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PLoS Geneticsopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cancer Research
Molecular Biology

Genetics (clinical)
PublisherPublic Library of Science
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15537390, 15537404
Scope 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 mechanistic insight into a biological process or processes.


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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.

Cancer Research2006Q1
Cancer Research2007Q1
Cancer Research2008Q1
Cancer Research2009Q1
Cancer Research2010Q1
Cancer Research2011Q1
Cancer Research2012Q1
Cancer Research2013Q1
Cancer Research2014Q1
Cancer Research2015Q1
Cancer Research2016Q1
Cancer Research2017Q1
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
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
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)20064.744
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20086.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20097.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20108.463
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20118.927
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20129.770
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.406
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20148.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.907
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.302
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.474
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20086.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20097.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20108.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20119.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20129.623
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20138.901
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20148.673
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.527
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.584
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.744
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20086.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.213
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20109.017
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20118.640
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.733
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.953
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.010
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.269
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 Cites200615
Self Cites200765
Self Cites2008122
Self Cites2009183
Self Cites2010289
Self Cites2011480
Self Cites2012659
Self Cites2013747
Self Cites2014776
Self Cites2015723
Self Cites2016515
Self Cites2017357
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006370
Total Cites20071500
Total Cites20083044
Total Cites20095451
Total Cites20109161
Total Cites201111628
Total Cites201214415
Total Cites201315550
Total Cites201418612
Total Cites201518042
Total Cites201616163
Total Cites201713313
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 document20064.551
External Cites per document20075.237
External Cites per document20085.915
External Cites per document20096.941
External Cites per document20108.589
External Cites per document20118.703
External Cites per document20129.183
External Cites per document20138.473
External Cites per document20148.311
External Cites per document20157.225
External Cites per document20166.374
External Cites per document20175.715
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20064.744
Cites per document20075.474
Cites per document20086.162
Cites per document20097.182
Cites per document20108.868
Cites per document20119.077
Cites per document20129.623
Cites per document20138.901
Cites per document20148.673
Cites per document20157.527
Cites per document20166.584
Cites per document20175.873
% 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 documents20060
Non-citable documents200717
Non-citable documents200828
Non-citable documents200938
Non-citable documents201028
Non-citable documents201120
Non-citable documents201215
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents201414
Non-citable documents201544
Non-citable documents2016138
Non-citable documents2017141
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200678
Citable documents2007274
Citable documents2008494
Citable documents2009759
Citable documents20101033
Citable documents20111281
Citable documents20121498
Citable documents20131747
Citable documents20142146
Citable documents20152397
Citable documents20162455
Citable documents20172267
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 documents200616
Uncited documents200743
Uncited documents200871
Uncited documents200978
Uncited documents201080
Uncited documents201171
Uncited documents201285
Uncited documents201399
Uncited documents201499
Uncited documents2015157
Uncited documents2016242
Uncited documents2017279
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200662
Cited documents2007248
Cited documents2008451
Cited documents2009719
Cited documents2010981
Cited documents20111230
Cited documents20121428
Cited documents20131658
Cited documents20142061
Cited documents20152284
Cited documents20162351
Cited documents20172129
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