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Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiologyopen access

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

Infectious Diseases
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Microbiology (medical)
Publisher Frontiers Media S.A.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology is a leading specialty journal, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research across all pathogenic microorganisms and their interaction with their hosts. Chief Editor Yousef Abu Kwaik, University of Louisville is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts. 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 Cellular and Infection Microbiology includes research on bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, endosymbionts, prions and all microbial pathogens as well as the microbiota and its effect on health and disease in various hosts. The research approaches include molecular microbiology, cellular microbiology, gene regulation, proteomics, signal transduction, pathogenic evolution, genomics, structural biology, and virulence factors as well as model hosts. Areas of research to counteract infectious agents by the host include the host innate and adaptive immune responses as well as metabolic restrictions to various pathogenic microorganisms, vaccine design and development against various pathogenic microorganisms, and the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and its countermeasures.


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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.

Infectious Diseases2012Q3
Infectious Diseases2013Q1
Infectious Diseases2014Q1
Infectious Diseases2015Q1
Infectious Diseases2016Q1
Infectious Diseases2017Q1
Infectious Diseases2018Q1
Infectious Diseases2019Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Microbiology (medical)2012Q3
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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.241
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.113
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.549
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.346
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.241
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.180
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.699
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.206
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.522
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.868
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.427
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.972
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.584
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.140
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites201325
Self Cites201480
Self Cites201591
Self Cites201656
Self Cites2017143
Self Cites2018115
Self Cites2019131
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201212
Total Cites2013522
Total Cites20141251
Total Cites20152305
Total Cites20162086
Total Cites20172089
Total Cites20183064
Total Cites20194870
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 document20110
External Cites per document20120.522
External Cites per document20132.731
External Cites per document20143.969
External Cites per document20154.975
External Cites per document20165.546
External Cites per document20174.258
External Cites per document20183.682
External Cites per document20194.092
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.522
Cites per document20132.868
Cites per document20144.241
Cites per document20155.180
Cites per document20165.699
Cites per document20174.571
Cites per document20183.825
Cites per document20194.206
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents201417
Non-citable documents201537
Non-citable documents201643
Non-citable documents201738
Non-citable documents201833
Non-citable documents201936
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201223
Citable documents2013182
Citable documents2014295
Citable documents2015445
Citable documents2016366
Citable documents2017457
Citable documents2018801
Citable documents20191158
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 documents20110
Uncited documents201213
Uncited documents201330
Uncited documents201442
Uncited documents201553
Uncited documents201656
Uncited documents201769
Uncited documents2018127
Uncited documents2019181
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201210
Cited documents2013160
Cited documents2014270
Cited documents2015429
Cited documents2016353
Cited documents2017426
Cited documents2018707
Cited documents20191013
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