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Frontiers in Microbiologyopen access

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
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Subject Area and CategoryImmunology and Microbiology

Microbiology (medical)
PublisherFrontiers Media S.A.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Frontiers in Microbiology is a leading journal in its field, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research across the entire spectrum of microbiology. Field Chief Editor Martin G. Klotz at Washington State University is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international researchers. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, clinicians and the public worldwide.


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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.

Microbiology (medical)2011Q2
Microbiology (medical)2012Q1
Microbiology (medical)2013Q1
Microbiology (medical)2014Q1
Microbiology (medical)2015Q1
Microbiology (medical)2016Q1
Microbiology (medical)2017Q1
Microbiology (medical)2018Q1
Microbiology (medical)2019Q1

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.117
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.470
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.799
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.027
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.117
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.046
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.686
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.622
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.859
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.310
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.443
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 Cites20100
Self Cites201123
Self Cites2012120
Self Cites2013305
Self Cites2014431
Self Cites2015934
Self Cites20161503
Self Cites20172229
Self Cites20183000
Self Cites20192987
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201165
Total Cites2012935
Total Cites20133014
Total Cites20144830
Total Cites20157174
Total Cites201611522
Total Cites201719491
Total Cites201827750
Total Cites201936698
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 document20100
External Cites per document20111.135
External Cites per document20122.717
External Cites per document20133.636
External Cites per document20144.119
External Cites per document20154.076
External Cites per document20164.029
External Cites per document20174.093
External Cites per document20184.103
External Cites per document20194.464
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.757
Cites per document20123.117
Cites per document20134.046
Cites per document20144.522
Cites per document20154.686
Cites per document20164.633
Cites per document20174.622
Cites per document20184.600
Cites per document20194.859
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents201211
Non-citable documents201326
Non-citable documents201453
Non-citable documents201590
Non-citable documents2016140
Non-citable documents2017216
Non-citable documents2018272
Non-citable documents2019292
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201137
Citable documents2012300
Citable documents2013745
Citable documents20141068
Citable documents20151531
Citable documents20162487
Citable documents20174217
Citable documents20186032
Citable documents20197552
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201117
Uncited documents201259
Uncited documents2013104
Uncited documents2014146
Uncited documents2015198
Uncited documents2016324
Uncited documents2017599
Uncited documents2018816
Uncited documents2019921
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201122
Cited documents2012252
Cited documents2013667
Cited documents2014975
Cited documents20151423
Cited documents20162303
Cited documents20173834
Cited documents20185488
Cited documents20196923
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