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Laboratory Investigation

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology

Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15300307, 00236837
Scope Laboratory Investigation is an international journal owned by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Laboratory Investigation offers prompt publication of high-quality original research in all biomedical disciplines relating to the understanding of human disease and the application of new methods to the diagnosis of disease. Both human and experimental studies are welcome.


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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 Biology1999Q1
Cell Biology2000Q1
Cell Biology2001Q1
Cell Biology2002Q1
Cell Biology2003Q1
Cell Biology2004Q2
Cell Biology2005Q2
Cell Biology2006Q2
Cell Biology2007Q2
Cell Biology2008Q2
Cell Biology2009Q2
Cell Biology2010Q2
Cell Biology2011Q2
Cell Biology2012Q2
Cell Biology2013Q2
Cell Biology2014Q2
Cell Biology2015Q1
Cell Biology2016Q1
Cell Biology2017Q2
Cell Biology2018Q2
Cell Biology2019Q2
Molecular Biology1999Q1
Molecular Biology2000Q1
Molecular Biology2001Q1
Molecular Biology2002Q1
Molecular Biology2003Q1
Molecular Biology2004Q2
Molecular Biology2005Q2
Molecular Biology2006Q2
Molecular Biology2007Q2
Molecular Biology2008Q2
Molecular Biology2009Q2
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q2
Molecular Biology2013Q2
Molecular Biology2014Q2
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1
Molecular Biology2017Q2
Molecular Biology2018Q2
Molecular Biology2019Q2
Pathology and Forensic Medicine1999Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2000Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2001Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2002Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2003Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2004Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2005Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2006Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2007Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2008Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2009Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2010Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2011Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2012Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2013Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2014Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2015Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2016Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2017Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2018Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2019Q1

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.

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)19994.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.761
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.394
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.933
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.602
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.261
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.609
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.968
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.937
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.612
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.655
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.049
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.015
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19994.691
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20004.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.601
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.798
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.403
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.061
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.464
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.752
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.687
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.331
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.734
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.764
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.823
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19994.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20004.006
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20014.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.254
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.931
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.731
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.017
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.052
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.212
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.719
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.487
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.686
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 Cites199955
Self Cites200042
Self Cites200142
Self Cites200252
Self Cites200362
Self Cites200441
Self Cites200548
Self Cites200650
Self Cites200745
Self Cites200836
Self Cites200930
Self Cites201032
Self Cites201126
Self Cites201229
Self Cites201327
Self Cites201425
Self Cites201525
Self Cites201622
Self Cites201722
Self Cites201825
Self Cites201936
Total Cites19992308
Total Cites20002168
Total Cites20012230
Total Cites20022443
Total Cites20032591
Total Cites20042338
Total Cites20052323
Total Cites20062188
Total Cites20071895
Total Cites20081707
Total Cites20091809
Total Cites20101887
Total Cites20111786
Total Cites20121913
Total Cites20132121
Total Cites20141876
Total Cites20151778
Total Cites20161743
Total Cites20171671
Total Cites20181453
Total Cites20191556
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 document19994.579
External Cites per document20004.366
External Cites per document20014.152
External Cites per document20024.503
External Cites per document20034.683
External Cites per document20044.326
External Cites per document20053.977
External Cites per document20063.705
External Cites per document20073.382
External Cites per document20083.673
External Cites per document20094.609
External Cites per document20105.240
External Cites per document20114.548
External Cites per document20124.454
External Cites per document20134.612
External Cites per document20144.428
External Cites per document20154.553
External Cites per document20164.917
External Cites per document20174.671
External Cites per document20183.699
External Cites per document20193.735
Cites per document19994.691
Cites per document20004.452
Cites per document20014.231
Cites per document20024.601
Cites per document20034.798
Cites per document20044.403
Cites per document20054.061
Cites per document20063.792
Cites per document20073.464
Cites per document20083.752
Cites per document20094.687
Cites per document20105.331
Cites per document20114.615
Cites per document20124.522
Cites per document20134.672
Cites per document20144.488
Cites per document20154.618
Cites per document20164.980
Cites per document20174.734
Cites per document20183.764
Cites per document20193.823
% 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 documents199915
Non-citable documents200017
Non-citable documents200112
Non-citable documents20029
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents20049
Non-citable documents200520
Non-citable documents200634
Non-citable documents200735
Non-citable documents200827
Non-citable documents200917
Non-citable documents201024
Non-citable documents201125
Non-citable documents201223
Non-citable documents201317
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents201819
Non-citable documents201917
Citable documents1999492
Citable documents2000487
Citable documents2001527
Citable documents2002531
Citable documents2003540
Citable documents2004531
Citable documents2005572
Citable documents2006577
Citable documents2007547
Citable documents2008455
Citable documents2009386
Citable documents2010354
Citable documents2011387
Citable documents2012423
Citable documents2013454
Citable documents2014418
Citable documents2015385
Citable documents2016350
Citable documents2017353
Citable documents2018386
Citable documents2019407
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 documents199967
Uncited documents200070
Uncited documents200182
Uncited documents200258
Uncited documents200355
Uncited documents200457
Uncited documents2005122
Uncited documents2006180
Uncited documents2007220
Uncited documents2008150
Uncited documents200984
Uncited documents201051
Uncited documents201153
Uncited documents201257
Uncited documents201343
Uncited documents201452
Uncited documents201545
Uncited documents201646
Uncited documents201741
Uncited documents201885
Uncited documents201977
Cited documents1999440
Cited documents2000434
Cited documents2001457
Cited documents2002482
Cited documents2003491
Cited documents2004483
Cited documents2005470
Cited documents2006431
Cited documents2007362
Cited documents2008332
Cited documents2009319
Cited documents2010327
Cited documents2011359
Cited documents2012389
Cited documents2013428
Cited documents2014384
Cited documents2015354
Cited documents2016317
Cited documents2017323
Cited documents2018320
Cited documents2019347
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