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Nature Chemical Biology

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
PublisherNature Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15524450, 15524469
Scope Nature Chemical Biology is an international monthly journal that provides a high-visibility forum for the publication of top-tier original research and commentary for the chemical biology community. Chemical biology is an emerging field that combines the scientific ideas and approaches of chemistry, biology and allied disciplines to understand and manipulate biological systems with molecular precision. The journal publishes papers from the expanding community of chemical biologists, including contributions from chemists who are applying the principles and tools of chemistry to biological questions and from biologists who are interested in understanding and controlling biological processes at the molecular level.


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

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)20067.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.633
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20088.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20098.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20109.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201110.940
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201211.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201311.905
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201411.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201512.126
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201612.794
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201712.445
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20067.308
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20088.051
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20098.584
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20109.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201111.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201212.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201310.890
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201411.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201512.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201613.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201712.458
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20067.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20077.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20087.492
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20098.322
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201010.525
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201111.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201210.567
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201310.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201411.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201512.462
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201613.418
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201711.670
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 Cites200621
Self Cites200744
Self Cites200869
Self Cites200960
Self Cites201094
Self Cites201194
Self Cites201274
Self Cites201360
Self Cites201464
Self Cites201588
Self Cites2016101
Self Cites2017129
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006570
Total Cites20071748
Total Cites20083180
Total Cites20093966
Total Cites20104736
Total Cites20115452
Total Cites20125993
Total Cites20135369
Total Cites20145464
Total Cites20155602
Total Cites20165966
Total Cites20176254
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 document20067.038
External Cites per document20077.441
External Cites per document20087.876
External Cites per document20098.455
External Cites per document20109.671
External Cites per document201111.400
External Cites per document201211.909
External Cites per document201310.769
External Cites per document201411.588
External Cites per document201512.066
External Cites per document201613.121
External Cites per document201712.201
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20067.308
Cites per document20077.633
Cites per document20088.051
Cites per document20098.584
Cites per document20109.867
Cites per document201111.600
Cites per document201212.058
Cites per document201310.890
Cites per document201411.725
Cites per document201512.258
Cites per document201613.347
Cites per document201712.458
% 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 documents200617
Non-citable documents200743
Non-citable documents200866
Non-citable documents200982
Non-citable documents201099
Non-citable documents2011124
Non-citable documents2012137
Non-citable documents2013126
Non-citable documents2014130
Non-citable documents2015122
Non-citable documents2016150
Non-citable documents2017120
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200678
Citable documents2007229
Citable documents2008395
Citable documents2009462
Citable documents2010480
Citable documents2011470
Citable documents2012497
Citable documents2013493
Citable documents2014466
Citable documents2015457
Citable documents2016447
Citable documents2017502
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 documents200639
Uncited documents2007100
Uncited documents2008149
Uncited documents2009176
Uncited documents2010177
Uncited documents2011168
Uncited documents2012173
Uncited documents2013169
Uncited documents2014166
Uncited documents2015130
Uncited documents2016142
Uncited documents2017122
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200656
Cited documents2007172
Cited documents2008312
Cited documents2009368
Cited documents2010402
Cited documents2011426
Cited documents2012461
Cited documents2013450
Cited documents2014430
Cited documents2015449
Cited documents2016455
Cited documents2017500
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