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Journal of Molecular Evolution

Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14321432, 00222844
Scope Journal of Molecular Evolution covers experimental and theoretical work aimed at deciphering features of molecular evolution and the processes bearing on these features, from the initial formation of macromolecular systems onward. Topics addressed include the evolution of informational macromolecules and their relation to more complex levels of biological organization, up to populations and taxa. This coverage accommodates such subfields as comparative structural and functional genomics, population genetics, the molecular evolution of development, the evolution of gene regulation and gene interaction networks, and in vitro evolution of DNA and RNA.


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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.

Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics1999Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2000Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2001Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2002Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2003Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2004Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2005Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2006Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2007Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2008Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2009Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2010Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2011Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2012Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2013Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2014Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2015Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2016Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2017Q2
Molecular Biology1999Q1
Molecular Biology2000Q1
Molecular Biology2001Q1
Molecular Biology2002Q1
Molecular Biology2003Q1
Molecular Biology2004Q2
Molecular Biology2005Q2
Molecular Biology2006Q2
Molecular Biology2007Q2
Molecular Biology2008Q2
Molecular Biology2009Q2
Molecular Biology2010Q2
Molecular Biology2011Q2
Molecular Biology2012Q2
Molecular Biology2013Q3
Molecular Biology2014Q3
Molecular Biology2015Q3
Molecular Biology2016Q2
Molecular Biology2017Q3

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)19993.818
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.873
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.651
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.713
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.138
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.475
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.114
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.748
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.637
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.705
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.034
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.085
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.818
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.882
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.572
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.031
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.473
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.668
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.561
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.060
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.801
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.776
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.184
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.303
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19993.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.817
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.856
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.225
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.752
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.914
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.293
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.478
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.335
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.968
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.705
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.535
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.354
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 Cites1999176
Self Cites2000122
Self Cites2001129
Self Cites2002120
Self Cites200375
Self Cites200471
Self Cites200583
Self Cites200666
Self Cites200759
Self Cites200854
Self Cites200943
Self Cites201035
Self Cites201124
Self Cites201222
Self Cites201313
Self Cites20147
Self Cites20159
Self Cites201614
Self Cites201712
Total Cites19991932
Total Cites20001920
Total Cites20011770
Total Cites20021518
Total Cites20031436
Total Cites20041385
Total Cites20051422
Total Cites20061448
Total Cites20071504
Total Cites20081290
Total Cites20091051
Total Cites2010950
Total Cites2011881
Total Cites2012730
Total Cites2013443
Total Cites2014326
Total Cites2015293
Total Cites2016345
Total Cites2017327
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 document19993.470
External Cites per document20003.478
External Cites per document20013.599
External Cites per document20023.344
External Cites per document20033.386
External Cites per document20042.875
External Cites per document20052.795
External Cites per document20062.928
External Cites per document20073.337
External Cites per document20082.986
External Cites per document20092.558
External Cites per document20102.447
External Cites per document20112.558
External Cites per document20122.484
External Cites per document20132.000
External Cites per document20141.762
External Cites per document20151.721
External Cites per document20162.095
External Cites per document20172.218
Cites per document19993.818
Cites per document20003.714
Cites per document20013.882
Cites per document20023.632
Cites per document20033.572
Cites per document20043.031
Cites per document20052.969
Cites per document20063.068
Cites per document20073.473
Cites per document20083.116
Cites per document20092.668
Cites per document20102.540
Cites per document20112.630
Cites per document20122.561
Cites per document20132.060
Cites per document20141.801
Cites per document20151.776
Cites per document20162.184
Cites per document20172.303
% 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 documents199922
Non-citable documents200029
Non-citable documents200120
Non-citable documents200220
Non-citable documents200315
Non-citable documents200418
Non-citable documents200518
Non-citable documents200618
Non-citable documents200719
Non-citable documents200813
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201625
Non-citable documents201731
Citable documents1999506
Citable documents2000517
Citable documents2001456
Citable documents2002418
Citable documents2003402
Citable documents2004457
Citable documents2005479
Citable documents2006472
Citable documents2007433
Citable documents2008414
Citable documents2009394
Citable documents2010374
Citable documents2011335
Citable documents2012285
Citable documents2013215
Citable documents2014181
Citable documents2015165
Citable documents2016158
Citable documents2017142
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 documents199995
Uncited documents2000100
Uncited documents200175
Uncited documents200283
Uncited documents200374
Uncited documents200496
Uncited documents2005108
Uncited documents200691
Uncited documents200785
Uncited documents200868
Uncited documents200987
Uncited documents201061
Uncited documents201172
Uncited documents201269
Uncited documents201356
Uncited documents201455
Uncited documents201554
Uncited documents201659
Uncited documents201764
Cited documents1999433
Cited documents2000446
Cited documents2001401
Cited documents2002355
Cited documents2003343
Cited documents2004379
Cited documents2005389
Cited documents2006399
Cited documents2007367
Cited documents2008359
Cited documents2009316
Cited documents2010318
Cited documents2011269
Cited documents2012222
Cited documents2013164
Cited documents2014134
Cited documents2015123
Cited documents2016124
Cited documents2017109
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