Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Nature Plants


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.



Publication type





2010, 2015-2021



How to publish in this journal


Like all Nature-branded journals, Nature Plants is characterized by a dedicated team of professional editors, a fair and rigorous peer-review process, high standards of copy-editing and production, swift publication and editorial independence. In addition to publishing original research, Nature Plants publishes Comments, Reviews, News & Views, Features and Correspondence from across the full range of disciplines concerned with plants. 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 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)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.842
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.139
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20197.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20207.998
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20219.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.842
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.139
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.779
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20197.144
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20207.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20219.072
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.842
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.139
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.580
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.998
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20207.158
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20219.015
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 Cites20150
Self Cites201623
Self Cites201729
Self Cites201875
Self Cites201959
Self Cites202099
Self Cites2021119
Total Cites20150
Total Cites2016707
Total Cites20171940
Total Cites20183505
Total Cites20194172
Total Cites20204755
Total Cites20216160
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 document20150
External Cites per document20166.393
External Cites per document20178.647
External Cites per document20189.717
External Cites per document201911.116
External Cites per document202012.285
External Cites per document202115.332
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20164.842
Cites per document20176.139
Cites per document20186.779
Cites per document20197.144
Cites per document20207.327
Cites per document20219.072
% 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 documents20150
Non-citable documents201639
Non-citable documents201795
Non-citable documents2018164
Non-citable documents2019214
Non-citable documents2020270
Non-citable documents2021285
Citable documents20150
Citable documents2016107
Citable documents2017221
Citable documents2018353
Citable documents2019370
Citable documents2020379
Citable documents2021394
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 documents20150
Uncited documents201647
Uncited documents201795
Uncited documents2018178
Uncited documents2019224
Uncited documents2020249
Uncited documents2021237
Cited documents20150
Cited documents201699
Cited documents2017221
Cited documents2018339
Cited documents2019360
Cited documents2020400
Cited documents2021442
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