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Methods in Ecology and Evolution


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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John Wiley & Sons Inc.



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A British Ecological Society journal, Methods in Ecology and Evolution (MEE) promotes the development of new methods in ecology and evolution, and facilitates their dissemination and uptake by the research community. MEE brings together papers from previously disparate sub-disciplines to provide a single forum for tracking methodological developments in all areas. MEE publishes methodological papers in any area of ecology and evolution, including: -Phylogenetic analysis -Statistical methods -Conservation & management -Theoretical methods -Practical methods, including lab and field -This list is not exhaustive, and we welcome enquiries about possible submissions. Methods are defined in the widest terms and may be analytical, practical or conceptual. A primary aim of the journal is to maximise the uptake of techniques by the community. We recognise that a major stumbling block in the uptake and application of new methods is the accessibility of methods. For example, users may need computer code, example applications or demonstrations of methods. 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.

Ecological Modeling2012Q1
Ecological Modeling2013Q1
Ecological Modeling2014Q1
Ecological Modeling2015Q1
Ecological Modeling2016Q1
Ecological Modeling2017Q1
Ecological Modeling2018Q1
Ecological Modeling2019Q1
Ecological Modeling2020Q1
Ecological Modeling2021Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2012Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2013Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2014Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2015Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2016Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2017Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2019Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2020Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2021Q1

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.038
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.777
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.849
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.819
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.968
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20187.945
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20198.686
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20209.277
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20219.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.777
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.849
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20158.115
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20198.184
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20207.865
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20219.148
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.777
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.081
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.567
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20187.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.703
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20207.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20218.402
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 Cites201217
Self Cites201354
Self Cites2014116
Self Cites2015132
Self Cites2016121
Self Cites2017125
Self Cites2018155
Self Cites2019160
Self Cites2020149
Self Cites2021181
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012315
Total Cites20131167
Total Cites20142315
Total Cites20153303
Total Cites20163284
Total Cites20173300
Total Cites20183895
Total Cites20194722
Total Cites20204876
Total Cites20215452
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 document20123.821
External Cites per document20135.510
External Cites per document20146.525
External Cites per document20157.810
External Cites per document20167.288
External Cites per document20176.993
External Cites per document20187.664
External Cites per document20198.279
External Cites per document20207.945
External Cites per document20219.072
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20124.038
Cites per document20135.777
Cites per document20146.849
Cites per document20158.115
Cites per document20167.549
Cites per document20177.190
Cites per document20187.698
Cites per document20198.184
Cites per document20207.865
Cites per document20219.148
% 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 documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents201818
Non-citable documents201926
Non-citable documents202025
Non-citable documents202115
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201278
Citable documents2013202
Citable documents2014337
Citable documents2015406
Citable documents2016434
Citable documents2017454
Citable documents2018488
Citable documents2019551
Citable documents2020595
Citable documents2021581
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 documents201210
Uncited documents201327
Uncited documents201436
Uncited documents201542
Uncited documents201654
Uncited documents201745
Uncited documents201840
Uncited documents201954
Uncited documents202066
Uncited documents202153
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201268
Cited documents2013175
Cited documents2014302
Cited documents2015365
Cited documents2016381
Cited documents2017414
Cited documents2018466
Cited documents2019523
Cited documents2020554
Cited documents2021543
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