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Universities and research institutions in Ireland

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Elsevier Ireland Ltd



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03032647, 18728324





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BioSystems encourages theoretical, computational and experimental articles that link biology, evolutionary concepts, and the information processing sciences. The journal is dedicated to developing the consequences of the discoveries of biological information and of the genetic code - with the view of obtaining a better understanding of the origins and evolution of biological organization, biological adaptability, and the origin of mind and language. The scope of the journal encompasses the fundamental nature of biological information processing. This includes quantum phenomena in information transfer, natural computing, biological coding systems, biological complexity, theoretical biology, artificial life, computational modeling of complex biological systems, evolutionary models of computation, application of biological principles to the design of novel computing systems, and the use of biomolecular materials to synthesize artificial systems that capture essential principles of natural biological information processing. The journal does not publish purely medical, computational, or ecological research, unless it is clearly linked to the basic and conceptual aspects of biological organization. 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.

Applied Mathematics1999Q3
Applied Mathematics2000Q3
Applied Mathematics2001Q3
Applied Mathematics2002Q3
Applied Mathematics2003Q3
Applied Mathematics2004Q3
Applied Mathematics2005Q3
Applied Mathematics2006Q3
Applied Mathematics2007Q3
Applied Mathematics2008Q3
Applied Mathematics2009Q2
Applied Mathematics2010Q3
Applied Mathematics2011Q2
Applied Mathematics2012Q3
Applied Mathematics2013Q2
Applied Mathematics2014Q2
Applied Mathematics2015Q2
Applied Mathematics2016Q2
Applied Mathematics2017Q2
Applied Mathematics2018Q3
Applied Mathematics2019Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Modeling and Simulation1999Q2
Modeling and Simulation2000Q2
Modeling and Simulation2001Q2
Modeling and Simulation2002Q3
Modeling and Simulation2003Q3
Modeling and Simulation2004Q2
Modeling and Simulation2005Q2
Modeling and Simulation2006Q2
Modeling and Simulation2007Q2
Modeling and Simulation2008Q2
Modeling and Simulation2009Q2
Modeling and Simulation2010Q2
Modeling and Simulation2011Q2
Modeling and Simulation2012Q2
Modeling and Simulation2013Q2
Modeling and Simulation2014Q2
Modeling and Simulation2015Q2
Modeling and Simulation2016Q2
Modeling and Simulation2017Q2
Modeling and Simulation2018Q2
Modeling and Simulation2019Q2
Statistics and Probability1999Q3
Statistics and Probability2000Q4
Statistics and Probability2001Q3
Statistics and Probability2002Q3
Statistics and Probability2003Q3
Statistics and Probability2004Q3
Statistics and Probability2005Q3
Statistics and Probability2006Q3
Statistics and Probability2007Q3
Statistics and Probability2008Q3
Statistics and Probability2009Q3
Statistics and Probability2010Q3
Statistics and Probability2011Q3
Statistics and Probability2012Q3
Statistics and Probability2013Q3
Statistics and Probability2014Q3
Statistics and Probability2015Q3
Statistics and Probability2016Q3
Statistics and Probability2017Q3
Statistics and Probability2018Q3
Statistics and Probability2019Q3

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)19990.825
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.938
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.034
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.252
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.573
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.425
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.899
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.976
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.880
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.924
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.081
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.835
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.783
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.049
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.740
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.225
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.545
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.468
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.774
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.040
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.134
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.943
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.854
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.745
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.916
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.736
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.120
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.190
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.406
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.962
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.470
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.958
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.855
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.908
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.947
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 Cites199948
Self Cites200041
Self Cites200127
Self Cites200236
Self Cites200337
Self Cites200438
Self Cites200553
Self Cites200629
Self Cites200747
Self Cites200847
Self Cites200954
Self Cites201060
Self Cites201154
Self Cites201236
Self Cites201379
Self Cites201472
Self Cites201543
Self Cites201663
Self Cites201734
Self Cites201836
Self Cites201959
Total Cites1999217
Total Cites2000202
Total Cites2001244
Total Cites2002251
Total Cites2003262
Total Cites2004305
Total Cites2005428
Total Cites2006439
Total Cites2007545
Total Cites2008660
Total Cites2009750
Total Cites2010752
Total Cites2011724
Total Cites2012655
Total Cites2013668
Total Cites2014597
Total Cites2015548
Total Cites2016495
Total Cites2017459
Total Cites2018477
Total Cites2019555
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 document19990.643
External Cites per document20000.590
External Cites per document20010.828
External Cites per document20020.956
External Cites per document20030.996
External Cites per document20041.072
External Cites per document20051.354
External Cites per document20061.371
External Cites per document20071.844
External Cites per document20081.648
External Cites per document20091.706
External Cites per document20101.591
External Cites per document20111.948
External Cites per document20121.928
External Cites per document20131.882
External Cites per document20141.661
External Cites per document20151.791
External Cites per document20161.618
External Cites per document20171.616
External Cites per document20181.771
External Cites per document20191.740
Cites per document19990.825
Cites per document20000.740
Cites per document20010.931
Cites per document20021.116
Cites per document20031.159
Cites per document20041.225
Cites per document20051.545
Cites per document20061.468
Cites per document20072.019
Cites per document20081.774
Cites per document20091.838
Cites per document20101.729
Cites per document20112.105
Cites per document20122.040
Cites per document20132.134
Cites per document20141.889
Cites per document20151.943
Cites per document20161.854
Cites per document20171.745
Cites per document20181.916
Cites per document20191.947
% 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 documents19996
Non-citable documents20004
Non-citable documents20015
Non-citable documents20026
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20055
Non-citable documents20065
Non-citable documents20077
Non-citable documents20089
Non-citable documents200916
Non-citable documents201016
Non-citable documents201112
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201414
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents201811
Non-citable documents20198
Citable documents1999263
Citable documents2000273
Citable documents2001262
Citable documents2002225
Citable documents2003226
Citable documents2004249
Citable documents2005277
Citable documents2006299
Citable documents2007270
Citable documents2008372
Citable documents2009408
Citable documents2010435
Citable documents2011344
Citable documents2012321
Citable documents2013313
Citable documents2014316
Citable documents2015282
Citable documents2016267
Citable documents2017263
Citable documents2018249
Citable documents2019285
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 documents1999154
Uncited documents2000168
Uncited documents2001148
Uncited documents2002111
Uncited documents2003110
Uncited documents2004113
Uncited documents2005115
Uncited documents2006133
Uncited documents2007107
Uncited documents2008148
Uncited documents2009168
Uncited documents2010166
Uncited documents2011127
Uncited documents2012111
Uncited documents2013114
Uncited documents2014110
Uncited documents2015110
Uncited documents2016103
Uncited documents2017106
Uncited documents201895
Uncited documents2019110
Cited documents1999115
Cited documents2000109
Cited documents2001119
Cited documents2002120
Cited documents2003122
Cited documents2004141
Cited documents2005167
Cited documents2006171
Cited documents2007170
Cited documents2008233
Cited documents2009256
Cited documents2010285
Cited documents2011229
Cited documents2012217
Cited documents2013210
Cited documents2014220
Cited documents2015185
Cited documents2016175
Cited documents2017168
Cited documents2018165
Cited documents2019183
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