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Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biologyopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Frontiers Media S.A.



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Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology is a broad-scope, interdisciplinary open-access journal, focusing on the fundamental processes of life, led by Prof Amanda Fisher and supported by a geographically diverse, high-quality editorial board. The journal welcomes submissions on a wide spectrum of cell and developmental biology, covering intracellular and extracellular dynamics, with sections focusing on signaling, adhesion, migration, cell death and survival and membrane trafficking. Additionally, the journal offers sections dedicated to the cutting edge of fundamental and translational research in molecular medicine and stem cell biology. With a collaborative, rigorous and transparent peer-review, the journal produces the highest scientific quality in both fundamental and applied research, and advanced article level metrics measure the real-time impact and influence of each publication. 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.

Cell Biology2016Q1
Cell Biology2017Q1
Cell Biology2018Q1
Cell Biology2019Q1
Cell Biology2020Q1
Cell Biology2021Q1
Developmental Biology2016Q1
Developmental Biology2017Q1
Developmental Biology2018Q1
Developmental Biology2019Q1
Developmental Biology2020Q1
Developmental Biology2021Q1

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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.881
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.853
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.802
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.277
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20206.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20216.085
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.881
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.853
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20206.121
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20216.006
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.925
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.689
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.950
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.807
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20205.776
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20215.691
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 Cites20140
Self Cites201517
Self Cites201615
Self Cites201714
Self Cites201814
Self Cites201954
Self Cites2020182
Self Cites2021933
Total Cites20130
Total Cites20140
Total Cites2015193
Total Cites2016578
Total Cites20171344
Total Cites20181837
Total Cites20192422
Total Cites20203948
Total Cites202112888
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 document20140.000
External Cites per document20152.933
External Cites per document20164.109
External Cites per document20174.667
External Cites per document20185.393
External Cites per document20195.533
External Cites per document20206.164
External Cites per document20215.693
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20152.881
Cites per document20163.853
Cites per document20174.450
Cites per document20185.033
Cites per document20195.323
Cites per document20206.121
Cites per document20216.006
% 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 documents20157
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents201717
Non-citable documents201827
Non-citable documents201927
Non-citable documents202034
Non-citable documents202146
Citable documents20130
Citable documents20142
Citable documents201560
Citable documents2016137
Citable documents2017285
Citable documents2018338
Citable documents2019428
Citable documents2020611
Citable documents20212100
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 documents20143
Uncited documents201518
Uncited documents201634
Uncited documents201749
Uncited documents201858
Uncited documents201953
Uncited documents202077
Uncited documents2021210
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20140
Cited documents201549
Cited documents2016116
Cited documents2017253
Cited documents2018307
Cited documents2019402
Cited documents2020568
Cited documents20211936
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