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FEBS Journal

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1742464X, 14321033
Scope The FEBS Journal is an international peer-reviewed Journal devoted to publication of high-quality papers reporting significant advances in the molecular life sciences. Acceptance decisions are based on the originality and quality of the research and its prospective interest to a wide readership. Papers submitted to The FEBS Journal should provide novel perspectives on a biologically relevant problem and be of interest to a broad readership. The scope of the Journal is broad and inclusive. We are particularly interested in papers in which state-of-the-art approaches are applied to bring novel insight into molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie the functions of molecules, cells and organisms. The Journal also welcomes manuscripts of an interdisciplinary nature, including systems approaches that address fundamental concepts in molecular, cellular or organismal biology. The Journal does not accept papers that lack biological insight. Papers describing bioinformatic analysis, modelling or structural studies of specific systems or molecules should include experimental data. The FEBS Journal also publishes Reviews, Minireviews, Viewpoints and Snapshots on a wide range of topics. These pieces are specially commissioned by our Editorial team and are selected on the basis of their interest to a wide readership. In addition, the Journal publishes Special Issues that provide detailed insight into a specific scientific field.


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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 Biology2002Q2
Cell Biology2003Q2
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 Biology2017Q1
Cell Biology2018Q1
Cell Biology2019Q1
Molecular Biology1999Q1
Molecular Biology2000Q2
Molecular Biology2001Q2
Molecular Biology2002Q2
Molecular Biology2003Q2
Molecular Biology2004Q2
Molecular Biology2005Q2
Molecular Biology2006Q2
Molecular Biology2007Q2
Molecular Biology2008Q2
Molecular Biology2009Q2
Molecular Biology2010Q2
Molecular Biology2011Q2
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1
Molecular Biology2017Q1
Molecular Biology2018Q1
Molecular Biology2019Q1

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)19993.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.973
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.995
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.081
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.332
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.406
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.631
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.537
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.428
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.295
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.177
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.316
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.317
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.355
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.631
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.911
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.213
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.312
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.567
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.726
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.610
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.272
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.282
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.756
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.510
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.660
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.501
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.635
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19993.236
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.880
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.085
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.496
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.682
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.181
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.241
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.406
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.851
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.844
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.515
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 Cites1999486
Self Cites2000418
Self Cites2001344
Self Cites2002310
Self Cites2003263
Self Cites2004196
Self Cites2005166
Self Cites2006175
Self Cites2007178
Self Cites2008161
Self Cites2009170
Self Cites2010137
Self Cites2011161
Self Cites2012111
Self Cites2013145
Self Cites2014109
Self Cites201581
Self Cites2016137
Self Cites2017108
Self Cites2018112
Self Cites201982
Total Cites19998675
Total Cites20008033
Total Cites20017331
Total Cites20027611
Total Cites20037320
Total Cites20046489
Total Cites20055929
Total Cites20065586
Total Cites20075671
Total Cites20085689
Total Cites20095055
Total Cites20105534
Total Cites20115915
Total Cites20126459
Total Cites20135493
Total Cites20145904
Total Cites20155558
Total Cites20165446
Total Cites20174255
Total Cites20184128
Total Cites20193810
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 document19993.179
External Cites per document20002.933
External Cites per document20012.775
External Cites per document20022.909
External Cites per document20033.098
External Cites per document20043.212
External Cites per document20053.370
External Cites per document20063.455
External Cites per document20073.609
External Cites per document20083.508
External Cites per document20093.162
External Cites per document20103.201
External Cites per document20113.653
External Cites per document20124.345
External Cites per document20134.391
External Cites per document20144.574
External Cites per document20154.350
External Cites per document20164.388
External Cites per document20174.082
External Cites per document20184.648
External Cites per document20194.535
Cites per document19993.368
Cites per document20003.094
Cites per document20012.911
Cites per document20023.032
Cites per document20033.213
Cites per document20043.312
Cites per document20053.467
Cites per document20063.567
Cites per document20073.726
Cites per document20083.610
Cites per document20093.272
Cites per document20103.282
Cites per document20113.756
Cites per document20124.421
Cites per document20134.510
Cites per document20144.660
Cites per document20154.415
Cites per document20164.501
Cites per document20174.188
Cites per document20184.778
Cites per document20194.635
% 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 documents199935
Non-citable documents200041
Non-citable documents200147
Non-citable documents200240
Non-citable documents200330
Non-citable documents200419
Non-citable documents200528
Non-citable documents200626
Non-citable documents200733
Non-citable documents200839
Non-citable documents200947
Non-citable documents201049
Non-citable documents201141
Non-citable documents201255
Non-citable documents201350
Non-citable documents201462
Non-citable documents201539
Non-citable documents201640
Non-citable documents201746
Non-citable documents201893
Non-citable documents2019116
Citable documents19992576
Citable documents20002596
Citable documents20012518
Citable documents20022510
Citable documents20032278
Citable documents20041959
Citable documents20051710
Citable documents20061566
Citable documents20071522
Citable documents20081576
Citable documents20091545
Citable documents20101686
Citable documents20111575
Citable documents20121461
Citable documents20131218
Citable documents20141267
Citable documents20151259
Citable documents20161210
Citable documents20171016
Citable documents2018864
Citable documents2019822
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 documents1999472
Uncited documents2000520
Uncited documents2001494
Uncited documents2002473
Uncited documents2003375
Uncited documents2004306
Uncited documents2005300
Uncited documents2006269
Uncited documents2007238
Uncited documents2008267
Uncited documents2009289
Uncited documents2010328
Uncited documents2011286
Uncited documents2012277
Uncited documents2013235
Uncited documents2014204
Uncited documents2015200
Uncited documents2016173
Uncited documents2017167
Uncited documents2018176
Uncited documents2019169
Cited documents19992139
Cited documents20002117
Cited documents20012071
Cited documents20022077
Cited documents20031933
Cited documents20041672
Cited documents20051438
Cited documents20061323
Cited documents20071317
Cited documents20081348
Cited documents20091303
Cited documents20101407
Cited documents20111330
Cited documents20121239
Cited documents20131033
Cited documents20141125
Cited documents20151098
Cited documents20161077
Cited documents2017895
Cited documents2018781
Cited documents2019769
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