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PLoS Pathogensopen access

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

Immunology and Microbiology
Immunology
Microbiology
Parasitology
Virology
PublisherPublic Library of Science
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15537374, 15537366
Coverage2005-ongoing
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.

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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
Immunology2006Q1
Immunology2007Q1
Immunology2008Q1
Immunology2009Q1
Immunology2010Q1
Immunology2011Q1
Immunology2012Q1
Immunology2013Q1
Immunology2014Q1
Immunology2015Q1
Immunology2016Q1
Immunology2017Q1
Immunology2018Q1
Microbiology2006Q1
Microbiology2007Q1
Microbiology2008Q1
Microbiology2009Q1
Microbiology2010Q1
Microbiology2011Q1
Microbiology2012Q1
Microbiology2013Q1
Microbiology2014Q1
Microbiology2015Q1
Microbiology2016Q1
Microbiology2017Q1
Microbiology2018Q1
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
Parasitology2006Q1
Parasitology2007Q1
Parasitology2008Q1
Parasitology2009Q1
Parasitology2010Q1
Parasitology2011Q1
Parasitology2012Q1
Parasitology2013Q1
Parasitology2014Q1
Parasitology2015Q1
Parasitology2016Q1
Parasitology2017Q1
Parasitology2018Q1
Virology2006Q1
Virology2007Q1
Virology2008Q1
Virology2009Q1
Virology2010Q1
Virology2011Q1
Virology2012Q1
Virology2013Q1
Virology2014Q1
Virology2015Q1
Virology2016Q1
Virology2017Q1
Virology2018Q1
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
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)20064.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.839
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20087.245
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20097.693
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20109.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20119.955
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20129.665
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.881
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20149.140
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.271
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.507
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.839
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20087.245
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20097.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20109.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20119.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20129.501
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20139.434
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20148.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20158.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.459
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.681
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20077.839
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20087.240
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.177
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20108.942
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.842
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.856
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20148.431
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.565
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.178
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 Cites200610
Self Cites200739
Self Cites200879
Self Cites2009164
Self Cites2010350
Self Cites2011552
Self Cites2012664
Self Cites2013837
Self Cites2014781
Self Cites2015819
Self Cites2016688
Self Cites2017589
Self Cites2018525
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006168
Total Cites2007972
Total Cites20082159
Total Cites20093929
Total Cites20107557
Total Cites201111873
Total Cites201214213
Total Cites201316292
Total Cites201417057
Total Cites201516527
Total Cites201615858
Total Cites201713737
Total Cites201812818
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 document20064.389
External Cites per document20077.524
External Cites per document20086.980
External Cites per document20097.368
External Cites per document20108.673
External Cites per document20119.505
External Cites per document20129.057
External Cites per document20138.949
External Cites per document20148.429
External Cites per document20157.622
External Cites per document20167.135
External Cites per document20176.395
External Cites per document20186.101
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20064.667
Cites per document20077.839
Cites per document20087.245
Cites per document20097.689
Cites per document20109.094
Cites per document20119.969
Cites per document20129.501
Cites per document20139.434
Cites per document20148.833
Cites per document20158.019
Cites per document20167.459
Cites per document20176.681
Cites per document20186.361
% 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
200629.52
200741.36
200839.84
200944.10
201044.36
201144.78
201241.97
201344.11
201440.11
201541.43
201647.16
201740.45
201843.49
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 documents20065
Non-citable documents200722
Non-citable documents200839
Non-citable documents200941
Non-citable documents201040
Non-citable documents201130
Non-citable documents201225
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents201557
Non-citable documents2016121
Non-citable documents2017139
Non-citable documents2018102
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200636
Citable documents2007124
Citable documents2008298
Citable documents2009511
Citable documents2010831
Citable documents20111191
Citable documents20121496
Citable documents20131727
Citable documents20141931
Citable documents20152061
Citable documents20162126
Citable documents20172056
Citable documents20182015
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 documents20069
Uncited documents200715
Uncited documents200837
Uncited documents200938
Uncited documents201024
Uncited documents201131
Uncited documents201242
Uncited documents201340
Uncited documents201438
Uncited documents201596
Uncited documents2016161
Uncited documents2017206
Uncited documents2018183
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200632
Cited documents2007131
Cited documents2008300
Cited documents2009514
Cited documents2010847
Cited documents20111190
Cited documents20121479
Cited documents20131698
Cited documents20141898
Cited documents20152022
Cited documents20162086
Cited documents20171989
Cited documents20181934
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