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Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology
PublisherCold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14699001, 13558382
Scope RNA serves as an international forum for publishing original reports on RNA research in the broadest sense. The journal aims to unify this field by cutting across established disciplinary lines and focusing on "RNA-centered" science. RNA is a monthly journal which provides rapid publication of significant original research in all areas of RNA structure and function in eukaryotic, prokaryotic, and viral systems. It covers a broad range of subjects in RNA research.


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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.

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)19995.061
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.728
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.363
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20045.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.442
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.470
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.489
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.783
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.620
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.309
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.483
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.478
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.729
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.260
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19995.061
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20004.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.785
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.570
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20045.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.721
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20076.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.715
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.899
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.970
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.738
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19995.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20004.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20014.552
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.541
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20045.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20056.251
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.537
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20076.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.279
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.423
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20106.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.680
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.057
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.353
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.850
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.145
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 Cites1999231
Self Cites2000243
Self Cites2001246
Self Cites2002187
Self Cites2003152
Self Cites2004230
Self Cites2005228
Self Cites2006263
Self Cites2007266
Self Cites2008285
Self Cites2009250
Self Cites2010285
Self Cites2011259
Self Cites2012228
Self Cites2013155
Self Cites2014115
Self Cites201598
Self Cites2016121
Self Cites2017108
Total Cites19991893
Total Cites20001983
Total Cites20011974
Total Cites20022273
Total Cites20032107
Total Cites20042469
Total Cites20052754
Total Cites20063101
Total Cites20073694
Total Cites20083473
Total Cites20093879
Total Cites20104187
Total Cites20114115
Total Cites20123911
Total Cites20133429
Total Cites20143017
Total Cites20152622
Total Cites20162485
Total Cites20172336
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 document19994.444
External Cites per document20004.254
External Cites per document20013.840
External Cites per document20024.392
External Cites per document20034.241
External Cites per document20044.965
External Cites per document20055.241
External Cites per document20065.236
External Cites per document20075.675
External Cites per document20085.020
External Cites per document20095.170
External Cites per document20105.488
External Cites per document20115.356
External Cites per document20125.555
External Cites per document20135.132
External Cites per document20145.127
External Cites per document20154.657
External Cites per document20163.776
External Cites per document20173.565
Cites per document19995.061
Cites per document20004.848
Cites per document20014.387
Cites per document20024.785
Cites per document20034.570
Cites per document20045.475
Cites per document20055.714
Cites per document20065.721
Cites per document20076.116
Cites per document20085.469
Cites per document20095.526
Cites per document20105.889
Cites per document20115.715
Cites per document20125.899
Cites per document20135.375
Cites per document20145.330
Cites per document20154.838
Cites per document20163.970
Cites per document20173.738
% 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 documents199914
Non-citable documents200021
Non-citable documents200119
Non-citable documents200216
Non-citable documents200314
Non-citable documents200414
Non-citable documents200513
Non-citable documents20068
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents201717
Citable documents1999374
Citable documents2000409
Citable documents2001450
Citable documents2002475
Citable documents2003461
Citable documents2004451
Citable documents2005482
Citable documents2006542
Citable documents2007604
Citable documents2008635
Citable documents2009702
Citable documents2010711
Citable documents2011720
Citable documents2012663
Citable documents2013638
Citable documents2014566
Citable documents2015542
Citable documents2016626
Citable documents2017625
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 documents199933
Uncited documents200035
Uncited documents200160
Uncited documents200250
Uncited documents200357
Uncited documents200441
Uncited documents200557
Uncited documents200658
Uncited documents200747
Uncited documents200850
Uncited documents200960
Uncited documents201061
Uncited documents201172
Uncited documents201259
Uncited documents201374
Uncited documents201451
Uncited documents201563
Uncited documents2016147
Uncited documents2017160
Cited documents1999355
Cited documents2000395
Cited documents2001409
Cited documents2002441
Cited documents2003418
Cited documents2004424
Cited documents2005438
Cited documents2006492
Cited documents2007563
Cited documents2008590
Cited documents2009646
Cited documents2010654
Cited documents2011655
Cited documents2012611
Cited documents2013573
Cited documents2014525
Cited documents2015492
Cited documents2016491
Cited documents2017482
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