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Molecular Biology and Evolution

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15371719, 07374038
Scope Molecular Biology and Evolution (MBE) publishes research at the interface between molecular and evolutionary biology. The journal publishes investigations of molecular evolutionary patterns and processes, tests of evolutionary hypotheses that use molecular data, and studies that use molecular evolutionary information to address questions about biological function at all levels of organization. Reports of work on comparative and evolutionary genomics and the evolution of molecular structure and function are particularly welcome.


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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.

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
Molecular Biology1999Q1
Molecular Biology2000Q1
Molecular Biology2001Q1
Molecular Biology2002Q1
Molecular Biology2003Q1
Molecular Biology2004Q1
Molecular Biology2005Q1
Molecular Biology2006Q1
Molecular Biology2007Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q1
Molecular Biology2009Q1
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1
Molecular Biology2017Q1

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)19995.560
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20005.957
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20015.652
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20025.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20036.386
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20046.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20057.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20067.014
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.826
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20087.211
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20098.083
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20109.517
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201111.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20129.446
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201311.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201414.193
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201515.280
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201613.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201715.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19995.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20005.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20015.614
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20025.971
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20036.313
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20046.642
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20057.135
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20076.970
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20087.292
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20098.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201010.372
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20129.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201313.196
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201415.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201512.781
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201615.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.601
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19994.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20005.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20015.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20025.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20036.372
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20046.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20056.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20066.849
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20076.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20087.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20099.022
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.590
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.765
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201210.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201315.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20149.822
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201514.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.808
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 Cites1999347
Self Cites2000357
Self Cites2001484
Self Cites2002470
Self Cites2003351
Self Cites2004446
Self Cites2005483
Self Cites2006462
Self Cites2007494
Self Cites2008399
Self Cites2009364
Self Cites2010399
Self Cites2011360
Self Cites2012342
Self Cites2013283
Self Cites2014364
Self Cites2015320
Self Cites2016314
Self Cites2017183
Total Cites19992402
Total Cites20002469
Total Cites20012897
Total Cites20023344
Total Cites20033769
Total Cites20044271
Total Cites20054795
Total Cites20064815
Total Cites20075318
Total Cites20085899
Total Cites20096806
Total Cites20108360
Total Cites20115193
Total Cites20127530
Total Cites201311203
Total Cites201413239
Total Cites201510378
Total Cites201612259
Total Cites20176967
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 document19994.757
External Cites per document20004.532
External Cites per document20014.676
External Cites per document20025.132
External Cites per document20035.725
External Cites per document20045.949
External Cites per document20056.417
External Cites per document20065.996
External Cites per document20076.322
External Cites per document20086.799
External Cites per document20097.866
External Cites per document20109.877
External Cites per document20116.196
External Cites per document20128.896
External Cites per document201312.862
External Cites per document201415.493
External Cites per document201512.387
External Cites per document201615.275
External Cites per document20178.375
Cites per document19995.560
Cites per document20005.298
Cites per document20015.614
Cites per document20025.971
Cites per document20036.313
Cites per document20046.642
Cites per document20057.135
Cites per document20066.632
Cites per document20076.970
Cites per document20087.292
Cites per document20098.310
Cites per document201010.372
Cites per document20116.658
Cites per document20129.319
Cites per document201313.196
Cites per document201415.931
Cites per document201512.781
Cites per document201615.676
Cites per document20178.601
% 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 documents199946
Non-citable documents200060
Non-citable documents200169
Non-citable documents200297
Non-citable documents2003125
Non-citable documents2004107
Non-citable documents200567
Non-citable documents200623
Non-citable documents200725
Non-citable documents200827
Non-citable documents200927
Non-citable documents201033
Non-citable documents201128
Non-citable documents201225
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201427
Non-citable documents201565
Non-citable documents201677
Non-citable documents2017106
Citable documents1999432
Citable documents2000466
Citable documents2001516
Citable documents2002560
Citable documents2003597
Citable documents2004643
Citable documents2005672
Citable documents2006726
Citable documents2007763
Citable documents2008809
Citable documents2009819
Citable documents2010806
Citable documents2011780
Citable documents2012808
Citable documents2013849
Citable documents2014831
Citable documents2015812
Citable documents2016782
Citable documents2017810
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 documents199946
Uncited documents200054
Uncited documents200156
Uncited documents200270
Uncited documents200370
Uncited documents200457
Uncited documents200549
Uncited documents200657
Uncited documents200769
Uncited documents200872
Uncited documents200986
Uncited documents201088
Uncited documents201176
Uncited documents201277
Uncited documents201369
Uncited documents201479
Uncited documents2015120
Uncited documents2016123
Uncited documents2017169
Cited documents1999432
Cited documents2000472
Cited documents2001529
Cited documents2002587
Cited documents2003652
Cited documents2004693
Cited documents2005690
Cited documents2006692
Cited documents2007719
Cited documents2008764
Cited documents2009760
Cited documents2010751
Cited documents2011732
Cited documents2012756
Cited documents2013800
Cited documents2014779
Cited documents2015757
Cited documents2016736
Cited documents2017747
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