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Virology Journalopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryImmunology and Microbiology

Infectious Diseases
PublisherBioMed Central
Publication typeJournals
Scope Virology Journal is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that presents high-quality original research concerning viruses, and establishes a strategic alternative to the traditional virology communication process. Virology Journal will feature articles on human, animal, plant, insect, bacterial, and fungal viruses. The journal will also publish articles on molecular aspects of the control and prevention of viral infections with vaccines and antiviral agents and on the use of viruses as gene therapy vectors. The approaches and techniques used are expected to encompass many disciplines, including molecular genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, cell biology, immunology, morphology, genetics and pathogenesis.


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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.

Infectious Diseases2005Q3
Infectious Diseases2006Q2
Infectious Diseases2007Q2
Infectious Diseases2008Q2
Infectious Diseases2009Q2
Infectious Diseases2010Q2
Infectious Diseases2011Q2
Infectious Diseases2012Q2
Infectious Diseases2013Q2
Infectious Diseases2014Q2
Infectious Diseases2015Q2
Infectious Diseases2016Q2
Infectious Diseases2017Q2
Infectious Diseases2018Q2

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)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.659
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.658
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.767
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.820
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.825
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.638
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.633
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.642
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.442
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.093
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.247
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.791
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.613
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.724
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.586
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.741
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.568
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.508
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.093
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.522
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.213
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.819
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.668
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.506
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.598
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.696
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.399
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.446
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 Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites200617
Self Cites200730
Self Cites200840
Self Cites200962
Self Cites201093
Self Cites2011215
Self Cites2012152
Self Cites2013161
Self Cites201486
Self Cites201568
Self Cites201647
Self Cites201754
Self Cites201838
Total Cites20040
Total Cites200513
Total Cites2006224
Total Cites2007345
Total Cites2008530
Total Cites2009838
Total Cites20101331
Total Cites20112026
Total Cites20122982
Total Cites20133435
Total Cites20143214
Total Cites20152494
Total Cites20162168
Total Cites20171682
Total Cites20181665
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 document20040
External Cites per document20050.867
External Cites per document20061.935
External Cites per document20071.514
External Cites per document20081.541
External Cites per document20092.080
External Cites per document20102.612
External Cites per document20112.494
External Cites per document20122.480
External Cites per document20132.596
External Cites per document20142.516
External Cites per document20152.666
External Cites per document20162.609
External Cites per document20172.485
External Cites per document20182.450
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20050.867
Cites per document20062.093
Cites per document20071.659
Cites per document20081.667
Cites per document20092.247
Cites per document20102.808
Cites per document20112.791
Cites per document20122.613
Cites per document20132.724
Cites per document20142.586
Cites per document20152.741
Cites per document20162.667
Cites per document20172.568
Cites per document20182.508
% 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 documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents201710
Non-citable documents201815
Citable documents20040
Citable documents200515
Citable documents2006107
Citable documents2007208
Citable documents2008318
Citable documents2009373
Citable documents2010474
Citable documents2011726
Citable documents20121141
Citable documents20131261
Citable documents20141243
Citable documents2015910
Citable documents2016813
Citable documents2017655
Citable documents2018664
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 documents20040
Uncited documents20059
Uncited documents200629
Uncited documents200769
Uncited documents2008104
Uncited documents2009110
Uncited documents2010110
Uncited documents2011150
Uncited documents2012235
Uncited documents2013271
Uncited documents2014242
Uncited documents2015181
Uncited documents2016166
Uncited documents2017134
Uncited documents2018177
Cited documents20040
Cited documents20056
Cited documents200678
Cited documents2007139
Cited documents2008215
Cited documents2009265
Cited documents2010368
Cited documents2011584
Cited documents2012914
Cited documents2013997
Cited documents20141004
Cited documents2015732
Cited documents2016650
Cited documents2017531
Cited documents2018502
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