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PLoS Biologyopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)

Immunology and Microbiology
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)

Neuroscience
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
PublisherPublic Library of Science
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15449173, 15457885
Coverage2003-ongoing
Scope PLoS Biology features works of exceptional significance, originality, and relevance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface of other disciplines, such as chemistry, medicine, and mathematics. Our audience is the international scientific community as well as educators, policy makers, patient advocacy groups, and interested members of the public around the world.

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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)2004Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
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)2004Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2006Q1
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
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2004Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2005Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2006Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2007Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2008Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2009Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2010Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2011Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2012Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2013Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2014Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2015Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2016Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2017Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2018Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2018Q1
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
20046.047
20057.087
20066.415
20076.899
20086.663
20097.722
20107.847
20118.744
20128.791
20138.223
20146.814
20155.596
20165.060
20174.941
20184.783
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)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20046.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20057.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20068.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20079.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20088.889
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20099.781
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201010.439
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201110.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201211.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201310.293
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20149.562
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.215
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.423
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20187.673
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20046.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20057.165
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20068.312
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20079.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20089.050
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20099.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201010.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201110.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201210.737
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201310.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20148.521
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.329
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.826
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20046.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20057.165
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20068.341
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20079.646
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20088.239
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20098.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20109.943
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.555
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201210.565
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20139.243
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20167.248
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20177.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20187.620
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 Cites20030
Self Cites200413
Self Cites200546
Self Cites200656
Self Cites2007105
Self Cites200872
Self Cites200971
Self Cites201074
Self Cites201165
Self Cites201249
Self Cites201371
Self Cites201460
Self Cites201582
Self Cites201684
Self Cites201782
Self Cites201883
Total Cites20030
Total Cites2004542
Total Cites20053038
Total Cites20065494
Total Cites20077342
Total Cites20086643
Total Cites20097454
Total Cites20108105
Total Cites20118413
Total Cites20128160
Total Cites20137653
Total Cites20146425
Total Cites20155673
Total Cites20165738
Total Cites20176128
Total Cites20185941
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 document20030
External Cites per document20046.298
External Cites per document20057.057
External Cites per document20068.227
External Cites per document20079.046
External Cites per document20088.952
External Cites per document20099.322
External Cites per document201010.014
External Cites per document201110.306
External Cites per document201210.672
External Cites per document201310.096
External Cites per document20148.442
External Cites per document20157.224
External Cites per document20166.954
External Cites per document20177.722
External Cites per document20187.678
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20046.452
Cites per document20057.165
Cites per document20068.312
Cites per document20079.178
Cites per document20089.050
Cites per document20099.412
Cites per document201010.106
Cites per document201110.386
Cites per document201210.737
Cites per document201310.190
Cites per document20148.521
Cites per document20157.329
Cites per document20167.058
Cites per document20177.826
Cites per document20187.786
% 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
200313.19
200413.65
200529.80
200630.45
200733.55
200832.50
200943.80
201040.07
201131.46
201234.65
201339.58
201434.88
201533.67
201643.32
201739.45
201842.72
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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20047
Non-citable documents200526
Non-citable documents200644
Non-citable documents200757
Non-citable documents200865
Non-citable documents200972
Non-citable documents201061
Non-citable documents201144
Non-citable documents201241
Non-citable documents201336
Non-citable documents201429
Non-citable documents201523
Non-citable documents201656
Non-citable documents201775
Non-citable documents201870
Citable documents20030
Citable documents200484
Citable documents2005424
Citable documents2006661
Citable documents2007800
Citable documents2008734
Citable documents2009792
Citable documents2010802
Citable documents2011810
Citable documents2012760
Citable documents2013751
Citable documents2014754
Citable documents2015774
Citable documents2016813
Citable documents2017783
Citable documents2018763
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 documents20030
Uncited documents200450
Uncited documents2005184
Uncited documents2006232
Uncited documents2007223
Uncited documents2008160
Uncited documents2009178
Uncited documents2010155
Uncited documents2011150
Uncited documents2012150
Uncited documents2013150
Uncited documents2014163
Uncited documents2015182
Uncited documents2016224
Uncited documents2017175
Uncited documents2018149
Cited documents20030
Cited documents200441
Cited documents2005266
Cited documents2006473
Cited documents2007634
Cited documents2008639
Cited documents2009686
Cited documents2010708
Cited documents2011704
Cited documents2012651
Cited documents2013637
Cited documents2014620
Cited documents2015615
Cited documents2016645
Cited documents2017683
Cited documents2018684
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