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

228

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

15491277, 15491676

Coverage

2004-2020

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
Biotechnology2005Q1
Biotechnology2006Q1
Biotechnology2007Q1
Biotechnology2008Q1
Biotechnology2009Q1
Biotechnology2010Q1
Biotechnology2011Q1
Biotechnology2012Q1
Biotechnology2013Q1
Biotechnology2014Q1
Biotechnology2015Q1
Biotechnology2016Q1
Biotechnology2017Q1
Biotechnology2018Q1
Biotechnology2019Q1
Biotechnology2020Q1
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
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
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
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
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
2014182
2015148
2016262
2017267
2018225
2019277
2020335
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)20053.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.197
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.089
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.114
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.444
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20107.418
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20119.302
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201211.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201311.435
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201410.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201510.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201610.331
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20179.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20189.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201910.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20209.637
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.315
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.197
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.070
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20096.863
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20108.480
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20119.998
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201210.882
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201310.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20149.912
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201510.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201610.207
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.715
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.074
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20199.060
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20209.352
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.315
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.197
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.973
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.844
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20109.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201210.059
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20139.601
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20149.312
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20159.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.803
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20178.137
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20187.720
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20198.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20209.165
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 Cites201675
Self Cites2017119
Self Cites201875
Self Cites201994
Self Cites2020101
Total Cites20040
Total Cites2005179
Total Cites20061578
Total Cites20073414
Total Cites20085623
Total Cites20097021
Total Cites20106470
Total Cites20116319
Total Cites20126562
Total Cites20136260
Total Cites20146304
Total Cites20156168
Total Cites20165614
Total Cites20175159
Total Cites20186143
Total Cites20196831
Total Cites20207192
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 document20053.370
External Cites per document20065.356
External Cites per document20075.478
External Cites per document20086.866
External Cites per document20098.633
External Cites per document20109.805
External Cites per document201110.586
External Cites per document201211.469
External Cites per document201310.680
External Cites per document201410.319
External Cites per document201510.388
External Cites per document201610.591
External Cites per document20179.351
External Cites per document201810.181
External Cites per document201910.161
External Cites per document202010.130
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20053.315
Cites per document20064.197
Cites per document20074.089
Cites per document20085.070
Cites per document20096.863
Cites per document20108.480
Cites per document20119.998
Cites per document201210.882
Cites per document201310.212
Cites per document20149.912
Cites per document201510.095
Cites per document201610.207
Cites per document20178.715
Cites per document20189.074
Cites per document20199.060
Cites per document20209.352
% 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
201255.98
201355.91
201455.49
201560.14
201648.09
201759.55
201861.78
201960.29
202059.10
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 documents201526
Non-citable documents201627
Non-citable documents201753
Non-citable documents201881
Non-citable documents201991
Non-citable documents202069
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 documents2018596
Citable documents2019663
Citable documents2020700
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 documents2006156
Uncited documents2007333
Uncited documents2008408
Uncited documents2009293
Uncited documents2010157
Uncited documents201187
Uncited documents201266
Uncited documents201350
Uncited documents201460
Uncited documents201566
Uncited documents201663
Uncited documents201798
Uncited documents201887
Uncited documents201984
Uncited documents202061
Cited documents20040
Cited documents200536
Cited documents2006220
Cited documents2007502
Cited documents2008701
Cited documents2009730
Cited documents2010606
Cited documents2011545
Cited documents2012537
Cited documents2013563
Cited documents2014576
Cited documents2015545
Cited documents2016487
Cited documents2017494
Cited documents2018590
Cited documents2019670
Cited documents2020708
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