Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Country

United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

The Royal Society

H-Index

285

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

09628436, 14712970

Coverage

1947, 1950-1951, 1970-2021

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

pickettj4@cardiff.ac.uk

Scope

The journal publishes topics across the life sciences. As long as the core subject lies within the biological sciences, some issues may also include content crossing into other areas such as the physical sciences, social sciences, biophysics, policy, economics etc. Issues generally sit within four broad areas (although many issues sit across these areas): Organismal, environmental and evolutionary biology Neuroscience and cognition Cellular, molecular and developmental biology Health and disease. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
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
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2021Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19992.466
20002.417
20012.287
20022.077
20032.374
20042.845
20053.225
20062.720
20073.270
20083.556
20093.348
20103.278
20113.820
20123.575
20133.810
20143.452
20153.508
20163.144
20173.306
20183.387
20193.051
20202.753
20212.151
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
1999193
2000201
2001190
2002181
2003200
2004183
2005198
2006181
2007178
2008392
2009337
2010346
2011351
2012317
2013337
2014441
2015396
2016419
2017386
2018429
2019426
2020441
2021401
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)19993.582
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.918
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.430
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.711
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.825
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.236
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.175
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.343
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.558
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20086.441
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.444
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.767
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.645
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20127.847
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20138.412
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.938
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.874
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.845
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.289
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20206.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20217.126
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.470
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.512
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.227
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20076.274
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20086.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.804
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20106.479
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.378
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20127.583
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20137.742
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.052
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.084
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.761
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.518
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.401
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20206.011
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20216.458
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.766
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.592
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.975
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.297
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.076
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.748
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20076.069
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.144
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20106.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20117.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20126.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.454
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.352
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.847
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.949
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.482
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20205.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20215.950
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites199915
Self Cites200011
Self Cites200134
Self Cites20028
Self Cites200311
Self Cites200415
Self Cites200525
Self Cites200621
Self Cites200726
Self Cites200832
Self Cites200953
Self Cites2010110
Self Cites201181
Self Cites2012127
Self Cites201398
Self Cites201464
Self Cites201575
Self Cites201678
Self Cites201791
Self Cites201863
Self Cites201990
Self Cites202070
Self Cites202193
Total Cites19991791
Total Cites20001888
Total Cites20011957
Total Cites20022051
Total Cites20032171
Total Cites20042417
Total Cites20052948
Total Cites20063123
Total Cites20073526
Total Cites20083513
Total Cites20094359
Total Cites20105876
Total Cites20117931
Total Cites20127841
Total Cites20137850
Total Cites20147087
Total Cites20157757
Total Cites20167937
Total Cites20178186
Total Cites20187688
Total Cites20197547
Total Cites20207460
Total Cites20218370
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19993.624
External Cites per document20003.582
External Cites per document20013.548
External Cites per document20023.622
External Cites per document20033.878
External Cites per document20044.359
External Cites per document20055.344
External Cites per document20065.510
External Cites per document20076.410
External Cites per document20086.482
External Cites per document20096.065
External Cites per document20106.658
External Cites per document20117.599
External Cites per document20127.668
External Cites per document20137.846
External Cites per document20147.174
External Cites per document20157.213
External Cites per document20166.882
External Cites per document20176.690
External Cites per document20186.613
External Cites per document20196.346
External Cites per document20206.163
External Cites per document20216.522
Cites per document19993.582
Cites per document20003.471
Cites per document20013.470
Cites per document20023.512
Cites per document20033.795
Cites per document20044.233
Cites per document20055.227
Cites per document20065.375
Cites per document20076.274
Cites per document20086.307
Cites per document20095.804
Cites per document20106.479
Cites per document20117.378
Cites per document20127.583
Cites per document20137.742
Cites per document20147.052
Cites per document20157.084
Cites per document20166.761
Cites per document20176.518
Cites per document20186.401
Cites per document20196.116
Cites per document20206.011
Cites per document20216.458
% 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
199919.17
200010.45
20010.53
20025.52
200333.50
200427.32
200529.29
200622.65
200732.58
200830.36
200931.45
201041.91
201132.19
201238.17
201345.70
201442.18
201540.15
201644.63
201744.30
201840.79
201940.38
202048.75
202156.86
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents199910
Non-citable documents200020
Non-citable documents200122
Non-citable documents200220
Non-citable documents200315
Non-citable documents200420
Non-citable documents200517
Non-citable documents200618
Non-citable documents200716
Non-citable documents200820
Non-citable documents200941
Non-citable documents201041
Non-citable documents201142
Non-citable documents201228
Non-citable documents201326
Non-citable documents201426
Non-citable documents201530
Non-citable documents201632
Non-citable documents201746
Non-citable documents201848
Non-citable documents201959
Non-citable documents202042
Non-citable documents202127
Citable documents1999490
Citable documents2000524
Citable documents2001542
Citable documents2002564
Citable documents2003557
Citable documents2004551
Citable documents2005547
Citable documents2006563
Citable documents2007546
Citable documents2008537
Citable documents2009710
Citable documents2010866
Citable documents20111033
Citable documents20121006
Citable documents2013988
Citable documents2014979
Citable documents20151065
Citable documents20161142
Citable documents20171210
Citable documents20181153
Citable documents20191175
Citable documents20201199
Citable documents20211269
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents1999111
Uncited documents2000113
Uncited documents2001119
Uncited documents2002142
Uncited documents2003140
Uncited documents2004125
Uncited documents200596
Uncited documents200681
Uncited documents200768
Uncited documents200872
Uncited documents2009128
Uncited documents2010119
Uncited documents2011104
Uncited documents201273
Uncited documents201355
Uncited documents201458
Uncited documents201562
Uncited documents201670
Uncited documents2017106
Uncited documents2018100
Uncited documents201996
Uncited documents2020120
Uncited documents2021116
Cited documents1999389
Cited documents2000431
Cited documents2001445
Cited documents2002442
Cited documents2003432
Cited documents2004446
Cited documents2005468
Cited documents2006500
Cited documents2007494
Cited documents2008485
Cited documents2009623
Cited documents2010788
Cited documents2011971
Cited documents2012961
Cited documents2013959
Cited documents2014947
Cited documents20151033
Cited documents20161104
Cited documents20171150
Cited documents20181101
Cited documents20191138
Cited documents20201121
Cited documents20211180
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