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Nature Reviews Neuroscience


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Nature Publishing Group



Publication type



14710048, 1471003X





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Neuroscience is the archetypal multidisciplinary science encompassing a variety of fields that share the common goal of attempting to provide a complete understanding of the structure and function of the central nervous system. A series of advances in molecular, developmental and cognitive neuroscience, stimulated by the advent of powerful new experimental techniques and theoretical approaches, have now rendered some of the most enduring neurobiological questions increasingly tractable. This explosion of knowledge has in turn created a need for new tools to efficiently organize and communicate this information. Nature Reviews Neuroscience covers the breadth and depth of modern neuroscience by providing an authoritative, accessible, topical, and engaging first port of call for scientists who are interested in all aspects of neuroscience. Subjects Covered Cellular and molecular neuroscience Development of the nervous system Sensory, motor systems and behaviour Regulatory systems Higher cognition and language Computational neuroscience Disorders of the brain. 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.

Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2019Q1

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)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20018.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20028.099
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20039.617
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20049.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20059.653
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20069.938
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200711.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200812.469
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200913.733
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201015.609
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201116.740
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201219.666
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201320.655
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201423.134
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201527.015
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201627.747
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201734.359
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201832.562
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201929.372
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20018.097
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20028.099
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20039.617
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20048.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20059.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20069.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200711.707
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200812.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200913.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201015.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201116.114
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201220.227
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201319.503
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201424.788
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201524.284
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201632.495
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201731.485
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201831.113
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201926.841
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20018.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20028.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20038.877
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20047.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20057.843
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20069.819
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200711.151
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200812.336
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200912.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201014.036
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201115.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201219.838
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201319.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201420.847
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201530.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201627.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201729.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201827.790
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201922.865
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 Cites20000
Self Cites200146
Self Cites200291
Self Cites2003123
Self Cites2004124
Self Cites2005118
Self Cites200668
Self Cites200770
Self Cites200883
Self Cites200957
Self Cites201084
Self Cites201164
Self Cites201270
Self Cites201347
Self Cites201436
Self Cites201547
Self Cites201650
Self Cites201734
Self Cites201827
Self Cites201928
Total Cites20000
Total Cites2001251
Total Cites20022211
Total Cites20034751
Total Cites20045973
Total Cites20055905
Total Cites20065997
Total Cites20076802
Total Cites20087092
Total Cites20097316
Total Cites20107780
Total Cites20117896
Total Cites20127565
Total Cites20136865
Total Cites20146792
Total Cites20156751
Total Cites20166824
Total Cites20176360
Total Cites20186596
Total Cites20195744
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 document20000
External Cites per document20016.613
External Cites per document20027.766
External Cites per document20039.368
External Cites per document20048.356
External Cites per document20058.849
External Cites per document20069.337
External Cites per document200711.587
External Cites per document200812.405
External Cites per document200913.518
External Cites per document201014.857
External Cites per document201115.984
External Cites per document201220.040
External Cites per document201319.369
External Cites per document201424.657
External Cites per document201524.115
External Cites per document201632.257
External Cites per document201731.317
External Cites per document201830.986
External Cites per document201926.710
Cites per document20000.000
Cites per document20018.097
Cites per document20028.099
Cites per document20039.617
Cites per document20048.533
Cites per document20059.029
Cites per document20069.444
Cites per document200711.707
Cites per document200812.552
Cites per document200913.624
Cites per document201015.019
Cites per document201116.114
Cites per document201220.227
Cites per document201319.503
Cites per document201424.788
Cites per document201524.284
Cites per document201632.495
Cites per document201731.485
Cites per document201831.113
Cites per document201926.841
% 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 documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20025
Non-citable documents200319
Non-citable documents200434
Non-citable documents200542
Non-citable documents200640
Non-citable documents200744
Non-citable documents200859
Non-citable documents200976
Non-citable documents201090
Non-citable documents201189
Non-citable documents2012174
Non-citable documents2013227
Non-citable documents2014291
Non-citable documents2015264
Non-citable documents2016243
Non-citable documents2017223
Non-citable documents2018195
Non-citable documents2019195
Citable documents20000
Citable documents200131
Citable documents2002273
Citable documents2003494
Citable documents2004700
Citable documents2005654
Citable documents2006635
Citable documents2007581
Citable documents2008565
Citable documents2009537
Citable documents2010518
Citable documents2011490
Citable documents2012374
Citable documents2013352
Citable documents2014274
Citable documents2015278
Citable documents2016210
Citable documents2017202
Citable documents2018212
Citable documents2019214
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 documents20000
Uncited documents20016
Uncited documents2002163
Uncited documents2003310
Uncited documents2004477
Uncited documents2005446
Uncited documents2006432
Uncited documents2007381
Uncited documents2008391
Uncited documents2009378
Uncited documents2010375
Uncited documents2011340
Uncited documents2012321
Uncited documents2013362
Uncited documents2014339
Uncited documents2015306
Uncited documents2016219
Uncited documents2017200
Uncited documents2018198
Uncited documents2019213
Cited documents20000
Cited documents200125
Cited documents2002115
Cited documents2003203
Cited documents2004257
Cited documents2005250
Cited documents2006243
Cited documents2007244
Cited documents2008233
Cited documents2009235
Cited documents2010233
Cited documents2011239
Cited documents2012227
Cited documents2013217
Cited documents2014226
Cited documents2015236
Cited documents2016234
Cited documents2017225
Cited documents2018209
Cited documents2019196
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