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Journal of Ecology

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Plant Science

Environmental Science
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00220477, 13652745
Coverage1976, 1979-ongoing
Scope Journal of Ecology publishes original research papers on all aspects of the ecology of plants (including algae), in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. We do not publish papers concerned solely with cultivated plants and agricultural ecosystems. Studies of plant communities, populations or individual species are accepted, as well as studies of the interactions between plants and animals, fungi or bacteria, providing they focus on the ecology of the plants. We aim to bring important work using any ecological approach (including molecular techniques) to a wide international audience and therefore only publish papers with strong and ecological messages that advance our understanding of ecological principles.


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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.

Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics1999Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2000Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2001Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2002Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2003Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2004Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2005Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2006Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2007Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2008Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2009Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2010Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2011Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2012Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2013Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2014Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2015Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2016Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2017Q1
Plant Science1999Q1
Plant Science2000Q1
Plant Science2001Q1
Plant Science2002Q1
Plant Science2003Q1
Plant Science2004Q1
Plant Science2005Q1
Plant Science2006Q1
Plant Science2007Q1
Plant Science2008Q1
Plant Science2009Q1
Plant Science2010Q1
Plant Science2011Q1
Plant Science2012Q1
Plant Science2013Q1
Plant Science2014Q1
Plant Science2015Q1
Plant Science2016Q1
Plant Science2017Q1

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)19993.339
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.453
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.279
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.423
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.764
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.892
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.038
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.236
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.907
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.737
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.284
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.577
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.483
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.339
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.898
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.592
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.937
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.730
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.782
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.585
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.613
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.352
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.281
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.244
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.296
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.860
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.483
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.623
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.508
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.495
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.782
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.035
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.612
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.210
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.218
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.658
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.086
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 Cites1999101
Self Cites200081
Self Cites200195
Self Cites200257
Self Cites2003141
Self Cites2004128
Self Cites2005158
Self Cites2006131
Self Cites2007152
Self Cites2008168
Self Cites2009209
Self Cites2010160
Self Cites2011188
Self Cites2012195
Self Cites2013182
Self Cites2014186
Self Cites2015154
Self Cites2016187
Self Cites2017124
Total Cites1999798
Total Cites2000760
Total Cites2001785
Total Cites2002771
Total Cites2003977
Total Cites20041118
Total Cites20051348
Total Cites20061449
Total Cites20071644
Total Cites20081966
Total Cites20092060
Total Cites20102164
Total Cites20112509
Total Cites20122687
Total Cites20132763
Total Cites20142814
Total Cites20152810
Total Cites20162915
Total Cites20172754
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 document19992.916
External Cites per document20002.738
External Cites per document20012.685
External Cites per document20022.684
External Cites per document20033.074
External Cites per document20043.486
External Cites per document20054.175
External Cites per document20064.350
External Cites per document20074.677
External Cites per document20085.108
External Cites per document20095.044
External Cites per document20105.138
External Cites per document20115.759
External Cites per document20125.809
External Cites per document20135.933
External Cites per document20145.866
External Cites per document20155.902
External Cites per document20165.892
External Cites per document20175.596
Cites per document19993.339
Cites per document20003.065
Cites per document20013.054
Cites per document20022.898
Cites per document20033.592
Cites per document20043.937
Cites per document20054.730
Cites per document20064.782
Cites per document20075.154
Cites per document20085.585
Cites per document20095.613
Cites per document20105.549
Cites per document20116.226
Cites per document20126.263
Cites per document20136.352
Cites per document20146.281
Cites per document20156.244
Cites per document20166.296
Cites per document20175.860
% 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 documents19994
Non-citable documents20004
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents20075
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents201010
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201315
Non-citable documents201419
Non-citable documents201520
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents201713
Citable documents1999239
Citable documents2000248
Citable documents2001257
Citable documents2002266
Citable documents2003272
Citable documents2004284
Citable documents2005285
Citable documents2006303
Citable documents2007319
Citable documents2008352
Citable documents2009367
Citable documents2010390
Citable documents2011403
Citable documents2012429
Citable documents2013435
Citable documents2014448
Citable documents2015450
Citable documents2016463
Citable documents2017470
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 documents199938
Uncited documents200048
Uncited documents200151
Uncited documents200244
Uncited documents200338
Uncited documents200432
Uncited documents200536
Uncited documents200632
Uncited documents200728
Uncited documents200825
Uncited documents200926
Uncited documents201030
Uncited documents201127
Uncited documents201226
Uncited documents201328
Uncited documents201439
Uncited documents201541
Uncited documents201631
Uncited documents201748
Cited documents1999205
Cited documents2000204
Cited documents2001208
Cited documents2002222
Cited documents2003234
Cited documents2004253
Cited documents2005253
Cited documents2006277
Cited documents2007296
Cited documents2008331
Cited documents2009346
Cited documents2010370
Cited documents2011387
Cited documents2012415
Cited documents2013422
Cited documents2014428
Cited documents2015429
Cited documents2016446
Cited documents2017435
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