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PLoS Geneticsopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Public Library of Science



Publication type



15537390, 15537404





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Genetics and genomics research has grown at a bewildering pace in the past 15 years. The techniques of these fields are being applied to a wealth of biological questions and experimental systems. PLOS Genetics reflects the full breadth and interdisciplinary nature of this research by publishing outstanding original contributions in all areas of biology. PLOS Genetics publishes human studies, as well as research on model organisms—from mice and flies, to plants and bacteria. Our emphasis is on studies of broad interest that provide significant insight into a biological process or processes. Topics include (but are not limited to) gene discovery and function, population genetics, genome projects, comparative and functional genomics, medical genetics, disease biology, evolution, gene expression, complex traits, chromosome biology, and epigenetics. 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.

Cancer Research2006Q1
Cancer Research2007Q1
Cancer Research2008Q1
Cancer Research2009Q1
Cancer Research2010Q1
Cancer Research2011Q1
Cancer Research2012Q1
Cancer Research2013Q1
Cancer Research2014Q1
Cancer Research2015Q1
Cancer Research2016Q1
Cancer Research2017Q1
Cancer Research2018Q1
Cancer Research2019Q1
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
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2019Q1
Genetics (clinical)2006Q1
Genetics (clinical)2007Q1
Genetics (clinical)2008Q1
Genetics (clinical)2009Q1
Genetics (clinical)2010Q1
Genetics (clinical)2011Q1
Genetics (clinical)2012Q1
Genetics (clinical)2013Q1
Genetics (clinical)2014Q1
Genetics (clinical)2015Q1
Genetics (clinical)2016Q1
Genetics (clinical)2017Q1
Genetics (clinical)2018Q1
Genetics (clinical)2019Q1
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)20067.467
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20078.777
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20089.337
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20099.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20109.877
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20119.729
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201210.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.731
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20148.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.022
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.089
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.679
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.973
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.494
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20067.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20078.777
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20089.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20099.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20109.764
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20119.468
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201210.052
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20139.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20148.679
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.617
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.849
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.245
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.505
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20067.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20078.777
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20089.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20098.540
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20109.202
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20129.307
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.943
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.217
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.290
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.642
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.109
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 Cites200618
Self Cites200776
Self Cites2008181
Self Cites2009234
Self Cites2010307
Self Cites2011499
Self Cites2012684
Self Cites2013772
Self Cites2014776
Self Cites2015725
Self Cites2016527
Self Cites2017364
Self Cites2018346
Self Cites2019241
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006560
Total Cites20072326
Total Cites20084510
Total Cites20096880
Total Cites201010067
Total Cites201112129
Total Cites201215048
Total Cites201316194
Total Cites201418599
Total Cites201518220
Total Cites201616774
Total Cites201714089
Total Cites201811181
Total Cites20199677
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 document20067.227
External Cites per document20078.491
External Cites per document20088.963
External Cites per document20098.850
External Cites per document20109.467
External Cites per document20119.079
External Cites per document20129.595
External Cites per document20138.843
External Cites per document20148.317
External Cites per document20157.314
External Cites per document20166.634
External Cites per document20176.084
External Cites per document20185.335
External Cites per document20195.205
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20067.467
Cites per document20078.777
Cites per document20089.337
Cites per document20099.161
Cites per document20109.764
Cites per document20119.468
Cites per document201210.052
Cites per document20139.286
Cites per document20148.679
Cites per document20157.617
Cites per document20166.849
Cites per document20176.245
Cites per document20185.505
Cites per document20195.338
% 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 documents200722
Non-citable documents200835
Non-citable documents200944
Non-citable documents201030
Non-citable documents201120
Non-citable documents201216
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201417
Non-citable documents201549
Non-citable documents2016145
Non-citable documents2017154
Non-citable documents2018156
Non-citable documents2019123
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200675
Citable documents2007265
Citable documents2008483
Citable documents2009751
Citable documents20101031
Citable documents20111281
Citable documents20121497
Citable documents20131744
Citable documents20142143
Citable documents20152392
Citable documents20162449
Citable documents20172256
Citable documents20182031
Citable documents20191813
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 documents20067
Uncited documents200726
Uncited documents200843
Uncited documents200962
Uncited documents201065
Uncited documents201157
Uncited documents201265
Uncited documents201377
Uncited documents201499
Uncited documents2015155
Uncited documents2016231
Uncited documents2017261
Uncited documents2018265
Uncited documents2019216
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200669
Cited documents2007261
Cited documents2008475
Cited documents2009733
Cited documents2010996
Cited documents20111244
Cited documents20121448
Cited documents20131680
Cited documents20142061
Cited documents20152286
Cited documents20162363
Cited documents20172149
Cited documents20181922
Cited documents20191720
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