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Annual Review of Virology


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Annual Reviews Inc.



Publication type



23270578, 2327056X





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The Annual Review of Virology communicates exciting advances in our understanding of viruses of animals, plants, bacteria, archaea, fungi, and protozoa. Reviews highlight new ideas and directions in basic virology, viral disease mechanisms, virus-host interactions, and cellular and immune responses to virus infection, and reinforce the position of viruses as uniquely powerful probes of cellular function.The Annual Review of Virology debuted in the 2016 Release of the Journal Citation Report (JCR) with an Impact Factor of 3.345. 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.


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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.635
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.991
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20197.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.635
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20197.423
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.635
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.482
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.236
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20197.551
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 Cites20140
Self Cites20156
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20178
Self Cites20181
Self Cites20197
Total Cites20140
Total Cites2015105
Total Cites2016241
Total Cites2017513
Total Cites2018558
Total Cites2019579
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 document20140
External Cites per document20153.960
External Cites per document20164.596
External Cites per document20176.235
External Cites per document20186.793
External Cites per document20197.333
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20154.200
Cites per document20164.635
Cites per document20176.333
Cites per document20186.805
Cites per document20197.423
% 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 documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents20140
Citable documents201525
Citable documents201652
Citable documents201781
Citable documents201882
Citable documents201978
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 documents20140
Uncited documents20153
Uncited documents20166
Uncited documents20177
Uncited documents201812
Uncited documents201911
Cited documents20140
Cited documents201522
Cited documents201646
Cited documents201775
Cited documents201872
Cited documents201970
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