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Nature Reviews Microbiology


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Nature Publishing Group



Publication type



17401534, 17401526





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Nature Reviews Microbiology aims to be the premier source of reviews and commentaries for the scientific communities we serve. We strive to publish articles that are authoritative, accessible and enhanced with clearly understandable figures, tables and other display items. We want to provide an unparalleled service to authors, referees and readers, and we work hard to maximize the usefulness and impact of each article. Nature Reviews Microbiology publishes Reviews, Perspectives and Comments from across the field of microbiology, with our broad scope ensuring that the work we publish reaches the widest possible audience. 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.

Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2004Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2005Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2006Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2007Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2008Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2009Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2010Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2011Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2012Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2013Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2014Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2015Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2016Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2017Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2018Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2019Q1
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)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.694
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200510.092
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200613.530
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200713.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200813.002
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200913.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201011.844
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201112.360
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201214.852
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201317.175
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201420.298
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201525.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201627.016
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201729.593
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201831.825
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201928.458
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200510.092
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200613.530
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200714.577
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200811.987
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200911.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201011.295
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201112.507
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201214.291
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201318.451
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201422.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201525.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201627.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201730.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201831.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201926.342
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200510.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200615.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200713.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20089.523
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200910.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201011.705
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201111.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201214.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201320.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201422.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201525.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201626.572
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201729.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201830.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201921.586
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 Cites20030
Self Cites200415
Self Cites200549
Self Cites200658
Self Cites200778
Self Cites200876
Self Cites200981
Self Cites201091
Self Cites201173
Self Cites201276
Self Cites201351
Self Cites201445
Self Cites201552
Self Cites201656
Self Cites201761
Self Cites201851
Self Cites201959
Total Cites20030
Total Cites2004181
Total Cites20051433
Total Cites20063193
Total Cites20074344
Total Cites20084447
Total Cites20094713
Total Cites20105354
Total Cites20115916
Total Cites20125945
Total Cites20136255
Total Cites20145898
Total Cites20156078
Total Cites20166270
Total Cites20175954
Total Cites20186102
Total Cites20196164
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 document20030
External Cites per document20043.388
External Cites per document20059.746
External Cites per document200613.284
External Cites per document200714.315
External Cites per document200811.782
External Cites per document200911.029
External Cites per document201011.103
External Cites per document201112.353
External Cites per document201214.108
External Cites per document201318.301
External Cites per document201422.425
External Cites per document201524.901
External Cites per document201626.784
External Cites per document201729.763
External Cites per document201830.872
External Cites per document201926.090
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20043.694
Cites per document200510.092
Cites per document200613.530
Cites per document200714.577
Cites per document200811.987
Cites per document200911.221
Cites per document201011.295
Cites per document201112.507
Cites per document201214.291
Cites per document201318.451
Cites per document201422.598
Cites per document201525.116
Cites per document201627.026
Cites per document201730.071
Cites per document201831.133
Cites per document201926.342
% 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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents2005122
Non-citable documents2006259
Non-citable documents2007302
Non-citable documents2008210
Non-citable documents2009103
Non-citable documents201095
Non-citable documents2011102
Non-citable documents2012170
Non-citable documents2013221
Non-citable documents2014278
Non-citable documents2015269
Non-citable documents2016249
Non-citable documents2017228
Non-citable documents2018225
Non-citable documents2019216
Citable documents20030
Citable documents200449
Citable documents2005142
Citable documents2006236
Citable documents2007298
Citable documents2008371
Citable documents2009420
Citable documents2010474
Citable documents2011473
Citable documents2012416
Citable documents2013339
Citable documents2014261
Citable documents2015242
Citable documents2016232
Citable documents2017198
Citable documents2018196
Citable documents2019234
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 documents20030
Uncited documents200427
Uncited documents2005143
Uncited documents2006288
Uncited documents2007332
Uncited documents2008311
Uncited documents2009250
Uncited documents2010281
Uncited documents2011283
Uncited documents2012312
Uncited documents2013294
Uncited documents2014280
Uncited documents2015254
Uncited documents2016224
Uncited documents2017194
Uncited documents2018207
Uncited documents2019226
Cited documents20030
Cited documents200425
Cited documents2005121
Cited documents2006207
Cited documents2007268
Cited documents2008270
Cited documents2009273
Cited documents2010288
Cited documents2011292
Cited documents2012274
Cited documents2013266
Cited documents2014259
Cited documents2015257
Cited documents2016257
Cited documents2017232
Cited documents2018214
Cited documents2019224
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