Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Quarterly Review of Biology


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


University of Chicago



Publication type



15397718, 00335770





How to publish in this journal


The premier review journal in biology, The Quarterly Review of Biology has presented insightful historical, philosophical, and technical treatments of important biological topics since 1926. The QRB publishes outstanding review articles of generous length that are guided by an expansive, inclusive, and often humanistic understanding of biology. Beyond the core biological sciences, the QRB is also an important review journal for scholars in related areas, which include policy studies and the history and philosophy of science. A comprehensive section of reviews on new biological books provides educators and researchers alike with information on the latest publications in the life sciences. Join the conversation about this journal

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
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1

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)20014.450
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.882
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20056.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20066.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20078.195
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20087.049
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.480
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20107.725
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.745
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20128.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20138.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20148.475
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.639
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.025
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.043
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.465
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19994.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.767
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.480
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20057.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20096.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20107.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201210.194
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.844
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.710
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.308
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.917
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.645
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19993.158
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.632
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20014.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20057.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.792
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.654
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20086.353
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.458
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20106.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20127.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.464
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.467
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
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20191
Total Cites1999129
Total Cites200094
Total Cites2001130
Total Cites2002143
Total Cites2003112
Total Cites2004100
Total Cites2005157
Total Cites2006198
Total Cites2007248
Total Cites2008170
Total Cites2009200
Total Cites2010238
Total Cites2011267
Total Cites2012316
Total Cites2013219
Total Cites2014173
Total Cites2015163
Total Cites2016146
Total Cites2017129
Total Cites2018141
Total Cites2019144
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 document20014.464
External Cites per document20024.767
External Cites per document20034.480
External Cites per document20044.000
External Cites per document20057.091
External Cites per document20066.000
External Cites per document20077.625
External Cites per document20084.857
External Cites per document20096.219
External Cites per document20107.375
External Cites per document20117.026
External Cites per document201210.194
External Cites per document20136.844
External Cites per document20146.920
External Cites per document20155.821
External Cites per document20164.677
External Cites per document20173.308
External Cites per document20183.861
External Cites per document20194.613
Cites per document19994.161
Cites per document20003.032
Cites per document20014.643
Cites per document20024.767
Cites per document20034.480
Cites per document20044.000
Cites per document20057.136
Cites per document20066.000
Cites per document20077.750
Cites per document20084.857
Cites per document20096.250
Cites per document20107.438
Cites per document20117.026
Cites per document201210.194
Cites per document20136.844
Cites per document20146.920
Cites per document20155.821
Cites per document20164.710
Cites per document20173.308
Cites per document20183.917
Cites per document20194.645
% 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 documents20092
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20191
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
Citable documents201836
Citable documents201931
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 documents200111
Uncited documents200216
Uncited documents200312
Uncited documents200412
Uncited documents20055
Uncited documents200610
Uncited documents200710
Uncited documents20089
Uncited documents20096
Uncited documents20108
Uncited documents201112
Uncited documents20121
Uncited documents20136
Uncited documents20146
Uncited documents201511
Uncited documents20164
Uncited documents201717
Uncited documents201810
Uncited documents20197
Cited documents199922
Cited documents200021
Cited documents200122
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
Cited documents201828
Cited documents201925
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