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Virusesopen access

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryImmunology and Microbiology

Infectious Diseases
Publisher MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Publication typeJournals
Scope Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915) is an open access journal that provides an advanced forum for studies of viruses. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications, conference reports and short notes. Our aim is to publish papers that are of significant impact to the virology community. We encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. We also encourage the publication of timely reviews and commentaries on topics of interest to the virology community. Papers are either published in the open journal or in Special Issues devoted to specific topics of interest to the field. We accept proposals for review articles that are not part of Special Issues. Large electronic files, software, movies, etc. that cannot be published in the main paper can be posted as supplementary material. Subject Areas: -virus, viruses, virion, virology, virological, viral, viral infections, virologist- virus classification- virus-like agents, viroids, prions- bacteriophage- vaccines, viral immunology- antiviral drugs, antiviral therapy, antiviral drug development- origin of viruses, viral evolution- virus structures, genomes- virus dynamics, mathematical and simulation models of virus infections.


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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.

Infectious Diseases2010Q3
Infectious Diseases2011Q2
Infectious Diseases2012Q2
Infectious Diseases2013Q1
Infectious Diseases2014Q1
Infectious Diseases2015Q1
Infectious Diseases2016Q1
Infectious Diseases2017Q1
Infectious Diseases2018Q1
Infectious Diseases2019Q1

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.116
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.925
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.693
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.223
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.073
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.046
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.675
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.830
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.086
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.913
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.962
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.116
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.675
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.727
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.638
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.825
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.841
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 Cites20090
Self Cites201014
Self Cites201122
Self Cites201234
Self Cites201348
Self Cites201468
Self Cites2015123
Self Cites2016162
Self Cites2017176
Self Cites2018418
Self Cites2019789
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201077
Total Cites2011350
Total Cites2012980
Total Cites20131758
Total Cites20142160
Total Cites20152517
Total Cites20163052
Total Cites20173893
Total Cites20184513
Total Cites20195673
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 document20090
External Cites per document20100.913
External Cites per document20111.569
External Cites per document20122.824
External Cites per document20133.725
External Cites per document20144.252
External Cites per document20153.886
External Cites per document20163.705
External Cites per document20173.975
External Cites per document20183.834
External Cites per document20193.411
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20101.116
Cites per document20111.675
Cites per document20122.925
Cites per document20133.830
Cites per document20144.390
Cites per document20154.086
Cites per document20163.913
Cites per document20174.164
Cites per document20184.226
Cites per document20193.962
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents201213
Non-citable documents201316
Non-citable documents201413
Non-citable documents201520
Non-citable documents201625
Non-citable documents201728
Non-citable documents201826
Non-citable documents201931
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201069
Citable documents2011209
Citable documents2012335
Citable documents2013459
Citable documents2014492
Citable documents2015616
Citable documents2016780
Citable documents2017935
Citable documents20181068
Citable documents20191432
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 documents20090
Uncited documents201039
Uncited documents201176
Uncited documents201269
Uncited documents201387
Uncited documents201466
Uncited documents201598
Uncited documents2016122
Uncited documents2017136
Uncited documents2018141
Uncited documents2019213
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201031
Cited documents2011141
Cited documents2012279
Cited documents2013388
Cited documents2014439
Cited documents2015538
Cited documents2016683
Cited documents2017827
Cited documents2018953
Cited documents20191250
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