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Pathogensopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817) publishes reviews, regular research papers and short notes on all aspects of pathogens and pathogen-host interactions. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research in as much detail as possible. Full experimental and/or methodical details must be provided for research articles. There are, in addition, unique features of this journal: manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas will be particularly welcomed, computed data or files regarding the full details of the experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material. Subject Areas include but are not limited to: identification and characterization of pathogens, pathogen invasion and host defenses, transmission of pathogens, pathogen genetics and genomics, pathogen lifecycle, host adaptation, pathogen Inactivation, innate and adaptive immune responses, molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interaction, vaccine and therapeutic development, immune defense mechanisms, veterinary infections, cell signalling effects, vectorology. 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.

Immunology and Allergy2013Q4
Immunology and Allergy2014Q3
Immunology and Allergy2015Q2
Immunology and Allergy2016Q1
Immunology and Allergy2017Q2
Immunology and Allergy2018Q2
Immunology and Allergy2019Q2
Immunology and Allergy2020Q2
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2013Q4
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2014Q3
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2015Q2
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2016Q1
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2017Q2
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2018Q2
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2019Q2
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2020Q2
Infectious Diseases2013Q3
Infectious Diseases2014Q2
Infectious Diseases2015Q2
Infectious Diseases2016Q1
Infectious Diseases2017Q1
Infectious Diseases2018Q1
Infectious Diseases2019Q2
Infectious Diseases2020Q2
Microbiology (medical)2013Q3
Microbiology (medical)2014Q2
Microbiology (medical)2015Q2
Microbiology (medical)2016Q1
Microbiology (medical)2017Q1
Microbiology (medical)2018Q2
Microbiology (medical)2019Q1
Microbiology (medical)2020Q2
Molecular Biology2013Q4
Molecular Biology2014Q4
Molecular Biology2015Q3
Molecular Biology2016Q2
Molecular Biology2017Q2
Molecular Biology2018Q2
Molecular Biology2019Q2
Molecular Biology2020Q3

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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.383
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.376
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.557
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.772
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.021
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.725
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.695
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.691
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.771
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.863
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.268
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.586
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.631
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.403
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.079
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.406
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 Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201819
Self Cites201927
Self Cites2020162
Total Cites20120
Total Cites20135
Total Cites201465
Total Cites2015240
Total Cites2016513
Total Cites2017641
Total Cites2018707
Total Cites2019755
Total Cites20201664
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 document20120
External Cites per document20130.500
External Cites per document20141.422
External Cites per document20152.449
External Cites per document20163.793
External Cites per document20173.836
External Cites per document20183.865
External Cites per document20193.207
External Cites per document20203.258
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.455
Cites per document20141.383
Cites per document20152.400
Cites per document20163.691
Cites per document20173.771
Cites per document20183.863
Cites per document20193.268
Cites per document20203.586
% 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 documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20194
Non-citable documents20203
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201310
Citable documents201445
Citable documents201598
Citable documents2016135
Citable documents2017165
Citable documents2018178
Citable documents2019227
Citable documents2020461
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 documents20121
Uncited documents20137
Uncited documents201423
Uncited documents201522
Uncited documents201629
Uncited documents201726
Uncited documents201826
Uncited documents201947
Uncited documents202073
Cited documents20120
Cited documents20134
Cited documents201424
Cited documents201578
Cited documents2016110
Cited documents2017144
Cited documents2018157
Cited documents2019184
Cited documents2020391
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