Scimago Journal & Country Rank

ACS Chemical Biology


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


American Chemical Society

American Chemical Society in Scimago Institutions Rankings



Publication type



15548937, 15548929





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ACS Chemical Biology provides an international forum for the rapid communication of research that broadly embraces the interface between chemistry and biology. The journal also serves as a forum to facilitate the communication between biologists and chemists that will translate into new research opportunities and discoveries. Results will be published in which molecular reasoning has been used to probe questions through in vitro investigations, cell biological methods, or organismic studies. We welcome mechanistic studies on proteins, nucleic acids, sugars, lipids, and nonbiological polymers. The journal serves a large scientific community, exploring cellular function from both chemical and biological perspectives. It is understood that submitted work is based upon original results and has not been published previously. 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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Molecular Medicine2007Q1
Molecular Medicine2008Q2
Molecular Medicine2009Q1
Molecular Medicine2010Q1
Molecular Medicine2011Q1
Molecular Medicine2012Q1
Molecular Medicine2013Q1
Molecular Medicine2014Q1
Molecular Medicine2015Q1
Molecular Medicine2016Q1
Molecular Medicine2017Q1
Molecular Medicine2018Q1
Molecular Medicine2019Q1

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)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.322
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.818
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.717
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.924
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.860
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.711
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.017
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.751
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.649
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.338
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.960
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.612
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.322
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.985
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.218
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20116.567
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.764
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.591
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.564
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.082
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.816
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.389
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 Cites20060
Self Cites20078
Self Cites20082
Self Cites200924
Self Cites201023
Self Cites201140
Self Cites201297
Self Cites2013118
Self Cites2014163
Self Cites2015160
Self Cites2016219
Self Cites2017144
Self Cites2018173
Self Cites2019141
Total Cites20060
Total Cites2007293
Total Cites2008671
Total Cites20091208
Total Cites20101466
Total Cites20111876
Total Cites20122110
Total Cites20132845
Total Cites20143895
Total Cites20154930
Total Cites20165161
Total Cites20175023
Total Cites20184813
Total Cites20195145
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 document20060
External Cites per document20073.098
External Cites per document20083.312
External Cites per document20094.014
External Cites per document20104.762
External Cites per document20116.203
External Cites per document20125.686
External Cites per document20135.634
External Cites per document20145.378
External Cites per document20155.408
External Cites per document20165.132
External Cites per document20174.783
External Cites per document20184.492
External Cites per document20194.452
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20073.185
Cites per document20083.322
Cites per document20094.095
Cites per document20104.838
Cites per document20116.338
Cites per document20125.960
Cites per document20135.878
Cites per document20145.612
Cites per document20155.590
Cites per document20165.359
Cites per document20174.925
Cites per document20184.659
Cites per document20194.577
% 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 documents20060
Non-citable documents200731
Non-citable documents2008117
Non-citable documents2009136
Non-citable documents2010118
Non-citable documents201146
Non-citable documents201243
Non-citable documents201337
Non-citable documents201436
Non-citable documents201535
Non-citable documents201635
Non-citable documents201739
Non-citable documents201831
Non-citable documents201931
Citable documents20060
Citable documents200792
Citable documents2008202
Citable documents2009295
Citable documents2010303
Citable documents2011296
Citable documents2012354
Citable documents2013484
Citable documents2014694
Citable documents2015882
Citable documents2016963
Citable documents20171020
Citable documents20181033
Citable documents20191124
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 documents20060
Uncited documents200747
Uncited documents2008162
Uncited documents2009190
Uncited documents2010181
Uncited documents201190
Uncited documents201272
Uncited documents201361
Uncited documents201475
Uncited documents201586
Uncited documents2016106
Uncited documents2017105
Uncited documents2018111
Uncited documents2019144
Cited documents20060
Cited documents200776
Cited documents2008157
Cited documents2009241
Cited documents2010240
Cited documents2011252
Cited documents2012325
Cited documents2013460
Cited documents2014655
Cited documents2015831
Cited documents2016892
Cited documents2017954
Cited documents2018953
Cited documents20191011
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