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Biology Directopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
54
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)

Immunology and Microbiology
Immunology

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
Modeling and Simulation
PublisherBioMed Central
Publication typeJournals
ISSN17456150
Coverage2006-ongoing
Scope Biology Direct will serve the life science research community as an open access, peer-reviewed online journal encompassing the full spectrum of biological science, and will make all research articles available free of charge on the website immediately on publication. Biology Direct"s key aim is to provide authors and readers with an alternative to the traditional model of peer review. This includes making the author responsible for obtaining reviewers" reports via the journal"s Editorial Board; making the peer review process open rather than anonymous; and making the reviewers" reports public, thus increasing the responsibility of the referees and eliminating sources of abuse in the refereeing process.

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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
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Applied Mathematics2007Q1
Applied Mathematics2008Q1
Applied Mathematics2009Q1
Applied Mathematics2010Q1
Applied Mathematics2011Q1
Applied Mathematics2012Q1
Applied Mathematics2013Q1
Applied Mathematics2014Q1
Applied Mathematics2015Q1
Applied Mathematics2016Q1
Applied Mathematics2017Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2017Q1
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
Immunology2007Q1
Immunology2008Q1
Immunology2009Q1
Immunology2010Q1
Immunology2011Q1
Immunology2012Q1
Immunology2013Q1
Immunology2014Q1
Immunology2015Q1
Immunology2016Q1
Immunology2017Q2
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
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
20072.335
20083.118
20092.768
20102.453
20112.274
20122.148
20132.649
20142.938
20153.269
20161.961
20171.694
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)20073.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.892
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.079
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.223
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.088
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.042
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.892
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.856
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.126
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.296
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.535
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.761
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.892
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.842
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.357
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.266
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.752
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.041
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.963
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.644
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 Cites20060
Self Cites200713
Self Cites200819
Self Cites200938
Self Cites201033
Self Cites201157
Self Cites201221
Self Cites201311
Self Cites20145
Self Cites201519
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20175
Total Cites20060
Total Cites2007139
Total Cites2008288
Total Cites2009514
Total Cites2010536
Total Cites2011675
Total Cites2012676
Total Cites2013722
Total Cites2014715
Total Cites2015559
Total Cites2016401
Total Cites2017450
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 document20060
External Cites per document20073.500
External Cites per document20083.635
External Cites per document20093.778
External Cites per document20103.619
External Cites per document20113.701
External Cites per document20123.701
External Cites per document20134.063
External Cites per document20145.259
External Cites per document20155.347
External Cites per document20163.273
External Cites per document20172.730
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20073.861
Cites per document20083.892
Cites per document20094.079
Cites per document20103.856
Cites per document20114.042
Cites per document20123.819
Cites per document20134.126
Cites per document20145.296
Cites per document20155.535
Cites per document20163.314
Cites per document20172.761
% 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
200617.95
200730.77
200837.04
200927.45
201017.65
201129.23
201228.57
201318.75
201427.59
201538.03
201628.57
201738.71
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 documents20060
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents20177
Citable documents20060
Citable documents200736
Citable documents200874
Citable documents2009126
Citable documents2010139
Citable documents2011167
Citable documents2012177
Citable documents2013175
Citable documents2014135
Citable documents2015101
Citable documents2016121
Citable documents2017163
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 documents20060
Uncited documents200714
Uncited documents200819
Uncited documents200926
Uncited documents201025
Uncited documents201138
Uncited documents201235
Uncited documents201332
Uncited documents201418
Uncited documents201516
Uncited documents201627
Uncited documents201744
Cited documents20060
Cited documents200725
Cited documents200859
Cited documents2009106
Cited documents2010119
Cited documents2011135
Cited documents2012149
Cited documents2013150
Cited documents2014128
Cited documents201594
Cited documents2016105
Cited documents2017126
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