Scimago Journal & Country Rank

BMC Systems Biologyopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


BioMed Central Ltd.



Publication type









Cessation. BMC Systems Biology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in experimental and theoretical aspects of the function of biological systems at the molecular, cellular or organismal level, in particular those addressing the engineering of biological systems, network modelling, quantitative analyses, integration of different levels of information and synthetic biology. 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 Mathematics2008Q2
Applied Mathematics2009Q1
Applied Mathematics2010Q1
Applied Mathematics2011Q1
Applied Mathematics2012Q1
Applied Mathematics2013Q1
Applied Mathematics2014Q1
Applied Mathematics2015Q1
Applied Mathematics2016Q1
Applied Mathematics2017Q1
Applied Mathematics2018Q2
Applied Mathematics2019Q1
Computer Science Applications2008Q1
Computer Science Applications2009Q1
Computer Science Applications2010Q1
Computer Science Applications2011Q1
Computer Science Applications2012Q1
Computer Science Applications2013Q1
Computer Science Applications2014Q1
Computer Science Applications2015Q1
Computer Science Applications2016Q1
Computer Science Applications2017Q1
Computer Science Applications2018Q1
Computer Science Applications2019Q1
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
Modeling and Simulation2018Q1
Modeling and Simulation2019Q1
Molecular Biology2008Q3
Molecular Biology2009Q2
Molecular Biology2010Q2
Molecular Biology2011Q2
Molecular Biology2012Q2
Molecular Biology2013Q2
Molecular Biology2014Q2
Molecular Biology2015Q2
Molecular Biology2016Q2
Molecular Biology2017Q2
Molecular Biology2018Q3
Molecular Biology2019Q3
Structural Biology2008Q2
Structural Biology2009Q2
Structural Biology2010Q2
Structural Biology2011Q2
Structural Biology2012Q2
Structural Biology2013Q2
Structural Biology2014Q2
Structural Biology2015Q2
Structural Biology2016Q2
Structural Biology2017Q2
Structural Biology2018Q2
Structural Biology2019Q2

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)20083.268
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.164
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.239
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.990
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.527
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.288
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.887
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.428
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.268
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.402
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.852
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.078
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.196
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.173
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.642
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.236
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.498
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.268
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.164
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.793
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.662
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.610
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.336
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.165
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.305
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 Cites200817
Self Cites200950
Self Cites201097
Self Cites2011135
Self Cites2012135
Self Cites2013137
Self Cites201488
Self Cites201581
Self Cites201651
Self Cites201746
Self Cites201827
Self Cites20195
Total Cites20070
Total Cites2008183
Total Cites2009687
Total Cites20101259
Total Cites20111703
Total Cites20122211
Total Cites20132712
Total Cites20142167
Total Cites20151910
Total Cites20161377
Total Cites20171144
Total Cites2018901
Total Cites20191024
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 document20082.964
External Cites per document20093.861
External Cites per document20104.063
External Cites per document20113.621
External Cites per document20123.617
External Cites per document20133.872
External Cites per document20143.066
External Cites per document20153.038
External Cites per document20162.545
External Cites per document20172.536
External Cites per document20182.169
External Cites per document20192.485
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20083.268
Cites per document20094.164
Cites per document20104.402
Cites per document20113.933
Cites per document20123.852
Cites per document20134.078
Cites per document20143.196
Cites per document20153.173
Cites per document20162.643
Cites per document20172.642
Cites per document20182.236
Cites per document20192.498
% 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 documents20085
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents201515
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents201717
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents201915
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200856
Citable documents2009165
Citable documents2010286
Citable documents2011433
Citable documents2012574
Citable documents2013665
Citable documents2014678
Citable documents2015602
Citable documents2016521
Citable documents2017433
Citable documents2018403
Citable documents2019410
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 documents200813
Uncited documents200925
Uncited documents201046
Uncited documents201157
Uncited documents201296
Uncited documents2013111
Uncited documents2014134
Uncited documents2015122
Uncited documents2016128
Uncited documents2017104
Uncited documents201897
Uncited documents2019114
Cited documents20070
Cited documents200848
Cited documents2009147
Cited documents2010248
Cited documents2011379
Cited documents2012480
Cited documents2013557
Cited documents2014548
Cited documents2015495
Cited documents2016407
Cited documents2017346
Cited documents2018313
Cited documents2019311
Scimago Journal & Country Rank
Show this widget in your own website

Just copy the code below and paste within your html code:
Metrics based on Scopus® data as of April 2020
Loading comments…

Leave a comment

* Required

* Required

* Required

* Required

The users of Scimago Journal & Country Rank have the possibility to dialogue through comments linked to a specific journal. The purpose is to have a forum in which general doubts about the processes of publication in the journal, experiences and other issues derived from the publication of papers are resolved. For topics on particular articles, maintain the dialogue through the usual channels with your editor.

Developed by:
Scimago Lab
Powered by:
Powered by scopus

Follow us on @ScimagoJR

Scimago Lab, Copyright 2007-2020. Data Source: Scopus®