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Biotechnology for Biofuelsopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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BioMed Central Ltd.



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Biotechnology for Biofuels is an open access peer-reviewed journal featuring high-quality studies describing technological and operational advances in the production of biofuels, chemicals and other bioproducts. The journal emphasizes understanding and advancing the application of biotechnology and synergistic operations to improve plants and biological conversion systems for the biological production of these products from biomass, intermediates derived from biomass, or CO2, as well as upstream or downstream operations that are integral to biological conversion of biomass. Biotechnology for Biofuels focuses on the following areas: • Development of terrestrial plant feedstocks • Development of algal feedstocks • Biomass pretreatment, fractionation and extraction for biological conversion • Enzyme engineering, production and analysis • Bacterial genetics, physiology and metabolic engineering • Fungal/yeast genetics, physiology and metabolic engineering • Fermentation, biocatalytic conversion and reaction dynamics • Biological production of chemicals and bioproducts from biomass • Anaerobic digestion, biohydrogen and bioelectricity • Bioprocess integration, techno-economic analysis, modelling and policy • Life cycle assessment and environmental impact analysis Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2009Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2010Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2011Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2012Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2013Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2014Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2015Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2016Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2017Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2018Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2019Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2009Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2010Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2011Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2012Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2013Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2014Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2015Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2016Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2009Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2010Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2011Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2012Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2013Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2014Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2015Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2016Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2017Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2018Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2019Q1

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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.423
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20127.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20138.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.921
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.603
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.932
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.423
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.653
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20137.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.529
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.679
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.272
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.552
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20116.371
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.844
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20137.046
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.015
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.096
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20095
Self Cites201021
Self Cites201145
Self Cites201270
Self Cites2013178
Self Cites2014266
Self Cites2015343
Self Cites2016453
Self Cites2017453
Self Cites2018504
Self Cites2019445
Total Cites20080
Total Cites200970
Total Cites2010261
Total Cites2011579
Total Cites2012825
Total Cites20131418
Total Cites20142507
Total Cites20153448
Total Cites20164013
Total Cites20174196
Total Cites20184776
Total Cites20194941
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 document20080
External Cites per document20094.063
External Cites per document20105.455
External Cites per document20116.846
External Cites per document20126.089
External Cites per document20136.703
External Cites per document20146.730
External Cites per document20156.915
External Cites per document20166.054
External Cites per document20175.595
External Cites per document20185.387
External Cites per document20195.052
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20094.375
Cites per document20105.932
Cites per document20117.423
Cites per document20126.653
Cites per document20137.665
Cites per document20147.529
Cites per document20157.679
Cites per document20166.825
Cites per document20176.272
Cites per document20186.023
Cites per document20195.552
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents201814
Non-citable documents201920
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200916
Citable documents201044
Citable documents201178
Citable documents2012124
Citable documents2013185
Citable documents2014333
Citable documents2015449
Citable documents2016588
Citable documents2017669
Citable documents2018793
Citable documents2019890
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 documents20080
Uncited documents20094
Uncited documents20105
Uncited documents20116
Uncited documents201215
Uncited documents201312
Uncited documents201410
Uncited documents201521
Uncited documents201631
Uncited documents201739
Uncited documents201852
Uncited documents201961
Cited documents20080
Cited documents200913
Cited documents201040
Cited documents201173
Cited documents2012109
Cited documents2013174
Cited documents2014326
Cited documents2015434
Cited documents2016565
Cited documents2017642
Cited documents2018755
Cited documents2019849
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