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Current Opinion in Plant Biology



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

Subject Area and Category


Elsevier Ltd.



Publication type



18790356, 13695266





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The subject of plant biology is divided into themed sections which are reviewed regularly to keep them relevant. Presently they are: Growth and development - Genome studies and molecular genetics (+ Plant biotechnology every other year) - Physiology and metabolism - Biotic interactions - Cell signalling and gene regulation - Cell biology 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)19993.792
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20007.628
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20018.341
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20028.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20038.878
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20049.085
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200510.819
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200611.850
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200712.330
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200810.969
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200911.919
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201011.134
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201110.809
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201210.970
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201311.563
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201410.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.978
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.356
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.972
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20198.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20007.628
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20018.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20029.326
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20038.996
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20049.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200511.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200611.924
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200712.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200810.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200911.677
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201011.220
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201110.753
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201210.874
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201310.930
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20149.811
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20158.423
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20168.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.975
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20188.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20198.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19993.792
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20007.628
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20018.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20029.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20038.887
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20049.396
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200511.560
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200611.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200711.253
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20089.794
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200911.197
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201010.294
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201110.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20129.806
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201310.733
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20148.746
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.921
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20177.719
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20187.789
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20198.543
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 Cites199931
Self Cites200046
Self Cites200173
Self Cites200272
Self Cites200359
Self Cites200491
Self Cites200573
Self Cites2006102
Self Cites200796
Self Cites200888
Self Cites200982
Self Cites201099
Self Cites201175
Self Cites201281
Self Cites201373
Self Cites201472
Self Cites201570
Self Cites201674
Self Cites201774
Self Cites2018109
Self Cites201984
Total Cites1999292
Total Cites20001129
Total Cites20011835
Total Cites20022033
Total Cites20032006
Total Cites20042146
Total Cites20052841
Total Cites20063136
Total Cites20073217
Total Cites20082799
Total Cites20093141
Total Cites20103209
Total Cites20113269
Total Cites20123360
Total Cites20133301
Total Cites20142904
Total Cites20152611
Total Cites20162818
Total Cites20172887
Total Cites20183118
Total Cites20193119
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 document19993.390
External Cites per document20007.318
External Cites per document20018.009
External Cites per document20028.995
External Cites per document20038.731
External Cites per document20048.782
External Cites per document200511.028
External Cites per document200611.536
External Cites per document200711.733
External Cites per document200810.308
External Cites per document200911.372
External Cites per document201010.874
External Cites per document201110.507
External Cites per document201210.612
External Cites per document201310.689
External Cites per document20149.568
External Cites per document20158.197
External Cites per document20168.023
External Cites per document20177.771
External Cites per document20188.045
External Cites per document20198.247
Cites per document19993.792
Cites per document20007.628
Cites per document20018.341
Cites per document20029.326
Cites per document20038.996
Cites per document20049.171
Cites per document200511.319
Cites per document200611.924
Cites per document200712.094
Cites per document200810.643
Cites per document200911.677
Cites per document201011.220
Cites per document201110.753
Cites per document201210.874
Cites per document201310.930
Cites per document20149.811
Cites per document20158.423
Cites per document20168.240
Cites per document20177.975
Cites per document20188.337
Cites per document20198.476
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents200014
Non-citable documents200123
Non-citable documents200228
Non-citable documents200323
Non-citable documents200422
Non-citable documents200527
Non-citable documents200630
Non-citable documents200735
Non-citable documents200831
Non-citable documents200929
Non-citable documents201022
Non-citable documents201121
Non-citable documents201219
Non-citable documents201319
Non-citable documents201419
Non-citable documents201520
Non-citable documents201621
Non-citable documents201720
Non-citable documents201819
Non-citable documents201919
Citable documents199977
Citable documents2000148
Citable documents2001220
Citable documents2002218
Citable documents2003223
Citable documents2004234
Citable documents2005251
Citable documents2006263
Citable documents2007266
Citable documents2008263
Citable documents2009269
Citable documents2010286
Citable documents2011304
Citable documents2012309
Citable documents2013302
Citable documents2014296
Citable documents2015310
Citable documents2016342
Citable documents2017362
Citable documents2018374
Citable documents2019368
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 documents199910
Uncited documents200016
Uncited documents200129
Uncited documents200236
Uncited documents200327
Uncited documents200425
Uncited documents200518
Uncited documents200614
Uncited documents200717
Uncited documents200814
Uncited documents200913
Uncited documents201013
Uncited documents201119
Uncited documents201221
Uncited documents201322
Uncited documents201418
Uncited documents201524
Uncited documents201625
Uncited documents201727
Uncited documents201826
Uncited documents201925
Cited documents199969
Cited documents2000146
Cited documents2001214
Cited documents2002210
Cited documents2003219
Cited documents2004231
Cited documents2005260
Cited documents2006279
Cited documents2007284
Cited documents2008280
Cited documents2009285
Cited documents2010295
Cited documents2011306
Cited documents2012307
Cited documents2013299
Cited documents2014297
Cited documents2015306
Cited documents2016338
Cited documents2017355
Cited documents2018367
Cited documents2019362
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