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Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
PublisherLandes Bioscience
Publication typeJournals
Scope Autophagy is a highly selective peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers on all aspects of autophagic processes (i.e., the lysosome/vacuole dependent degradation of intracellular material). The field of autophagy has advanced tremendously, due in large part to the multiple connections between autophagy and various aspects of human health and disease including cancer, neurodegeneration, aging, diabetes, myopathies and heart disease. Our goal is to be the premiere journal in this field, publishing papers that you want read by the people in your research group. Autophagy publishes several types of papers including: Original research (basic science, translational and clinical), reviews (both comprehensive overviews and short puncta), technical papers (toolbox, protocol and resource), commentaries, and articles on science and art. Reviews, puncta and commentaries will generally be invited. We also anticipate special issues that are devoted to particular areas of research. Suggestions for appropriate specialized topics are welcome. We are interested in all experimental systems, from yeast to human. All submitted manuscripts are initially reviewed by the editors, and, if considered suitable for further consideration, are sent out for peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees; we generally seek a minimum of two reviews whenever possible. Accepted papers go through a rigorous editing process that results in very high-quality content.


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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 Biology2006Q1
Cell Biology2007Q1
Cell Biology2008Q1
Cell Biology2009Q1
Cell Biology2010Q1
Cell Biology2011Q1
Cell Biology2012Q1
Cell Biology2013Q1
Cell Biology2014Q1
Cell Biology2015Q1
Cell Biology2016Q1
Cell Biology2017Q1
Cell Biology2018Q1
Molecular Biology2006Q1
Molecular Biology2007Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q1
Molecular Biology2009Q1
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1
Molecular Biology2017Q1
Molecular Biology2018Q1

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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.520
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.633
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.640
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.007
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.889
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.735
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.104
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.830
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.836
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.520
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20096.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20106.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.579
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.554
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.227
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.464
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.520
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.796
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20096.608
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.797
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.659
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20126.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.095
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.966
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.122
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201810.788
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 Cites20050
Self Cites200625
Self Cites2007102
Self Cites2008239
Self Cites2009279
Self Cites2010297
Self Cites2011333
Self Cites2012339
Self Cites2013327
Self Cites2014349
Self Cites2015356
Self Cites2016293
Self Cites2017248
Self Cites2018213
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006138
Total Cites2007429
Total Cites20081245
Total Cites20092353
Total Cites20103259
Total Cites20113303
Total Cites20123886
Total Cites20134156
Total Cites20144758
Total Cites20155049
Total Cites20164490
Total Cites20175273
Total Cites20184892
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 document20050
External Cites per document20064.520
External Cites per document20073.303
External Cites per document20084.552
External Cites per document20095.458
External Cites per document20105.642
External Cites per document20115.017
External Cites per document20125.560
External Cites per document20135.758
External Cites per document20146.073
External Cites per document20156.333
External Cites per document20165.821
External Cites per document20178.066
External Cites per document20189.193
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20065.520
Cites per document20074.333
Cites per document20085.633
Cites per document20096.192
Cites per document20106.208
Cites per document20115.579
Cites per document20126.091
Cites per document20136.250
Cites per document20146.554
Cites per document20156.814
Cites per document20166.227
Cites per document20178.464
Cites per document20189.611
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents200820
Non-citable documents200930
Non-citable documents201036
Non-citable documents201154
Non-citable documents201260
Non-citable documents201362
Non-citable documents201449
Non-citable documents201542
Non-citable documents201645
Non-citable documents2017113
Non-citable documents2018189
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200625
Citable documents200799
Citable documents2008221
Citable documents2009380
Citable documents2010525
Citable documents2011592
Citable documents2012638
Citable documents2013665
Citable documents2014726
Citable documents2015741
Citable documents2016721
Citable documents2017623
Citable documents2018509
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 documents20050
Uncited documents20066
Uncited documents200715
Uncited documents200832
Uncited documents200951
Uncited documents201084
Uncited documents201197
Uncited documents201291
Uncited documents201396
Uncited documents2014109
Uncited documents201575
Uncited documents201671
Uncited documents201776
Uncited documents201880
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200620
Cited documents200790
Cited documents2008209
Cited documents2009359
Cited documents2010477
Cited documents2011549
Cited documents2012607
Cited documents2013631
Cited documents2014666
Cited documents2015708
Cited documents2016695
Cited documents2017660
Cited documents2018618
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