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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
Applied Mathematics2020Q2
Applied Mathematics2021Q2
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
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2020Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2021Q2
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
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2021Q2
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
Modeling and Simulation2020Q2
Modeling and Simulation2021Q2
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
Statistics and Probability2020Q3
Statistics and Probability2021Q3

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.

Total Documents

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

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)19990.847
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.734
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.926
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.015
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.178
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.224
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.547
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.415
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.872
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.938
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.749
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.879
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.843
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.879
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.033
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.094
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.802
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.594
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.776
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.968
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.847
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.736
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.914
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.087
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.201
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.527
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.978
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.772
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.682
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.021
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.072
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.831
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.863
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.909
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.934
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.970
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.280
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.774
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.970
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.866
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.178
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.395
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.755
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.415
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.266
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.945
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.773
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.854
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.858
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.804
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.743
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.910
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.017
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 Cites200632
Self Cites200747
Self Cites200847
Self Cites200953
Self Cites201060
Self Cites201154
Self Cites201239
Self Cites201377
Self Cites201472
Self Cites201542
Self Cites201663
Self Cites201734
Self Cites201835
Self Cites201959
Self Cites202073
Self Cites2021175
Total Cites1999227
Total Cites2000204
Total Cites2001244
Total Cites2002251
Total Cites2003266
Total Cites2004305
Total Cites2005429
Total Cites2006440
Total Cites2007546
Total Cites2008661
Total Cites2009746
Total Cites2010752
Total Cites2011731
Total Cites2012659
Total Cites2013663
Total Cites2014595
Total Cites2015542
Total Cites2016497
Total Cites2017464
Total Cites2018485
Total Cites2019561
Total Cites2020601
Total Cites2021814
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 document19990.681
External Cites per document20000.597
External Cites per document20010.828
External Cites per document20020.956
External Cites per document20031.013
External Cites per document20041.072
External Cites per document20051.357
External Cites per document20061.365
External Cites per document20071.848
External Cites per document20081.651
External Cites per document20091.699
External Cites per document20101.591
External Cites per document20111.968
External Cites per document20121.931
External Cites per document20131.872
External Cites per document20141.655
External Cites per document20151.773
External Cites per document20161.625
External Cites per document20171.635
External Cites per document20181.807
External Cites per document20191.761
External Cites per document20201.760
External Cites per document20211.826
Cites per document19990.847
Cites per document20000.736
Cites per document20010.914
Cites per document20021.087
Cites per document20031.147
Cites per document20041.201
Cites per document20051.527
Cites per document20061.452
Cites per document20071.978
Cites per document20081.744
Cites per document20091.772
Cites per document20101.682
Cites per document20112.065
Cites per document20122.021
Cites per document20132.072
Cites per document20141.831
Cites per document20151.863
Cites per document20161.821
Cites per document20171.725
Cites per document20181.909
Cites per document20191.934
Cites per document20201.970
Cites per document20212.280
% 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 documents19995
Non-citable documents20004
Non-citable documents20015
Non-citable documents20026
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents200913
Non-citable documents201012
Non-citable documents201110
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20195
Non-citable documents20205
Non-citable documents20217
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
Citable documents2020300
Citable documents2021350
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 documents1999153
Uncited documents2000167
Uncited documents2001149
Uncited documents2002111
Uncited documents2003107
Uncited documents2004113
Uncited documents2005114
Uncited documents2006131
Uncited documents2007106
Uncited documents2008146
Uncited documents2009166
Uncited documents2010162
Uncited documents2011124
Uncited documents2012109
Uncited documents2013111
Uncited documents2014106
Uncited documents2015107
Uncited documents201697
Uncited documents2017100
Uncited documents201889
Uncited documents2019104
Uncited documents2020104
Uncited documents2021111
Cited documents1999115
Cited documents2000110
Cited documents2001118
Cited documents2002120
Cited documents2003125
Cited documents2004141
Cited documents2005167
Cited documents2006172
Cited documents2007170
Cited documents2008233
Cited documents2009255
Cited documents2010285
Cited documents2011230
Cited documents2012217
Cited documents2013209
Cited documents2014219
Cited documents2015184
Cited documents2016176
Cited documents2017169
Cited documents2018165
Cited documents2019186
Cited documents2020201
Cited documents2021246
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