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Briefings in Bioinformatics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Oxford University Press



Publication type



14774054, 14675463





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Briefings in Bioinformatics is an international forum for researchers and educators in the life sciences. The journal will also be of interest to mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists who apply their work to biological problems. The journal publishes reviews for the users of databases and analytical tools of contemporary genetics, molecular and systems biology and is unique in providing practical help and guidance to the non-specialist in computerized methodology. Papers range in scope and depth, from the introductory level to specific details of protocols and analyses encompassing bacterial, plant, fungal, animal and human data. Detailed subject areas covered by the journal include: genetic studies of phenotypes and genotypes, mapping, DNA sequencing, expression profiling, gene expression studies, microarrays, alignment methods, protein profiles and HMMs, lipids, metabolic and signalling pathways, structure determination and function prediction, phylogenetic studies and education and training. 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.

Information Systems2001Q2
Information Systems2002Q2
Information Systems2003Q1
Information Systems2004Q1
Information Systems2005Q1
Information Systems2006Q1
Information Systems2007Q1
Information Systems2008Q1
Information Systems2009Q1
Information Systems2010Q1
Information Systems2011Q1
Information Systems2012Q1
Information Systems2013Q1
Information Systems2014Q1
Information Systems2015Q1
Information Systems2016Q1
Information Systems2017Q1
Information Systems2018Q1
Information Systems2019Q1
Molecular Biology2001Q4
Molecular Biology2002Q3
Molecular Biology2003Q2
Molecular Biology2004Q2
Molecular Biology2005Q1
Molecular Biology2006Q1
Molecular Biology2007Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q2
Molecular Biology2009Q1
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1
Molecular Biology2017Q1
Molecular Biology2018Q1
Molecular Biology2019Q1

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)20010.909
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.705
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200612.082
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200720.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200821.492
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20098.245
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20108.984
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201110.351
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20129.814
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.942
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.004
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.013
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.206
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20197.292
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.909
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.705
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.728
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20056.220
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200614.523
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200726.551
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20086.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20098.705
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20109.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201111.419
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20127.018
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.122
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.235
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.569
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20197.461
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.909
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.705
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.094
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.807
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200621.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20086.059
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20098.963
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201010.087
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20116.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.863
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.917
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.569
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.950
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.818
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20197.277
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 Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20059
Self Cites200618
Self Cites200716
Self Cites200824
Self Cites200952
Self Cites201018
Self Cites201124
Self Cites201222
Self Cites201375
Self Cites201439
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201646
Self Cites201758
Self Cites201854
Self Cites201969
Total Cites20000
Total Cites200130
Total Cites2002104
Total Cites2003285
Total Cites2004343
Total Cites2005566
Total Cites20061278
Total Cites20072363
Total Cites2008615
Total Cites2009975
Total Cites20101393
Total Cites20111690
Total Cites20121165
Total Cites2013986
Total Cites20141631
Total Cites20151845
Total Cites20161771
Total Cites20171164
Total Cites20181505
Total Cites20192962
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 document20010.909
External Cites per document20021.705
External Cites per document20033.000
External Cites per document20043.728
External Cites per document20056.121
External Cites per document200614.318
External Cites per document200726.371
External Cites per document20085.970
External Cites per document20098.241
External Cites per document20109.046
External Cites per document201111.257
External Cites per document20126.886
External Cites per document20135.954
External Cites per document20146.952
External Cites per document20157.180
External Cites per document20167.566
External Cites per document20175.292
External Cites per document20185.538
External Cites per document20197.287
Cites per document20000.000
Cites per document20010.909
Cites per document20021.705
Cites per document20033.000
Cites per document20043.728
Cites per document20056.220
Cites per document200614.523
Cites per document200726.551
Cites per document20086.212
Cites per document20098.705
Cites per document20109.164
Cites per document201111.419
Cites per document20127.018
Cites per document20136.444
Cites per document20147.122
Cites per document20157.235
Cites per document20167.768
Cites per document20175.569
Cites per document20185.744
Cites per document20197.461
% 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 documents20012
Non-citable documents20025
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents20047
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents200611
Non-citable documents200712
Non-citable documents200817
Non-citable documents200917
Non-citable documents201016
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201216
Non-citable documents201315
Non-citable documents201412
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents201824
Non-citable documents201922
Citable documents20000
Citable documents200133
Citable documents200261
Citable documents200395
Citable documents200492
Citable documents200591
Citable documents200688
Citable documents200789
Citable documents200899
Citable documents2009112
Citable documents2010152
Citable documents2011148
Citable documents2012166
Citable documents2013153
Citable documents2014229
Citable documents2015255
Citable documents2016228
Citable documents2017209
Citable documents2018262
Citable documents2019397
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 documents200114
Uncited documents200228
Uncited documents200331
Uncited documents200442
Uncited documents200541
Uncited documents200631
Uncited documents200722
Uncited documents200827
Uncited documents200921
Uncited documents201021
Uncited documents201120
Uncited documents201225
Uncited documents201329
Uncited documents201443
Uncited documents201547
Uncited documents201645
Uncited documents201735
Uncited documents201864
Uncited documents201969
Cited documents20000
Cited documents200121
Cited documents200238
Cited documents200370
Cited documents200457
Cited documents200557
Cited documents200668
Cited documents200779
Cited documents200889
Cited documents2009108
Cited documents2010147
Cited documents2011141
Cited documents2012157
Cited documents2013139
Cited documents2014198
Cited documents2015214
Cited documents2016190
Cited documents2017182
Cited documents2018222
Cited documents2019350
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