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Frontiers in Neural Circuitsopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Frontiers Media S.A.



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Frontiers in Neural Circuits publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research on the emergent properties of neural circuits - the elementary modules of the brain. Specialty Chief Editors Takao K. Hensch and Edward Ruthazer at Harvard University and McGill University respectively, are supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics and the public worldwide. Frontiers in Neural Circuits launched in 2011 with great success and remains a "central watering hole" for research in neural circuits, serving the community worldwide to share data, ideas and inspiration. Articles revealing the anatomy, physiology, development or function of any neural circuitry in any species (from sponges to humans) are welcome. Our common thread seeks the computational strategies used by different circuits to link their structure with function (perceptual, motor, or internal), the general rules by which they operate, and how their particular designs lead to the emergence of complex properties and behaviors. Submissions focused on synaptic, cellular and connectivity principles in neural microcircuits using multidisciplinary approaches, especially newer molecular, developmental and genetic tools, are encouraged. Studies with an evolutionary perspective to better understand how circuit design and capabilities evolved to produce progressively more complex properties and behaviors are especially welcome. The journal is further interested in research revealing how plasticity shapes the structural and functional architecture of neural circuits. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2008Q4
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2009Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2010Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2011Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2012Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2013Q2
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2014Q2
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2015Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2016Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2017Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2018Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2019Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2008Q3
Cognitive Neuroscience2009Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2010Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2011Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2012Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2013Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2014Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2015Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2016Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2017Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2018Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2019Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Sensory Systems2008Q3
Sensory Systems2009Q1
Sensory Systems2010Q1
Sensory Systems2011Q1
Sensory Systems2012Q1
Sensory Systems2013Q1
Sensory Systems2014Q1
Sensory Systems2015Q1
Sensory Systems2016Q1
Sensory Systems2017Q1
Sensory Systems2018Q1
Sensory Systems2019Q1

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)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.986
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.863
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.470
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.530
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.548
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.804
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.751
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.481
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.341
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.349
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.493
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.479
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.115
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 Cites20070
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20114
Self Cites201217
Self Cites201398
Self Cites2014111
Self Cites2015134
Self Cites201643
Self Cites201748
Self Cites201824
Self Cites201921
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20085
Total Cites200944
Total Cites2010141
Total Cites2011296
Total Cites2012298
Total Cites2013531
Total Cites20141343
Total Cites20151981
Total Cites20161618
Total Cites20171210
Total Cites20181019
Total Cites20191159
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 document20070
External Cites per document20080.750
External Cites per document20093.727
External Cites per document20104.484
External Cites per document20115.725
External Cites per document20124.391
External Cites per document20132.244
External Cites per document20143.167
External Cites per document20153.657
External Cites per document20163.596
External Cites per document20173.543
External Cites per document20183.241
External Cites per document20193.470
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20081.250
Cites per document20094.000
Cites per document20104.548
Cites per document20115.804
Cites per document20124.656
Cites per document20132.751
Cites per document20143.452
Cites per document20153.923
Cites per document20163.694
Cites per document20173.689
Cites per document20183.319
Cites per document20193.534
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents201516
Non-citable documents201623
Non-citable documents201720
Non-citable documents201813
Non-citable documents201918
Citable documents20070
Citable documents20084
Citable documents200911
Citable documents201031
Citable documents201151
Citable documents201264
Citable documents2013193
Citable documents2014389
Citable documents2015505
Citable documents2016438
Citable documents2017328
Citable documents2018307
Citable documents2019328
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 documents20070
Uncited documents20082
Uncited documents20091
Uncited documents20103
Uncited documents20115
Uncited documents20129
Uncited documents201349
Uncited documents201469
Uncited documents201566
Uncited documents201672
Uncited documents201760
Uncited documents201865
Uncited documents201973
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20082
Cited documents200910
Cited documents201028
Cited documents201147
Cited documents201256
Cited documents2013146
Cited documents2014327
Cited documents2015455
Cited documents2016389
Cited documents2017288
Cited documents2018255
Cited documents2019273
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