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BMC Systems Biologyopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology
Structural Biology

Computer Science
Computer Science Applications

Applied Mathematics
Modeling and Simulation
PublisherBioMed Central
Publication typeJournals
Scope 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 modeling, quantitative analyses and the integration of different levels of information. BMC Systems Biology (ISSN 1752-0509) is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed, MEDLINE, BIOSIS, CAS, EMBASE, Scopus, Zoological Record, Thomson Reuters (ISI) and Google Scholar.


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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.

Applied Mathematics2008Q2
Applied Mathematics2009Q1
Applied Mathematics2010Q1
Applied Mathematics2011Q1
Applied Mathematics2012Q1
Applied Mathematics2013Q1
Applied Mathematics2014Q1
Applied Mathematics2015Q1
Applied Mathematics2016Q1
Applied Mathematics2017Q1
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
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
Molecular Biology2008Q3
Molecular Biology2009Q2
Molecular Biology2010Q2
Molecular Biology2011Q2
Molecular Biology2012Q2
Molecular Biology2013Q2
Molecular Biology2014Q2
Molecular Biology2015Q2
Molecular Biology2016Q2
Molecular Biology2017Q2
Structural Biology2008Q2
Structural Biology2009Q2
Structural Biology2010Q2
Structural Biology2011Q2
Structural Biology2012Q2
Structural Biology2013Q2
Structural Biology2014Q2
Structural Biology2015Q2
Structural Biology2016Q2
Structural Biology2017Q2

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)20083.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.341
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.949
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.081
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.495
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.205
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.449
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.102
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.917
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.817
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.015
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.172
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.072
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.332
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.030
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.775
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.631
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.405
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.912
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.618
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.388
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.126
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 Cites2012134
Self Cites2013136
Self Cites201487
Self Cites201580
Self Cites201650
Self Cites201746
Total Cites20070
Total Cites2008177
Total Cites2009681
Total Cites20101246
Total Cites20111696
Total Cites20122191
Total Cites20132678
Total Cites20142157
Total Cites20151886
Total Cites20161307
Total Cites20171040
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 document20082.807
External Cites per document20093.801
External Cites per document20104.003
External Cites per document20113.605
External Cites per document20123.584
External Cites per document20133.811
External Cites per document20143.044
External Cites per document20152.941
External Cites per document20162.358
External Cites per document20172.229
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20083.105
Cites per document20094.102
Cites per document20104.341
Cites per document20113.917
Cites per document20123.817
Cites per document20134.015
Cites per document20143.172
Cites per document20153.072
Cites per document20162.452
Cites per document20172.332
% 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 documents20083
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20174
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200857
Citable documents2009166
Citable documents2010287
Citable documents2011433
Citable documents2012574
Citable documents2013667
Citable documents2014680
Citable documents2015614
Citable documents2016533
Citable documents2017446
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 documents201158
Uncited documents201298
Uncited documents2013120
Uncited documents2014135
Uncited documents2015126
Uncited documents2016137
Uncited documents2017120
Cited documents20070
Cited documents200847
Cited documents2009146
Cited documents2010247
Cited documents2011379
Cited documents2012479
Cited documents2013550
Cited documents2014548
Cited documents2015491
Cited documents2016398
Cited documents2017330
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