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Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscienceopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Frontiers Media S.A.



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Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research that advances our understanding of the synaptic structure, function, plasticity and alterations in diseases. Led by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts, this multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics and the public worldwide. The journal will consider original research articles on synaptic transmission and plasticity in all relevant areas including the ultrastructure, physiology and biophysics of synaptic transmission, molecular composition of synapses, molecular-molecular interactions, and biochemical, biophysical and structural mechanisms involved in forming, maintaining and altering synaptic properties. The journal will also publish work on the genetic determination of synaptic properties and the impact of genetically induced synaptic alterations. Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience invites review articles that synthesize knowledge on various aspects of synapses and also perspective and opinion articles to discuss and debate hot topics in synaptic neuroscience. 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.

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Cell Biology2011Q2
Cell Biology2012Q1
Cell Biology2013Q1
Cell Biology2014Q2
Cell Biology2015Q2
Cell Biology2016Q1
Cell Biology2017Q1
Cell Biology2018Q1
Cell Biology2019Q1
Cell Biology2020Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2010Q4
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2011Q2
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2012Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2013Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2014Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2015Q2
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2016Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2017Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2018Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2019Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2020Q2

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.

Total Documents

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

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.259
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.950
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.585
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.078
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.722
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.907
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.206
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.950
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.683
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.087
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.956
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.897
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.423
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.954
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.235
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.086
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.761
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.460
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.240
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites201115
Self Cites201223
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20143
Self Cites201517
Self Cites20167
Self Cites20172
Self Cites20183
Self Cites20192
Self Cites202010
Total Cites20090
Total Cites20102
Total Cites2011122
Total Cites2012237
Total Cites2013295
Total Cites201494
Total Cites2015178
Total Cites2016226
Total Cites2017267
Total Cites2018257
Total Cites2019288
Total Cites2020299
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 document20090
External Cites per document20101.000
External Cites per document20112.229
External Cites per document20124.038
External Cites per document20135.309
External Cites per document20144.333
External Cites per document20153.659
External Cites per document20163.982
External Cites per document20173.630
External Cites per document20184.233
External Cites per document20194.400
External Cites per document20204.587
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20101.000
Cites per document20112.259
Cites per document20123.950
Cites per document20134.683
Cites per document20144.087
Cites per document20153.956
Cites per document20163.897
Cites per document20173.423
Cites per document20183.954
Cites per document20194.235
Cites per document20204.600
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20202
Citable documents20090
Citable documents20102
Citable documents201148
Citable documents201253
Citable documents201355
Citable documents201421
Citable documents201544
Citable documents201655
Citable documents201773
Citable documents201860
Citable documents201965
Citable documents202063
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 documents20090
Uncited documents20100
Uncited documents201115
Uncited documents20129
Uncited documents20138
Uncited documents20144
Uncited documents20154
Uncited documents20168
Uncited documents201714
Uncited documents20188
Uncited documents201910
Uncited documents202011
Cited documents20090
Cited documents20102
Cited documents201139
Cited documents201251
Cited documents201355
Cited documents201419
Cited documents201541
Cited documents201650
Cited documents201764
Cited documents201857
Cited documents201958
Cited documents202054
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