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Plantsopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute



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Plants (ISSN 2223-7747), is an international and multidisciplinary scientific open access journal that covers all key areas of plant science. It publishes review articles, regular research articles, communications, and short notes in the fields of structural, functional and experimental botany. In addition to fundamental disciplines such as morphology, systematics, physiology and ecology of plants, the journal welcomes all types of articles in the field of applied plant science. The main aim of our journal is to encourage scientists and research groups to publish theoretical and experimental results of research in all fundamental and applied fields of plant science. The full experimental procedure must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. There is no limitation on the length of articles for this journal. Journal covers the following interest areas and sub-areas in plant science: -plant cytology and histology -plant anatomy and morphology -systematics, taxonomy and classification -plant physiology and ecophysiology -plant genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry -ecology and biogeography of plants -phytocenology -evolutionary biology, plant phylogeny and paleobotany -plant diversity and conservation biology -experimental and applied plant science: new methods in experimental botany; biology of medicinal plants; ethnobotany; biological effects of active substances from plants; phytomedicine; new plant products, active substances and secondary metabolites; plant drug development; agricultural plants; plants derived food; horticultural plants; phytopathology; plant biotechnology; interactions between plants and other organisms; the importance of plants in the environment; the use of plants in biological control; crop protection and pesticides 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.

Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2013Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2014Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2015Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2016Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2017Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2019Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2020Q1
Plant Science2013Q4
Plant Science2014Q2
Plant Science2015Q2
Plant Science2016Q1
Plant Science2017Q1
Plant Science2018Q1
Plant Science2019Q1
Plant Science2020Q1

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)20130.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.980
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.536
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.278
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.204
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.190
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.980
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.579
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.803
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.877
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.264
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.899
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 Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites201829
Self Cites201950
Self Cites2020394
Total Cites20120
Total Cites20136
Total Cites201448
Total Cites2015129
Total Cites2016264
Total Cites2017375
Total Cites2018597
Total Cites2019737
Total Cites20203247
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 document20131.000
External Cites per document20141.021
External Cites per document20151.573
External Cites per document20162.357
External Cites per document20173.319
External Cites per document20184.028
External Cites per document20193.225
External Cites per document20203.710
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.750
Cites per document20140.980
Cites per document20151.536
Cites per document20162.357
Cites per document20173.319
Cites per document20184.204
Cites per document20193.412
Cites per document20204.190
% 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 documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20206
Citable documents20120
Citable documents20136
Citable documents201447
Citable documents201582
Citable documents2016112
Citable documents2017113
Citable documents2018141
Citable documents2019213
Citable documents2020769
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 documents20134
Uncited documents201425
Uncited documents201532
Uncited documents201635
Uncited documents201726
Uncited documents201824
Uncited documents201939
Uncited documents2020112
Cited documents20120
Cited documents20134
Cited documents201424
Cited documents201552
Cited documents201677
Cited documents201787
Cited documents2018118
Cited documents2019177
Cited documents2020663
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