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Frontiers in Plant Scienceopen access

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Plant Science
PublisherFrontiers Media S.A.
Publication typeJournals
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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.

Plant Science2011Q4
Plant Science2012Q1
Plant Science2013Q1
Plant Science2014Q1
Plant Science2015Q1
Plant Science2016Q1
Plant Science2017Q1

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)20111.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.950
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.765
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.346
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.809
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.541
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.950
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.791
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.290
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.950
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.365
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.891
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.343
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.917
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 Cites20113
Self Cites201233
Self Cites2013257
Self Cites2014598
Self Cites20151042
Self Cites20161748
Self Cites20172448
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20113
Total Cites2012197
Total Cites20131506
Total Cites20144003
Total Cites20157382
Total Cites201611509
Total Cites201716411
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 document20121.624
External Cites per document20133.123
External Cites per document20143.705
External Cites per document20154.171
External Cites per document20164.064
External Cites per document20173.650
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.500
Cites per document20121.950
Cites per document20133.765
Cites per document20144.356
Cites per document20154.857
Cites per document20164.791
Cites per document20174.290
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents201438
Non-citable documents201575
Non-citable documents201698
Non-citable documents2017146
Citable documents20100
Citable documents20112
Citable documents2012101
Citable documents2013400
Citable documents2014919
Citable documents20151520
Citable documents20162402
Citable documents20173825
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 documents20110
Uncited documents201234
Uncited documents201356
Uncited documents2014115
Uncited documents2015172
Uncited documents2016296
Uncited documents2017511
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20112
Cited documents201270
Cited documents2013352
Cited documents2014842
Cited documents20151423
Cited documents20162204
Cited documents20173460
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