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PLoS Computational Biologyopen 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
Molecular Biology

Computer Science
Computational Theory and Mathematics

Environmental Science

Modeling and Simulation

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
PublisherPublic Library of Science
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1553734X, 15537358
Scope PLoS Computational Biology features works of exceptional significance that further our understanding of living systems at all scales—from molecules and cells, to patient populations and ecosystems—through the application of computational methods. Readers include life and computational scientists, who can take the important findings presented here to the next level of discovery. Research articles that primarily describe new methods and offer only limited biological insight will be considered only in those exceptional instances in which the method is expected to significantly impact the field of computational biology, typically making substantial breakthroughs in areas of demonstrated importance.


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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.

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2006Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2007Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2008Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2009Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2010Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2011Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2012Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2013Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2014Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2015Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2016Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2017Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2006Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2007Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2008Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2009Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2010Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2011Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2012Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2013Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2014Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2015Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2016Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2017Q1
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
Modeling and Simulation2006Q1
Modeling and Simulation2007Q1
Modeling and Simulation2008Q1
Modeling and Simulation2009Q1
Modeling and Simulation2010Q1
Modeling and Simulation2011Q1
Modeling and Simulation2012Q1
Modeling and Simulation2013Q1
Modeling and Simulation2014Q1
Modeling and Simulation2015Q1
Modeling and Simulation2016Q1
Modeling and Simulation2017Q1
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)20063.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.138
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20086.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.376
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.287
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.530
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.262
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.535
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.090
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.769
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.958
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20086.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.948
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20106.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.245
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.545
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.884
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.631
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.958
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.138
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20086.022
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.776
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.163
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.011
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 Cites200621
Self Cites20074
Self Cites2008152
Self Cites2009194
Self Cites2010247
Self Cites2011280
Self Cites2012351
Self Cites2013397
Self Cites2014416
Self Cites2015432
Self Cites2016396
Self Cites2017392
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006281
Total Cites20071120
Total Cites20082679
Total Cites20093860
Total Cites20105291
Total Cites20116502
Total Cites20127419
Total Cites20137593
Total Cites20148145
Total Cites20158694
Total Cites20168429
Total Cites20178100
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 document20063.662
External Cites per document20075.119
External Cites per document20085.730
External Cites per document20095.649
External Cites per document20105.791
External Cites per document20115.881
External Cites per document20125.949
External Cites per document20135.394
External Cites per document20145.261
External Cites per document20155.063
External Cites per document20164.654
External Cites per document20174.407
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20063.958
Cites per document20075.138
Cites per document20086.075
Cites per document20095.948
Cites per document20106.075
Cites per document20116.146
Cites per document20126.245
Cites per document20135.692
Cites per document20145.545
Cites per document20155.327
Cites per document20164.884
Cites per document20174.631
% 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 documents20063
Non-citable documents200725
Non-citable documents200851
Non-citable documents200956
Non-citable documents201041
Non-citable documents201118
Non-citable documents201219
Non-citable documents201321
Non-citable documents201426
Non-citable documents201551
Non-citable documents201679
Non-citable documents201785
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200671
Citable documents2007218
Citable documents2008441
Citable documents2009649
Citable documents2010871
Citable documents20111058
Citable documents20121188
Citable documents20131334
Citable documents20141469
Citable documents20151632
Citable documents20161726
Citable documents20171749
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 documents200614
Uncited documents200743
Uncited documents200877
Uncited documents200994
Uncited documents2010105
Uncited documents201188
Uncited documents2012114
Uncited documents2013123
Uncited documents2014144
Uncited documents2015196
Uncited documents2016224
Uncited documents2017243
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200660
Cited documents2007200
Cited documents2008415
Cited documents2009611
Cited documents2010807
Cited documents2011988
Cited documents20121093
Cited documents20131232
Cited documents20141351
Cited documents20151487
Cited documents20161581
Cited documents20171591
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