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International Journal of Biological Sciencesopen access



Universities and research institutions in Canada

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Ivyspring International Publisher



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International Journal of Biological Sciences publishes papers of high quality in any area of biology and biological sciences. Submission to the Journal is on the understanding that the article has not been previously published in any other form and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2006Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2007Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2008Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2009Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2010Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2011Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2012Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2013Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2014Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2015Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2016Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2017Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2018Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2019Q1
Cell Biology2006Q2
Cell Biology2007Q2
Cell Biology2008Q2
Cell Biology2009Q3
Cell Biology2010Q2
Cell Biology2011Q2
Cell Biology2012Q2
Cell Biology2013Q2
Cell Biology2014Q2
Cell Biology2015Q2
Cell Biology2016Q2
Cell Biology2017Q2
Cell Biology2018Q2
Cell Biology2019Q2
Developmental Biology2006Q2
Developmental Biology2007Q2
Developmental Biology2008Q2
Developmental Biology2009Q3
Developmental Biology2010Q2
Developmental Biology2011Q2
Developmental Biology2012Q2
Developmental Biology2013Q2
Developmental Biology2014Q1
Developmental Biology2015Q1
Developmental Biology2016Q2
Developmental Biology2017Q1
Developmental Biology2018Q2
Developmental Biology2019Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2006Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2007Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2008Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2009Q2
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
Molecular Biology2006Q2
Molecular Biology2007Q2
Molecular Biology2008Q2
Molecular Biology2009Q3
Molecular Biology2010Q2
Molecular Biology2011Q2
Molecular Biology2012Q2
Molecular Biology2013Q2
Molecular Biology2014Q2
Molecular Biology2015Q2
Molecular Biology2016Q2
Molecular Biology2017Q2
Molecular Biology2018Q2
Molecular Biology2019Q2

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)20062.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.654
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.943
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.435
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.554
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.780
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.863
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.851
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.232
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.744
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.376
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.204
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.654
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.715
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.237
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.641
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.949
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.204
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.443
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.009
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.648
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.934
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.991
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.466
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.219
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.773
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 Cites20062
Self Cites20072
Self Cites20084
Self Cites200919
Self Cites201019
Self Cites201130
Self Cites201219
Self Cites201333
Self Cites201424
Self Cites201533
Self Cites201635
Self Cites201734
Self Cites201842
Self Cites201942
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200643
Total Cites2007108
Total Cites2008284
Total Cites2009397
Total Cites2010691
Total Cites2011683
Total Cites20121099
Total Cites20131587
Total Cites20141862
Total Cites20151723
Total Cites20161615
Total Cites20171719
Total Cites20181713
Total Cites20192331
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 document20062.158
External Cites per document20072.163
External Cites per document20082.617
External Cites per document20092.739
External Cites per document20103.613
External Cites per document20113.265
External Cites per document20123.661
External Cites per document20134.695
External Cites per document20144.954
External Cites per document20155.137
External Cites per document20164.540
External Cites per document20174.530
External Cites per document20184.076
External Cites per document20194.860
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20062.263
Cites per document20072.204
Cites per document20082.654
Cites per document20092.877
Cites per document20103.715
Cites per document20113.415
Cites per document20123.725
Cites per document20134.795
Cites per document20145.019
Cites per document20155.237
Cites per document20164.641
Cites per document20174.621
Cites per document20184.178
Cites per document20194.949
% 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 documents20062
Non-citable documents20074
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200619
Citable documents200749
Citable documents2008107
Citable documents2009138
Citable documents2010186
Citable documents2011200
Citable documents2012295
Citable documents2013331
Citable documents2014371
Citable documents2015329
Citable documents2016348
Citable documents2017372
Citable documents2018410
Citable documents2019471
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 documents200610
Uncited documents200720
Uncited documents200835
Uncited documents200930
Uncited documents201034
Uncited documents201142
Uncited documents201257
Uncited documents201343
Uncited documents201455
Uncited documents201543
Uncited documents201638
Uncited documents201737
Uncited documents201855
Uncited documents201948
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200611
Cited documents200733
Cited documents200878
Cited documents2009114
Cited documents2010157
Cited documents2011164
Cited documents2012247
Cited documents2013299
Cited documents2014327
Cited documents2015293
Cited documents2016317
Cited documents2017341
Cited documents2018360
Cited documents2019427
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