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PLoS Pathogensopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
191
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Genetics
Molecular Biology

Immunology and Microbiology
Immunology
Microbiology
Parasitology
Virology
Publisher Public Library of Science
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15537374, 15537366
Coverage2005-2020
Scope Bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions and viruses cause a plethora of diseases that have important medical, agricultural, and economic consequences. Moreover, the study of microbes continues to provide novel insights into such fundamental processes as the molecular basis of cellular and organismal function. PLOS Pathogens reflects the full breadth of research in these areas by publishing outstanding original articles that significantly advance the understanding of pathogens and how they interact with their host organisms. Topics include (but are not limited to) adaptive and innate immune defenses as well as pathogen countermeasures, emerging pathogens, evolution, genomics and gene regulation, model host organisms, pathogen-cell biology, pathogenesis, prions, proteomics and signal transduction, rational vaccine design, structural biology, and virulence factors. The journal will not consider purely descriptive studies, such as those that solely identify a new genomic sequence of a related pathogen or a series of related pathogens, the isolation of pathogen variants, or a new strain or type based only on sequence analysis or correlative studies of host and pathogen genotypes. Genomics studies, which include functional predictions or inferences based on genome sequence analysis, will also require additional experimental validation that directly tests the prediction/inference and yields novel conclusions about mechanistic models or pathogenesis. Instances where inferences about potential functions can be supported by association studies of genotype-phenotype combined with existing functional data, may also be appropriate, pending approval by the editors. If a paper provides novel mechanistic insight but lacks functional validation, it may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Genetics2006Q1
Genetics2007Q1
Genetics2008Q1
Genetics2009Q1
Genetics2010Q1
Genetics2011Q1
Genetics2012Q1
Genetics2013Q1
Genetics2014Q1
Genetics2015Q1
Genetics2016Q1
Genetics2017Q1
Genetics2018Q1
Genetics2019Q1
Immunology2006Q1
Immunology2007Q1
Immunology2008Q1
Immunology2009Q1
Immunology2010Q1
Immunology2011Q1
Immunology2012Q1
Immunology2013Q1
Immunology2014Q1
Immunology2015Q1
Immunology2016Q1
Immunology2017Q1
Immunology2018Q1
Immunology2019Q1
Microbiology2006Q1
Microbiology2007Q1
Microbiology2008Q1
Microbiology2009Q1
Microbiology2010Q1
Microbiology2011Q1
Microbiology2012Q1
Microbiology2013Q1
Microbiology2014Q1
Microbiology2015Q1
Microbiology2016Q1
Microbiology2017Q1
Microbiology2018Q1
Microbiology2019Q1
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
Parasitology2006Q1
Parasitology2007Q1
Parasitology2008Q1
Parasitology2009Q1
Parasitology2010Q1
Parasitology2011Q1
Parasitology2012Q1
Parasitology2013Q1
Parasitology2014Q1
Parasitology2015Q1
Parasitology2016Q1
Parasitology2017Q1
Parasitology2018Q1
Parasitology2019Q1
Virology2006Q1
Virology2007Q1
Virology2008Q1
Virology2009Q1
Virology2010Q1
Virology2011Q1
Virology2012Q1
Virology2013Q1
Virology2014Q1
Virology2015Q1
Virology2016Q1
Virology2017Q1
Virology2018Q1
Virology2019Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
20063.145
20074.180
20083.771
20093.912
20104.859
20115.736
20125.051
20135.511
20145.324
20155.144
20164.736
20174.006
20183.909
20193.640
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)20066.543
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200710.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20089.941
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20099.513
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20109.965
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201110.319
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20129.819
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.952
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20149.170
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.842
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.543
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200710.595
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20089.941
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20099.385
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20109.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201110.112
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20129.653
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20139.507
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20148.845
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.993
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.764
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20066.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200710.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20089.842
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20098.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20109.033
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.825
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.954
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.892
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20148.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.537
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.370
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.346
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.166
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites20050
Self Cites200611
Self Cites200746
Self Cites2008108
Self Cites2009217
Self Cites2010393
Self Cites2011595
Self Cites2012687
Self Cites2013838
Self Cites2014781
Self Cites2015819
Self Cites2016694
Self Cites2017593
Self Cites2018526
Self Cites2019457
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006229
Total Cites20071388
Total Cites20083052
Total Cites20095162
Total Cites20108602
Total Cites201112690
Total Cites201214760
Total Cites201316390
Total Cites201417053
Total Cites201516466
Total Cites201616053
Total Cites201713887
Total Cites201813142
Total Cites201911840
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document20050
External Cites per document20066.229
External Cites per document200710.244
External Cites per document20089.590
External Cites per document20098.991
External Cites per document20109.152
External Cites per document20119.637
External Cites per document20129.204
External Cites per document20139.021
External Cites per document20148.440
External Cites per document20157.596
External Cites per document20167.231
External Cites per document20176.475
External Cites per document20186.277
External Cites per document20196.077
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20066.543
Cites per document200710.595
Cites per document20089.941
Cites per document20099.385
Cites per document20109.590
Cites per document201110.112
Cites per document20129.653
Cites per document20139.507
Cites per document20148.845
Cites per document20157.993
Cites per document20167.558
Cites per document20176.764
Cites per document20186.538
Cites per document20196.321
% 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
200531.71
200632.52
200742.13
200839.16
200944.44
201044.36
201144.78
201241.97
201344.11
201440.11
201541.43
201647.31
201738.86
201842.48
201942.65
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents200733
Non-citable documents200854
Non-citable documents200956
Non-citable documents201045
Non-citable documents201131
Non-citable documents201227
Non-citable documents201314
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201558
Non-citable documents2016123
Non-citable documents2017142
Non-citable documents2018134
Non-citable documents2019106
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200635
Citable documents2007131
Citable documents2008307
Citable documents2009550
Citable documents2010897
Citable documents20111255
Citable documents20121529
Citable documents20131724
Citable documents20141928
Citable documents20152060
Citable documents20162124
Citable documents20172053
Citable documents20182010
Citable documents20191873
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents20050
Uncited documents20064
Uncited documents200717
Uncited documents200831
Uncited documents200936
Uncited documents201021
Uncited documents201132
Uncited documents201242
Uncited documents201340
Uncited documents201439
Uncited documents201596
Uncited documents2016161
Uncited documents2017204
Uncited documents2018195
Uncited documents2019154
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200637
Cited documents2007147
Cited documents2008330
Cited documents2009570
Cited documents2010921
Cited documents20111254
Cited documents20121514
Cited documents20131698
Cited documents20141897
Cited documents20152022
Cited documents20162086
Cited documents20171991
Cited documents20181949
Cited documents20191825
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