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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-ongoing
Scope Nature Methods is a forum for the publication of novel methods and significant improvements to tried-and tested techniques in the life sciences and related areas of chemistry. This monthly publication is aimed at a broad, interdisciplinary audience of academic and industry researchers actively involved in laboratory practice. It provides them with new tools to conduct their research and places a strong emphasis on the immediate practical relevance of the work presented. The journal publishes primary research papers as well as overviews of recent technical and methodological developments.

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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
Biotechnology2005Q1
Biotechnology2006Q1
Biotechnology2007Q1
Biotechnology2008Q1
Biotechnology2009Q1
Biotechnology2010Q1
Biotechnology2011Q1
Biotechnology2012Q1
Biotechnology2013Q1
Biotechnology2014Q1
Biotechnology2015Q1
Biotechnology2016Q1
Biotechnology2017Q1
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
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
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
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
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)20053.826
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.734
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20087.067
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20098.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20109.178
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201110.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201211.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201311.884
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201410.618
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201510.446
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201610.434
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201710.025
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.826
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.734
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20087.070
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20098.747
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20109.820
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201110.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201211.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201310.502
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201410.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201510.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201610.331
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20179.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.826
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.654
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20087.224
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20099.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20109.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.743
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201210.285
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20139.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20149.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20159.808
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20169.079
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.327
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 Cites2007115
Self Cites200896
Self Cites2009126
Self Cites201094
Self Cites2011130
Self Cites2012171
Self Cites2013152
Self Cites201494
Self Cites201599
Self Cites201680
Self Cites2017130
Total Cites20040
Total Cites2005176
Total Cites20061679
Total Cites20073664
Total Cites20085995
Total Cites20097260
Total Cites20106560
Total Cites20116292
Total Cites20126434
Total Cites20136091
Total Cites20146241
Total Cites20156064
Total Cites20165465
Total Cites20175091
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 document20053.304
External Cites per document20065.298
External Cites per document20075.554
External Cites per document20086.956
External Cites per document20098.595
External Cites per document20109.680
External Cites per document201110.253
External Cites per document201211.026
External Cites per document201310.240
External Cites per document201410.160
External Cites per document201510.162
External Cites per document201610.180
External Cites per document20179.170
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20053.826
Cites per document20065.750
Cites per document20075.734
Cites per document20087.070
Cites per document20098.747
Cites per document20109.820
Cites per document201110.469
Cites per document201211.327
Cites per document201310.502
Cites per document201410.316
Cites per document201510.330
Cites per document201610.331
Cites per document20179.410
% 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
200526.86
200630.06
200737.08
200840.23
200947.83
201052.71
201161.43
201255.45
201355.91
201454.55
201557.06
201653.20
201759.56
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 documents2007265
Non-citable documents2008357
Non-citable documents2009286
Non-citable documents2010156
Non-citable documents201170
Non-citable documents201252
Non-citable documents201344
Non-citable documents201436
Non-citable documents201531
Non-citable documents201641
Non-citable documents201759
Citable documents20040
Citable documents200546
Citable documents2006292
Citable documents2007639
Citable documents2008848
Citable documents2009830
Citable documents2010668
Citable documents2011601
Citable documents2012568
Citable documents2013580
Citable documents2014605
Citable documents2015587
Citable documents2016529
Citable documents2017541
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 documents2006177
Uncited documents2007376
Uncited documents2008475
Uncited documents2009355
Uncited documents2010201
Uncited documents2011116
Uncited documents201280
Uncited documents201362
Uncited documents201465
Uncited documents201570
Uncited documents201679
Uncited documents201787
Cited documents20040
Cited documents200535
Cited documents2006228
Cited documents2007528
Cited documents2008730
Cited documents2009761
Cited documents2010623
Cited documents2011555
Cited documents2012540
Cited documents2013562
Cited documents2014576
Cited documents2015548
Cited documents2016491
Cited documents2017513
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