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Microbial Ecology

Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Soil Science

Environmental Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00953628, 1432184X
Coverage1974-1977, 1979-ongoing
Scope The journal Microbial Ecology was founded more than 50 years ago by Dr. Ralph Mitchell, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Biology at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The journal has evolved to become a premier location for the presentation of manuscripts that represent advances in the field of microbial ecology. The journal has become a dedicated international forum for the presentation of high-quality scientific investigations of how microorganisms interact with their environment, with each other and with their hosts. Microbial Ecology offers articles of original research in full paper and note formats, as well as brief reviews and topical position papers.


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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.

Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics1999Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2000Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2001Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2002Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2003Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2004Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2005Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2006Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2007Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2008Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2009Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2010Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2011Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2012Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2013Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2014Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2015Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2016Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2017Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q1
Soil Science1999Q1
Soil Science2000Q1
Soil Science2001Q1
Soil Science2002Q1
Soil Science2003Q1
Soil Science2004Q1
Soil Science2005Q1
Soil Science2006Q1
Soil Science2007Q1
Soil Science2008Q1
Soil Science2009Q1
Soil Science2010Q1
Soil Science2011Q1
Soil Science2012Q1
Soil Science2013Q1
Soil Science2014Q1
Soil Science2015Q1
Soil Science2016Q1
Soil Science2017Q1
Soil Science2018Q1

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)19992.210
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.855
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.644
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.815
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.756
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.908
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.104
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.078
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.976
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.021
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.173
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.451
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.773
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.821
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.115
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.890
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.609
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.972
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.892
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.210
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.776
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.594
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.751
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.230
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.830
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.872
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.406
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.756
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.074
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.578
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.749
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.395
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.915
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.539
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.491
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.792
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.004
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.834
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.616
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.541
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.367
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.241
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.656
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.582
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.659
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 Cites199936
Self Cites200058
Self Cites200146
Self Cites200241
Self Cites200351
Self Cites200455
Self Cites200543
Self Cites200649
Self Cites200759
Self Cites200846
Self Cites200973
Self Cites201069
Self Cites201178
Self Cites201294
Self Cites201377
Self Cites201482
Self Cites201559
Self Cites201657
Self Cites201763
Self Cites201879
Total Cites1999369
Total Cites2000522
Total Cites2001544
Total Cites2002576
Total Cites2003659
Total Cites2004740
Total Cites2005885
Total Cites2006880
Total Cites2007984
Total Cites20081054
Total Cites20091232
Total Cites20101410
Total Cites20111560
Total Cites20121844
Total Cites20132106
Total Cites20141957
Total Cites20152030
Total Cites20162035
Total Cites20171942
Total Cites20181895
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 document19991.994
External Cites per document20002.549
External Cites per document20012.541
External Cites per document20022.326
External Cites per document20032.394
External Cites per document20042.546
External Cites per document20053.073
External Cites per document20062.672
External Cites per document20072.721
External Cites per document20082.747
External Cites per document20093.003
External Cites per document20103.126
External Cites per document20113.236
External Cites per document20123.564
External Cites per document20133.925
External Cites per document20143.428
External Cites per document20153.398
External Cites per document20163.718
External Cites per document20173.627
External Cites per document20183.768
Cites per document19992.210
Cites per document20002.868
Cites per document20012.776
Cites per document20022.504
Cites per document20032.594
Cites per document20042.751
Cites per document20053.230
Cites per document20062.830
Cites per document20072.894
Cites per document20082.872
Cites per document20093.192
Cites per document20103.287
Cites per document20113.406
Cites per document20123.756
Cites per document20134.074
Cites per document20143.578
Cites per document20153.500
Cites per document20163.825
Cites per document20173.749
Cites per document20183.932
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents200111
Non-citable documents200215
Non-citable documents200317
Non-citable documents20049
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents201012
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents20158
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents201816
Citable documents1999167
Citable documents2000182
Citable documents2001196
Citable documents2002230
Citable documents2003254
Citable documents2004269
Citable documents2005274
Citable documents2006311
Citable documents2007340
Citable documents2008367
Citable documents2009386
Citable documents2010429
Citable documents2011458
Citable documents2012491
Citable documents2013517
Citable documents2014547
Citable documents2015580
Citable documents2016532
Citable documents2017518
Citable documents2018482
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 documents199943
Uncited documents200051
Uncited documents200151
Uncited documents200255
Uncited documents200362
Uncited documents200456
Uncited documents200546
Uncited documents200657
Uncited documents200754
Uncited documents200866
Uncited documents200968
Uncited documents201061
Uncited documents201161
Uncited documents201256
Uncited documents201363
Uncited documents201476
Uncited documents201594
Uncited documents201681
Uncited documents201761
Uncited documents201857
Cited documents1999125
Cited documents2000133
Cited documents2001156
Cited documents2002190
Cited documents2003209
Cited documents2004222
Cited documents2005235
Cited documents2006260
Cited documents2007292
Cited documents2008304
Cited documents2009323
Cited documents2010380
Cited documents2011410
Cited documents2012447
Cited documents2013460
Cited documents2014480
Cited documents2015494
Cited documents2016462
Cited documents2017469
Cited documents2018441
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