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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
Immunology2006Q1
Immunology2007Q1
Immunology2008Q1
Immunology2009Q1
Immunology2010Q1
Immunology2011Q1
Immunology2012Q1
Immunology2013Q1
Immunology2014Q1
Immunology2015Q1
Immunology2016Q1
Immunology2017Q1
Microbiology2006Q1
Microbiology2007Q1
Microbiology2008Q1
Microbiology2009Q1
Microbiology2010Q1
Microbiology2011Q1
Microbiology2012Q1
Microbiology2013Q1
Microbiology2014Q1
Microbiology2015Q1
Microbiology2016Q1
Microbiology2017Q1
Molecular Biology2006Q1
Molecular Biology2007Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q1
Molecular Biology2009Q1
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1
Molecular Biology2017Q1
Parasitology2006Q1
Parasitology2007Q1
Parasitology2008Q1
Parasitology2009Q1
Parasitology2010Q1
Parasitology2011Q1
Parasitology2012Q1
Parasitology2013Q1
Parasitology2014Q1
Parasitology2015Q1
Parasitology2016Q1
Parasitology2017Q1
Virology2006Q1
Virology2007Q1
Virology2008Q1
Virology2009Q1
Virology2010Q1
Virology2011Q1
Virology2012Q1
Virology2013Q1
Virology2014Q1
Virology2015Q1
Virology2016Q1
Virology2017Q1
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
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)20063.944
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.863
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20086.533
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20097.369
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20108.577
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20119.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20129.578
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.763
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20149.041
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.578
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.944
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20076.863
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20086.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20097.428
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20108.661
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20119.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20129.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20139.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20148.782
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.895
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.394
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.944
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20076.863
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20086.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20108.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.610
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.712
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.803
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20148.379
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.671
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.021
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 Cites20067
Self Cites200737
Self Cites200881
Self Cites2009172
Self Cites2010357
Self Cites2011583
Self Cites2012678
Self Cites2013834
Self Cites2014780
Self Cites2015814
Self Cites2016673
Self Cites2017578
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006142
Total Cites2007954
Total Cites20082084
Total Cites20094167
Total Cites20107812
Total Cites201112412
Total Cites201214469
Total Cites201316124
Total Cites201416966
Total Cites201516287
Total Cites201615470
Total Cites201713204
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 document20063.750
External Cites per document20076.597
External Cites per document20086.279
External Cites per document20097.121
External Cites per document20108.265
External Cites per document20119.403
External Cites per document20128.990
External Cites per document20138.838
External Cites per document20148.378
External Cites per document20157.500
External Cites per document20166.957
External Cites per document20176.114
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20063.944
Cites per document20076.863
Cites per document20086.533
Cites per document20097.428
Cites per document20108.661
Cites per document20119.866
Cites per document20129.432
Cites per document20139.320
Cites per document20148.782
Cites per document20157.895
Cites per document20167.273
Cites per document20176.394
% 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
200741.92
200839.16
200944.35
201044.20
201144.78
201241.97
201344.11
201440.11
201541.43
201647.16
201740.80
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 documents200725
Non-citable documents200843
Non-citable documents200946
Non-citable documents201042
Non-citable documents201131
Non-citable documents201225
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents201555
Non-citable documents2016120
Non-citable documents2017130
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200636
Citable documents2007139
Citable documents2008319
Citable documents2009561
Citable documents2010902
Citable documents20111258
Citable documents20121534
Citable documents20131730
Citable documents20141932
Citable documents20152063
Citable documents20162127
Citable documents20172065
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 documents200612
Uncited documents200729
Uncited documents200847
Uncited documents200948
Uncited documents201033
Uncited documents201137
Uncited documents201251
Uncited documents201347
Uncited documents201441
Uncited documents2015100
Uncited documents2016166
Uncited documents2017214
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200629
Cited documents2007135
Cited documents2008315
Cited documents2009559
Cited documents2010911
Cited documents20111252
Cited documents20121508
Cited documents20131693
Cited documents20141895
Cited documents20152018
Cited documents20162081
Cited documents20171981
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