Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Molecular Plant


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Cell Press



Publication type



16742052, 17529867





How to publish in this journal


Molecular Plant is dedicated to serving the plant science community by publishing novel and exciting findings with high significance in plant biology. The journal focuses broadly on cellular biology, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, development, plant-microbe interaction, genomics, bioinformatics, and molecular evolution. Molecular Plant publishes original Research Articles, Reviews, Letters to the Editor, and Spotlights on the most important developments in plant biology. Please see our Information for Authors for details. Other categories of papers, such as Perspective and Meeting Report, can also be considered. 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.

Molecular Biology2009Q2
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1
Molecular Biology2017Q1
Molecular Biology2018Q1
Molecular Biology2019Q1
Plant Science2009Q1
Plant Science2010Q1
Plant Science2011Q1
Plant Science2012Q1
Plant Science2013Q1
Plant Science2014Q1
Plant Science2015Q1
Plant Science2016Q1
Plant Science2017Q1
Plant Science2018Q1
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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.933
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.547
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.836
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20137.562
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.845
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.774
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201810.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201912.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.803
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20127.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20137.738
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.535
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.142
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20168.269
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.557
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201810.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201911.332
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20116.015
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20127.153
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20137.436
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.405
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.207
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20178.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20189.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201911.631
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20094
Self Cites201084
Self Cites2011148
Self Cites2012165
Self Cites2013112
Self Cites2014108
Self Cites201579
Self Cites2016100
Self Cites201767
Self Cites2018131
Self Cites2019129
Total Cites20080
Total Cites2009261
Total Cites2010914
Total Cites20111648
Total Cites20122052
Total Cites20132275
Total Cites20142675
Total Cites20152714
Total Cites20163225
Total Cites20173226
Total Cites20183897
Total Cites20194125
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 document20080
External Cites per document20092.888
External Cites per document20104.129
External Cites per document20115.282
External Cites per document20126.552
External Cites per document20137.357
External Cites per document20147.231
External Cites per document20156.934
External Cites per document20168.013
External Cites per document20178.379
External Cites per document201810.070
External Cites per document201910.978
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20092.933
Cites per document20104.547
Cites per document20115.803
Cites per document20127.125
Cites per document20137.738
Cites per document20147.535
Cites per document20157.142
Cites per document20168.269
Cites per document20178.557
Cites per document201810.420
Cites per document201911.332
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents201011
Non-citable documents201114
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents201323
Non-citable documents201461
Non-citable documents2015114
Non-citable documents2016148
Non-citable documents2017156
Non-citable documents2018154
Non-citable documents2019128
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200989
Citable documents2010201
Citable documents2011284
Citable documents2012288
Citable documents2013294
Citable documents2014355
Citable documents2015380
Citable documents2016390
Citable documents2017377
Citable documents2018374
Citable documents2019364
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 documents20080
Uncited documents200919
Uncited documents201026
Uncited documents201123
Uncited documents201216
Uncited documents201317
Uncited documents201433
Uncited documents201546
Uncited documents201656
Uncited documents201761
Uncited documents201853
Uncited documents201945
Cited documents20080
Cited documents200974
Cited documents2010186
Cited documents2011275
Cited documents2012282
Cited documents2013300
Cited documents2014383
Cited documents2015448
Cited documents2016482
Cited documents2017472
Cited documents2018475
Cited documents2019447
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