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Ecology Letters

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1461023X, 14610248
Scope Ecology Letters is a forum for the very rapid publication of the most novel research in ecology. Manuscripts relating to the ecology of all taxa, in any biome and geographic area will be considered, and priority will be given to those papers exploring or testing clearly stated hypotheses. The journal publishes concise papers that merit urgent publication by virtue of their originality, general interest and their contribution to new developments in ecology. We discourage purely descriptive papers and those merely confirming or extending results of previous work.


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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.

Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics1999Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2000Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2001Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2002Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2003Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2004Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2005Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2006Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2007Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2008Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2009Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2010Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2011Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2012Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2013Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2014Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2015Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2016Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2017Q1

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)19991.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.040
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.049
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.096
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20056.058
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20067.123
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20078.637
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200810.501
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200911.370
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201012.301
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201112.077
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201213.331
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201313.084
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201413.280
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201512.746
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201611.630
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201713.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.361
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.040
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.118
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.473
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.716
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20067.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20079.295
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200810.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200910.332
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201011.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201111.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201212.505
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201312.565
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201412.682
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201511.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201611.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201712.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.942
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.994
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.397
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.035
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.392
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20067.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20078.578
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20088.996
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20099.319
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201010.989
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201110.046
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201211.456
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201311.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201411.377
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201511.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20169.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201713.963
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 Cites19992
Self Cites200014
Self Cites200128
Self Cites200250
Self Cites2003184
Self Cites2004155
Self Cites2005221
Self Cites2006242
Self Cites2007185
Self Cites2008196
Self Cites2009193
Self Cites2010177
Self Cites2011202
Self Cites2012195
Self Cites2013201
Self Cites2014182
Self Cites2015161
Self Cites201677
Self Cites2017136
Total Cites199949
Total Cites2000182
Total Cites2001357
Total Cites2002714
Total Cites20031154
Total Cites20041552
Total Cites20052258
Total Cites20063151
Total Cites20073904
Total Cites20084145
Total Cites20094019
Total Cites20104533
Total Cites20114780
Total Cites20125377
Total Cites20135742
Total Cites20146252
Total Cites20156014
Total Cites20165319
Total Cites20174495
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 document19991.306
External Cites per document20001.714
External Cites per document20011.880
External Cites per document20022.900
External Cites per document20033.579
External Cites per document20044.026
External Cites per document20055.157
External Cites per document20066.734
External Cites per document20078.855
External Cites per document20089.848
External Cites per document20099.835
External Cites per document201011.344
External Cites per document201111.139
External Cites per document201212.051
External Cites per document201312.125
External Cites per document201412.312
External Cites per document201511.476
External Cites per document201610.898
External Cites per document201712.348
Cites per document19991.361
Cites per document20001.857
Cites per document20012.040
Cites per document20023.118
Cites per document20034.258
Cites per document20044.473
Cites per document20055.716
Cites per document20067.294
Cites per document20079.295
Cites per document200810.337
Cites per document200910.332
Cites per document201011.805
Cites per document201111.630
Cites per document201212.505
Cites per document201312.565
Cites per document201412.682
Cites per document201511.792
Cites per document201611.058
Cites per document201712.734
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20047
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents200612
Non-citable documents200711
Non-citable documents200812
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents201010
Non-citable documents20119
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201312
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201516
Non-citable documents201620
Non-citable documents2017113
Citable documents199936
Citable documents200098
Citable documents2001175
Citable documents2002229
Citable documents2003271
Citable documents2004347
Citable documents2005395
Citable documents2006432
Citable documents2007420
Citable documents2008401
Citable documents2009389
Citable documents2010384
Citable documents2011411
Citable documents2012430
Citable documents2013457
Citable documents2014493
Citable documents2015510
Citable documents2016481
Citable documents2017353
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 documents199912
Uncited documents200028
Uncited documents200143
Uncited documents200247
Uncited documents200324
Uncited documents200435
Uncited documents200529
Uncited documents200621
Uncited documents200722
Uncited documents200829
Uncited documents200925
Uncited documents201031
Uncited documents201117
Uncited documents201216
Uncited documents20136
Uncited documents201418
Uncited documents201516
Uncited documents201625
Uncited documents201725
Cited documents199924
Cited documents200070
Cited documents2001133
Cited documents2002184
Cited documents2003251
Cited documents2004319
Cited documents2005373
Cited documents2006423
Cited documents2007409
Cited documents2008384
Cited documents2009373
Cited documents2010363
Cited documents2011403
Cited documents2012426
Cited documents2013463
Cited documents2014493
Cited documents2015510
Cited documents2016476
Cited documents2017441
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