Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Biological Communications


Russian Federation

Universities and research institutions in Russian Federation

Subject Area and Category


Saint Petersburg State University

Saint Petersburg State University in Scimago Institutions Rankings



Publication type



25422154, 25875779





How to publish in this journal


Biological Communications publishes research from across all areas of the biological sciences, from classical disciplines such as botany and zoology to biotechnology and fundamental medicine, given the research is of high quality and might be interesting not only to narrow specialists, but to a broader auditorium. Some emphasis is given to rapidly developing fields: neuroscience and cognition; organismal and evolutionary biology; palaeontology; molecular, cell and developmental biology; genomics and proteomics; bioinformatics; classical ecology; marine and arctic research; mechanisms of diseases. In addition to being free to both authors and readers, Biological Communications is an open access and primarily online journal, which makes it particularly suited to research that requires high visibility due to its novel findings. Articles submitted to Biological Communications will benefit from its broad scope and readership and its dedicated media promotion. Our aim is to become the leading Russian journal in the field of life science, publishing both the best research from Russian institutions and attracting cutting edge research from around the globe. 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)2019Q3
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2020Q3
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2021Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2019Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2020Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2021Q3

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)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.431
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.458
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.431
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.675
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.458
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.431
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.717
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.824
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 Cites20170
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20200
Self Cites20214
Total Cites20170
Total Cites201811
Total Cites201922
Total Cites202052
Total Cites202184
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 document20170
External Cites per document20180.391
External Cites per document20190.449
External Cites per document20200.693
External Cites per document20211.039
Cites per document20170.000
Cites per document20180.458
Cites per document20190.431
Cites per document20200.675
Cites per document20211.077
% 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 documents20170
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20192
Non-citable documents20202
Non-citable documents20211
Citable documents20170
Citable documents201823
Citable documents201949
Citable documents202075
Citable documents202177
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 documents20170
Uncited documents201816
Uncited documents201937
Uncited documents202053
Uncited documents202144
Cited documents20170
Cited documents20188
Cited documents201914
Cited documents202024
Cited documents202134
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