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BMC Developmental Biologyopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Developmental Biology
PublisherBioMed Central
Publication typeJournals
Scope BMC Developmental Biology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in the development, growth, differentiation and regeneration of multicellular organisms, including molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and whole organism research. BMC Developmental Biology (ISSN 1471-213X) is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed, MEDLINE, BIOSIS, CAS, EMBASE, Scopus, Zoological Record, Current Contents, Thomson Reuters (ISI) and Google Scholar.


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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.

Developmental Biology2002Q2
Developmental Biology2003Q1
Developmental Biology2004Q1
Developmental Biology2005Q1
Developmental Biology2006Q2
Developmental Biology2007Q2
Developmental Biology2008Q1
Developmental Biology2009Q1
Developmental Biology2010Q1
Developmental Biology2011Q1
Developmental Biology2012Q2
Developmental Biology2013Q1
Developmental Biology2014Q2
Developmental Biology2015Q2
Developmental Biology2016Q2
Developmental Biology2017Q2

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)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.971
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.863
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.484
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.357
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.688
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.697
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.597
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.184
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.330
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.397
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.955
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.477
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.523
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.971
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.626
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.646
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.616
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.252
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.110
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.702
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.437
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.481
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.990
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.030
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.467
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 Cites20010
Self Cites20021
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20043
Self Cites20052
Self Cites200610
Self Cites200722
Self Cites200827
Self Cites200924
Self Cites201027
Self Cites201111
Self Cites20125
Self Cites20135
Self Cites20148
Self Cites20158
Self Cites20164
Self Cites20172
Total Cites20010
Total Cites200228
Total Cites200376
Total Cites2004104
Total Cites2005139
Total Cites2006186
Total Cites2007388
Total Cites2008779
Total Cites20091185
Total Cites20101215
Total Cites20111031
Total Cites2012846
Total Cites2013821
Total Cites2014490
Total Cites2015335
Total Cites2016329
Total Cites2017329
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 document20010
External Cites per document20021.800
External Cites per document20033.125
External Cites per document20042.886
External Cites per document20053.806
External Cites per document20063.200
External Cites per document20073.421
External Cites per document20083.227
External Cites per document20093.572
External Cites per document20103.536
External Cites per document20113.218
External Cites per document20123.092
External Cites per document20133.429
External Cites per document20143.130
External Cites per document20152.637
External Cites per document20162.425
External Cites per document20172.422
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20021.867
Cites per document20033.167
Cites per document20042.971
Cites per document20053.861
Cites per document20063.382
Cites per document20073.626
Cites per document20083.343
Cites per document20093.646
Cites per document20103.616
Cites per document20113.252
Cites per document20123.110
Cites per document20133.450
Cites per document20143.182
Cites per document20152.702
Cites per document20162.455
Cites per document20172.437
% 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 documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20174
Citable documents20010
Citable documents200215
Citable documents200324
Citable documents200435
Citable documents200536
Citable documents200655
Citable documents2007107
Citable documents2008233
Citable documents2009325
Citable documents2010336
Citable documents2011317
Citable documents2012272
Citable documents2013238
Citable documents2014154
Citable documents2015124
Citable documents2016134
Citable documents2017135
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 documents20010
Uncited documents20024
Uncited documents20038
Uncited documents200410
Uncited documents20059
Uncited documents20063
Uncited documents200716
Uncited documents200837
Uncited documents200937
Uncited documents201047
Uncited documents201146
Uncited documents201247
Uncited documents201339
Uncited documents201430
Uncited documents201529
Uncited documents201633
Uncited documents201729
Cited documents20010
Cited documents200211
Cited documents200317
Cited documents200426
Cited documents200528
Cited documents200652
Cited documents200791
Cited documents2008196
Cited documents2009288
Cited documents2010289
Cited documents2011271
Cited documents2012226
Cited documents2013201
Cited documents2014128
Cited documents2015101
Cited documents2016106
Cited documents2017110
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