Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Developmental Biology

Country United States  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Developmental Biology
Molecular Biology
Publisher Elsevier Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1095564X, 00121606
Scope Developmental Biology (DB) publishes original research on mechanisms of development, differentiation, and growth in animals and plants at the molecular, cellular, genetic and evolutionary levels. Areas of particular emphasis include transcriptional control mechanisms, embryonic patterning, cell-cell interactions, growth factors and signal transduction, and regulatory hierarchies in developing plants and animals.


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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 Biology1999Q1
Cell Biology2000Q1
Cell Biology2001Q1
Cell Biology2002Q1
Cell Biology2003Q1
Cell Biology2004Q1
Cell Biology2005Q1
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 Biology2018Q2
Cell Biology2019Q1
Developmental Biology1999Q1
Developmental Biology2000Q1
Developmental Biology2001Q1
Developmental Biology2002Q1
Developmental Biology2003Q1
Developmental Biology2004Q1
Developmental Biology2005Q1
Developmental Biology2006Q1
Developmental Biology2007Q1
Developmental Biology2008Q1
Developmental Biology2009Q1
Developmental Biology2010Q1
Developmental Biology2011Q1
Developmental Biology2012Q1
Developmental Biology2013Q1
Developmental Biology2014Q1
Developmental Biology2015Q1
Developmental Biology2016Q1
Developmental Biology2017Q1
Developmental Biology2018Q1
Developmental Biology2019Q1
Molecular Biology1999Q1
Molecular Biology2000Q1
Molecular Biology2001Q1
Molecular Biology2002Q1
Molecular Biology2003Q1
Molecular Biology2004Q1
Molecular Biology2005Q1
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 Biology2018Q2
Molecular Biology2019Q2

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)19996.089
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20005.732
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20015.602
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20025.484
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20035.748
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20045.603
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.345
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.877
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.835
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.555
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.326
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.087
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.864
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.005
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.090
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19996.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20005.715
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20015.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20025.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20035.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20045.646
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.784
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.380
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.763
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.489
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.440
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.447
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.985
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.011
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.139
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19995.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20005.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20015.524
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20025.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20035.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20045.627
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.466
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.213
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.917
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.596
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.181
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.240
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.370
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.036
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.796
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.537
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.021
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.374
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.963
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.906
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 Cites1999637
Self Cites2000652
Self Cites2001700
Self Cites2002572
Self Cites2003587
Self Cites2004694
Self Cites2005708
Self Cites2006764
Self Cites2007874
Self Cites2008559
Self Cites2009714
Self Cites2010589
Self Cites2011521
Self Cites2012374
Self Cites2013339
Self Cites2014283
Self Cites2015211
Self Cites2016209
Self Cites2017175
Self Cites2018142
Self Cites2019131
Total Cites19995821
Total Cites20005812
Total Cites20016088
Total Cites20026771
Total Cites20036492
Total Cites20046290
Total Cites20056698
Total Cites20067139
Total Cites20077864
Total Cites20087888
Total Cites20097902
Total Cites20107182
Total Cites20116287
Total Cites20125972
Total Cites20135352
Total Cites20144615
Total Cites20154019
Total Cites20163104
Total Cites20173206
Total Cites20182746
Total Cites20192731
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 document19995.423
External Cites per document20005.074
External Cites per document20014.903
External Cites per document20025.089
External Cites per document20035.153
External Cites per document20045.023
External Cites per document20055.173
External Cites per document20064.804
External Cites per document20074.685
External Cites per document20084.426
External Cites per document20094.325
External Cites per document20104.121
External Cites per document20114.072
External Cites per document20124.168
External Cites per document20134.053
External Cites per document20143.741
External Cites per document20153.592
External Cites per document20162.945
External Cites per document20173.180
External Cites per document20182.855
External Cites per document20192.989
Cites per document19996.089
Cites per document20005.715
Cites per document20015.540
Cites per document20025.559
Cites per document20035.665
Cites per document20045.646
Cites per document20055.784
Cites per document20065.380
Cites per document20075.271
Cites per document20084.763
Cites per document20094.755
Cites per document20104.489
Cites per document20114.440
Cites per document20124.447
Cites per document20134.327
Cites per document20143.985
Cites per document20153.792
Cites per document20163.158
Cites per document20173.364
Cites per document20183.011
Cites per document20193.139
% 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 documents199916
Non-citable documents200011
Non-citable documents200114
Non-citable documents200216
Non-citable documents200314
Non-citable documents200412
Non-citable documents200521
Non-citable documents200621
Non-citable documents200721
Non-citable documents200812
Non-citable documents200915
Non-citable documents201021
Non-citable documents201121
Non-citable documents201222
Non-citable documents201324
Non-citable documents201424
Non-citable documents201526
Non-citable documents201623
Non-citable documents201740
Non-citable documents201842
Non-citable documents201948
Citable documents1999956
Citable documents20001017
Citable documents20011099
Citable documents20021218
Citable documents20031146
Citable documents20041114
Citable documents20051158
Citable documents20061327
Citable documents20071492
Citable documents20081656
Citable documents20091662
Citable documents20101600
Citable documents20111416
Citable documents20121343
Citable documents20131237
Citable documents20141158
Citable documents20151060
Citable documents2016983
Citable documents2017953
Citable documents2018912
Citable documents2019870
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 documents199980
Uncited documents200068
Uncited documents200194
Uncited documents200292
Uncited documents200387
Uncited documents200488
Uncited documents200587
Uncited documents2006111
Uncited documents2007127
Uncited documents2008153
Uncited documents2009134
Uncited documents2010143
Uncited documents2011143
Uncited documents2012129
Uncited documents2013132
Uncited documents2014150
Uncited documents2015133
Uncited documents2016151
Uncited documents2017159
Uncited documents2018191
Uncited documents2019164
Cited documents1999892
Cited documents2000960
Cited documents20011019
Cited documents20021142
Cited documents20031073
Cited documents20041038
Cited documents20051092
Cited documents20061237
Cited documents20071386
Cited documents20081515
Cited documents20091543
Cited documents20101478
Cited documents20111294
Cited documents20121236
Cited documents20131129
Cited documents20141032
Cited documents2015953
Cited documents2016855
Cited documents2017834
Cited documents2018763
Cited documents2019754
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