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Scientific Reportsopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMultidisciplinary
PublisherNature Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
Scope Scientific Reports publishes original research in all areas of the natural and clinical sciences. We believe that if your research is scientifically valid and technically sound then it deserves to be published and made accessible to the research community.


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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.


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)20122.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.929
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.748
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.949
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.096
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.644
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.929
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.748
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.926
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.947
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.468
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.868
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.929
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.719
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.510
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.248
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 Cites201230
Self Cites2013366
Self Cites20141252
Self Cites20153216
Self Cites20168350
Self Cites201713069
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012588
Total Cites20134939
Total Cites201420066
Total Cites201542687
Total Cites201684642
Total Cites2017155850
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 document20122.722
External Cites per document20134.564
External Cites per document20145.389
External Cites per document20155.480
External Cites per document20164.459
External Cites per document20174.093
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20122.868
Cites per document20134.929
Cites per document20145.748
Cites per document20155.926
Cites per document20164.947
Cites per document20174.468
% 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 documents20122
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201494
Non-citable documents2015171
Non-citable documents2016411
Non-citable documents20171047
Citable documents20110
Citable documents2012205
Citable documents20131002
Citable documents20143491
Citable documents20157203
Citable documents201617111
Citable documents201734882
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 documents201242
Uncited documents2013140
Uncited documents2014464
Uncited documents2015866
Uncited documents20162253
Uncited documents20174923
Cited documents20110
Cited documents2012165
Cited documents2013875
Cited documents20143121
Cited documents20156508
Cited documents201615269
Cited documents201731006
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