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PLoS ONEopen access

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Public Library of Science

H-Index

367

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

19326203

Coverage

2001, 2006-2021

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
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
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
20094378
20106723
201113750
201223330
201331198
201429351
201527636
201621773
201720408
201818107
201915590
202016030
202116626
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)20072.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.948
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.721
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.083
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.834
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.986
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.674
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.527
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.405
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.971
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.948
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.721
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.066
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.031
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.830
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.132
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.344
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.864
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.641
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.285
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.034
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.502
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.090
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.992
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.900
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.851
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.959
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.582
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 Cites200714
Self Cites2008305
Self Cites20091105
Self Cites20102518
Self Cites20116127
Self Cites201212573
Self Cites201321502
Self Cites201423804
Self Cites201523205
Self Cites201616400
Self Cites201712465
Self Cites20188922
Self Cites20196592
Self Cites20206067
Self Cites20216212
Total Cites20010
Total Cites20060
Total Cites2007311
Total Cites20085413
Total Cites200919253
Total Cites201042140
Total Cites201169474
Total Cites2012114840
Total Cites2013190163
Total Cites2014274206
Total Cites2015321255
Total Cites2016307069
Total Cites2017261696
Total Cites2018224506
Total Cites2019188825
Total Cites2020180949
Total Cites2021188716
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 document20072.168
External Cites per document20083.726
External Cites per document20094.450
External Cites per document20104.763
External Cites per document20114.588
External Cites per document20124.115
External Cites per document20133.851
External Cites per document20143.667
External Cites per document20153.554
External Cites per document20163.296
External Cites per document20173.165
External Cites per document20183.089
External Cites per document20193.024
External Cites per document20203.233
External Cites per document20213.671
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20072.270
Cites per document20083.948
Cites per document20094.721
Cites per document20105.066
Cites per document20115.031
Cites per document20124.621
Cites per document20134.341
Cites per document20144.016
Cites per document20153.830
Cites per document20163.482
Cites per document20173.323
Cites per document20183.216
Cites per document20193.132
Cites per document20203.344
Cites per document20213.795
% 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
201037.83
201137.27
201236.22
201334.22
201433.86
201534.64
201634.09
201732.81
201833.09
201931.84
202031.36
202130.34
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
Non-citable documents20217
Citable documents20010
Citable documents20060
Citable documents2007137
Citable documents20081371
Citable documents20094078
Citable documents20108319
Citable documents201113808
Citable documents201224851
Citable documents201343802
Citable documents201468277
Citable documents201583873
Citable documents201688176
Citable documents201778745
Citable documents201869798
Citable documents201960271
Citable documents202054093
Citable documents202149720
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 documents2008203
Uncited documents2009482
Uncited documents2010834
Uncited documents20111523
Uncited documents20122920
Uncited documents20135319
Uncited documents20148787
Uncited documents201511310
Uncited documents201613542
Uncited documents201712979
Uncited documents201812398
Uncited documents201911853
Uncited documents202010334
Uncited documents20219313
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20060
Cited documents200798
Cited documents20081168
Cited documents20093596
Cited documents20107485
Cited documents201112285
Cited documents201221931
Cited documents201338484
Cited documents201459491
Cited documents201572569
Cited documents201674643
Cited documents201765781
Cited documents201857419
Cited documents201948435
Cited documents202043771
Cited documents202140414
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