Scimago Journal & Country Rank

American Naturalist

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00030147, 15375323
Coverage1948, 1960-1961, 1973-1975, 1979, 1981-ongoing
Scope Since its inception in 1867, The American Naturalist has maintained its position as one of the world"s most renowned, peer-reviewed publications in ecology, evolution, and population and integrative biology research. While addressing topics in community and ecosystem dynamics, evolution of sex and mating systems, organismal adaptation, and genetic aspects of evolution, AmNat emphasizes sophisticated methodologies and innovative theoretical syntheses--all in an effort to advance the knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles.


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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

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)19994.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.901
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20025.793
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20035.924
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20045.965
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.846
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.640
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.594
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.507
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.406
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.084
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.307
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.194
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19994.131
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20004.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.884
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20025.754
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20035.326
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20045.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.262
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.218
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.050
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19993.904
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20004.402
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20014.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20025.060
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.677
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.868
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.710
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.805
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.805
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.093
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.966
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.909
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.653
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.283
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.958
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.164
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 Cites1999114
Self Cites200098
Self Cites200192
Self Cites2002114
Self Cites2003114
Self Cites2004119
Self Cites2005120
Self Cites2006143
Self Cites2007165
Self Cites2008170
Self Cites2009181
Self Cites2010171
Self Cites2011111
Self Cites201292
Self Cites201396
Self Cites201499
Self Cites201577
Self Cites201654
Self Cites2017102
Total Cites19991512
Total Cites20001580
Total Cites20011646
Total Cites20021824
Total Cites20031747
Total Cites20041902
Total Cites20052264
Total Cites20062437
Total Cites20072750
Total Cites20082857
Total Cites20093059
Total Cites20103234
Total Cites20112951
Total Cites20122844
Total Cites20132515
Total Cites20142365
Total Cites20151934
Total Cites20162011
Total Cites20171970
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 document19993.820
External Cites per document20004.296
External Cites per document20014.611
External Cites per document20025.394
External Cites per document20034.979
External Cites per document20045.109
External Cites per document20055.179
External Cites per document20065.132
External Cites per document20075.170
External Cites per document20084.948
External Cites per document20095.040
External Cites per document20105.209
External Cites per document20115.044
External Cites per document20125.050
External Cites per document20134.857
External Cites per document20144.596
External Cites per document20153.869
External Cites per document20163.860
External Cites per document20173.983
Cites per document19994.131
Cites per document20004.580
Cites per document20014.884
Cites per document20025.754
Cites per document20035.326
Cites per document20045.450
Cites per document20055.469
Cites per document20065.452
Cites per document20075.500
Cites per document20085.262
Cites per document20095.357
Cites per document20105.500
Cites per document20115.242
Cites per document20125.218
Cites per document20135.050
Cites per document20144.797
Cites per document20154.029
Cites per document20163.966
Cites per document20174.200
% 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 documents199915
Non-citable documents200033
Non-citable documents200142
Non-citable documents200247
Non-citable documents200341
Non-citable documents200441
Non-citable documents200532
Non-citable documents200627
Non-citable documents200718
Non-citable documents200819
Non-citable documents200917
Non-citable documents201016
Non-citable documents201114
Non-citable documents201218
Non-citable documents201326
Non-citable documents201427
Non-citable documents201540
Non-citable documents201646
Non-citable documents201752
Citable documents1999366
Citable documents2000345
Citable documents2001337
Citable documents2002317
Citable documents2003328
Citable documents2004349
Citable documents2005414
Citable documents2006447
Citable documents2007500
Citable documents2008543
Citable documents2009571
Citable documents2010588
Citable documents2011563
Citable documents2012545
Citable documents2013498
Citable documents2014493
Citable documents2015480
Citable documents2016507
Citable documents2017469
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 documents199953
Uncited documents200049
Uncited documents200139
Uncited documents200237
Uncited documents200341
Uncited documents200445
Uncited documents200534
Uncited documents200642
Uncited documents200738
Uncited documents200842
Uncited documents200951
Uncited documents201040
Uncited documents201152
Uncited documents201253
Uncited documents201352
Uncited documents201466
Uncited documents201570
Uncited documents201684
Uncited documents201777
Cited documents1999328
Cited documents2000329
Cited documents2001340
Cited documents2002327
Cited documents2003328
Cited documents2004345
Cited documents2005412
Cited documents2006432
Cited documents2007480
Cited documents2008520
Cited documents2009537
Cited documents2010564
Cited documents2011525
Cited documents2012510
Cited documents2013472
Cited documents2014454
Cited documents2015450
Cited documents2016469
Cited documents2017444
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