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Biology Letters

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
88
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherThe Royal Society
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1744957X, 17449561
Coverage2005-ongoing
Scope Launched as an independent journal in 2005 Biology Letters is a primarily online, peer-reviewed journal that publishes short, high-quality articles from across the biological sciences. The scope of Biology Letters is vast - publishing high-quality research in any area of the biological sciences. However, we have particular strengths in the biology, evolution and ecology of whole organisms. Articles submitted to Biology Letters benefit from its broad scope and readership, dedicated media promotion and we aim for a turnaround time of within 4 weeks to first decision.

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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
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
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
20061.297
20071.986
20082.118
20092.302
20102.265
20112.434
20122.010
20132.264
20142.079
20152.028
20161.851
20171.914
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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.211
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.608
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.327
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.335
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.228
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.211
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.030
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.922
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.502
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.194
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.245
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.655
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.379
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.030
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.229
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.855
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.284
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.628
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.848
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.129
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.254
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 Cites20050
Self Cites200612
Self Cites200730
Self Cites200820
Self Cites200954
Self Cites201054
Self Cites201157
Self Cites201255
Self Cites201351
Self Cites201433
Self Cites201540
Self Cites201641
Self Cites201755
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006294
Total Cites2007918
Total Cites20081596
Total Cites20092024
Total Cites20102230
Total Cites20112755
Total Cites20122848
Total Cites20133396
Total Cites20143132
Total Cites20152730
Total Cites20162187
Total Cites20172295
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 document20050
External Cites per document20062.120
External Cites per document20072.931
External Cites per document20083.456
External Cites per document20093.818
External Cites per document20104.030
External Cites per document20114.408
External Cites per document20124.113
External Cites per document20134.181
External Cites per document20143.616
External Cites per document20153.329
External Cites per document20163.031
External Cites per document20173.275
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20062.211
Cites per document20073.030
Cites per document20083.500
Cites per document20093.922
Cites per document20104.130
Cites per document20114.502
Cites per document20124.194
Cites per document20134.245
Cites per document20143.655
Cites per document20153.379
Cites per document20163.089
Cites per document20173.355
% 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
200535.56
200635.88
200739.62
200845.79
200938.93
201036.97
201144.81
201246.04
201339.73
201439.27
201538.26
201639.13
201739.55
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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20088
Non-citable documents200927
Non-citable documents201077
Non-citable documents201184
Non-citable documents201273
Non-citable documents201336
Non-citable documents201433
Non-citable documents201531
Non-citable documents201633
Non-citable documents201741
Citable documents20050
Citable documents2006133
Citable documents2007303
Citable documents2008456
Citable documents2009516
Citable documents2010540
Citable documents2011612
Citable documents2012679
Citable documents2013800
Citable documents2014857
Citable documents2015808
Citable documents2016708
Citable documents2017684
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 documents20050
Uncited documents200631
Uncited documents200750
Uncited documents200866
Uncited documents200980
Uncited documents201091
Uncited documents201196
Uncited documents201293
Uncited documents2013102
Uncited documents2014144
Uncited documents2015151
Uncited documents2016136
Uncited documents2017125
Cited documents20050
Cited documents2006104
Cited documents2007255
Cited documents2008398
Cited documents2009463
Cited documents2010526
Cited documents2011600
Cited documents2012659
Cited documents2013734
Cited documents2014746
Cited documents2015688
Cited documents2016605
Cited documents2017600
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