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Biology Openopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
PublisherCompany of Biologists Ltd
Publication typeJournals
ISSN20466390
Coverage2012-2020
Scope Biology Open (BiO) is an online author-pays Open Access journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research in all areas of the biological and biomedical sciences. It is a requirement for consideration at BiO that the work addresses a clearly stated, non-trivial, biological hypothesis. Editors will also consider Methods & Techniques papers, papers on computational analysis, replication studies, and rigorous reports presenting negative results. It is published by The Company of Biologists, a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community. BiO does not consider articles in pure physics, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, clinical studies, surgical procedures, public health, and homeopathy, complementary or alternative medicine. Since its launch in 2011, BiO has published more than 1100 peer-reviewed papers that have been accepted on the basis that they are technically sound and their conclusions are supported by the data shown – rather than on the perceived importance of the findings. The scope of BiO reflects The Company of Biologists' acknowledged expertise in cell, developmental, experimental and translational biology, and reaches further to support research communities across all aspects of the biological and biomedical sciences. Authors are encouraged to submit their work directly to BiO for consideration by an international board of research-active academic Editors led by Editor-in-Chief Steven Kelly, and Deputy Editors Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis and Jack Hayes.

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Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2019Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
20131.326
20141.837
20151.643
20161.515
20171.451
20181.176
20191.086
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)20131.964
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.649
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.701
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.399
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.220
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.964
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.649
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.379
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.201
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.240
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.964
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.649
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.465
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.031
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.026
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20136
Self Cites20148
Self Cites201517
Self Cites201614
Self Cites201723
Self Cites201825
Self Cites201916
Total Cites20120
Total Cites2013269
Total Cites2014771
Total Cites20151148
Total Cites20161118
Total Cites20171249
Total Cites20181327
Total Cites20191407
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document20120
External Cites per document20131.920
External Cites per document20142.622
External Cites per document20152.661
External Cites per document20162.349
External Cites per document20172.331
External Cites per document20182.159
External Cites per document20192.215
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20131.964
Cites per document20142.649
Cites per document20152.701
Cites per document20162.379
Cites per document20172.375
Cites per document20182.201
Cites per document20192.240
% 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
201229.29
201332.50
201432.12
201534.97
201628.57
201730.73
201835.05
201925.31
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents201815
Non-citable documents201921
Citable documents20120
Citable documents2013137
Citable documents2014291
Citable documents2015425
Citable documents2016470
Citable documents2017526
Citable documents2018603
Citable documents2019628
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents20120
Uncited documents201339
Uncited documents201475
Uncited documents201589
Uncited documents2016123
Uncited documents2017127
Uncited documents2018158
Uncited documents2019155
Cited documents20120
Cited documents2013101
Cited documents2014225
Cited documents2015348
Cited documents2016357
Cited documents2017410
Cited documents2018460
Cited documents2019494
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