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Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
PublisherNature Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14710080, 14710072
Scope Molecular cell biology is a marriage of two distinct, yet complementary, disciplines. In its traditional sense, the term "molecular biology" refers to study of the macromolecules essential to life — nucleic acids and proteins. The field of cell biology is a natural extension of this, integrating what we know at the molecular level into an understanding of processes and interactions at the cellular level. Only by combining both fields can we paint a broad picture of essential biological processes such as how cells divide, grow, communicate and die. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology takes readers on a journey from the nucleus of a cell to its boundaries and beyond.


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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.

Cell Biology2001Q1
Cell Biology2002Q1
Cell Biology2003Q1
Cell Biology2004Q1
Cell Biology2005Q1
Cell Biology2006Q1
Cell Biology2007Q1
Cell Biology2008Q1
Cell Biology2009Q1
Cell Biology2010Q1
Cell Biology2011Q1
Cell Biology2012Q1
Cell Biology2013Q1
Cell Biology2014Q1
Cell Biology2015Q1
Cell Biology2016Q1
Cell Biology2017Q1
Molecular Biology2001Q1
Molecular Biology2002Q1
Molecular Biology2003Q1
Molecular Biology2004Q1
Molecular Biology2005Q1
Molecular Biology2006Q1
Molecular Biology2007Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q1
Molecular Biology2009Q1
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1
Molecular Biology2017Q1

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)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20016.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20029.987
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200312.272
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200412.981
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200512.686
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200614.392
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200715.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200816.854
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200920.510
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201021.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201122.480
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201224.084
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201326.207
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201427.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201536.044
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201640.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201739.326
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20016.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20029.987
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200312.272
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200412.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200512.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200614.807
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200715.577
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200818.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200920.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201022.246
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201120.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201223.884
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201326.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201431.477
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201538.934
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201638.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201742.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20016.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20029.987
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200311.637
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200412.365
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200512.487
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200615.124
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200716.090
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200817.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200921.771
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201019.755
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201119.009
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201222.713
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201330.602
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201432.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201537.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201643.852
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201729.637
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 Cites20000
Self Cites200119
Self Cites200254
Self Cites200374
Self Cites200483
Self Cites200580
Self Cites200664
Self Cites200786
Self Cites200869
Self Cites200986
Self Cites2010109
Self Cites201183
Self Cites201272
Self Cites201365
Self Cites201453
Self Cites201555
Self Cites201651
Self Cites201766
Total Cites20000
Total Cites2001414
Total Cites20023056
Total Cites20036406
Total Cites20048379
Total Cites20057872
Total Cites20068440
Total Cites20078552
Total Cites20089685
Total Cites200910968
Total Cites201011323
Total Cites201110232
Total Cites20129912
Total Cites20138927
Total Cites20148058
Total Cites20158838
Total Cites20168551
Total Cites20178741
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 document20000
External Cites per document20015.896
External Cites per document20029.810
External Cites per document200312.130
External Cites per document200412.551
External Cites per document200512.691
External Cites per document200614.695
External Cites per document200715.421
External Cites per document200817.940
External Cites per document200920.532
External Cites per document201022.031
External Cites per document201120.628
External Cites per document201223.711
External Cites per document201326.613
External Cites per document201431.270
External Cites per document201538.692
External Cites per document201638.636
External Cites per document201742.112
Cites per document20000.000
Cites per document20016.179
Cites per document20029.987
Cites per document200312.272
Cites per document200412.676
Cites per document200512.821
Cites per document200614.807
Cites per document200715.577
Cites per document200818.069
Cites per document200920.694
Cites per document201022.246
Cites per document201120.797
Cites per document201223.884
Cites per document201326.808
Cites per document201431.477
Cites per document201538.934
Cites per document201638.868
Cites per document201742.432
% 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 documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20035
Non-citable documents200418
Non-citable documents200533
Non-citable documents200642
Non-citable documents200746
Non-citable documents200846
Non-citable documents200971
Non-citable documents201077
Non-citable documents201193
Non-citable documents2012143
Non-citable documents2013206
Non-citable documents2014257
Non-citable documents2015258
Non-citable documents2016232
Non-citable documents2017222
Citable documents20000
Citable documents200167
Citable documents2002306
Citable documents2003522
Citable documents2004661
Citable documents2005614
Citable documents2006570
Citable documents2007549
Citable documents2008536
Citable documents2009530
Citable documents2010509
Citable documents2011492
Citable documents2012415
Citable documents2013333
Citable documents2014256
Citable documents2015227
Citable documents2016220
Citable documents2017206
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 documents20000
Uncited documents200141
Uncited documents2002195
Uncited documents2003325
Uncited documents2004422
Uncited documents2005385
Uncited documents2006358
Uncited documents2007346
Uncited documents2008331
Uncited documents2009339
Uncited documents2010335
Uncited documents2011337
Uncited documents2012312
Uncited documents2013294
Uncited documents2014261
Uncited documents2015232
Uncited documents2016203
Uncited documents2017190
Cited documents20000
Cited documents200126
Cited documents2002111
Cited documents2003202
Cited documents2004257
Cited documents2005262
Cited documents2006254
Cited documents2007249
Cited documents2008251
Cited documents2009262
Cited documents2010251
Cited documents2011248
Cited documents2012246
Cited documents2013245
Cited documents2014252
Cited documents2015253
Cited documents2016249
Cited documents2017238
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