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International Journal of Biological Sciencesopen access

Country Canada  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Canada
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Developmental Biology
Molecular Biology

Immunology and Microbiology
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
PublisherIvyspring International Publisher
Publication typeJournals
Scope 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.


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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.

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
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
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
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
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

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)20062.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.128
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.535
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.878
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.431
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.541
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.702
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.785
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.851
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.109
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.168
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.535
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.836
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.351
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.779
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.024
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.169
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.083
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.158
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.940
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.041
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.996
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.521
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.399
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.040
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 Cites20071
Self Cites20084
Self Cites200918
Self Cites201018
Self Cites201130
Self Cites201219
Self Cites201333
Self Cites201424
Self Cites201533
Self Cites201635
Self Cites201734
Self Cites201842
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200641
Total Cites2007100
Total Cites2008251
Total Cites2009363
Total Cites2010644
Total Cites2011650
Total Cites20121052
Total Cites20131582
Total Cites20141864
Total Cites20151711
Total Cites20161606
Total Cites20171704
Total Cites20181674
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 document20062.053
External Cites per document20072.106
External Cites per document20082.495
External Cites per document20092.695
External Cites per document20103.598
External Cites per document20113.196
External Cites per document20123.550
External Cites per document20134.680
External Cites per document20144.960
External Cites per document20155.069
External Cites per document20164.489
External Cites per document20174.465
External Cites per document20183.980
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20062.158
Cites per document20072.128
Cites per document20082.535
Cites per document20092.836
Cites per document20103.701
Cites per document20113.351
Cites per document20123.615
Cites per document20134.779
Cites per document20145.024
Cites per document20155.169
Cites per document20164.589
Cites per document20174.556
Cites per document20184.083
% 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
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200619
Citable documents200747
Citable documents200899
Citable documents2009128
Citable documents2010174
Citable documents2011194
Citable documents2012291
Citable documents2013331
Citable documents2014371
Citable documents2015331
Citable documents2016350
Citable documents2017374
Citable documents2018410
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 documents200719
Uncited documents200833
Uncited documents200929
Uncited documents201032
Uncited documents201141
Uncited documents201257
Uncited documents201343
Uncited documents201455
Uncited documents201546
Uncited documents201638
Uncited documents201737
Uncited documents201854
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200611
Cited documents200732
Cited documents200872
Cited documents2009105
Cited documents2010147
Cited documents2011159
Cited documents2012243
Cited documents2013299
Cited documents2014327
Cited documents2015292
Cited documents2016319
Cited documents2017343
Cited documents2018361
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