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Molecular Cell

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
PublisherCell Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN10972765, 10974164
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
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

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)199913.870
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200015.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200115.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200215.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200315.559
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200415.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200514.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200613.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200712.793
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200811.807
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200913.057
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201013.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201113.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201213.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201313.678
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201413.768
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201512.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201613.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201712.801
Cites / Doc. (3 years)199913.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200015.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200115.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200216.594
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200315.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200415.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200514.008
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200613.454
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200712.572
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200811.753
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200913.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201013.193
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201112.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201213.388
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201313.979
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201412.863
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201513.118
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201613.369
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201712.765
Cites / Doc. (2 years)199913.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200015.770
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200116.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200216.086
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200314.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200414.723
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200513.678
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200612.724
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200711.970
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200811.642
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200913.390
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201012.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201112.248
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201213.371
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201312.540
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201412.591
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201513.307
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201613.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201711.927
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 Cites2001252
Self Cites2002278
Self Cites2003379
Self Cites2004431
Self Cites2005492
Self Cites2006426
Self Cites2007459
Self Cites2008431
Self Cites2009519
Self Cites2010477
Self Cites2011397
Self Cites2012413
Self Cites2013468
Self Cites2014400
Self Cites2015391
Self Cites2016442
Self Cites2017452
Total Cites19993620
Total Cites20007204
Total Cites200110922
Total Cites200211732
Total Cites200312522
Total Cites200413524
Total Cites200513896
Total Cites200613844
Total Cites200713364
Total Cites200812458
Total Cites200914218
Total Cites201014248
Total Cites201114118
Total Cites201214954
Total Cites201315517
Total Cites201413969
Total Cites201514167
Total Cites201614759
Total Cites201714412
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 document199913.559
External Cites per document200015.500
External Cites per document200115.554
External Cites per document200216.201
External Cites per document200314.863
External Cites per document200414.613
External Cites per document200513.512
External Cites per document200613.040
External Cites per document200712.140
External Cites per document200811.346
External Cites per document200912.779
External Cites per document201012.751
External Cites per document201112.462
External Cites per document201213.018
External Cites per document201313.558
External Cites per document201412.494
External Cites per document201512.756
External Cites per document201612.968
External Cites per document201712.365
Cites per document199913.870
Cites per document200015.868
Cites per document200115.921
Cites per document200216.594
Cites per document200315.327
Cites per document200415.094
Cites per document200514.008
Cites per document200613.454
Cites per document200712.572
Cites per document200811.753
Cites per document200913.263
Cites per document201013.193
Cites per document201112.823
Cites per document201213.388
Cites per document201313.979
Cites per document201412.863
Cites per document201513.118
Cites per document201613.369
Cites per document201712.765
% 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 documents200316
Non-citable documents200422
Non-citable documents200525
Non-citable documents200630
Non-citable documents200729
Non-citable documents200828
Non-citable documents200919
Non-citable documents201013
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents201216
Non-citable documents201326
Non-citable documents201436
Non-citable documents201551
Non-citable documents201659
Non-citable documents201773
Citable documents1999261
Citable documents2000454
Citable documents2001686
Citable documents2002707
Citable documents2003817
Citable documents2004896
Citable documents2005992
Citable documents20061029
Citable documents20071063
Citable documents20081060
Citable documents20091072
Citable documents20101080
Citable documents20111101
Citable documents20121117
Citable documents20131110
Citable documents20141086
Citable documents20151080
Citable documents20161104
Citable documents20171129
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 documents199945
Uncited documents200039
Uncited documents200154
Uncited documents200221
Uncited documents200348
Uncited documents200451
Uncited documents200576
Uncited documents200677
Uncited documents200774
Uncited documents200883
Uncited documents200985
Uncited documents201089
Uncited documents2011111
Uncited documents2012129
Uncited documents2013142
Uncited documents2014137
Uncited documents2015145
Uncited documents2016125
Uncited documents2017149
Cited documents1999217
Cited documents2000420
Cited documents2001639
Cited documents2002698
Cited documents2003785
Cited documents2004867
Cited documents2005941
Cited documents2006982
Cited documents20071018
Cited documents20081005
Cited documents20091006
Cited documents20101004
Cited documents20111001
Cited documents20121004
Cited documents2013994
Cited documents2014985
Cited documents2015986
Cited documents20161038
Cited documents20171053
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