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ISME Journal

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

Immunology and Microbiology
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
ISSN17517362, 17517370
Scope The ISME Journal seeks to promote diverse and integrated areas of microbial ecology spanning the breadth of microbial life, including bacteria, archaea, microbial eukaryotes, and viruses. Contributions of broad biological interest and impact are especially encouraged. Topics of particular interest within the journal's scope include those listed below: - Microbial population and community ecology. - Microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions. - Evolutionary genetics. - Integrated genomics and post-genomics approaches in microbial ecology. - Microbial engineering. - Geomicrobiology and microbial contributions to geochemical cycles. - Microbial ecology and functional diversity of natural habitats. - Microbial ecosystem impacts.


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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.

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
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2019Q1

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)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.714
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20107.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20118.773
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20129.795
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201310.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201410.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201511.707
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201612.318
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201711.201
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201810.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201910.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20107.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20118.266
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20129.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201310.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201410.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201511.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201610.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201710.668
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201810.011
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201910.461
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.966
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20106.255
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20118.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20129.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201310.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201410.318
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20159.976
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20169.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.969
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20189.399
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20199.471
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 Cites20070
Self Cites200821
Self Cites200981
Self Cites2010151
Self Cites2011226
Self Cites2012356
Self Cites2013400
Self Cites2014350
Self Cites2015365
Self Cites2016356
Self Cites2017360
Self Cites2018356
Self Cites2019355
Total Cites20070
Total Cites2008330
Total Cites20091044
Total Cites20102143
Total Cites20113174
Total Cites20124489
Total Cites20135625
Total Cites20146245
Total Cites20157360
Total Cites20166835
Total Cites20177350
Total Cites20187268
Total Cites20197856
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 document20070
External Cites per document20084.414
External Cites per document20095.503
External Cites per document20106.531
External Cites per document20117.677
External Cites per document20129.044
External Cites per document20139.785
External Cites per document20149.941
External Cites per document201511.228
External Cites per document201610.076
External Cites per document201710.145
External Cites per document20189.521
External Cites per document20199.988
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20084.714
Cites per document20095.966
Cites per document20107.026
Cites per document20118.266
Cites per document20129.823
Cites per document201310.534
Cites per document201410.531
Cites per document201511.814
Cites per document201610.630
Cites per document201710.668
Cites per document201810.011
Cites per document201910.461
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20088
Non-citable documents200917
Non-citable documents201025
Non-citable documents201132
Non-citable documents201237
Non-citable documents201338
Non-citable documents201442
Non-citable documents201555
Non-citable documents201666
Non-citable documents201753
Non-citable documents201839
Non-citable documents201926
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200870
Citable documents2009175
Citable documents2010305
Citable documents2011384
Citable documents2012457
Citable documents2013534
Citable documents2014593
Citable documents2015623
Citable documents2016643
Citable documents2017689
Citable documents2018726
Citable documents2019751
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 documents20070
Uncited documents200812
Uncited documents200923
Uncited documents201028
Uncited documents201131
Uncited documents201223
Uncited documents201324
Uncited documents201424
Uncited documents201529
Uncited documents201637
Uncited documents201732
Uncited documents201830
Uncited documents201922
Cited documents20070
Cited documents200866
Cited documents2009169
Cited documents2010302
Cited documents2011385
Cited documents2012471
Cited documents2013548
Cited documents2014611
Cited documents2015649
Cited documents2016672
Cited documents2017710
Cited documents2018735
Cited documents2019755
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