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Malaysian Applied Biologyopen access



Universities and research institutions in Malaysia
Media Ranking in Malaysia

Subject Area and Category


Malaysian Society of Applied Biology



Publication type





1980, 1986-1987, 2012-2022



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Since 1977, the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology has been publishing a journal entitled MALAYSIAN APPLIED BIOLOGY twice yearly. This journal was previously known as MALAYSIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH from 1973 to 1976. Starting 2022, MAB will publish 4 issues per year. The editorial board accepts and publishes scientific articles in all fields of biology and applied biology or related scientific field provided it has not been considered for publication elsewhere in other journals. Acceptance for publication is based on contribution to scientific knowledge, original data, ideas or interpretations and on their conciseness, scientific accuracy and clarity, as judged by two referees appointed by the Editorial Board. The Journal also publishes review papers and short communication. 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.

Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q4
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q4
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q4
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q4
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q4
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2020Q4
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2021Q4
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2022Q4

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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.208
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.287
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.379
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.525
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20220.543
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.059
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.301
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.507
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.272
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.448
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.511
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.502
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.059
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.164
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.451
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.449
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.341
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 Cites20130
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20161
Self Cites201718
Self Cites201815
Self Cites201910
Self Cites202013
Self Cites20219
Self Cites202210
Total Cites20120
Total Cites20131
Total Cites20145
Total Cites201515
Total Cites201640
Total Cites201763
Total Cites2018113
Total Cites201981
Total Cites2020162
Total Cites2021183
Total Cites2022134
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 document20130.059
External Cites per document20140.100
External Cites per document20150.181
External Cites per document20160.293
External Cites per document20170.308
External Cites per document20180.439
External Cites per document20190.238
External Cites per document20200.412
External Cites per document20210.486
External Cites per document20220.464
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.059
Cites per document20140.125
Cites per document20150.208
Cites per document20160.301
Cites per document20170.432
Cites per document20180.507
Cites per document20190.272
Cites per document20200.448
Cites per document20210.511
Cites per document20220.502
% 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 documents20130
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents201812
Non-citable documents201919
Non-citable documents202018
Non-citable documents202116
Non-citable documents20224
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201317
Citable documents201439
Citable documents201571
Citable documents2016127
Citable documents2017139
Citable documents2018211
Citable documents2019279
Citable documents2020344
Citable documents2021342
Citable documents2022263
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 documents201316
Uncited documents201435
Uncited documents201558
Uncited documents2016115
Uncited documents2017108
Uncited documents2018172
Uncited documents2019241
Uncited documents2020258
Uncited documents2021251
Uncited documents2022188
Cited documents20120
Cited documents20131
Cited documents20145
Cited documents201514
Cited documents201618
Cited documents201738
Cited documents201851
Cited documents201957
Cited documents2020104
Cited documents2021107
Cited documents202279
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