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Molecular Cell

Country United States  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Publisher Cell Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN10974164, 10972765
Scope Molecular Cell is a companion to Cell, the leading journal of biology and the highest-impact journal in the world. Launched in December 1997 and published monthly, Molecular Cell defines the field of molecular biology with a relatively small number of significant papers, up to 15 articles per issue. Coverage will extend from structure to human diseases, concentrating on molecular analyses. Topics that will be represented in the first issues include gene expression, RNA processing, replication, recombination and repair, structure, chaperones, receptors, signal transduction, cell cycle, and tumorigenesis.


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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.

Cell Biology1999Q1
Cell Biology2000Q1
Cell Biology2001Q1
Cell Biology2002Q1
Cell Biology2003Q1
Cell Biology2004Q1
Cell Biology2005Q1
Cell Biology2006Q1
Cell Biology2007Q1
Cell Biology2008Q1
Cell Biology2009Q1
Cell Biology2010Q1
Cell Biology2011Q1
Cell Biology2012Q1
Cell Biology2013Q1
Cell Biology2014Q1
Cell Biology2015Q1
Cell Biology2016Q1
Cell Biology2017Q1
Cell Biology2018Q1
Cell Biology2019Q1
Molecular Biology1999Q1
Molecular Biology2000Q1
Molecular Biology2001Q1
Molecular Biology2002Q1
Molecular Biology2003Q1
Molecular Biology2004Q1
Molecular Biology2005Q1
Molecular Biology2006Q1
Molecular Biology2007Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q1
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)199917.812
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200018.175
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200117.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200216.906
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200315.664
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200415.612
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200514.213
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200613.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200713.040
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200812.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200913.380
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201013.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201113.428
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201213.718
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201313.798
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201413.854
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201512.929
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201613.236
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201713.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201813.047
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201913.101
Cites / Doc. (3 years)199917.812
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200018.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200117.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200216.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200315.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200415.193
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200514.160
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200613.612
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200712.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200812.009
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200913.627
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201013.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201112.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201213.539
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201314.066
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201412.903
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201513.117
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201613.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201713.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201812.704
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201912.770
Cites / Doc. (2 years)199917.812
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200018.155
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200116.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200216.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200314.568
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200414.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200513.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200612.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200712.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200811.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200913.730
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201012.398
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201112.396
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201213.503
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201312.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201412.637
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201513.298
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201613.290
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201712.335
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201812.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201912.614
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 Cites199981
Self Cites2000167
Self Cites2001256
Self Cites2002281
Self Cites2003381
Self Cites2004431
Self Cites2005488
Self Cites2006422
Self Cites2007459
Self Cites2008430
Self Cites2009519
Self Cites2010477
Self Cites2011397
Self Cites2012413
Self Cites2013468
Self Cites2014400
Self Cites2015391
Self Cites2016442
Self Cites2017452
Self Cites2018496
Self Cites2019580
Total Cites19993598
Total Cites20007179
Total Cites200110919
Total Cites200211774
Total Cites200312590
Total Cites200413537
Total Cites200513933
Total Cites200613871
Total Cites200713429
Total Cites200812429
Total Cites200914267
Total Cites201014296
Total Cites201114116
Total Cites201214988
Total Cites201315529
Total Cites201413987
Total Cites201514153
Total Cites201615003
Total Cites201714927
Total Cites201814521
Total Cites201914647
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 document199917.411
External Cites per document200017.752
External Cites per document200117.006
External Cites per document200216.233
External Cites per document200314.962
External Cites per document200414.709
External Cites per document200513.664
External Cites per document200613.198
External Cites per document200712.376
External Cites per document200811.593
External Cites per document200913.131
External Cites per document201013.049
External Cites per document201112.609
External Cites per document201213.166
External Cites per document201313.642
External Cites per document201412.534
External Cites per document201512.754
External Cites per document201613.189
External Cites per document201712.821
External Cites per document201812.270
External Cites per document201912.264
Cites per document199917.812
Cites per document200018.175
Cites per document200117.415
Cites per document200216.630
Cites per document200315.429
Cites per document200415.193
Cites per document200514.160
Cites per document200613.612
Cites per document200712.814
Cites per document200812.009
Cites per document200913.627
Cites per document201013.500
Cites per document201112.974
Cites per document201213.539
Cites per document201314.066
Cites per document201412.903
Cites per document201513.117
Cites per document201613.590
Cites per document201713.221
Cites per document201812.704
Cites per document201912.770
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20005
Non-citable documents20017
Non-citable documents200212
Non-citable documents200318
Non-citable documents200427
Non-citable documents200532
Non-citable documents200639
Non-citable documents200744
Non-citable documents200853
Non-citable documents200944
Non-citable documents201034
Non-citable documents201123
Non-citable documents201224
Non-citable documents201330
Non-citable documents201437
Non-citable documents201548
Non-citable documents201655
Non-citable documents201770
Non-citable documents201859
Non-citable documents201958
Citable documents1999202
Citable documents2000395
Citable documents2001627
Citable documents2002708
Citable documents2003816
Citable documents2004891
Citable documents2005984
Citable documents20061019
Citable documents20071048
Citable documents20081035
Citable documents20091047
Citable documents20101059
Citable documents20111088
Citable documents20121107
Citable documents20131104
Citable documents20141084
Citable documents20151079
Citable documents20161104
Citable documents20171129
Citable documents20181143
Citable documents20191147
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 documents19996
Uncited documents20009
Uncited documents200117
Uncited documents200221
Uncited documents200348
Uncited documents200451
Uncited documents200575
Uncited documents200677
Uncited documents200774
Uncited documents200883
Uncited documents200984
Uncited documents201089
Uncited documents2011110
Uncited documents2012127
Uncited documents2013141
Uncited documents2014136
Uncited documents2015146
Uncited documents2016120
Uncited documents2017147
Uncited documents2018138
Uncited documents2019131
Cited documents1999197
Cited documents2000391
Cited documents2001617
Cited documents2002699
Cited documents2003786
Cited documents2004867
Cited documents2005941
Cited documents2006981
Cited documents20071018
Cited documents20081005
Cited documents20091007
Cited documents20101004
Cited documents20111001
Cited documents20121004
Cited documents2013993
Cited documents2014985
Cited documents2015981
Cited documents20161039
Cited documents20171052
Cited documents20181064
Cited documents20191074
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