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Virchows Archiv

Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology

Medicine (miscellaneous)
Pathology and Forensic Medicine
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1947-1948, 1950-1959, 1994-ongoing
Scope Virchows Archiv is a medium for the publication of fundamental morphological research on disease in the widest sense and on human pathology in particular. Articles concerned with surgical pathology, experimental morphology, ultrastructural research, immunocytochemical analysis, and molecular biology may be accepted, provided they illuminate some facet of human pathology. Consideration will be given to reports of work in other fields relevant to the understanding of human pathology. Papers on the application of new methods and techniques in pathology are also welcome.


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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.

Cell Biology1999Q3
Cell Biology2000Q3
Cell Biology2001Q3
Cell Biology2002Q3
Cell Biology2003Q3
Cell Biology2004Q2
Cell Biology2005Q3
Cell Biology2006Q3
Cell Biology2007Q3
Cell Biology2008Q3
Cell Biology2009Q3
Cell Biology2010Q3
Cell Biology2011Q3
Cell Biology2012Q2
Cell Biology2013Q3
Cell Biology2014Q2
Cell Biology2015Q3
Cell Biology2016Q3
Cell Biology2017Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
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 Biology1999Q3
Molecular Biology2000Q3
Molecular Biology2001Q3
Molecular Biology2002Q3
Molecular Biology2003Q3
Molecular Biology2004Q3
Molecular Biology2005Q3
Molecular Biology2006Q3
Molecular Biology2007Q3
Molecular Biology2008Q3
Molecular Biology2009Q3
Molecular Biology2010Q3
Molecular Biology2011Q2
Molecular Biology2012Q2
Molecular Biology2013Q2
Molecular Biology2014Q2
Molecular Biology2015Q2
Molecular Biology2016Q2
Molecular Biology2017Q2
Pathology and Forensic Medicine1999Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2000Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2001Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2002Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2003Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2004Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2005Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2006Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2007Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2008Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2009Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2010Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2011Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2012Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2013Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2014Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2015Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2016Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2017Q1

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)19991.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.478
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.649
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.657
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.415
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.824
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.991
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.117
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.085
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.360
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.882
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.710
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.958
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.941
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.958
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.563
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.843
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.427
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.529
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.489
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.781
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.909
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.998
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.246
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.056
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.835
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.765
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.839
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.253
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.624
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.544
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.260
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.301
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.288
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.653
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.915
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.428
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.927
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.963
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 Cites199948
Self Cites200068
Self Cites200147
Self Cites2002102
Self Cites200352
Self Cites200473
Self Cites200566
Self Cites200676
Self Cites200770
Self Cites200848
Self Cites200932
Self Cites201033
Self Cites201145
Self Cites201239
Self Cites201345
Self Cites201447
Self Cites201532
Self Cites201648
Self Cites201738
Total Cites1999801
Total Cites2000819
Total Cites2001932
Total Cites20021044
Total Cites20031271
Total Cites20041305
Total Cites20051267
Total Cites20061343
Total Cites20071430
Total Cites20081344
Total Cites20091457
Total Cites20101315
Total Cites20111274
Total Cites20121383
Total Cites20131426
Total Cites20141486
Total Cites20151424
Total Cites20161312
Total Cites20171341
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 document19991.841
External Cites per document20001.780
External Cites per document20011.859
External Cites per document20022.004
External Cites per document20032.458
External Cites per document20042.684
External Cites per document20052.301
External Cites per document20062.386
External Cites per document20072.270
External Cites per document20082.400
External Cites per document20092.719
External Cites per document20102.836
External Cites per document20112.892
External Cites per document20123.155
External Cites per document20133.153
External Cites per document20143.241
External Cites per document20152.987
External Cites per document20162.772
External Cites per document20172.755
Cites per document19991.958
Cites per document20001.941
Cites per document20011.958
Cites per document20022.221
Cites per document20032.563
Cites per document20042.843
Cites per document20052.427
Cites per document20062.529
Cites per document20072.387
Cites per document20082.489
Cites per document20092.781
Cites per document20102.909
Cites per document20112.998
Cites per document20123.246
Cites per document20133.256
Cites per document20143.347
Cites per document20153.056
Cites per document20162.877
Cites per document20172.835
% 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 documents199914
Non-citable documents200017
Non-citable documents200115
Non-citable documents200222
Non-citable documents200347
Non-citable documents200472
Non-citable documents200593
Non-citable documents200692
Non-citable documents200791
Non-citable documents200890
Non-citable documents200981
Non-citable documents201067
Non-citable documents201147
Non-citable documents201239
Non-citable documents201341
Non-citable documents201453
Non-citable documents201550
Non-citable documents201654
Non-citable documents201744
Citable documents1999409
Citable documents2000422
Citable documents2001476
Citable documents2002470
Citable documents2003496
Citable documents2004459
Citable documents2005522
Citable documents2006531
Citable documents2007599
Citable documents2008540
Citable documents2009524
Citable documents2010452
Citable documents2011425
Citable documents2012426
Citable documents2013438
Citable documents2014444
Citable documents2015466
Citable documents2016456
Citable documents2017473
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 documents1999146
Uncited documents2000157
Uncited documents2001159
Uncited documents2002144
Uncited documents2003156
Uncited documents2004158
Uncited documents2005236
Uncited documents2006236
Uncited documents2007262
Uncited documents2008210
Uncited documents2009174
Uncited documents2010143
Uncited documents2011135
Uncited documents2012116
Uncited documents2013134
Uncited documents2014109
Uncited documents2015118
Uncited documents2016138
Uncited documents2017139
Cited documents1999277
Cited documents2000282
Cited documents2001332
Cited documents2002348
Cited documents2003387
Cited documents2004373
Cited documents2005379
Cited documents2006387
Cited documents2007428
Cited documents2008420
Cited documents2009431
Cited documents2010376
Cited documents2011337
Cited documents2012349
Cited documents2013345
Cited documents2014388
Cited documents2015398
Cited documents2016372
Cited documents2017378
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