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AoB PLANTSopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Oxford University Press



Publication type





2009, 2011-2021



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AoBP (AoB PLANTS) AoBP is a non-profit open-access journal that publishes outputs of rigorous research on all aspects of organismal, environmental, ecological and evolutionary plant biology. Our mission is to facilitate exchange of scientific ideas and knowledge. We leave judgements about the importance and impact of published works to the scientific community, and we welcome any outputs that are performed rigorously and explained clearly and which represent substantive contribution to knowledge, including: experimental, theoretical, descriptive, and confirmatory studies, including negative results; studies on either fundamental or translational research; studies performed in either natural or managed systems; non-traditional outputs such as datasets, models, tools and dialogues; direct original submissions, which are subjected to double-blind peer review; and manuscripts "cascaded" from other journals with associated reviews and decisions. 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 Science2010Q4
Plant Science2011Q4
Plant Science2012Q3
Plant Science2013Q1
Plant Science2014Q1
Plant Science2015Q1
Plant Science2016Q1
Plant Science2017Q1
Plant Science2018Q1
Plant Science2019Q1
Plant Science2020Q1
Plant Science2021Q1

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.

Total Documents

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

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.357
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.552
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.178
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.356
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.178
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.053
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.088
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.897
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.047
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.996
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.488
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.226
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.847
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.193
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20123
Self Cites201312
Self Cites201413
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201629
Self Cites201733
Self Cites201813
Self Cites201911
Self Cites202023
Self Cites202119
Total Cites20090
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201238
Total Cites2013132
Total Cites2014339
Total Cites2015412
Total Cites2016751
Total Cites2017873
Total Cites2018783
Total Cites2019584
Total Cites2020698
Total Cites2021750
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 document20090
External Cites per document20100.000
External Cites per document20110.000
External Cites per document20121.094
External Cites per document20132.222
External Cites per document20142.786
External Cites per document20152.472
External Cites per document20162.935
External Cites per document20173.268
External Cites per document20182.996
External Cites per document20192.502
External Cites per document20202.897
External Cites per document20213.400
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.152
Cites per document20132.444
Cites per document20142.897
Cites per document20152.559
Cites per document20163.053
Cites per document20173.397
Cites per document20183.047
Cites per document20192.550
Cites per document20202.996
Cites per document20213.488
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Non-citable documents20210
Citable documents20090
Citable documents20101
Citable documents20111
Citable documents201232
Citable documents201354
Citable documents2014117
Citable documents2015161
Citable documents2016246
Citable documents2017257
Citable documents2018257
Citable documents2019229
Citable documents2020233
Citable documents2021215
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 documents20090
Uncited documents20102
Uncited documents20112
Uncited documents201217
Uncited documents201313
Uncited documents201430
Uncited documents201530
Uncited documents201643
Uncited documents201734
Uncited documents201841
Uncited documents201952
Uncited documents202038
Uncited documents202137
Cited documents20090
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201216
Cited documents201341
Cited documents201487
Cited documents2015131
Cited documents2016203
Cited documents2017223
Cited documents2018216
Cited documents2019177
Cited documents2020195
Cited documents2021178
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