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Frontiers in Immunologyopen access

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

Immunology and Allergy
PublisherFrontiers Media S.A.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Frontiers in Immunology is a leading journal in its field, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research across basic, translational and clinical immunology. Field Chief Editor Luigi Daniele Notarangelo 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. Frontiers in Immunology is the official Journal of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS). Encompassing the entire field of Immunology, this journal welcomes papers that investigate basic mechanisms of immune system development and function, with a particular emphasis given to the description of the clinical and immunological phenotype of human immune disorders, and on the definition of their molecular basis.


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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.

Immunology and Allergy2011Q4
Immunology and Allergy2012Q2
Immunology and Allergy2013Q1
Immunology and Allergy2014Q1
Immunology and Allergy2015Q1
Immunology and Allergy2016Q1
Immunology and Allergy2017Q1
Immunology and Allergy2018Q1

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.016
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.955
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.723
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.551
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.610
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.960
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.458
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.029
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.610
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.001
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.732
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.703
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.534
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 Cites20110
Self Cites201237
Self Cites2013211
Self Cites2014414
Self Cites2015723
Self Cites2016461
Self Cites20171124
Self Cites20182108
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012132
Total Cites20132016
Total Cites20144712
Total Cites20158458
Total Cites201610255
Total Cites201711533
Total Cites201815187
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 document20110.000
External Cites per document20121.159
External Cites per document20133.596
External Cites per document20144.524
External Cites per document20155.360
External Cites per document20166.168
External Cites per document20175.924
External Cites per document20184.331
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.610
Cites per document20134.016
Cites per document20144.960
Cites per document20155.861
Cites per document20166.458
Cites per document20176.564
Cites per document20185.029
% 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 documents20125
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201445
Non-citable documents2015121
Non-citable documents2016198
Non-citable documents2017227
Non-citable documents2018224
Citable documents20100
Citable documents20111
Citable documents201282
Citable documents2013502
Citable documents2014950
Citable documents20151443
Citable documents20161588
Citable documents20171757
Citable documents20183020
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 documents20113
Uncited documents201233
Uncited documents201375
Uncited documents2014115
Uncited documents2015141
Uncited documents2016228
Uncited documents2017290
Uncited documents2018427
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201254
Cited documents2013447
Cited documents2014880
Cited documents20151423
Cited documents20161558
Cited documents20171694
Cited documents20182817
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