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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. Join the conversation about this journal

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
Cell Biology2019Q1
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
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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.680
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20086.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20097.349
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.081
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.717
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.104
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.936
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.781
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.032
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20189.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201910.900
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20086.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20096.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20106.282
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.614
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.922
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.653
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.822
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201912.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.680
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.317
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.724
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20126.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.124
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.594
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.020
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201810.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20199.808
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 Cites2007113
Self Cites2008266
Self Cites2009315
Self Cites2010319
Self Cites2011354
Self Cites2012343
Self Cites2013327
Self Cites2014352
Self Cites2015358
Self Cites2016293
Self Cites2017248
Self Cites2018211
Self Cites2019226
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006142
Total Cites2007473
Total Cites20081407
Total Cites20092730
Total Cites20103480
Total Cites20113424
Total Cites20123975
Total Cites20134154
Total Cites20144769
Total Cites20155081
Total Cites20164540
Total Cites20175356
Total Cites20185019
Total Cites20194972
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 document20064.680
External Cites per document20073.636
External Cites per document20085.049
External Cites per document20096.098
External Cites per document20105.706
External Cites per document20114.984
External Cites per document20125.596
External Cites per document20135.772
External Cites per document20146.126
External Cites per document20156.435
External Cites per document20165.948
External Cites per document20178.252
External Cites per document20189.409
External Cites per document201911.519
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20065.680
Cites per document20074.778
Cites per document20086.226
Cites per document20096.894
Cites per document20106.282
Cites per document20115.558
Cites per document20126.125
Cites per document20136.265
Cites per document20146.614
Cites per document20156.922
Cites per document20166.359
Cites per document20178.653
Cites per document20189.822
Cites per document201912.068
% 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 documents200830
Non-citable documents200941
Non-citable documents201047
Non-citable documents201155
Non-citable documents201260
Non-citable documents201362
Non-citable documents201451
Non-citable documents201547
Non-citable documents201650
Non-citable documents2017116
Non-citable documents2018187
Non-citable documents2019251
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200625
Citable documents200799
Citable documents2008226
Citable documents2009396
Citable documents2010554
Citable documents2011616
Citable documents2012649
Citable documents2013663
Citable documents2014721
Citable documents2015734
Citable documents2016714
Citable documents2017619
Citable documents2018511
Citable documents2019412
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 documents200711
Uncited documents200833
Uncited documents200947
Uncited documents201087
Uncited documents201197
Uncited documents201287
Uncited documents201390
Uncited documents2014108
Uncited documents201575
Uncited documents201670
Uncited documents201773
Uncited documents201878
Uncited documents201954
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200620
Cited documents200794
Cited documents2008223
Cited documents2009390
Cited documents2010514
Cited documents2011574
Cited documents2012622
Cited documents2013635
Cited documents2014664
Cited documents2015706
Cited documents2016694
Cited documents2017662
Cited documents2018620
Cited documents2019609
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