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Nature Cell Biology

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14764679, 14657392
Scope Nature Cell Biology publishes papers of the highest quality from all areas of cell biology, encouraging those that shed light on the mechanisms underlying fundamental cell biological processes. The journal's scope is broad and specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: -Autophagy -Cancer biology -Cell adhesion and migration -Cell cycle and growth -Cell death -Chromatin and epigenetics -Cytoskeletal dynamics -Developmental biology -DNA replication and repair -Mechanisms of human disease -Mechanobiology -Membrane traffic and dynamics -Metabolism -Nuclear organization and dynamics -Organelle biology -Proteolysis and quality control -RNA biology -Signal transduction -Stem cell biology


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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 Biology2000Q1
Cell Biology2001Q1
Cell Biology2002Q1
Cell Biology2003Q1
Cell Biology2004Q1
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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

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)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200011.851
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200114.622
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200215.003
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200315.903
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200416.432
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200516.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200615.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200714.462
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200814.217
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200914.927
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201015.784
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201116.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201218.296
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201318.634
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201418.287
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201517.451
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201617.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201717.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201816.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201915.737
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200011.851
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200114.622
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200215.003
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200316.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200417.072
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200516.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200615.193
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200714.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200813.865
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200915.187
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201015.839
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201116.872
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201218.311
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201318.716
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201417.841
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201516.541
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201618.321
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201717.230
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201815.885
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201914.449
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200011.851
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200114.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200215.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200316.955
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200417.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200516.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200615.217
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200713.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200813.608
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200914.872
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201015.406
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201116.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201218.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201317.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201416.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201516.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201617.993
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201716.363
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201813.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201914.612
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 Cites19990
Self Cites200048
Self Cites2001166
Self Cites2002210
Self Cites2003170
Self Cites2004130
Self Cites2005111
Self Cites200697
Self Cites200793
Self Cites200898
Self Cites2009111
Self Cites2010102
Self Cites2011137
Self Cites2012133
Self Cites2013119
Self Cites201495
Self Cites2015117
Self Cites2016118
Self Cites201777
Self Cites2018113
Self Cites201990
Total Cites19990
Total Cites20001908
Total Cites20015922
Total Cites20029647
Total Cites200311237
Total Cites200410653
Total Cites20059113
Total Cites20067885
Total Cites20078013
Total Cites20088194
Total Cites20099340
Total Cites20109741
Total Cites20119887
Total Cites201210492
Total Cites201310013
Total Cites20149670
Total Cites20158138
Total Cites20168721
Total Cites20177702
Total Cites20187482
Total Cites20196820
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 document19990
External Cites per document200011.553
External Cites per document200114.212
External Cites per document200214.677
External Cites per document200316.156
External Cites per document200416.864
External Cites per document200516.609
External Cites per document200615.006
External Cites per document200714.505
External Cites per document200813.699
External Cites per document200915.007
External Cites per document201015.673
External Cites per document201116.638
External Cites per document201218.079
External Cites per document201318.493
External Cites per document201417.666
External Cites per document201516.303
External Cites per document201618.074
External Cites per document201717.058
External Cites per document201815.645
External Cites per document201914.258
Cites per document19990.000
Cites per document200011.851
Cites per document200114.622
Cites per document200215.003
Cites per document200316.404
Cites per document200417.072
Cites per document200516.814
Cites per document200615.193
Cites per document200714.676
Cites per document200813.865
Cites per document200915.187
Cites per document201015.839
Cites per document201116.872
Cites per document201218.311
Cites per document201318.716
Cites per document201417.841
Cites per document201516.541
Cites per document201618.321
Cites per document201717.230
Cites per document201815.885
Cites per document201914.449
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents200010
Non-citable documents200139
Non-citable documents200283
Non-citable documents2003152
Non-citable documents2004188
Non-citable documents2005220
Non-citable documents2006202
Non-citable documents2007180
Non-citable documents2008140
Non-citable documents2009110
Non-citable documents2010107
Non-citable documents2011105
Non-citable documents2012119
Non-citable documents2013108
Non-citable documents2014103
Non-citable documents201587
Non-citable documents201696
Non-citable documents201783
Non-citable documents201894
Non-citable documents2019128
Citable documents19990
Citable documents2000161
Citable documents2001405
Citable documents2002643
Citable documents2003685
Citable documents2004624
Citable documents2005542
Citable documents2006519
Citable documents2007546
Citable documents2008591
Citable documents2009615
Citable documents2010615
Citable documents2011586
Citable documents2012573
Citable documents2013535
Citable documents2014542
Citable documents2015492
Citable documents2016476
Citable documents2017447
Citable documents2018471
Citable documents2019472
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 documents19990
Uncited documents200026
Uncited documents200182
Uncited documents2002142
Uncited documents2003187
Uncited documents2004187
Uncited documents2005186
Uncited documents2006196
Uncited documents2007196
Uncited documents2008172
Uncited documents2009156
Uncited documents2010157
Uncited documents2011150
Uncited documents2012135
Uncited documents2013120
Uncited documents2014115
Uncited documents2015106
Uncited documents2016104
Uncited documents201791
Uncited documents2018110
Uncited documents2019140
Cited documents19990
Cited documents2000145
Cited documents2001362
Cited documents2002584
Cited documents2003650
Cited documents2004625
Cited documents2005576
Cited documents2006525
Cited documents2007530
Cited documents2008559
Cited documents2009569
Cited documents2010565
Cited documents2011541
Cited documents2012557
Cited documents2013523
Cited documents2014530
Cited documents2015473
Cited documents2016468
Cited documents2017439
Cited documents2018455
Cited documents2019460
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