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Life Sciences, Society and Policyopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Springer International Publishing AG



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The purpose of Life Sciences, Society and Policy (LSSP) is to analyse social, ethical and legal dimensions of the most dynamic branches of life sciences and technologies, and to discuss ways to foster responsible innovation, sustainable development and user-driven social policies. LSSP provides an academic forum for engaged scholarship at the intersection of life sciences, philosophy, bioethics, science studies and policy research, and covers a broad area of inquiry both in emerging research areas such as genomics, bioinformatics, biophysics, molecular engineering, nanotechnology and synthetic biology, and in more applied fields such as translational medicine, food science, environmental science, climate studies, research on animals, sustainability, science education and others. 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.

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2020Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2014Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2015Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2016Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2020Q2

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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.535
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.367
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.117
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.917
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.535
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.405
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.184
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.917
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.414
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.120
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.207
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.032
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 Cites20130
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20156
Self Cites20164
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201813
Self Cites20193
Self Cites20202
Total Cites20130
Total Cites201411
Total Cites201541
Total Cites201666
Total Cites2017101
Total Cites201897
Total Cites2019108
Total Cites2020156
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 document20130
External Cites per document20140.818
External Cites per document20151.250
External Cites per document20161.476
External Cites per document20172.268
External Cites per document20182.000
External Cites per document20192.019
External Cites per document20203.208
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.917
Cites per document20151.414
Cites per document20161.535
Cites per document20172.405
Cites per document20182.256
Cites per document20192.000
Cites per document20203.184
% 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 documents20130
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20192
Non-citable documents20201
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201411
Citable documents201528
Citable documents201642
Citable documents201741
Citable documents201842
Citable documents201952
Citable documents202048
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 documents20130
Uncited documents20147
Uncited documents201514
Uncited documents201614
Uncited documents20178
Uncited documents201813
Uncited documents201917
Uncited documents202016
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20145
Cited documents201515
Cited documents201629
Cited documents201734
Cited documents201830
Cited documents201937
Cited documents202033
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