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Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Nature Publishing Group



Publication type



14710072, 14710080





How to publish in this journal


Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 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. The journal publishes Reviews, Perspectives, Comments and Research Highlights relevant to molecular and cell biologists, with our broad scope ensuring that the articles we publish reach 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.

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
Cell Biology2018Q1
Cell Biology2019Q1
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
Molecular Biology2018Q1
Molecular Biology2019Q1

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)200210.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200312.416
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200413.133
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200512.892
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200614.524
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200715.198
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200816.960
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200920.690
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201021.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201122.659
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201224.272
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201326.496
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201427.962
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201536.298
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201642.672
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201742.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201849.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201942.085
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20016.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200210.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200312.416
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200412.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200512.993
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200614.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200715.731
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200818.144
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200920.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201022.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201120.928
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201224.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201326.991
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201431.576
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201539.230
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201641.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201746.892
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201839.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201944.363
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20016.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200210.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200311.793
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200412.451
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200512.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200615.232
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200716.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200817.721
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200922.041
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201020.012
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201119.142
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201222.749
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201330.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201432.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201537.021
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201648.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201733.541
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201838.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201947.703
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
Self Cites201885
Self Cites201974
Total Cites20000
Total Cites2001414
Total Cites20023068
Total Cites20036419
Total Cites20048420
Total Cites20057939
Total Cites20068482
Total Cites20078605
Total Cites20089689
Total Cites200911004
Total Cites201011368
Total Cites201110234
Total Cites20129934
Total Cites20138961
Total Cites20148052
Total Cites20158866
Total Cites20168738
Total Cites20179144
Total Cites20187470
Total Cites20198074
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 document20029.980
External Cites per document200312.273
External Cites per document200412.709
External Cites per document200512.863
External Cites per document200614.820
External Cites per document200715.574
External Cites per document200818.015
External Cites per document200920.717
External Cites per document201022.339
External Cites per document201120.759
External Cites per document201223.879
External Cites per document201326.795
External Cites per document201431.369
External Cites per document201538.987
External Cites per document201641.565
External Cites per document201746.554
External Cites per document201838.868
External Cites per document201943.956
Cites per document20000.000
Cites per document20016.179
Cites per document200210.159
Cites per document200312.416
Cites per document200412.835
Cites per document200512.993
Cites per document200614.933
Cites per document200715.731
Cites per document200818.144
Cites per document200920.880
Cites per document201022.556
Cites per document201120.928
Cites per document201224.053
Cites per document201326.991
Cites per document201431.576
Cites per document201539.230
Cites per document201641.809
Cites per document201746.892
Cites per document201839.316
Cites per document201944.363
% 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 documents20021
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents200419
Non-citable documents200535
Non-citable documents200644
Non-citable documents200748
Non-citable documents200848
Non-citable documents200974
Non-citable documents201082
Non-citable documents201196
Non-citable documents2012145
Non-citable documents2013206
Non-citable documents2014257
Non-citable documents2015258
Non-citable documents2016231
Non-citable documents2017223
Non-citable documents2018196
Non-citable documents2019200
Citable documents20000
Citable documents200167
Citable documents2002302
Citable documents2003517
Citable documents2004656
Citable documents2005611
Citable documents2006568
Citable documents2007547
Citable documents2008534
Citable documents2009527
Citable documents2010504
Citable documents2011489
Citable documents2012413
Citable documents2013332
Citable documents2014255
Citable documents2015226
Citable documents2016209
Citable documents2017195
Citable documents2018190
Citable documents2019182
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 documents2002192
Uncited documents2003321
Uncited documents2004417
Uncited documents2005384
Uncited documents2006358
Uncited documents2007344
Uncited documents2008331
Uncited documents2009339
Uncited documents2010334
Uncited documents2011337
Uncited documents2012312
Uncited documents2013293
Uncited documents2014259
Uncited documents2015231
Uncited documents2016188
Uncited documents2017174
Uncited documents2018155
Uncited documents2019152
Cited documents20000
Cited documents200126
Cited documents2002111
Cited documents2003202
Cited documents2004258
Cited documents2005262
Cited documents2006254
Cited documents2007251
Cited documents2008251
Cited documents2009262
Cited documents2010252
Cited documents2011248
Cited documents2012246
Cited documents2013245
Cited documents2014253
Cited documents2015253
Cited documents2016252
Cited documents2017244
Cited documents2018231
Cited documents2019230
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