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Plant Cell

Country United States  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Plant Science

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Publisher American Society of Plant Biologists
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1532298X, 10404651
Scope he Plant Cell (eISSN 1531-298X), is published monthly (one volume per year) by the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). The journal is produced by Sheridan Journal Services, Waterbury, VT. Within three years of its initial publication in 1989, The Plant Cell ranked first in impact among journals publishing primary research in the plant sciences. It has continued to maintain this standard of excellence ever since. The Plant Cell publishes novel research of special significance in plant biology, especially in the areas of cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, development, and evolution. The primary criteria for publication are that the article provides new insight that is of broad interest to plant biologists, not only to specialists, and that the presentation of results is appropriate for a wide audience of plant biologists. The Plant Cell was founded on four key tenets: (1) to publish the most exciting, cutting-edge research in plant cellular and molecular biology, (2) to provide the most rapid turnaround time possible for reviewing and publishing a research paper, (3) to feature the highest quality reproduction of data, and (4) to provide, in the front section of the journal, a more interactive format for commentaries, opinion pieces, and the exchange of information and ideas in review articles, meeting reports, and insightful overviews of featured research papers.


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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
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Cell Biology2005Q1
Cell Biology2006Q1
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Cell Biology2011Q1
Cell Biology2012Q1
Cell Biology2013Q1
Cell Biology2014Q1
Cell Biology2015Q1
Cell Biology2016Q1
Cell Biology2017Q1
Cell Biology2018Q1
Cell Biology2019Q1
Plant Science1999Q1
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Plant Science2019Q1

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)199910.924
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200011.017
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200110.596
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200210.627
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200310.774
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200410.980
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200511.801
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200612.005
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200712.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200811.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200910.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201010.756
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201110.016
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201210.431
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201310.862
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201410.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20159.909
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20169.477
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20179.272
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20189.509
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20199.837
Cites / Doc. (3 years)199910.924
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200010.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200110.645
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200210.501
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200310.622
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200411.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200512.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200611.439
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200712.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200810.396
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200910.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201010.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20119.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201210.015
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201310.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201410.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20159.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20169.149
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.951
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20199.516
Cites / Doc. (2 years)199910.231
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200010.704
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200110.347
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20029.940
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200310.670
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200411.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200511.399
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200611.031
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200710.747
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200810.050
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20099.924
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20109.205
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20118.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20129.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20139.796
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20149.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20159.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.496
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20178.198
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20188.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20199.638
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 Cites1999468
Self Cites2000457
Self Cites2001380
Self Cites2002674
Self Cites2003585
Self Cites2004797
Self Cites2005713
Self Cites2006663
Self Cites2007694
Self Cites2008525
Self Cites2009552
Self Cites2010607
Self Cites2011600
Self Cites2012645
Self Cites2013676
Self Cites2014699
Self Cites2015503
Self Cites2016283
Self Cites2017264
Self Cites2018193
Self Cites2019151
Total Cites19995604
Total Cites20005719
Total Cites20015759
Total Cites20026227
Total Cites20036968
Total Cites20047641
Total Cites20059078
Total Cites20068476
Total Cites20079512
Total Cites20088213
Total Cites20098301
Total Cites20108458
Total Cites20117751
Total Cites20129214
Total Cites201310042
Total Cites201410660
Total Cites20159707
Total Cites20168463
Total Cites20176606
Total Cites20185438
Total Cites20194977
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 document199910.012
External Cites per document200010.061
External Cites per document20019.943
External Cites per document20029.364
External Cites per document20039.730
External Cites per document20049.977
External Cites per document200511.243
External Cites per document200610.544
External Cites per document200711.276
External Cites per document20089.732
External Cites per document20099.834
External Cites per document20109.610
External Cites per document20118.503
External Cites per document20129.314
External Cites per document20139.746
External Cites per document20149.794
External Cites per document20159.077
External Cites per document20168.843
External Cites per document20178.593
External Cites per document20188.742
External Cites per document20199.228
Cites per document199910.924
Cites per document200010.935
Cites per document200110.645
Cites per document200210.501
Cites per document200310.622
Cites per document200411.138
Cites per document200512.202
Cites per document200611.439
Cites per document200712.164
Cites per document200810.396
Cites per document200910.534
Cites per document201010.353
Cites per document20119.216
Cites per document201210.015
Cites per document201310.450
Cites per document201410.482
Cites per document20159.573
Cites per document20169.149
Cites per document20178.951
Cites per document20189.063
Cites per document20199.516
% 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 documents199921
Non-citable documents200030
Non-citable documents200141
Non-citable documents200233
Non-citable documents200346
Non-citable documents200456
Non-citable documents200573
Non-citable documents200671
Non-citable documents200767
Non-citable documents200873
Non-citable documents200970
Non-citable documents201072
Non-citable documents201153
Non-citable documents201249
Non-citable documents201345
Non-citable documents201485
Non-citable documents2015109
Non-citable documents2016133
Non-citable documents2017131
Non-citable documents2018168
Non-citable documents2019206
Citable documents1999513
Citable documents2000523
Citable documents2001541
Citable documents2002593
Citable documents2003656
Citable documents2004686
Citable documents2005744
Citable documents2006741
Citable documents2007782
Citable documents2008790
Citable documents2009788
Citable documents2010817
Citable documents2011841
Citable documents2012920
Citable documents2013961
Citable documents20141017
Citable documents20151014
Citable documents2016925
Citable documents2017738
Citable documents2018600
Citable documents2019523
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 documents199925
Uncited documents200040
Uncited documents200152
Uncited documents200255
Uncited documents200356
Uncited documents200460
Uncited documents200560
Uncited documents200664
Uncited documents200758
Uncited documents200867
Uncited documents200981
Uncited documents2010101
Uncited documents201197
Uncited documents2012120
Uncited documents2013103
Uncited documents2014126
Uncited documents2015131
Uncited documents2016143
Uncited documents2017133
Uncited documents2018163
Uncited documents2019190
Cited documents1999509
Cited documents2000513
Cited documents2001530
Cited documents2002571
Cited documents2003646
Cited documents2004682
Cited documents2005757
Cited documents2006748
Cited documents2007791
Cited documents2008796
Cited documents2009777
Cited documents2010788
Cited documents2011797
Cited documents2012849
Cited documents2013903
Cited documents2014976
Cited documents2015992
Cited documents2016915
Cited documents2017736
Cited documents2018605
Cited documents2019539
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