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Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Immunology and Microbiology
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication typeJournals
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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.

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2012Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2013Q2
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2014Q2
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2015Q2
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2016Q2
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2017Q2

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.191
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.360
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.437
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.191
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.358
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.345
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.191
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.134
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.981
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.847
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20125
Self Cites20134
Self Cites20147
Self Cites201512
Self Cites201611
Self Cites201727
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201256
Total Cites2013201
Total Cites2014408
Total Cites2015438
Total Cites2016530
Total Cites2017631
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 document20110
External Cites per document20121.085
External Cites per document20131.824
External Cites per document20142.318
External Cites per document20152.099
External Cites per document20162.296
External Cites per document20172.068
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.191
Cites per document20131.861
Cites per document20142.358
Cites per document20152.158
Cites per document20162.345
Cites per document20172.161
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20172
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201247
Citable documents2013108
Citable documents2014173
Citable documents2015203
Citable documents2016226
Citable documents2017292
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 documents20110
Uncited documents201219
Uncited documents201327
Uncited documents201439
Uncited documents201543
Uncited documents201651
Uncited documents201775
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201228
Cited documents201381
Cited documents2014134
Cited documents2015161
Cited documents2016177
Cited documents2017219
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