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3 Biotechopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

Subject Area and Category


Springer International Publishing AG



Publication type



2190572X, 21905738





How to publish in this journal


3 Biotech publishes the results of the latest research related to the study and application of biotechnology to: - Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - Agriculture - The Environment The focus on these three technology sectors recognizes that complete Biotechnology applications often require a combination of techniques. 3 Biotech not only presents the latest developments in biotechnology but also addresses the problems and benefits of integrating a variety of techniques for a particular application. 3 Biotech appeals to scientists and engineers in both academia and industry focusing on the safe and efficient application of Biotechnology to Medicine, Agriculture and the Environment. Articles from a huge variety of biotechnology applications are welcome including: - Cancer and stem cell research - Genetic engineering and cloning - Bioremediation and biodegradation - Bioinformatics and system biology - Biomarkers and biosensors - Biodiversity and biodiscovery - Biorobotics and biotoxins - Analytical biotechnology and the human genome 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.

Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q4
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2020Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2015Q4
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2020Q2

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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.285
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.768
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.122
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.774
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.515
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.756
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.376
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.452
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 Cites20140
Self Cites20151
Self Cites201620
Self Cites2017108
Self Cites2018150
Self Cites2019144
Self Cites2020165
Total Cites20120
Total Cites20140
Total Cites20157
Total Cites2016279
Total Cites2017929
Total Cites20182075
Total Cites20192854
Total Cites20203677
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 document20140.000
External Cites per document20150.462
External Cites per document20162.123
External Cites per document20172.189
External Cites per document20182.577
External Cites per document20192.394
External Cites per document20202.637
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20150.538
Cites per document20162.287
Cites per document20172.471
Cites per document20182.774
Cites per document20192.515
Cites per document20202.756
% 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 documents20120
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20202
Citable documents20120
Citable documents20141
Citable documents201513
Citable documents2016122
Citable documents2017375
Citable documents2018747
Citable documents20191132
Citable documents20201332
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 documents20120
Uncited documents20141
Uncited documents20158
Uncited documents201634
Uncited documents201797
Uncited documents2018187
Uncited documents2019304
Uncited documents2020272
Cited documents20120
Cited documents20140
Cited documents20155
Cited documents201688
Cited documents2017279
Cited documents2018561
Cited documents2019831
Cited documents20201062
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