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Historical Biology

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
Publisher Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN08912963, 10292381
Coverage1988-1997, 1999-2002, 2004-2020
Scope Historical Biology is an international peer reviewed journal publishing original research and review papers covering developments in the sciences concerned with the history of life through geological time and the biology of past organisms, and seeks to encourage a diversity of approaches in this rapidly expanding field, especially new technologies. It emphasizes modern and controversial topics and prides itself in fast review and rapid online publication. The range of subjects includes: · paleobiology and taxonomy, · paleobiogeography, · evolutionary processes and patterns, · molecular paleontology, · extinction, · taphonomy.


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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)2001Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q2
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)2011Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q2
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)19991.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.386
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.397
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.435
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.745
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.758
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.132
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.099
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.240
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.754
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.442
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.282
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.403
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.435
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.511
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.045
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.603
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.211
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.900
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.229
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.165
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.770
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.447
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.374
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.662
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.050
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.138
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.225
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.843
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.517
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.257
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.305
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.971
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20001
Self Cites20011
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20072
Self Cites20084
Self Cites20098
Self Cites20107
Self Cites20115
Self Cites20128
Self Cites20135
Self Cites201421
Self Cites201530
Self Cites201625
Self Cites201726
Self Cites201830
Self Cites201958
Total Cites199944
Total Cites200023
Total Cites200118
Total Cites200227
Total Cites200324
Total Cites200418
Total Cites20058
Total Cites200610
Total Cites200730
Total Cites200846
Total Cites200993
Total Cites2010126
Total Cites201163
Total Cites2012102
Total Cites2013134
Total Cites2014149
Total Cites2015269
Total Cites2016275
Total Cites2017319
Total Cites2018360
Total Cites2019432
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 document19991.692
External Cites per document20000.957
External Cites per document20010.321
External Cites per document20020.435
External Cites per document20030.511
External Cites per document20041.500
External Cites per document20051.143
External Cites per document20061.250
External Cites per document20071.037
External Cites per document20080.955
External Cites per document20091.466
External Cites per document20102.088
External Cites per document20110.829
External Cites per document20121.133
External Cites per document20131.122
External Cites per document20141.067
External Cites per document20151.572
External Cites per document20161.316
External Cites per document20171.231
External Cites per document20181.260
External Cites per document20191.438
Cites per document19991.692
Cites per document20001.000
Cites per document20010.340
Cites per document20020.435
Cites per document20030.511
Cites per document20041.500
Cites per document20051.143
Cites per document20061.250
Cites per document20071.111
Cites per document20081.045
Cites per document20091.603
Cites per document20102.211
Cites per document20110.900
Cites per document20121.229
Cites per document20131.165
Cites per document20141.242
Cites per document20151.770
Cites per document20161.447
Cites per document20171.340
Cites per document20181.374
Cites per document20191.662
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201713
Non-citable documents201812
Non-citable documents201960
Citable documents199926
Citable documents200023
Citable documents200153
Citable documents200262
Citable documents200347
Citable documents200412
Citable documents20057
Citable documents20068
Citable documents200727
Citable documents200844
Citable documents200958
Citable documents201057
Citable documents201170
Citable documents201283
Citable documents2013115
Citable documents2014120
Citable documents2015152
Citable documents2016190
Citable documents2017238
Citable documents2018262
Citable documents2019260
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 documents199910
Uncited documents200010
Uncited documents200140
Uncited documents200242
Uncited documents200334
Uncited documents20044
Uncited documents20055
Uncited documents20063
Uncited documents200714
Uncited documents200824
Uncited documents200922
Uncited documents201028
Uncited documents201138
Uncited documents201242
Uncited documents201351
Uncited documents201454
Uncited documents201552
Uncited documents201679
Uncited documents2017101
Uncited documents2018106
Uncited documents2019130
Cited documents199916
Cited documents200013
Cited documents200113
Cited documents200220
Cited documents200313
Cited documents20048
Cited documents20052
Cited documents20065
Cited documents200713
Cited documents200822
Cited documents200938
Cited documents201033
Cited documents201136
Cited documents201247
Cited documents201370
Cited documents201471
Cited documents2015109
Cited documents2016121
Cited documents2017150
Cited documents2018168
Cited documents2019190
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