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Trends in Plant Science



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

Subject Area and Category


Elsevier Ltd.



Publication type



13601385, 18784372





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Trends in Plant Science is the original and leading monthly review journal in plant science (Journal metrics: IF 5-year 14.017 | IF 2018 14.006 | Citescore2018 9.62), featuring broad coverage of basic plant science, from molecular biology through to ecology. Succinct and readable Reviews and Opinions on basic research topics provide instant overviews of current thinking and new developments in plant biology. Aimed at researchers, students and teachers, our articles are always authoritative, and are written by both leaders in the field and rising stars. 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.

Plant Science1999Q1
Plant Science2000Q1
Plant Science2001Q1
Plant Science2002Q1
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
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)19996.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20006.768
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20016.899
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20027.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20037.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20047.821
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20058.830
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20069.206
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200710.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200811.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200911.927
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201012.256
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201112.642
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201214.415
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201317.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201416.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201514.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201612.268
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201711.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201811.627
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201911.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19996.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20007.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20016.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20027.967
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20038.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20047.787
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20059.126
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20068.993
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200711.245
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200810.864
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200911.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201012.008
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201112.849
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201214.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201317.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201415.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201513.137
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201610.831
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201710.938
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201810.684
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201911.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19996.205
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20006.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20017.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20027.855
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20037.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20047.705
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20058.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20069.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200710.962
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200810.781
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200911.142
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201011.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201112.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201214.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201314.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201413.693
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201511.575
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201610.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.550
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201810.194
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201910.004
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 Cites199957
Self Cites200065
Self Cites200168
Self Cites200266
Self Cites200390
Self Cites200484
Self Cites200564
Self Cites200681
Self Cites200764
Self Cites200877
Self Cites200985
Self Cites201077
Self Cites201180
Self Cites201278
Self Cites201370
Self Cites201463
Self Cites201568
Self Cites201664
Self Cites201794
Self Cites201888
Self Cites201973
Total Cites19991713
Total Cites20002107
Total Cites20012156
Total Cites20022621
Total Cites20032714
Total Cites20042671
Total Cites20052893
Total Cites20062761
Total Cites20073171
Total Cites20082868
Total Cites20093045
Total Cites20103050
Total Cites20113328
Total Cites20123623
Total Cites20134412
Total Cites20143997
Total Cites20153547
Total Cites20163195
Total Cites20173522
Total Cites20183750
Total Cites20194053
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 document19995.957
External Cites per document20006.784
External Cites per document20016.650
External Cites per document20027.766
External Cites per document20037.880
External Cites per document20047.542
External Cites per document20058.924
External Cites per document20068.730
External Cites per document200711.018
External Cites per document200810.572
External Cites per document200911.429
External Cites per document201011.705
External Cites per document201112.541
External Cites per document201214.067
External Cites per document201316.961
External Cites per document201415.015
External Cites per document201512.885
External Cites per document201610.614
External Cites per document201710.646
External Cites per document201810.433
External Cites per document201910.904
Cites per document19996.162
Cites per document20007.000
Cites per document20016.866
Cites per document20027.967
Cites per document20038.150
Cites per document20047.787
Cites per document20059.126
Cites per document20068.993
Cites per document200711.245
Cites per document200810.864
Cites per document200911.757
Cites per document201012.008
Cites per document201112.849
Cites per document201214.377
Cites per document201317.234
Cites per document201415.256
Cites per document201513.137
Cites per document201610.831
Cites per document201710.938
Cites per document201810.684
Cites per document201911.104
% 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 documents200042
Non-citable documents200153
Non-citable documents200296
Non-citable documents2003118
Non-citable documents2004101
Non-citable documents200563
Non-citable documents200624
Non-citable documents200737
Non-citable documents200841
Non-citable documents200938
Non-citable documents201033
Non-citable documents201126
Non-citable documents201223
Non-citable documents201312
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201542
Non-citable documents201650
Non-citable documents201761
Non-citable documents201830
Non-citable documents201920
Citable documents1999278
Citable documents2000301
Citable documents2001314
Citable documents2002329
Citable documents2003333
Citable documents2004343
Citable documents2005317
Citable documents2006307
Citable documents2007282
Citable documents2008264
Citable documents2009259
Citable documents2010254
Citable documents2011259
Citable documents2012252
Citable documents2013256
Citable documents2014262
Citable documents2015270
Citable documents2016295
Citable documents2017322
Citable documents2018351
Citable documents2019365
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 documents199974
Uncited documents200081
Uncited documents200180
Uncited documents2002118
Uncited documents2003139
Uncited documents2004133
Uncited documents200568
Uncited documents200629
Uncited documents200726
Uncited documents200816
Uncited documents200911
Uncited documents201013
Uncited documents201110
Uncited documents20128
Uncited documents201311
Uncited documents201413
Uncited documents201529
Uncited documents201638
Uncited documents201754
Uncited documents201842
Uncited documents201934
Cited documents1999225
Cited documents2000262
Cited documents2001287
Cited documents2002307
Cited documents2003312
Cited documents2004311
Cited documents2005312
Cited documents2006302
Cited documents2007293
Cited documents2008289
Cited documents2009286
Cited documents2010274
Cited documents2011275
Cited documents2012267
Cited documents2013257
Cited documents2014259
Cited documents2015283
Cited documents2016307
Cited documents2017329
Cited documents2018339
Cited documents2019351
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