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Quarterly Review of Biology

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)
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00335770, 15397718
Scope The premier review journal in biology since 1926, The Quarterly Review of Biology publishes articles in all areas of biology but with a traditional emphasis on evolution, ecology, and organismal biology. QRB papers do not merely summarize a topic, but offer important new ideas, concepts, and syntheses. They often shape the course of future research within a field. In addition, the book review section of the QRB is the most comprehensive in biology. Review articles may be submitted to the QRB without prior invitation or a proposal, but consultation with an editor prior to submission may be prudent in some cases.


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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.

Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q1
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

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)19994.161
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.302
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.622
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20056.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.950
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20078.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20086.732
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.320
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20107.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20128.435
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20138.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20148.450
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.472
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19994.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.440
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20057.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.688
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.629
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20096.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20107.313
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201210.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.844
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.581
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19993.158
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.632
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20014.619
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20057.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.654
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20086.235
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20106.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20127.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.696
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.214
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 Cites19992
Self Cites20005
Self Cites20015
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20051
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20074
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20091
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20170
Total Cites1999129
Total Cites200094
Total Cites2001129
Total Cites2002142
Total Cites2003111
Total Cites2004100
Total Cites2005157
Total Cites2006196
Total Cites2007246
Total Cites2008162
Total Cites2009194
Total Cites2010234
Total Cites2011265
Total Cites2012315
Total Cites2013219
Total Cites2014175
Total Cites2015157
Total Cites2016142
Total Cites2017120
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 document19994.097
External Cites per document20002.871
External Cites per document20014.429
External Cites per document20024.733
External Cites per document20034.440
External Cites per document20044.000
External Cites per document20057.091
External Cites per document20065.939
External Cites per document20077.563
External Cites per document20084.629
External Cites per document20096.031
External Cites per document20107.250
External Cites per document20116.974
External Cites per document201210.161
External Cites per document20136.844
External Cites per document20147.000
External Cites per document20155.607
External Cites per document20164.548
External Cites per document20173.077
Cites per document19994.161
Cites per document20003.032
Cites per document20014.607
Cites per document20024.733
Cites per document20034.440
Cites per document20044.000
Cites per document20057.136
Cites per document20065.939
Cites per document20077.688
Cites per document20084.629
Cites per document20096.063
Cites per document20107.313
Cites per document20116.974
Cites per document201210.161
Cites per document20136.844
Cites per document20147.000
Cites per document20155.607
Cites per document20164.581
Cites per document20173.077
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20004
Non-citable documents20015
Non-citable documents20027
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20172
Citable documents199931
Citable documents200031
Citable documents200128
Citable documents200230
Citable documents200325
Citable documents200425
Citable documents200522
Citable documents200633
Citable documents200732
Citable documents200835
Citable documents200932
Citable documents201032
Citable documents201138
Citable documents201231
Citable documents201332
Citable documents201425
Citable documents201528
Citable documents201631
Citable documents201739
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 documents19999
Uncited documents200014
Uncited documents200112
Uncited documents200216
Uncited documents200312
Uncited documents200412
Uncited documents20055
Uncited documents200610
Uncited documents200710
Uncited documents20089
Uncited documents20097
Uncited documents20109
Uncited documents201113
Uncited documents20121
Uncited documents20136
Uncited documents20146
Uncited documents201511
Uncited documents20164
Uncited documents201717
Cited documents199922
Cited documents200021
Cited documents200121
Cited documents200221
Cited documents200319
Cited documents200418
Cited documents200520
Cited documents200623
Cited documents200723
Cited documents200827
Cited documents200928
Cited documents201025
Cited documents201127
Cited documents201230
Cited documents201326
Cited documents201419
Cited documents201517
Cited documents201628
Cited documents201724
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