Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Ecology Letters


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd



Publication type



1461023X, 14610248





How to publish in this journal


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. Join the conversation about this journal

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
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2019Q1

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)20001.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.034
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.057
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20056.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20067.164
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20078.680
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200810.645
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200911.465
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201012.425
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201112.115
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201213.365
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201313.128
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201413.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201512.942
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201611.994
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201713.981
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201816.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201924.280
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.361
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.127
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.266
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20067.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20079.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200810.468
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200910.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201011.872
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201111.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201212.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201312.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201412.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201511.986
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201611.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201713.112
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201819.338
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201934.797
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.006
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.402
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20067.914
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20078.641
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20089.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20099.339
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201011.034
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201110.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201211.490
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201311.820
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201411.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201511.223
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20169.818
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201714.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201827.859
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201942.194
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 Cites2008197
Self Cites2009193
Self Cites2010177
Self Cites2011202
Self Cites2012195
Self Cites2013201
Self Cites2014182
Self Cites2015161
Self Cites201684
Self Cites2017136
Self Cites2018158
Self Cites2019187
Total Cites199949
Total Cites2000183
Total Cites2001356
Total Cites2002716
Total Cites20031156
Total Cites20041554
Total Cites20052263
Total Cites20063165
Total Cites20073919
Total Cites20084187
Total Cites20094040
Total Cites20104559
Total Cites20114795
Total Cites20125392
Total Cites20135760
Total Cites20146310
Total Cites20156089
Total Cites20165459
Total Cites20174694
Total Cites20184351
Total Cites20194454
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 document20001.724
External Cites per document20011.874
External Cites per document20022.908
External Cites per document20033.587
External Cites per document20044.032
External Cites per document20055.170
External Cites per document20066.782
External Cites per document20078.912
External Cites per document20089.975
External Cites per document20099.889
External Cites per document201011.411
External Cites per document201111.175
External Cites per document201212.086
External Cites per document201312.164
External Cites per document201412.455
External Cites per document201511.669
External Cites per document201611.245
External Cites per document201712.732
External Cites per document201818.636
External Cites per document201933.336
Cites per document19991.361
Cites per document20001.867
Cites per document20012.034
Cites per document20023.127
Cites per document20034.266
Cites per document20044.478
Cites per document20055.729
Cites per document20067.343
Cites per document20079.353
Cites per document200810.468
Cites per document200910.386
Cites per document201011.872
Cites per document201111.667
Cites per document201212.540
Cites per document201312.604
Cites per document201412.825
Cites per document201511.986
Cites per document201611.421
Cites per document201713.112
Cites per document201819.338
Cites per document201934.797
% 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 documents200613
Non-citable documents200712
Non-citable documents200813
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents201010
Non-citable documents20119
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201312
Non-citable documents201419
Non-citable documents201518
Non-citable documents201623
Non-citable documents2017108
Non-citable documents2018235
Non-citable documents2019375
Citable documents199936
Citable documents200098
Citable documents2001175
Citable documents2002229
Citable documents2003271
Citable documents2004347
Citable documents2005395
Citable documents2006431
Citable documents2007419
Citable documents2008400
Citable documents2009389
Citable documents2010384
Citable documents2011411
Citable documents2012430
Citable documents2013457
Citable documents2014492
Citable documents2015508
Citable documents2016478
Citable documents2017358
Citable documents2018225
Citable documents2019128
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 documents201215
Uncited documents20136
Uncited documents201418
Uncited documents201516
Uncited documents201625
Uncited documents201722
Uncited documents201842
Uncited documents201951
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 documents2012427
Cited documents2013463
Cited documents2014493
Cited documents2015510
Cited documents2016476
Cited documents2017444
Cited documents2018418
Cited documents2019452
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