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Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15253244, 00063568
Coverage1972-1979, 1983-1986, 1988-2020
Scope BioScience includes articles about research findings and techniques, advances in biology education, professionally written feature articles about the latest frontiers in biology, discussions of professional issues, book reviews, news about AIBS, a policy column (Washington Watch), and an education column (Eye on Education). Roundtables, forums, and viewpoint articles offer the perspectives of opinion leaders and invite further commentary.


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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.

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)19992.642
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.069
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.072
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.416
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.904
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.029
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.959
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.518
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20197.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.642
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.039
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.863
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.946
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.843
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.594
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.335
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.528
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.960
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.043
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.634
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.627
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.088
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.532
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20197.399
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.369
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.764
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.566
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.671
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.205
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.044
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.379
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.984
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.691
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.420
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.991
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20197.552
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 Cites199923
Self Cites200056
Self Cites200140
Self Cites200258
Self Cites200360
Self Cites200459
Self Cites200547
Self Cites200644
Self Cites200726
Self Cites200829
Self Cites200930
Self Cites201024
Self Cites201138
Self Cites201250
Self Cites201345
Self Cites201449
Self Cites201553
Self Cites201625
Self Cites201734
Self Cites201848
Self Cites201934
Total Cites1999671
Total Cites2000756
Total Cites2001851
Total Cites2002856
Total Cites2003978
Total Cites20041032
Total Cites20051294
Total Cites20061539
Total Cites20071417
Total Cites20081230
Total Cites20091224
Total Cites20101476
Total Cites20111503
Total Cites20121407
Total Cites20131666
Total Cites20141555
Total Cites20151615
Total Cites20161463
Total Cites20171863
Total Cites20181855
Total Cites20191909
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 document19992.551
External Cites per document20002.662
External Cites per document20012.896
External Cites per document20022.669
External Cites per document20032.765
External Cites per document20042.680
External Cites per document20053.464
External Cites per document20064.211
External Cites per document20074.067
External Cites per document20083.553
External Cites per document20093.471
External Cites per document20104.454
External Cites per document20114.835
External Cites per document20124.864
External Cites per document20135.852
External Cites per document20145.457
External Cites per document20155.443
External Cites per document20164.746
External Cites per document20175.977
External Cites per document20186.363
External Cites per document20197.267
Cites per document19992.642
Cites per document20002.875
Cites per document20013.039
Cites per document20022.863
Cites per document20032.946
Cites per document20042.843
Cites per document20053.594
Cites per document20064.335
Cites per document20074.143
Cites per document20083.639
Cites per document20093.558
Cites per document20104.528
Cites per document20114.960
Cites per document20125.043
Cites per document20136.014
Cites per document20145.634
Cites per document20155.627
Cites per document20164.828
Cites per document20176.088
Cites per document20186.532
Cites per document20197.399
% 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 documents199914
Non-citable documents200033
Non-citable documents200159
Non-citable documents200274
Non-citable documents200381
Non-citable documents200480
Non-citable documents200577
Non-citable documents200673
Non-citable documents200783
Non-citable documents200882
Non-citable documents200976
Non-citable documents201077
Non-citable documents201192
Non-citable documents2012123
Non-citable documents2013138
Non-citable documents2014160
Non-citable documents2015153
Non-citable documents2016156
Non-citable documents2017131
Non-citable documents2018142
Non-citable documents2019115
Citable documents1999254
Citable documents2000263
Citable documents2001280
Citable documents2002299
Citable documents2003332
Citable documents2004363
Citable documents2005360
Citable documents2006355
Citable documents2007342
Citable documents2008338
Citable documents2009344
Citable documents2010326
Citable documents2011303
Citable documents2012279
Citable documents2013277
Citable documents2014276
Citable documents2015287
Citable documents2016303
Citable documents2017306
Citable documents2018284
Citable documents2019258
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 documents1999114
Uncited documents2000149
Uncited documents2001156
Uncited documents2002182
Uncited documents2003211
Uncited documents2004227
Uncited documents2005207
Uncited documents2006189
Uncited documents2007205
Uncited documents2008197
Uncited documents2009191
Uncited documents2010175
Uncited documents2011181
Uncited documents2012183
Uncited documents2013156
Uncited documents2014190
Uncited documents2015180
Uncited documents2016183
Uncited documents2017167
Uncited documents2018161
Uncited documents2019123
Cited documents1999154
Cited documents2000147
Cited documents2001183
Cited documents2002191
Cited documents2003202
Cited documents2004216
Cited documents2005230
Cited documents2006239
Cited documents2007220
Cited documents2008223
Cited documents2009229
Cited documents2010228
Cited documents2011214
Cited documents2012219
Cited documents2013259
Cited documents2014246
Cited documents2015260
Cited documents2016276
Cited documents2017270
Cited documents2018265
Cited documents2019250
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