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International Journal of Biological Sciencesopen access



Universities and research institutions in Australia

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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
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2020Q1
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2021Q1
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
Cell Biology2020Q2
Cell Biology2021Q1
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
Developmental Biology2020Q1
Developmental Biology2021Q1
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
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2020Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2021Q1
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
Molecular Biology2020Q2
Molecular Biology2021Q1

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.

Total Documents

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

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)20062.150
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.077
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.336
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.436
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.679
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.726
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.687
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.166
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.695
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.888
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20206.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20219.736
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.628
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.634
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.648
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.873
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.597
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.199
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.996
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20206.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202110.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.370
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.580
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.281
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.797
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.423
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.158
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.807
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20205.964
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202110.524
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 Cites201733
Self Cites201842
Self Cites201943
Self Cites202052
Self Cites202167
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200643
Total Cites2007108
Total Cites2008289
Total Cites2009397
Total Cites2010693
Total Cites2011681
Total Cites20121101
Total Cites20131585
Total Cites20141847
Total Cites20151712
Total Cites20161618
Total Cites20171714
Total Cites20181734
Total Cites20192363
Total Cites20203602
Total Cites20217291
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 document20082.664
External Cites per document20092.739
External Cites per document20103.624
External Cites per document20113.255
External Cites per document20123.668
External Cites per document20134.689
External Cites per document20144.914
External Cites per document20155.119
External Cites per document20164.562
External Cites per document20174.531
External Cites per document20184.137
External Cites per document20194.926
External Cites per document20206.058
External Cites per document202110.103
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20062.150
Cites per document20072.077
Cites per document20082.580
Cites per document20092.757
Cites per document20103.628
Cites per document20113.306
Cites per document20123.634
Cites per document20134.648
Cites per document20144.873
Cites per document20155.141
Cites per document20164.597
Cites per document20174.559
Cites per document20184.199
Cites per document20194.996
Cites per document20206.136
Cites per document202110.140
% 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 documents20061
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20192
Non-citable documents20201
Non-citable documents20214
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200619
Citable documents200749
Citable documents2008107
Citable documents2009138
Citable documents2010186
Citable documents2011200
Citable documents2012295
Citable documents2013331
Citable documents2014371
Citable documents2015328
Citable documents2016347
Citable documents2017371
Citable documents2018409
Citable documents2019471
Citable documents2020586
Citable documents2021715
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 documents20069
Uncited documents200719
Uncited documents200834
Uncited documents200930
Uncited documents201034
Uncited documents201142
Uncited documents201256
Uncited documents201342
Uncited documents201451
Uncited documents201540
Uncited documents201635
Uncited documents201736
Uncited documents201851
Uncited documents201948
Uncited documents202046
Uncited documents202157
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200611
Cited documents200733
Cited documents200878
Cited documents2009114
Cited documents2010157
Cited documents2011164
Cited documents2012247
Cited documents2013299
Cited documents2014328
Cited documents2015293
Cited documents2016317
Cited documents2017340
Cited documents2018362
Cited documents2019425
Cited documents2020541
Cited documents2021662
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