Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Life Sciences

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Elsevier Inc.

H-Index

164

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

00243205, 18790631

Coverage

1962-2020

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

lifesci@elsevier.com

Scope

Life Sciences is an international journal publishing articles that emphasize the molecular, cellular, and functional basis of therapy. The journal emphasizes the understanding of mechanism that is relevant to all aspects of human disease and translation to patients. All articles are rigorously reviewed. The Journal favors publication of full-length papers where modern scientific technologies are used to explain molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms. Articles that merely report observations are rarely accepted. Recommendations from the Declaration of Helsinki or NIH guidelines for care and use of laboratory animals must be adhered to. Articles should be written at a level accessible to readers who are non-specialists in the topic of the article themselves, but who are interested in the research. The Journal welcomes reviews on topics of wide interest to investigators in the life sciences. We particularly encourage submission of brief, focused reviews containing high-quality artwork and require the use of mechanistic summary diagrams. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)2020Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19990.706
20000.700
20010.705
20020.724
20030.738
20040.856
20050.894
20060.940
20070.880
20080.949
20091.029
20101.009
20111.014
20120.906
20130.968
20141.074
20151.066
20161.093
20171.071
20181.017
20191.031
20201.131
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
1999672
2000611
2001573
2002547
2003576
2004535
2005530
2006701
2007498
2008284
2009253
2010228
2011293
2012338
2013304
2014385
2015372
2016498
2017338
2018655
2019892
20201283
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)19991.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.953
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.665
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.854
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.066
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.061
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.830
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.022
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.008
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.389
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.603
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.803
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.968
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.206
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.449
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.985
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.739
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.832
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.040
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.998
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.118
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.978
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.794
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.996
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.176
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.493
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.753
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.586
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.683
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.927
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.123
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.422
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.716
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.913
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.730
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.952
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.504
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.960
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.029
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.599
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.659
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites1999196
Self Cites2000163
Self Cites2001145
Self Cites2002160
Self Cites2003151
Self Cites2004177
Self Cites2005138
Self Cites2006211
Self Cites2007109
Self Cites200873
Self Cites200993
Self Cites201047
Self Cites201141
Self Cites201237
Self Cites201344
Self Cites201481
Self Cites201546
Self Cites2016103
Self Cites201768
Self Cites2018125
Self Cites2019147
Self Cites2020263
Total Cites19993385
Total Cites20003659
Total Cites20013734
Total Cites20023898
Total Cites20033819
Total Cites20044153
Total Cites20054550
Total Cites20064899
Total Cites20074837
Total Cites20084896
Total Cites20094508
Total Cites20103103
Total Cites20112385
Total Cites20122305
Total Cites20132400
Total Cites20142735
Total Cites20153077
Total Cites20163370
Total Cites20174129
Total Cites20184219
Total Cites20195596
Total Cites20208645
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19991.699
External Cites per document20001.800
External Cites per document20011.897
External Cites per document20022.019
External Cites per document20032.119
External Cites per document20042.346
External Cites per document20052.663
External Cites per document20062.860
External Cites per document20072.679
External Cites per document20082.793
External Cites per document20092.979
External Cites per document20102.956
External Cites per document20113.064
External Cites per document20122.945
External Cites per document20132.762
External Cites per document20142.869
External Cites per document20152.980
External Cites per document20163.117
External Cites per document20173.267
External Cites per document20183.412
External Cites per document20193.662
External Cites per document20204.451
Cites per document19991.803
Cites per document20001.879
Cites per document20011.968
Cites per document20022.100
Cites per document20032.206
Cites per document20042.449
Cites per document20052.744
Cites per document20062.985
Cites per document20072.739
Cites per document20082.832
Cites per document20093.040
Cites per document20102.998
Cites per document20113.118
Cites per document20122.978
Cites per document20132.794
Cites per document20142.925
Cites per document20152.996
Cites per document20163.176
Cites per document20173.290
Cites per document20183.493
Cites per document20193.753
Cites per document20204.586
% 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
199912.20
200013.42
200114.31
200215.36
200318.58
200417.20
200512.83
200615.83
200714.86
200816.90
200916.21
201016.67
201119.11
201218.93
201314.80
201417.66
201516.67
201621.69
201719.82
201815.42
201916.14
202016.60
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20005
Non-citable documents20015
Non-citable documents20025
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20202
Citable documents19991877
Citable documents20001942
Citable documents20011892
Citable documents20021851
Citable documents20031731
Citable documents20041695
Citable documents20051657
Citable documents20061639
Citable documents20071765
Citable documents20081727
Citable documents20091482
Citable documents20101034
Citable documents2011765
Citable documents2012770
Citable documents2013853
Citable documents2014925
Citable documents20151017
Citable documents20161048
Citable documents20171243
Citable documents20181200
Citable documents20191488
Citable documents20201883
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents1999677
Uncited documents2000665
Uncited documents2001613
Uncited documents2002576
Uncited documents2003477
Uncited documents2004444
Uncited documents2005353
Uncited documents2006329
Uncited documents2007386
Uncited documents2008380
Uncited documents2009267
Uncited documents2010185
Uncited documents2011131
Uncited documents2012151
Uncited documents2013168
Uncited documents2014152
Uncited documents2015205
Uncited documents2016184
Uncited documents2017222
Uncited documents2018196
Uncited documents2019221
Uncited documents2020210
Cited documents19991200
Cited documents20001282
Cited documents20011284
Cited documents20021280
Cited documents20031254
Cited documents20041252
Cited documents20051305
Cited documents20061312
Cited documents20071380
Cited documents20081349
Cited documents20091216
Cited documents2010850
Cited documents2011634
Cited documents2012623
Cited documents2013691
Cited documents2014783
Cited documents2015822
Cited documents2016877
Cited documents20171033
Cited documents20181012
Cited documents20191270
Cited documents20201675
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