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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
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2020Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2021Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2008Q3
Cognitive Neuroscience2009Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2010Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2011Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2012Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2013Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2014Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2015Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2016Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2017Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2018Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2019Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2020Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2021Q1
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
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Sensory Systems2008Q3
Sensory Systems2009Q1
Sensory Systems2010Q1
Sensory Systems2011Q1
Sensory Systems2012Q1
Sensory Systems2013Q1
Sensory Systems2014Q1
Sensory Systems2015Q1
Sensory Systems2016Q1
Sensory Systems2017Q1
Sensory Systems2018Q1
Sensory Systems2019Q1
Sensory Systems2020Q1
Sensory Systems2021Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20082.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.472
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.599
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.477
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.507
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.745
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.978
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.548
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.585
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.775
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.410
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.883
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.506
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.275
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.770
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.481
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.380
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.147
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.101
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.093
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.201
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.057
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 Cites201216
Self Cites201397
Self Cites2014110
Self Cites2015134
Self Cites201645
Self Cites201747
Self Cites201824
Self Cites201921
Self Cites202026
Self Cites202140
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20088
Total Cites200944
Total Cites2010141
Total Cites2011296
Total Cites2012298
Total Cites2013530
Total Cites20141323
Total Cites20151984
Total Cites20161611
Total Cites20171206
Total Cites20181035
Total Cites20191184
Total Cites20201099
Total Cites20211082
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 document20081.500
External Cites per document20093.727
External Cites per document20104.484
External Cites per document20115.725
External Cites per document20124.406
External Cites per document20132.279
External Cites per document20143.142
External Cites per document20153.685
External Cites per document20163.575
External Cites per document20173.534
External Cites per document20183.293
External Cites per document20193.546
External Cites per document20203.553
External Cites per document20213.888
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20082.000
Cites per document20094.000
Cites per document20104.548
Cites per document20115.692
Cites per document20124.585
Cites per document20132.775
Cites per document20143.410
Cites per document20153.883
Cites per document20163.556
Cites per document20173.506
Cites per document20183.275
Cites per document20193.482
Cites per document20203.500
Cites per document20213.770
% 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 documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents201615
Non-citable documents201716
Non-citable documents20189
Non-citable documents201912
Non-citable documents202012
Non-citable documents202119
Citable documents20070
Citable documents20084
Citable documents200911
Citable documents201031
Citable documents201151
Citable documents201264
Citable documents2013190
Citable documents2014386
Citable documents2015502
Citable documents2016438
Citable documents2017328
Citable documents2018307
Citable documents2019328
Citable documents2020302
Citable documents2021268
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 documents20081
Uncited documents20091
Uncited documents20103
Uncited documents20115
Uncited documents20129
Uncited documents201345
Uncited documents201463
Uncited documents201556
Uncited documents201665
Uncited documents201757
Uncited documents201859
Uncited documents201967
Uncited documents202070
Uncited documents202168
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20083
Cited documents200910
Cited documents201028
Cited documents201147
Cited documents201256
Cited documents2013146
Cited documents2014325
Cited documents2015455
Cited documents2016388
Cited documents2017287
Cited documents2018257
Cited documents2019273
Cited documents2020244
Cited documents2021219
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