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BMC Plant Biologyopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Plant Science
PublisherBioMed Central
Publication typeJournals
Scope BMC Plant Biology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of plant biology, including molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and whole organism research. BMC Plant Biology (ISSN 1471-2229) is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed, MEDLINE, BIOSIS, CAS, EMBASE, Scopus, Agricola, FSTA, Thomson Reuters (ISI) and Google Scholar.


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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.

Plant Science2002Q4
Plant Science2003Q1
Plant Science2004Q1
Plant Science2005Q1
Plant Science2006Q1
Plant Science2007Q1
Plant Science2008Q1
Plant Science2009Q1
Plant Science2010Q1
Plant Science2011Q1
Plant Science2012Q1
Plant Science2013Q1
Plant Science2014Q1
Plant Science2015Q1
Plant Science2016Q1
Plant Science2017Q1

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)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.678
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.554
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.688
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.638
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.990
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.440
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.605
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.544
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.631
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.514
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.407
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.395
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.098
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.669
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.322
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.702
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.394
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.343
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.116
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.495
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.480
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.994
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.881
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 Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20043
Self Cites20052
Self Cites20065
Self Cites20074
Self Cites200829
Self Cites200960
Self Cites2010109
Self Cites2011125
Self Cites2012156
Self Cites2013110
Self Cites2014171
Self Cites2015181
Self Cites2016125
Self Cites2017113
Total Cites20010
Total Cites20021
Total Cites200329
Total Cites200463
Total Cites2005155
Total Cites2006202
Total Cites2007321
Total Cites2008534
Total Cites20091079
Total Cites20101589
Total Cites20112534
Total Cites20123372
Total Cites20133823
Total Cites20143339
Total Cites20153969
Total Cites20164055
Total Cites20174184
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 document20010
External Cites per document20020.333
External Cites per document20032.000
External Cites per document20042.500
External Cites per document20053.558
External Cites per document20063.456
External Cites per document20074.013
External Cites per document20084.073
External Cites per document20094.373
External Cites per document20104.205
External Cites per document20114.190
External Cites per document20125.146
External Cites per document20135.171
External Cites per document20144.837
External Cites per document20154.456
External Cites per document20164.194
External Cites per document20174.206
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20020.333
Cites per document20032.071
Cites per document20042.625
Cites per document20053.605
Cites per document20063.544
Cites per document20074.063
Cites per document20084.306
Cites per document20094.631
Cites per document20104.514
Cites per document20114.407
Cites per document20125.395
Cites per document20135.325
Cites per document20145.098
Cites per document20154.669
Cites per document20164.328
Cites per document20174.322
% 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 documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20179
Citable documents20010
Citable documents20023
Citable documents200314
Citable documents200424
Citable documents200543
Citable documents200657
Citable documents200779
Citable documents2008124
Citable documents2009233
Citable documents2010352
Citable documents2011575
Citable documents2012625
Citable documents2013718
Citable documents2014655
Citable documents2015850
Citable documents2016937
Citable documents2017968
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 documents20010
Uncited documents20022
Uncited documents20033
Uncited documents20044
Uncited documents20058
Uncited documents200611
Uncited documents20078
Uncited documents200815
Uncited documents200919
Uncited documents201032
Uncited documents201159
Uncited documents201238
Uncited documents201345
Uncited documents201454
Uncited documents201565
Uncited documents2016107
Uncited documents2017104
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20021
Cited documents200311
Cited documents200420
Cited documents200535
Cited documents200646
Cited documents200771
Cited documents2008109
Cited documents2009214
Cited documents2010321
Cited documents2011518
Cited documents2012590
Cited documents2013676
Cited documents2014605
Cited documents2015789
Cited documents2016836
Cited documents2017873
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