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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 We publish original research from all areas of the natural and clinical sciences. You can learn more about what we publish by browsing our specific scientific subject areas below, or exploring Scientific Reports by browsing all articles and collections.


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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)20122.985
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.041
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.889
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.236
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.866
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.985
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.041
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.985
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.041
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.849
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.752
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.445
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.116
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 Cites201231
Self Cites2013367
Self Cites20141257
Self Cites20153233
Self Cites20168381
Self Cites201713387
Self Cites201811201
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012615
Total Cites20135056
Total Cites201420541
Total Cites201543644
Total Cites201686820
Total Cites2017163035
Total Cites2018244910
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 document20122.835
External Cites per document20134.675
External Cites per document20145.529
External Cites per document20155.614
External Cites per document20164.589
External Cites per document20174.292
External Cites per document20184.217
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20122.985
Cites per document20135.041
Cites per document20145.889
Cites per document20156.063
Cites per document20165.079
Cites per document20174.676
Cites per document20184.419
% 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 documents201496
Non-citable documents2015175
Non-citable documents2016429
Non-citable documents20171106
Non-citable documents20181980
Citable documents20110
Citable documents2012206
Citable documents20131003
Citable documents20143488
Citable documents20157198
Citable documents201617093
Citable documents201734865
Citable documents201855418
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 documents201241
Uncited documents2013135
Uncited documents2014450
Uncited documents2015844
Uncited documents20162195
Uncited documents20174654
Uncited documents20187853
Cited documents20110
Cited documents2012167
Cited documents2013881
Cited documents20143134
Cited documents20156529
Cited documents201615327
Cited documents201731317
Cited documents201849545
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