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

272

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

09628436, 14712970

Coverage

1947, 1950-1951, 1970-2020

Information

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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
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
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
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)19996.844
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20007.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20016.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20027.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20037.569
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20048.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200510.322
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200610.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200713.079
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200812.815
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200912.830
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201013.495
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201115.274
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201215.649
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201316.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201415.899
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201514.135
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201614.353
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201713.965
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201813.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201912.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202013.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19996.844
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20006.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20016.908
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20026.957
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20037.516
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20048.445
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200510.424
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200610.742
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200712.520
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200812.562
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200911.546
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201012.917
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201114.740
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201215.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201315.468
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201414.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201514.081
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201613.439
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201713.261
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201812.996
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201912.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202012.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19995.157
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20007.085
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20015.914
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20026.509
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20037.046
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20048.131
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200510.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20069.491
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200712.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200810.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200910.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201012.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201114.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201213.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201312.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201414.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201512.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201612.473
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201711.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201812.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201911.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202010.946
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 Cites199930
Self Cites200022
Self Cites200168
Self Cites200216
Self Cites200322
Self Cites200430
Self Cites200550
Self Cites200642
Self Cites200752
Self Cites200864
Self Cites2009106
Self Cites2010220
Self Cites2011162
Self Cites2012254
Self Cites2013196
Self Cites2014128
Self Cites2015148
Self Cites2016156
Self Cites2017183
Self Cites2018128
Self Cites2019183
Self Cites2020138
Total Cites19993422
Total Cites20003735
Total Cites20013896
Total Cites20024063
Total Cites20034299
Total Cites20044822
Total Cites20055879
Total Cites20066241
Total Cites20077036
Total Cites20086997
Total Cites20098671
Total Cites201011716
Total Cites201115845
Total Cites201215653
Total Cites201315685
Total Cites201414191
Total Cites201515419
Total Cites201615777
Total Cites201716656
Total Cites201815647
Total Cites201915354
Total Cites202015606
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 document19996.922
External Cites per document20007.086
External Cites per document20017.063
External Cites per document20027.176
External Cites per document20037.679
External Cites per document20048.697
External Cites per document200510.656
External Cites per document200611.011
External Cites per document200712.791
External Cites per document200812.911
External Cites per document200912.063
External Cites per document201013.275
External Cites per document201115.182
External Cites per document201215.307
External Cites per document201315.677
External Cites per document201414.365
External Cites per document201514.339
External Cites per document201613.679
External Cites per document201713.614
External Cites per document201813.425
External Cites per document201912.901
External Cites per document202012.869
Cites per document19996.844
Cites per document20006.866
Cites per document20016.908
Cites per document20026.957
Cites per document20037.516
Cites per document20048.445
Cites per document200510.424
Cites per document200610.742
Cites per document200712.520
Cites per document200812.562
Cites per document200911.546
Cites per document201012.917
Cites per document201114.740
Cites per document201215.138
Cites per document201315.468
Cites per document201414.120
Cites per document201514.081
Cites per document201613.439
Cites per document201713.261
Cites per document201812.996
Cites per document201912.432
Cites per document202012.545
% 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
201743.96
201840.98
201940.19
202048.86
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
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 documents20181156
Citable documents20191176
Citable documents20201202
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 documents1999112
Uncited documents2000113
Uncited documents2001119
Uncited documents2002144
Uncited documents2003144
Uncited documents2004125
Uncited documents200596
Uncited documents200684
Uncited documents200770
Uncited documents200872
Uncited documents2009129
Uncited documents2010121
Uncited documents2011105
Uncited documents201273
Uncited documents201356
Uncited documents201459
Uncited documents201564
Uncited documents201673
Uncited documents2017106
Uncited documents2018102
Uncited documents201999
Uncited documents2020117
Cited documents1999388
Cited documents2000431
Cited documents2001445
Cited documents2002440
Cited documents2003428
Cited documents2004446
Cited documents2005468
Cited documents2006497
Cited documents2007492
Cited documents2008485
Cited documents2009622
Cited documents2010786
Cited documents2011970
Cited documents2012961
Cited documents2013958
Cited documents2014946
Cited documents20151031
Cited documents20161101
Cited documents20171150
Cited documents20181102
Cited documents20191136
Cited documents20201127
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