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Molecular Therapy - Nucleic Acidsopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Molecular Medicine

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Drug Discovery
Publisher Cell Press
Publication typeJournals
Scope Molecular Therapy — Nucleic Acids is an international, open-access journal publishing top-quality basic, translational, and clinical research in the broad fields of nucleic acid-based therapeutics to treat and/or correct genetic and acquired disease. Subject areas include but are not limited to: development of therapeutics based on nucleic acids and their derivatives, vector development and design for the delivery of RNA-based therapeutics, applications of gene-modifying agents including triplex-forming oligonucleotides and enzymes such as Zn finger nucleases, pre-clinical target validation, safety/efficacy studies, and clinical trials. Other key topics include: Applications of DNA-based oligonucleotides and their derivatives Gene vectors for delivery of RNA-based therapies Development of nanoparticles and other delivery agents siRNAs, shRNAs, and miRNAs Aptamers, ribozymes, and DNAzymes Peptide nucleic acids Gene-modifying approaches including enzymes, triplex-forming nucleic acids, and other approaches Development of new nucleic acid chemistries for altering gene expression Mechanisms of gene and nucleic acid transfer/transfection Vector trafficking and biodistribution.


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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.

Drug Discovery2013Q1
Drug Discovery2014Q1
Drug Discovery2015Q1
Drug Discovery2016Q1
Drug Discovery2017Q1
Drug Discovery2018Q1
Drug Discovery2019Q1
Molecular Medicine2013Q2
Molecular Medicine2014Q1
Molecular Medicine2015Q1
Molecular Medicine2016Q1
Molecular Medicine2017Q1
Molecular Medicine2018Q1
Molecular Medicine2019Q1

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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.096
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.745
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.482
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.064
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.081
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.845
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.096
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.165
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.745
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.232
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.736
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.165
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.655
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20167.230
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.585
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20197.069
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 Cites20120
Self Cites20139
Self Cites201431
Self Cites201534
Self Cites201663
Self Cites201778
Self Cites201888
Self Cites2019154
Total Cites20120
Total Cites2013161
Total Cites2014656
Total Cites20151149
Total Cites20161347
Total Cites20171477
Total Cites20181986
Total Cites20193294
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 document20120
External Cites per document20132.923
External Cites per document20144.921
External Cites per document20155.575
External Cites per document20166.388
External Cites per document20175.903
External Cites per document20185.858
External Cites per document20196.421
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20133.096
Cites per document20145.165
Cites per document20155.745
Cites per document20166.701
Cites per document20176.232
Cites per document20186.130
Cites per document20196.736
% 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 documents20120
Non-citable documents201312
Non-citable documents201415
Non-citable documents201523
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents201720
Non-citable documents201814
Non-citable documents201915
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201352
Citable documents2014127
Citable documents2015200
Citable documents2016201
Citable documents2017237
Citable documents2018324
Citable documents2019489
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 documents20120
Uncited documents201315
Uncited documents201421
Uncited documents201535
Uncited documents201628
Uncited documents201741
Uncited documents201849
Uncited documents201942
Cited documents20120
Cited documents201349
Cited documents2014121
Cited documents2015188
Cited documents2016185
Cited documents2017216
Cited documents2018289
Cited documents2019462
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