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Revista de Biologia Tropicalopen access


Costa Rica

Universities and research institutions in Costa Rica

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Universidad de Costa Rica

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The Revista de Biología Tropical / International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation is a mainstream scientific journal published since 1953 and covered by Web of Science; Science Citation Index; Current Contents; Google Scholar; Scopus, SciELO and nearly 50 additional indices. A double blind system guarantees you a fair evaluation, and our world class editorial and scientific boards provides a first decision in three working days. The journal is Full Open Access and is widely read where your article can have the highest real impact. Since its beginning in 1953, the Revista follows these principles: objective and independent evaluation of all manuscripts; transparency in all processes; ethical use of procedures, data, specimens and subjects; fair treatment of all parties; and absolute predominance of scientific rigor over any other aspect. 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)1999Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q2

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)19990.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.236
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.316
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.349
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.356
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.281
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.389
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.651
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.709
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.823
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.726
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.839
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.722
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.165
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.198
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.352
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.285
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.458
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.326
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.346
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.335
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.584
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.649
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.813
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.678
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.732
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.668
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.671
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.094
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.311
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.420
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.283
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.205
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.305
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.469
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.677
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.640
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.721
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.552
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.596
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.515
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 Cites199917
Self Cites200017
Self Cites200137
Self Cites200290
Self Cites200331
Self Cites2004100
Self Cites200542
Self Cites200643
Self Cites20079
Self Cites200863
Self Cites200924
Self Cites201024
Self Cites201148
Self Cites201252
Self Cites201348
Self Cites201485
Self Cites201550
Self Cites201641
Self Cites201739
Self Cites201854
Self Cites201932
Total Cites199961
Total Cites200074
Total Cites200181
Total Cites2002158
Total Cites2003118
Total Cites2004187
Total Cites2005119
Total Cites2006128
Total Cites200794
Total Cites2008178
Total Cites2009159
Total Cites2010213
Total Cites2011286
Total Cites2012287
Total Cites2013365
Total Cites2014417
Total Cites2015392
Total Cites2016391
Total Cites2017352
Total Cites2018308
Total Cites2019283
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 document19990.105
External Cites per document20000.127
External Cites per document20010.108
External Cites per document20020.151
External Cites per document20030.210
External Cites per document20040.213
External Cites per document20050.211
External Cites per document20060.230
External Cites per document20070.209
External Cites per document20080.302
External Cites per document20090.285
External Cites per document20100.427
External Cites per document20110.486
External Cites per document20120.532
External Cites per document20130.620
External Cites per document20140.647
External Cites per document20150.592
External Cites per document20160.655
External Cites per document20170.594
External Cites per document20180.553
External Cites per document20190.554
Cites per document19990.146
Cites per document20000.165
Cites per document20010.198
Cites per document20020.352
Cites per document20030.285
Cites per document20040.458
Cites per document20050.326
Cites per document20060.346
Cites per document20070.231
Cites per document20080.467
Cites per document20090.335
Cites per document20100.481
Cites per document20110.584
Cites per document20120.649
Cites per document20130.714
Cites per document20140.813
Cites per document20150.678
Cites per document20160.732
Cites per document20170.668
Cites per document20180.671
Cites per document20190.625
% 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 documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20059
Non-citable documents200610
Non-citable documents20079
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents1999419
Citable documents2000449
Citable documents2001409
Citable documents2002449
Citable documents2003414
Citable documents2004408
Citable documents2005365
Citable documents2006370
Citable documents2007407
Citable documents2008381
Citable documents2009474
Citable documents2010443
Citable documents2011490
Citable documents2012442
Citable documents2013511
Citable documents2014513
Citable documents2015578
Citable documents2016534
Citable documents2017527
Citable documents2018459
Citable documents2019453
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 documents1999374
Uncited documents2000393
Uncited documents2001344
Uncited documents2002322
Uncited documents2003331
Uncited documents2004288
Uncited documents2005294
Uncited documents2006292
Uncited documents2007337
Uncited documents2008262
Uncited documents2009363
Uncited documents2010301
Uncited documents2011307
Uncited documents2012256
Uncited documents2013282
Uncited documents2014262
Uncited documents2015358
Uncited documents2016304
Uncited documents2017315
Uncited documents2018261
Uncited documents2019285
Cited documents199945
Cited documents200056
Cited documents200165
Cited documents2002127
Cited documents200384
Cited documents2004123
Cited documents200580
Cited documents200688
Cited documents200779
Cited documents2008124
Cited documents2009114
Cited documents2010144
Cited documents2011186
Cited documents2012190
Cited documents2013236
Cited documents2014256
Cited documents2015225
Cited documents2016234
Cited documents2017216
Cited documents2018201
Cited documents2019171
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