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Botanical Sciencesopen access



Universities and research institutions in Mexico

Subject Area and Category


Sociedad Botanica de Mexico



Publication type



20074298, 20074476





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Botanical Sciences welcomes contributions that present original, previously unpublished results in Botany, including disciplines such as ecology and evolution, structure and function, systematics and taxonomy, in addition to other areas related to the study of plants. Research reviews are also accepted if they summarize recent advances in a subject, discipline, area, or developmental trend of botany; these should include an analytical, critical, and interpretative approach to a specific topic. Acceptance for reviews will be evaluated first by the Review Editor. Opinion Notes and Book Reviews are also published as long as a relevant contribution in the study of Botany is explained and supported. 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.

Plant Science2009Q4
Plant Science2010Q3
Plant Science2011Q3
Plant Science2012Q4
Plant Science2013Q4
Plant Science2014Q4
Plant Science2015Q3
Plant Science2016Q4
Plant Science2017Q3
Plant Science2018Q3
Plant Science2019Q3

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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.563
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.468
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.532
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.609
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.484
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.594
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.586
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.885
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.563
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.468
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.447
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.395
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.574
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.737
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.831
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.311
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.567
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.864
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.791
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20107
Self Cites20113
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20134
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20155
Self Cites201612
Self Cites201716
Self Cites201819
Self Cites201920
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20093
Total Cites201018
Total Cites201122
Total Cites201221
Total Cites201326
Total Cites201430
Total Cites201564
Total Cites201697
Total Cites2017137
Total Cites2018152
Total Cites2019119
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 document20080
External Cites per document20090.200
External Cites per document20100.344
External Cites per document20110.404
External Cites per document20120.383
External Cites per document20130.468
External Cites per document20140.342
External Cites per document20150.522
External Cites per document20160.503
External Cites per document20170.651
External Cites per document20180.727
External Cites per document20190.651
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.200
Cites per document20100.563
Cites per document20110.468
Cites per document20120.447
Cites per document20130.553
Cites per document20140.395
Cites per document20150.566
Cites per document20160.574
Cites per document20170.737
Cites per document20180.831
Cites per document20190.783
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200915
Citable documents201032
Citable documents201147
Citable documents201247
Citable documents201347
Citable documents201476
Citable documents2015113
Citable documents2016169
Citable documents2017186
Citable documents2018183
Citable documents2019152
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 documents20080
Uncited documents200912
Uncited documents201019
Uncited documents201134
Uncited documents201234
Uncited documents201335
Uncited documents201461
Uncited documents201573
Uncited documents2016109
Uncited documents2017108
Uncited documents2018101
Uncited documents201978
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20093
Cited documents201013
Cited documents201116
Cited documents201216
Cited documents201316
Cited documents201417
Cited documents201542
Cited documents201662
Cited documents201780
Cited documents201887
Cited documents201978
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