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PLoS Computational Biologyopen access

CountryUnited States
H Index
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
ISSN15537358, 1553734X
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. (source)

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
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
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
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
Molecular Biology2006Q2
Molecular Biology2007Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q1
Molecular Biology2009Q1
Molecular Biology2010Q1
Molecular Biology2011Q1
Molecular Biology2012Q1
Molecular Biology2013Q1
Molecular Biology2014Q1
Molecular Biology2015Q1
Molecular Biology2016Q1

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)20063.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.415
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.523
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.082
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.811
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.119
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.873
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.290
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.284
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.748
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.597
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.741
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.820
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.331
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.104
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.689
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.421
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.970
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.689
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.255
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.358
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 Cites200621
Self Cites20072
Self Cites2008150
Self Cites2009195
Self Cites2010252
Self Cites2011284
Self Cites2012364
Self Cites2013405
Self Cites2014414
Self Cites2015433
Self Cites2016395
Total Cites2006276
Total Cites20071102
Total Cites20082675
Total Cites20093862
Total Cites20105311
Total Cites20116614
Total Cites20127485
Total Cites20137644
Total Cites20147971
Total Cites20158396
Total Cites20167955
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 document20063.072
External Cites per document20074.681
External Cites per document20085.111
External Cites per document20095.314
External Cites per document20105.547
External Cites per document20115.495
External Cites per document20125.537
External Cites per document20135.048
External Cites per document20145.103
External Cites per document20154.841
External Cites per document20164.350
Cites per document20063.325
Cites per document20074.689
Cites per document20085.415
Cites per document20095.597
Cites per document20105.823
Cites per document20115.741
Cites per document20125.820
Cites per document20135.331
Cites per document20145.382
Cites per document20155.104
Cites per document20164.577
% 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 documents20065
Non-citable documents200728
Non-citable documents200859
Non-citable documents200962
Non-citable documents201046
Non-citable documents201118
Non-citable documents201219
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201424
Non-citable documents201549
Non-citable documents201674
Citable documents200683
Citable documents2007235
Citable documents2008494
Citable documents2009690
Citable documents2010912
Citable documents20111152
Citable documents20121286
Citable documents20131434
Citable documents20141481
Citable documents20151645
Citable documents20161738
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 documents200628
Uncited documents200758
Uncited documents2008110
Uncited documents2009111
Uncited documents2010126
Uncited documents2011112
Uncited documents2012161
Uncited documents2013178
Uncited documents2014155
Uncited documents2015212
Uncited documents2016249
Cited documents200660
Cited documents2007205
Cited documents2008443
Cited documents2009641
Cited documents2010832
Cited documents20111058
Cited documents20121144
Cited documents20131276
Cited documents20141350
Cited documents20151482
Cited documents20161563
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