Scimago Journal & Country Rank

PLoS Medicineopen access

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Public Library of Science

H-Index

242

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

15491277, 15491676

Coverage

2004-2021

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

plosmedicine@plos.org

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. Join the conversation about this journal
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
Biochemistry2020Q1
Biochemistry2021Q1
Biotechnology2005Q1
Biotechnology2006Q1
Biotechnology2007Q1
Biotechnology2008Q1
Biotechnology2009Q1
Biotechnology2010Q1
Biotechnology2011Q1
Biotechnology2012Q1
Biotechnology2013Q1
Biotechnology2014Q1
Biotechnology2015Q1
Biotechnology2016Q1
Biotechnology2017Q1
Biotechnology2018Q1
Biotechnology2019Q1
Biotechnology2020Q1
Biotechnology2021Q1
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
Cell Biology2020Q1
Cell Biology2021Q1
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
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2021Q1
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
Molecular Biology2020Q1
Molecular Biology2021Q1
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
20204.847
20214.180
Total Documents

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

YearDocuments
200454
2005322
2006459
2007328
2008236
2009199
2010197
2011207
2012209
2013220
2014183
2015148
2016262
2017266
2018224
2019276
2020334
2021326
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)20053.352
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.223
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.199
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20107.516
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20119.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201211.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201311.495
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201410.436
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201510.327
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201610.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20179.747
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20189.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201910.044
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20209.301
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202110.631
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.352
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.153
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20096.930
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20108.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201110.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201210.927
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201310.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201410.011
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201510.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201610.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20198.993
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20208.965
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202110.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.352
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.223
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.028
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20109.149
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201210.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20139.651
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20149.396
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20159.754
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20178.168
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20187.775
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20198.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20208.748
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20219.692
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 Cites2006105
Self Cites2007100
Self Cites200882
Self Cites2009123
Self Cites201097
Self Cites2011126
Self Cites2012174
Self Cites2013151
Self Cites201492
Self Cites201591
Self Cites201676
Self Cites2017119
Self Cites201875
Self Cites201994
Self Cites2020100
Self Cites202198
Total Cites20040
Total Cites2005181
Total Cites20061588
Total Cites20073459
Total Cites20085715
Total Cites20097089
Total Cites20106548
Total Cites20116363
Total Cites20126589
Total Cites20136296
Total Cites20146367
Total Cites20156232
Total Cites20165672
Total Cites20175189
Total Cites20186132
Total Cites20196763
Total Cites20206867
Total Cites20219000
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 document20053.413
External Cites per document20065.393
External Cites per document20075.552
External Cites per document20086.980
External Cites per document20098.718
External Cites per document20109.925
External Cites per document201110.662
External Cites per document201211.517
External Cites per document201310.743
External Cites per document201410.424
External Cites per document201510.497
External Cites per document201610.700
External Cites per document20179.406
External Cites per document201810.180
External Cites per document201910.089
External Cites per document20209.709
External Cites per document202111.183
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20053.352
Cites per document20064.223
Cites per document20074.143
Cites per document20085.153
Cites per document20096.930
Cites per document20108.582
Cites per document201110.068
Cites per document201210.927
Cites per document201310.271
Cites per document201410.011
Cites per document201510.183
Cites per document201610.294
Cites per document20178.750
Cites per document20189.071
Cites per document20198.993
Cites per document20208.965
Cites per document202110.791
% 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
200427.78
200527.95
200631.15
200738.72
200844.07
200948.74
201053.81
201162.32
201256.46
201355.91
201455.19
201560.14
201648.09
201759.77
201862.05
201960.14
202058.98
202163.50
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 documents20058
Non-citable documents2006101
Non-citable documents2007230
Non-citable documents2008302
Non-citable documents2009224
Non-citable documents2010113
Non-citable documents201147
Non-citable documents201246
Non-citable documents201341
Non-citable documents201434
Non-citable documents201527
Non-citable documents201628
Non-citable documents201754
Non-citable documents201881
Non-citable documents201991
Non-citable documents202069
Non-citable documents202138
Citable documents20040
Citable documents200546
Citable documents2006275
Citable documents2007605
Citable documents2008807
Citable documents2009799
Citable documents2010650
Citable documents2011585
Citable documents2012557
Citable documents2013572
Citable documents2014602
Citable documents2015585
Citable documents2016523
Citable documents2017539
Citable documents2018595
Citable documents2019661
Citable documents2020697
Citable documents2021796
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 documents200518
Uncited documents2006155
Uncited documents2007331
Uncited documents2008406
Uncited documents2009289
Uncited documents2010155
Uncited documents201187
Uncited documents201264
Uncited documents201350
Uncited documents201460
Uncited documents201564
Uncited documents201664
Uncited documents201796
Uncited documents201889
Uncited documents201982
Uncited documents202062
Uncited documents202165
Cited documents20040
Cited documents200536
Cited documents2006221
Cited documents2007504
Cited documents2008703
Cited documents2009734
Cited documents2010608
Cited documents2011545
Cited documents2012539
Cited documents2013563
Cited documents2014576
Cited documents2015548
Cited documents2016487
Cited documents2017497
Cited documents2018587
Cited documents2019670
Cited documents2020704
Cited documents2021769
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