Scimago Journal & Country Rank

PLoS ONEopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
300
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMultidisciplinary
Multidisciplinary
PublisherPublic Library of Science
Publication typeJournals
ISSN19326203
Coverage2001, 2006-2020
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.

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

Contact

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
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
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)20072.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.924
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.080
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.172
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.851
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.535
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.237
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.021
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.728
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.599
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.372
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.924
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.712
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.051
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.373
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.086
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.874
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.408
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.207
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.234
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.924
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.866
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.661
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.302
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.569
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.941
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.942
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 Cites20091084
Self Cites20102512
Self Cites20116162
Self Cites201212672
Self Cites201321846
Self Cites201425087
Self Cites201524598
Self Cites201616833
Self Cites201713180
Self Cites20189529
Self Cites20197034
Total Cites20010
Total Cites20060
Total Cites2007306
Total Cites20085384
Total Cites200919220
Total Cites201042137
Total Cites201169787
Total Cites2012115326
Total Cites2013191684
Total Cites2014279352
Total Cites2015325391
Total Cites2016313690
Total Cites2017268544
Total Cites2018227371
Total Cites2019193380
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 document20072.139
External Cites per document20083.706
External Cites per document20094.446
External Cites per document20104.761
External Cites per document20114.605
External Cites per document20124.128
External Cites per document20133.874
External Cites per document20143.719
External Cites per document20153.581
External Cites per document20163.362
External Cites per document20173.240
External Cites per document20183.120
External Cites per document20193.090
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20072.234
Cites per document20083.924
Cites per document20094.712
Cites per document20105.063
Cites per document20115.051
Cites per document20124.638
Cites per document20134.373
Cites per document20144.086
Cites per document20153.874
Cites per document20163.552
Cites per document20173.408
Cites per document20183.256
Cites per document20193.207
% 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
200738.95
200841.07
200938.66
201037.85
201137.23
201236.15
201333.71
201432.32
201532.88
201631.93
201732.39
201833.09
201931.76
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 documents200910
Non-citable documents201019
Non-citable documents201141
Non-citable documents201273
Non-citable documents2013185
Non-citable documents2014963
Non-citable documents20153515
Non-citable documents20165555
Non-citable documents20175986
Non-citable documents20184162
Non-citable documents20192724
Citable documents20010
Citable documents20060
Citable documents2007137
Citable documents20081372
Citable documents20094079
Citable documents20108323
Citable documents201113817
Citable documents201224867
Citable documents201343835
Citable documents201468361
Citable documents201583993
Citable documents201688307
Citable documents201778806
Citable documents201869832
Citable documents201960305
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 documents2009493
Uncited documents2010839
Uncited documents20111543
Uncited documents20122952
Uncited documents20135380
Uncited documents20149249
Uncited documents201513693
Uncited documents201617315
Uncited documents201717020
Uncited documents201815164
Uncited documents201913142
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20060
Cited documents200798
Cited documents20081164
Cited documents20093596
Cited documents20107503
Cited documents201112315
Cited documents201221988
Cited documents201338640
Cited documents201460075
Cited documents201573815
Cited documents201676547
Cited documents201767772
Cited documents201858830
Cited documents201949887
Scimago Journal & Country Rank
Show this widget in your own website

Just copy the code below and paste within your html code:
Loading comments...

Leave a comment

* Required

* Required

* Required

* Required

The users of Scimago Journal & Country Rank have the possibility to dialogue through comments linked to a specific journal. The purpose is to have a forum in which general doubts about the processes of publication in the journal, experiences and other issues derived from the publication of papers are resolved. For topics on particular articles, maintain the dialogue through the usual channels with your editor.

Developed by:
Scimago Lab
Powered by:
Powered by scopus

Follow us on @ScimagoJR

Scimago Lab, Copyright 2007-2020. Data Source: Scopus®