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Methods in Ecology and Evolution


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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John Wiley and 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
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

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)20124.013
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.782
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.961
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.936
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20169.101
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20179.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.245
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20199.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.782
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.961
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20158.289
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.682
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20198.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.782
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.201
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.030
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.808
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20187.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.987
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 Cites2014104
Self Cites2015134
Self Cites2016125
Self Cites2017128
Self Cites2018156
Self Cites2019160
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012313
Total Cites20131168
Total Cites20142346
Total Cites20153266
Total Cites20163242
Total Cites20173287
Total Cites20183907
Total Cites20194740
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 document20123.795
External Cites per document20135.515
External Cites per document20146.653
External Cites per document20157.949
External Cites per document20167.386
External Cites per document20177.131
External Cites per document20187.655
External Cites per document20198.297
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20124.013
Cites per document20135.782
Cites per document20146.961
Cites per document20158.289
Cites per document20167.682
Cites per document20177.420
Cites per document20187.973
Cites per document20198.587
% 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 documents20132
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents201717
Non-citable documents201839
Non-citable documents201942
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201278
Citable documents2013202
Citable documents2014337
Citable documents2015394
Citable documents2016422
Citable documents2017443
Citable documents2018490
Citable documents2019552
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 documents201328
Uncited documents201437
Uncited documents201541
Uncited documents201654
Uncited documents201753
Uncited documents201855
Uncited documents201966
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201268
Cited documents2013176
Cited documents2014303
Cited documents2015356
Cited documents2016374
Cited documents2017407
Cited documents2018474
Cited documents2019528
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