Scimago Journal & Country Rank

eLifeopen access

Country

United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

eLife Sciences Publications

H-Index

139

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

2050084X

Coverage

2012-2020

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

editorial@elifesciences.org

Scope

eLife welcomes the submission of Research Articles, Short Reports, Tools and Resources articles, Research Advances, Scientific Correspondence and Review Articles in the subject areas below. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology; Cancer Biology; Cell Biology; Chromosomes and Gene Expression; Computational and Systems Biology; Developmental Biology; Ecology; Epidemiology and Global Health; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Human Biology and Medicine; Immunology and Inflammation; Microbiology and Infectious Disease; Neuroscience; Physics of Living Systems; Plant Biology; Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine; Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2013Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2014Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2015Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2016Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2017Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2018Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2019Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2020Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2020Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
20136.086
20147.888
20157.741
20167.296
20177.121
20186.617
20196.079
20205.879
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
201243
2013311
2014648
2015997
20161212
20171448
20181375
20191643
20202054
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)20134.651
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.768
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.836
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20187.682
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20197.531
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20207.954
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.407
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.717
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20197.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20207.651
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.651
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.768
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.385
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.998
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20177.290
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20187.073
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.781
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20207.448
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites20120
Self Cites201310
Self Cites201461
Self Cites2015287
Self Cites2016555
Self Cites2017843
Self Cites2018928
Self Cites20191119
Self Cites20201425
Total Cites20120
Total Cites2013200
Total Cites20142396
Total Cites20157422
Total Cites201614306
Total Cites201722047
Total Cites201827426
Total Cites201929346
Total Cites202034170
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document20120
External Cites per document20134.750
External Cites per document20147.033
External Cites per document20157.631
External Cites per document20167.338
External Cites per document20177.655
External Cites per document20187.427
External Cites per document20197.236
External Cites per document20207.561
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20134.651
Cites per document20146.768
Cites per document20157.407
Cites per document20167.314
Cites per document20177.717
Cites per document20187.500
Cites per document20197.273
Cites per document20207.651
% 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
201223.26
201330.23
201426.54
201539.82
201640.02
201742.13
201841.82
201941.14
202041.53
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents201422
Non-citable documents201567
Non-citable documents201682
Non-citable documents201787
Non-citable documents201889
Non-citable documents2019134
Non-citable documents2020135
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201340
Citable documents2014332
Citable documents2015935
Citable documents20161874
Citable documents20172770
Citable documents20183568
Citable documents20193901
Citable documents20204331
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents20120
Uncited documents201317
Uncited documents201489
Uncited documents2015177
Uncited documents2016286
Uncited documents2017338
Uncited documents2018371
Uncited documents2019363
Uncited documents2020362
Cited documents20120
Cited documents201326
Cited documents2014265
Cited documents2015825
Cited documents20161670
Cited documents20172519
Cited documents20183286
Cited documents20193672
Cited documents20204104
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