Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Marine Biology

Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Aquatic Science
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Environmental Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00253162, 14321793
Scope Marine Biology publishes original and internationally significant contributions from all fields of marine biology. Special emphasis is given to articles which promote the understanding of life in the sea, organism-environment interactions, interactions between organisms, and the functioning of the marine biosphere. While original research articles are the backbone of Marine Biology, method articles, reviews and comments are also welcome, provided that they meet the same originality, importance and quality criteria as research articles. Articles of exceptional significance are published as highlight articles. They are accompanied by an editorial comment, and they are promoted in social media. Aspects of particular interest include: -marine biogeochemistry -ecology of marine populations and communities -marine ecophysiology -behavioural biology of marine organisms -development and life cycles of marine organisms -biochemistry and physiology of marine organisms -evolution of marine organisms -population genetics of marine organisms -marine conservation -technology developments in marine biology


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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.

Aquatic Science1999Q1
Aquatic Science2000Q1
Aquatic Science2001Q1
Aquatic Science2002Q1
Aquatic Science2003Q1
Aquatic Science2004Q1
Aquatic Science2005Q1
Aquatic Science2006Q1
Aquatic Science2007Q1
Aquatic Science2008Q1
Aquatic Science2009Q1
Aquatic Science2010Q1
Aquatic Science2011Q1
Aquatic Science2012Q1
Aquatic Science2013Q1
Aquatic Science2014Q1
Aquatic Science2015Q1
Aquatic Science2016Q1
Aquatic Science2017Q1
Aquatic Science2018Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics1999Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2000Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2001Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2002Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2003Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2004Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2005Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2006Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2007Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2008Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2009Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2010Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2011Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2012Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2013Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2014Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2015Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2016Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2017Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q1

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)19991.742
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.789
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.884
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.990
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.062
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.084
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.314
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.098
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.738
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.605
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.649
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.773
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.360
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.742
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.841
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.899
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.086
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.962
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.967
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.230
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.543
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.695
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.565
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.716
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.511
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.306
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.826
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.538
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.593
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.251
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.380
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.167
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 Cites1999128
Self Cites2000100
Self Cites2001152
Self Cites2002125
Self Cites2003178
Self Cites2004162
Self Cites2005151
Self Cites2006131
Self Cites2007226
Self Cites2008149
Self Cites2009133
Self Cites2010112
Self Cites2011122
Self Cites2012110
Self Cites2013179
Self Cites2014159
Self Cites2015111
Self Cites2016120
Self Cites2017156
Self Cites201873
Total Cites19991089
Total Cites20001050
Total Cites20011182
Total Cites20021348
Total Cites20031432
Total Cites20041512
Total Cites20051581
Total Cites20061556
Total Cites20071762
Total Cites20081861
Total Cites20092040
Total Cites20102083
Total Cites20111686
Total Cites20121733
Total Cites20131820
Total Cites20141985
Total Cites20151978
Total Cites20161885
Total Cites20171763
Total Cites20181508
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 document19991.538
External Cites per document20001.477
External Cites per document20011.604
External Cites per document20021.723
External Cites per document20031.766
External Cites per document20041.862
External Cites per document20051.922
External Cites per document20061.797
External Cites per document20071.969
External Cites per document20081.810
External Cites per document20092.084
External Cites per document20102.217
External Cites per document20112.359
External Cites per document20122.524
External Cites per document20132.403
External Cites per document20142.458
External Cites per document20152.422
External Cites per document20162.543
External Cites per document20172.289
External Cites per document20182.194
Cites per document19991.742
Cites per document20001.633
Cites per document20011.841
Cites per document20021.899
Cites per document20032.017
Cites per document20042.086
Cites per document20052.125
Cites per document20061.962
Cites per document20072.259
Cites per document20081.967
Cites per document20092.230
Cites per document20102.343
Cites per document20112.543
Cites per document20122.695
Cites per document20132.665
Cites per document20142.672
Cites per document20152.565
Cites per document20162.716
Cites per document20172.511
Cites per document20182.306
% 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 documents19995
Non-citable documents20006
Non-citable documents20015
Non-citable documents20024
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents200412
Non-citable documents200514
Non-citable documents200612
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents200813
Non-citable documents200916
Non-citable documents201015
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201214
Non-citable documents201312
Non-citable documents201421
Non-citable documents201523
Non-citable documents201629
Non-citable documents201733
Non-citable documents201834
Citable documents1999625
Citable documents2000643
Citable documents2001642
Citable documents2002710
Citable documents2003710
Citable documents2004725
Citable documents2005744
Citable documents2006793
Citable documents2007780
Citable documents2008946
Citable documents2009915
Citable documents2010889
Citable documents2011663
Citable documents2012643
Citable documents2013683
Citable documents2014743
Citable documents2015771
Citable documents2016694
Citable documents2017702
Citable documents2018654
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 documents1999190
Uncited documents2000230
Uncited documents2001188
Uncited documents2002202
Uncited documents2003174
Uncited documents2004195
Uncited documents2005185
Uncited documents2006206
Uncited documents2007174
Uncited documents2008260
Uncited documents2009210
Uncited documents2010186
Uncited documents2011140
Uncited documents2012121
Uncited documents2013148
Uncited documents2014152
Uncited documents2015166
Uncited documents2016147
Uncited documents2017143
Uncited documents2018157
Cited documents1999440
Cited documents2000419
Cited documents2001459
Cited documents2002512
Cited documents2003542
Cited documents2004542
Cited documents2005573
Cited documents2006599
Cited documents2007616
Cited documents2008699
Cited documents2009721
Cited documents2010718
Cited documents2011536
Cited documents2012536
Cited documents2013547
Cited documents2014612
Cited documents2015628
Cited documents2016576
Cited documents2017592
Cited documents2018531
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