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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 We do not publish papers concerned solely with cultivated plants and agricultural ecosystems.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
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q1
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
Plant Science2018Q1

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)19993.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.303
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.434
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.767
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.163
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.902
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.640
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.952
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.511
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.989
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.123
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.718
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.563
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.661
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.595
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.078
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.910
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.592
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.944
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.403
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.864
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.045
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.610
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.209
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.261
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.379
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.380
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.121
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.017
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.494
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.628
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.518
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.497
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.985
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.728
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.697
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.696
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.292
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.911
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 Cites200686
Self Cites2007129
Self Cites2008119
Self Cites2009175
Self Cites2010154
Self Cites2011180
Self Cites2012195
Self Cites2013182
Self Cites2014186
Self Cites2015155
Self Cites2016187
Self Cites2017124
Self Cites2018177
Total Cites1999800
Total Cites2000763
Total Cites2001791
Total Cites2002774
Total Cites2003977
Total Cites20041120
Total Cites20051352
Total Cites20061334
Total Cites20071357
Total Cites20081569
Total Cites20091535
Total Cites20102042
Total Cites20112347
Total Cites20122686
Total Cites20132775
Total Cites20142809
Total Cites20152842
Total Cites20162954
Total Cites20172877
Total Cites20182822
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 document19992.925
External Cites per document20002.750
External Cites per document20012.708
External Cites per document20022.695
External Cites per document20033.074
External Cites per document20043.493
External Cites per document20054.189
External Cites per document20064.119
External Cites per document20074.401
External Cites per document20084.662
External Cites per document20094.518
External Cites per document20105.187
External Cites per document20115.733
External Cites per document20125.807
External Cites per document20135.961
External Cites per document20145.855
External Cites per document20155.971
External Cites per document20165.976
External Cites per document20175.857
External Cites per document20185.640
Cites per document19993.347
Cites per document20003.077
Cites per document20013.078
Cites per document20022.910
Cites per document20033.592
Cites per document20043.944
Cites per document20054.744
Cites per document20064.403
Cites per document20074.864
Cites per document20085.045
Cites per document20095.100
Cites per document20105.610
Cites per document20116.209
Cites per document20126.261
Cites per document20136.379
Cites per document20146.270
Cites per document20156.316
Cites per document20166.380
Cites per document20176.121
Cites per document20186.017
% 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
Non-citable documents201822
Citable documents1999239
Citable documents2000248
Citable documents2001257
Citable documents2002266
Citable documents2003272
Citable documents2004284
Citable documents2005285
Citable documents2006303
Citable documents2007279
Citable documents2008311
Citable documents2009301
Citable documents2010364
Citable documents2011378
Citable documents2012429
Citable documents2013435
Citable documents2014448
Citable documents2015450
Citable documents2016463
Citable documents2017470
Citable documents2018469
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 documents199937
Uncited documents200048
Uncited documents200151
Uncited documents200244
Uncited documents200338
Uncited documents200431
Uncited documents200535
Uncited documents200636
Uncited documents200729
Uncited documents200827
Uncited documents200924
Uncited documents201028
Uncited documents201127
Uncited documents201226
Uncited documents201328
Uncited documents201440
Uncited documents201539
Uncited documents201630
Uncited documents201743
Uncited documents201847
Cited documents1999206
Cited documents2000204
Cited documents2001208
Cited documents2002222
Cited documents2003234
Cited documents2004254
Cited documents2005254
Cited documents2006273
Cited documents2007255
Cited documents2008288
Cited documents2009282
Cited documents2010346
Cited documents2011362
Cited documents2012415
Cited documents2013422
Cited documents2014427
Cited documents2015431
Cited documents2016447
Cited documents2017440
Cited documents2018444
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