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PLoS Biologyopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
214
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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
ISSN15457885, 15449173
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
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
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
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
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
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)20046.434
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20057.113
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20068.021
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20078.939
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20088.510
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20099.223
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20109.164
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20119.742
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201211.112
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201310.168
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20149.410
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.945
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20046.434
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20057.113
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20068.021
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20078.961
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20088.275
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20099.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20109.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201110.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201210.628
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201310.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20148.401
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.331
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20046.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20057.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20067.942
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20078.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20087.458
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20098.683
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20109.697
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201210.456
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20139.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.998
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20177.269
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 Cites200545
Self Cites200659
Self Cites2007112
Self Cites200867
Self Cites200973
Self Cites201076
Self Cites201166
Self Cites201249
Self Cites201370
Self Cites201460
Self Cites201582
Self Cites201683
Self Cites201782
Total Cites20030
Total Cites2004534
Total Cites20053009
Total Cites20065663
Total Cites20077715
Total Cites20086711
Total Cites20097440
Total Cites20107673
Total Cites20118490
Total Cites20128290
Total Cites20137572
Total Cites20146334
Total Cites20155569
Total Cites20165547
Total Cites20175755
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 document20046.277
External Cites per document20057.007
External Cites per document20067.938
External Cites per document20078.830
External Cites per document20088.192
External Cites per document20098.941
External Cites per document20109.066
External Cites per document201110.137
External Cites per document201210.565
External Cites per document20139.976
External Cites per document20148.321
External Cites per document20157.089
External Cites per document20166.721
External Cites per document20177.227
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20046.434
Cites per document20057.113
Cites per document20068.021
Cites per document20078.961
Cites per document20088.275
Cites per document20099.029
Cites per document20109.156
Cites per document201110.217
Cites per document201210.628
Cites per document201310.069
Cites per document20148.401
Cites per document20157.195
Cites per document20166.823
Cites per document20177.331
% 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
200313.33
200413.46
200524.60
200632.31
200733.65
200832.40
200942.26
201040.27
201131.46
201234.65
201339.58
201434.88
201533.78
201643.64
201740.40
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 documents200531
Non-citable documents200657
Non-citable documents200772
Non-citable documents200876
Non-citable documents200975
Non-citable documents201066
Non-citable documents201148
Non-citable documents201245
Non-citable documents201336
Non-citable documents201429
Non-citable documents201523
Non-citable documents201655
Non-citable documents201770
Citable documents20030
Citable documents200483
Citable documents2005423
Citable documents2006706
Citable documents2007861
Citable documents2008811
Citable documents2009824
Citable documents2010838
Citable documents2011831
Citable documents2012780
Citable documents2013752
Citable documents2014754
Citable documents2015774
Citable documents2016813
Citable documents2017785
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 documents200449
Uncited documents2005190
Uncited documents2006262
Uncited documents2007254
Uncited documents2008195
Uncited documents2009190
Uncited documents2010169
Uncited documents2011157
Uncited documents2012155
Uncited documents2013153
Uncited documents2014165
Uncited documents2015184
Uncited documents2016228
Uncited documents2017181
Cited documents20030
Cited documents200441
Cited documents2005264
Cited documents2006501
Cited documents2007679
Cited documents2008692
Cited documents2009709
Cited documents2010735
Cited documents2011722
Cited documents2012670
Cited documents2013635
Cited documents2014618
Cited documents2015613
Cited documents2016640
Cited documents2017674
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