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PLoS Computational Biologyopen access

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Public Library of Science

H-Index

191

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

1553734X, 15537358

Coverage

2005-2021

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

ploscompbiol@plos.org.

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 must be declared as belonging to a relevant section. More information about the sections can be found in the submission guidelines. Research articles should model aspects of biological systems, demonstrate both methodological and scientific novelty, and provide profound new biological insights. Generally, reliability and significance of biological discovery through computation should be validated and enriched by experimental studies. Inclusion of experimental validation is not required for publication, but should be referenced where possible. Inclusion of experimental validation of a modest biological discovery through computation does not render a manuscript suitable for PLOS Computational Biology. Research articles specifically designated as Methods papers should describe outstanding methods of exceptional importance that have been shown, or have the promise to provide new biological insights. The method must already be widely adopted, or have the promise of wide adoption by a broad community of users. Enhancements to existing published methods will only be considered if those enhancements bring exceptional new capabilities. Join the conversation about this journal
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
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
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2018Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2019Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2020Q1
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience2021Q1
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
Computational Theory and Mathematics2018Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2019Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2020Q1
Computational Theory and Mathematics2021Q1
Ecology2006Q1
Ecology2007Q1
Ecology2008Q1
Ecology2009Q1
Ecology2010Q1
Ecology2011Q1
Ecology2012Q1
Ecology2013Q1
Ecology2014Q1
Ecology2015Q1
Ecology2016Q1
Ecology2017Q1
Ecology2018Q1
Ecology2019Q1
Ecology2020Q1
Ecology2021Q1
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
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2019Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2020Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2021Q1
Genetics2006Q1
Genetics2007Q1
Genetics2008Q1
Genetics2009Q1
Genetics2010Q1
Genetics2011Q1
Genetics2012Q1
Genetics2013Q1
Genetics2014Q1
Genetics2015Q1
Genetics2016Q1
Genetics2017Q1
Genetics2018Q1
Genetics2019Q1
Genetics2020Q1
Genetics2021Q1
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
Modeling and Simulation2018Q1
Modeling and Simulation2019Q1
Modeling and Simulation2020Q1
Modeling and Simulation2021Q1
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
Molecular Biology2020Q1
Molecular Biology2021Q1
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
20062.419
20073.396
20084.045
20093.428
20103.709
20113.613
20123.523
20133.467
20143.412
20153.476
20163.243
20173.097
20182.949
20192.910
20202.628
20211.960
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
200572
2006155
2007232
2008287
2009376
2010413
2011418
2012521
2013551
2014581
2015623
2016575
2017600
2018570
2019682
2020753
20211019
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)20063.986
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.983
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.434
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.663
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.641
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.560
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.978
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.064
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.981
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20215.609
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.986
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.983
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20106.131
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.296
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.436
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.462
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.346
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.944
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.822
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.612
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.942
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.922
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20214.864
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.986
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.928
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.329
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.934
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.564
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.366
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.049
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.673
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.396
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.109
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20214.534
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 Cites200620
Self Cites20077
Self Cites2008151
Self Cites2009193
Self Cites2010250
Self Cites2011287
Self Cites2012367
Self Cites2013405
Self Cites2014409
Self Cites2015425
Self Cites2016389
Self Cites2017367
Self Cites2018358
Self Cites2019432
Self Cites2020389
Self Cites2021511
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006287
Total Cites20071188
Total Cites20082746
Total Cites20093999
Total Cites20105487
Total Cites20116775
Total Cites20127768
Total Cites20137875
Total Cites20148138
Total Cites20158837
Total Cites20168676
Total Cites20178578
Total Cites20188293
Total Cites20198624
Total Cites20209115
Total Cites20219753
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 document20063.870
External Cites per document20075.545
External Cites per document20086.021
External Cites per document20095.938
External Cites per document20106.047
External Cites per document20116.132
External Cites per document20126.230
External Cites per document20135.604
External Cites per document20145.269
External Cites per document20155.161
External Cites per document20164.821
External Cites per document20174.727
External Cites per document20184.566
External Cites per document20194.870
External Cites per document20204.886
External Cites per document20214.710
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20063.986
Cites per document20075.233
Cites per document20085.983
Cites per document20095.933
Cites per document20106.131
Cites per document20116.296
Cites per document20126.436
Cites per document20135.825
Cites per document20145.462
Cites per document20155.346
Cites per document20164.944
Cites per document20174.822
Cites per document20184.612
Cites per document20194.942
Cites per document20204.922
Cites per document20214.864
% 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
200519.44
200636.77
200731.90
200831.71
200934.57
201036.56
201138.04
201241.27
201340.29
201440.10
201542.54
201638.26
201737.00
201842.98
201941.35
202040.90
202139.94
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 documents20063
Non-citable documents200714
Non-citable documents200828
Non-citable documents200933
Non-citable documents201029
Non-citable documents201118
Non-citable documents201219
Non-citable documents201319
Non-citable documents201423
Non-citable documents201523
Non-citable documents201636
Non-citable documents201742
Non-citable documents201860
Non-citable documents201963
Non-citable documents202066
Non-citable documents202143
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200669
Citable documents2007213
Citable documents2008431
Citable documents2009641
Citable documents2010866
Citable documents20111058
Citable documents20121188
Citable documents20131333
Citable documents20141467
Citable documents20151630
Citable documents20161719
Citable documents20171737
Citable documents20181738
Citable documents20191682
Citable documents20201786
Citable documents20211962
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 documents200726
Uncited documents200847
Uncited documents200965
Uncited documents201087
Uncited documents201175
Uncited documents201293
Uncited documents2013102
Uncited documents2014143
Uncited documents2015165
Uncited documents2016183
Uncited documents2017191
Uncited documents2018239
Uncited documents2019225
Uncited documents2020260
Uncited documents2021259
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200660
Cited documents2007201
Cited documents2008412
Cited documents2009609
Cited documents2010808
Cited documents20111001
Cited documents20121114
Cited documents20131250
Cited documents20141347
Cited documents20151488
Cited documents20161572
Cited documents20171588
Cited documents20181559
Cited documents20191520
Cited documents20201592
Cited documents20211746
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