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PLoS Medicineopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology

Medicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)
PublisherPublic Library of Science
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15491277, 15491676
Coverage2004-2020
Scope PLOS Medicine publishes articles relevant to clinicians, policymakers, and researchers across a range of settings that address the major biological, environmental, social, and political determinants of health. The editors make decisions on submissions based upon their potential to directly and substantially inform clinical practice or health policy, and their relevance to our international audience. Articles given highest priority for publication are those that address conditions or risk factors that cause the greatest losses in years of healthy life and quality of life worldwide. PLOS Medicine also seeks to publish articles in the area of translational medicine that provide substantial, novel mechanistic insights into disease processes, with potential implications for clinical care. Additionally PLOS Medicine considers articles on topics relating to the integrity and ethics of the research enterprise; the practice of medicine; and the application of research to practice to fall within its scope.

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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
Biochemistry2005Q1
Biochemistry2006Q1
Biochemistry2007Q1
Biochemistry2008Q1
Biochemistry2009Q1
Biochemistry2010Q1
Biochemistry2011Q1
Biochemistry2012Q1
Biochemistry2013Q1
Biochemistry2014Q1
Biochemistry2015Q1
Biochemistry2016Q1
Biochemistry2017Q1
Biochemistry2018Q1
Biochemistry2019Q1
Biotechnology2005Q1
Biotechnology2006Q1
Biotechnology2007Q1
Biotechnology2008Q1
Biotechnology2009Q1
Biotechnology2010Q1
Biotechnology2011Q1
Biotechnology2012Q1
Biotechnology2013Q1
Biotechnology2014Q1
Biotechnology2015Q1
Biotechnology2016Q1
Biotechnology2017Q1
Biotechnology2018Q1
Biotechnology2019Q1
Cell Biology2005Q2
Cell Biology2006Q1
Cell Biology2007Q1
Cell Biology2008Q1
Cell Biology2009Q1
Cell Biology2010Q1
Cell Biology2011Q1
Cell Biology2012Q1
Cell Biology2013Q1
Cell Biology2014Q1
Cell Biology2015Q1
Cell Biology2016Q1
Cell Biology2017Q1
Cell Biology2018Q1
Cell Biology2019Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Molecular Biology2005Q2
Molecular Biology2006Q1
Molecular Biology2007Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q1
Molecular Biology2009Q1
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1
Molecular Biology2017Q1
Molecular Biology2018Q1
Molecular Biology2019Q1
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
20051.656
20062.542
20072.604
20083.658
20094.142
20104.905
20115.023
20125.581
20135.746
20145.704
20156.078
20166.419
20175.914
20186.626
20195.616
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)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.848
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20066.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20087.468
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20098.927
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20109.644
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201110.959
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201212.195
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201312.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201411.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201510.760
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201610.986
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201710.874
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201811.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201912.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.149
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20076.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20087.490
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20099.224
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201010.229
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201111.024
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201211.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201310.997
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201410.568
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201510.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201610.883
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201710.260
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201811.092
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201910.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.848
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20066.149
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20076.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20087.579
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20099.761
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201010.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201110.192
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201210.859
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201310.303
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20149.856
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201510.008
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20169.723
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201710.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20189.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20199.868
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 Cites20040
Self Cites200524
Self Cites2006132
Self Cites2007114
Self Cites200896
Self Cites2009127
Self Cites2010101
Self Cites2011130
Self Cites2012174
Self Cites2013153
Self Cites201494
Self Cites2015100
Self Cites201681
Self Cites2017131
Self Cites201883
Self Cites2019103
Total Cites20040
Total Cites2005177
Total Cites20061691
Total Cites20073730
Total Cites20086052
Total Cites20097379
Total Cites20106659
Total Cites20116460
Total Cites20126600
Total Cites20136290
Total Cites20146362
Total Cites20156175
Total Cites20165692
Total Cites20175530
Total Cites20186644
Total Cites20197263
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 document20040
External Cites per document20053.326
External Cites per document20065.669
External Cites per document20075.967
External Cites per document20087.371
External Cites per document20099.065
External Cites per document201010.074
External Cites per document201110.802
External Cites per document201211.516
External Cites per document201310.729
External Cites per document201410.412
External Cites per document201510.385
External Cites per document201610.728
External Cites per document201710.017
External Cites per document201810.953
External Cites per document201910.735
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20053.848
Cites per document20066.149
Cites per document20076.155
Cites per document20087.490
Cites per document20099.224
Cites per document201010.229
Cites per document201111.024
Cites per document201211.828
Cites per document201310.997
Cites per document201410.568
Cites per document201510.556
Cites per document201610.883
Cites per document201710.260
Cites per document201811.092
Cites per document201910.889
% 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
200427.27
200528.23
200630.30
200737.61
200841.50
200948.53
201053.81
201162.32
201255.71
201355.91
201454.84
201556.71
201648.56
201759.49
201859.41
201960.69
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 documents20040
Non-citable documents20059
Non-citable documents2006113
Non-citable documents2007277
Non-citable documents2008371
Non-citable documents2009299
Non-citable documents2010157
Non-citable documents201168
Non-citable documents201250
Non-citable documents201342
Non-citable documents201435
Non-citable documents201531
Non-citable documents201647
Non-citable documents201789
Non-citable documents2018117
Non-citable documents2019124
Citable documents20040
Citable documents200546
Citable documents2006275
Citable documents2007606
Citable documents2008808
Citable documents2009800
Citable documents2010651
Citable documents2011586
Citable documents2012558
Citable documents2013572
Citable documents2014602
Citable documents2015585
Citable documents2016523
Citable documents2017539
Citable documents2018599
Citable documents2019667
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 documents20040
Uncited documents200520
Uncited documents2006163
Uncited documents2007355
Uncited documents2008447
Uncited documents2009338
Uncited documents2010188
Uncited documents2011101
Uncited documents201269
Uncited documents201350
Uncited documents201461
Uncited documents201570
Uncited documents201675
Uncited documents2017108
Uncited documents2018100
Uncited documents201992
Cited documents20040
Cited documents200535
Cited documents2006225
Cited documents2007528
Cited documents2008732
Cited documents2009761
Cited documents2010620
Cited documents2011553
Cited documents2012539
Cited documents2013564
Cited documents2014576
Cited documents2015546
Cited documents2016495
Cited documents2017520
Cited documents2018616
Cited documents2019699
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