Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Academic Press Inc.



Publication type



10959327, 10447431





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Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience publishes original research of high significance covering all aspects of neurosciences indicated by the broadest interpretation of the journal's title. In particular, the journal focuses on synaptic maintenance, de- and re-organization, neuron-glia communication, and de-/regenerative neurobiology. In addition, studies using animal models of disease with translational prospects and experimental approaches with backward validation of disease signatures from human patients are welcome. Furthermore, since rapid peer-review and publication of such research is of paramount importance, extended cycles of article revision and re-review will not be entered into; it is anticipated that authors will fully address all referees' comments during the course of a single revision of their original manuscript. 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.

Cell Biology1999Q1
Cell Biology2000Q1
Cell Biology2001Q1
Cell Biology2002Q1
Cell Biology2003Q1
Cell Biology2004Q1
Cell Biology2005Q1
Cell Biology2006Q1
Cell Biology2007Q1
Cell Biology2008Q1
Cell Biology2009Q1
Cell Biology2010Q1
Cell Biology2011Q1
Cell Biology2012Q1
Cell Biology2013Q1
Cell Biology2014Q1
Cell Biology2015Q1
Cell Biology2016Q1
Cell Biology2017Q2
Cell Biology2018Q2
Cell Biology2019Q2
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience1999Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2000Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2001Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2002Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2003Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2004Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2005Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2006Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2007Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2008Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2009Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2010Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2011Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2012Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2013Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2014Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2015Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2016Q2
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2017Q2
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2018Q2
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2019Q2
Molecular Biology1999Q1
Molecular Biology2000Q1
Molecular Biology2001Q1
Molecular Biology2002Q1
Molecular Biology2003Q1
Molecular Biology2004Q1
Molecular Biology2005Q1
Molecular Biology2006Q1
Molecular Biology2007Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q1
Molecular Biology2009Q1
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1
Molecular Biology2017Q2
Molecular Biology2018Q2
Molecular Biology2019Q2

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)19996.175
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20006.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20015.753
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20025.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20035.098
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.853
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.962
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.721
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.112
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.360
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.037
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.178
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.027
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.016
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.295
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.384
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19996.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20005.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20015.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20025.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.843
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.047
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.051
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.257
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.191
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.391
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.303
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.204
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19995.395
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20005.891
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20015.651
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.726
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.451
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.986
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.332
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.838
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.240
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.483
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.551
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.915
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.201
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 Cites199958
Self Cites200058
Self Cites200154
Self Cites200268
Self Cites2003108
Self Cites200480
Self Cites2005103
Self Cites200669
Self Cites200762
Self Cites200858
Self Cites200950
Self Cites201031
Self Cites201138
Self Cites201228
Self Cites201326
Self Cites201415
Self Cites201519
Self Cites201614
Self Cites201715
Self Cites201812
Self Cites20198
Total Cites19991167
Total Cites20001187
Total Cites20011394
Total Cites20021665
Total Cites20031884
Total Cites20042088
Total Cites20052395
Total Cites20062703
Total Cites20072260
Total Cites20082128
Total Cites20091995
Total Cites20102017
Total Cites20111823
Total Cites20121716
Total Cites20131408
Total Cites20141426
Total Cites20151140
Total Cites20161171
Total Cites2017902
Total Cites2018981
Total Cites2019974
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 document19995.868
External Cites per document20005.617
External Cites per document20015.583
External Cites per document20025.102
External Cites per document20034.566
External Cites per document20044.192
External Cites per document20054.630
External Cites per document20065.046
External Cites per document20074.677
External Cites per document20084.349
External Cites per document20093.945
External Cites per document20104.061
External Cites per document20113.967
External Cites per document20124.220
External Cites per document20133.949
External Cites per document20144.212
External Cites per document20154.121
External Cites per document20164.103
External Cites per document20173.335
External Cites per document20183.263
External Cites per document20193.178
Cites per document19996.175
Cites per document20005.905
Cites per document20015.808
Cites per document20025.319
Cites per document20034.843
Cites per document20044.359
Cites per document20054.838
Cites per document20065.178
Cites per document20074.809
Cites per document20084.471
Cites per document20094.047
Cites per document20104.125
Cites per document20114.051
Cites per document20124.290
Cites per document20134.023
Cites per document20144.257
Cites per document20154.191
Cites per document20164.152
Cites per document20173.391
Cites per document20183.303
Cites per document20193.204
% 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 documents19995
Non-citable documents20004
Non-citable documents20014
Non-citable documents20024
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20055
Non-citable documents200610
Non-citable documents200713
Non-citable documents200812
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents201810
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents1999189
Citable documents2000201
Citable documents2001240
Citable documents2002313
Citable documents2003389
Citable documents2004479
Citable documents2005495
Citable documents2006522
Citable documents2007470
Citable documents2008476
Citable documents2009493
Citable documents2010489
Citable documents2011450
Citable documents2012400
Citable documents2013350
Citable documents2014335
Citable documents2015272
Citable documents2016282
Citable documents2017266
Citable documents2018297
Citable documents2019304
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 documents199916
Uncited documents200018
Uncited documents200123
Uncited documents200228
Uncited documents200333
Uncited documents200444
Uncited documents200542
Uncited documents200648
Uncited documents200741
Uncited documents200839
Uncited documents200942
Uncited documents201041
Uncited documents201151
Uncited documents201246
Uncited documents201337
Uncited documents201440
Uncited documents201528
Uncited documents201635
Uncited documents201734
Uncited documents201839
Uncited documents201948
Cited documents1999178
Cited documents2000187
Cited documents2001221
Cited documents2002289
Cited documents2003360
Cited documents2004440
Cited documents2005458
Cited documents2006484
Cited documents2007442
Cited documents2008449
Cited documents2009458
Cited documents2010449
Cited documents2011404
Cited documents2012361
Cited documents2013321
Cited documents2014303
Cited documents2015249
Cited documents2016256
Cited documents2017239
Cited documents2018268
Cited documents2019263
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