cites201712448
Self Cites20188906
Self Cites20196579
Self Cites20206051
Self Cites20216162
Self Cites20226292
Total Cites20060
Total Cites2007311
Total Cites20085436
Total Cites200919308
Total Cites201042223
Total Cites201169795
Total Cites2012115179
Total Cites2013190317
Total Cites2014274501
Total Cites2015321986
Total Cites2016307788
Total Cites2017262977
Total Cites2018225935
Total Cites2019191797
Total Cites2020183710
Total Cites2021187606
Total Cites2022184362
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 document20060
External Cites per document20072.168
External Cites per document20083.743
External Cites per document20094.469
External Cites per document20104.778
External Cites per document20114.617
External Cites per document20124.133
External Cites per document20133.858
External Cites per document20143.676
External Cites per document20153.567
External Cites per document20163.309
External Cites per document20173.185
External Cites per document20183.111
External Cites per document20193.075
External Cites per document20203.287
External Cites per document20213.656
External Cites per document20223.706
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20072.270
Cites per document20083.965
Cites per document20094.739
Cites per document20105.080
Cites per document20115.060
Cites per document20124.638
Cites per document20134.348
Cites per document20144.024
Cites per document20153.843
Cites per document20163.495
Cites per document20173.343
Cites per document20183.239
Cites per document20193.184
Cites per document20203.399
Cites per document20213.780
Cites per document20223.837
% 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
200646.72
200738.98
200841.14
200938.66
201037.84
201137.28
201236.22
201334.24
201433.89
201534.64
201634.11
201732.82
201833.09
201931.87
202031.28
202130.17
202229.88
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 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
Non-citable documents20217
Non-citable documents20225
Citable documents20060
Citable documents2007137
Citable documents20081371
Citable documents20094074
Citable documents20108311
Citable documents201113793
Citable documents201224835
Citable documents201343769
Citable documents201468210
Citable documents201583771
Citable documents201688068
Citable documents201778655
Citable documents201869734
Citable documents201960222
Citable documents202054037
Citable documents202149627
Citable documents202248042
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 documents20060
Uncited documents200739
Uncited documents2008203
Uncited documents2009482
Uncited documents2010833
Uncited documents20111517
Uncited documents20122907
Uncited documents20135310
Uncited documents20148749
Uncited documents201511253
Uncited documents201613454
Uncited documents201712877
Uncited documents201812277
Uncited documents201911641
Uncited documents202010132
Uncited documents20219246
Uncited documents20229203
Cited documents20060
Cited documents200798
Cited documents20081168
Cited documents20093592
Cited documents20107478
Cited documents201112276
Cited documents201221928
Cited documents201338460
Cited documents201459462
Cited documents201572524
Cited documents201674623
Cited documents201765793
Cited documents201857476
Cited documents201948598
Cited documents202043917
Cited documents202140388
Cited documents202238844
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