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Plant and Soil



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

Subject Area and Category


Springer Netherlands



Publication type



15735036, 0032079X





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Plant and Soil publishes original papers and review articles exploring the interface of plant biology and soil sciences, and that enhance our mechanistic understanding of plant-soil interactions. We focus on the interface of plant biology and soil sciences, and seek those manuscripts with a strong mechanistic component which develop and test hypotheses aimed at understanding underlying mechanisms of plant-soil interactions. Manuscripts can include both fundamental and applied aspects of mineral nutrition, plant water relations, symbiotic and pathogenic plant-microbe interactions, root anatomy and morphology, soil biology, ecology, agrochemistry and agrophysics, as long as they are hypothesis-driven and enhance our mechanistic understanding. Articles including a major molecular or modelling component also fall within the scope of the journal. All contributions appear in the English language, with consistent spelling, using either American or British English. 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.

Plant Science1999Q1
Plant Science2000Q1
Plant Science2001Q1
Plant Science2002Q2
Plant Science2003Q1
Plant Science2004Q1
Plant Science2005Q1
Plant Science2006Q1
Plant Science2007Q1
Plant Science2008Q1
Plant Science2009Q1
Plant Science2010Q1
Plant Science2011Q1
Plant Science2012Q1
Plant Science2013Q1
Plant Science2014Q1
Plant Science2015Q1
Plant Science2016Q1
Plant Science2017Q1
Plant Science2018Q1
Plant Science2019Q1
Soil Science1999Q1
Soil Science2000Q1
Soil Science2001Q1
Soil Science2002Q2
Soil Science2003Q1
Soil Science2004Q1
Soil Science2005Q2
Soil Science2006Q1
Soil Science2007Q1
Soil Science2008Q1
Soil Science2009Q1
Soil Science2010Q1
Soil Science2011Q1
Soil Science2012Q1
Soil Science2013Q1
Soil Science2014Q1
Soil Science2015Q1
Soil Science2016Q1
Soil Science2017Q1
Soil Science2018Q1
Soil Science2019Q1

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)19991.564
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.763
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.754
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.622
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.881
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.533
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.454
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.472
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.197
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.379
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.672
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.311
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.921
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.682
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.141
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.878
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.644
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.461
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.858
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.321
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.454
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.098
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.392
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.406
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.954
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.634
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.978
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.599
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.809
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.372
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.288
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.331
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.665
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.607
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.012
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.012
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.562
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.198
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.328
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.584
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.394
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.537
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 Cites1999169
Self Cites2000171
Self Cites2001165
Self Cites2002166
Self Cites2003208
Self Cites2004205
Self Cites2005306
Self Cites2006296
Self Cites2007203
Self Cites2008229
Self Cites2009373
Self Cites2010335
Self Cites2011347
Self Cites2012303
Self Cites2013465
Self Cites2014397
Self Cites2015281
Self Cites2016338
Self Cites2017341
Self Cites2018312
Self Cites2019385
Total Cites19991322
Total Cites20001327
Total Cites20011186
Total Cites20021186
Total Cites20031488
Total Cites20041756
Total Cites20052187
Total Cites20062391
Total Cites20072045
Total Cites20082390
Total Cites20092580
Total Cites20102550
Total Cites20113426
Total Cites20123920
Total Cites20134824
Total Cites20144677
Total Cites20154649
Total Cites20164697
Total Cites20174320
Total Cites20183865
Total Cites20194479
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 document19991.364
External Cites per document20001.432
External Cites per document20011.324
External Cites per document20021.256
External Cites per document20031.569
External Cites per document20041.641
External Cites per document20051.990
External Cites per document20062.034
External Cites per document20071.919
External Cites per document20082.219
External Cites per document20092.578
External Cites per document20102.691
External Cites per document20113.049
External Cites per document20123.142
External Cites per document20133.573
External Cites per document20143.326
External Cites per document20153.272
External Cites per document20163.457
External Cites per document20173.664
External Cites per document20183.308
External Cites per document20193.481
Cites per document19991.564
Cites per document20001.644
Cites per document20011.538
Cites per document20021.461
Cites per document20031.824
Cites per document20041.858
Cites per document20052.314
Cites per document20062.321
Cites per document20072.130
Cites per document20082.454
Cites per document20093.014
Cites per document20103.098
Cites per document20113.392
Cites per document20123.406
Cites per document20133.954
Cites per document20143.634
Cites per document20153.482
Cites per document20163.725
Cites per document20173.978
Cites per document20183.599
Cites per document20193.809
% 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 documents19997
Non-citable documents20008
Non-citable documents20018
Non-citable documents20029
Non-citable documents20039
Non-citable documents200412
Non-citable documents200511
Non-citable documents20068
Non-citable documents20079
Non-citable documents200818
Non-citable documents200932
Non-citable documents201041
Non-citable documents201145
Non-citable documents201245
Non-citable documents201338
Non-citable documents201441
Non-citable documents201537
Non-citable documents201638
Non-citable documents201733
Non-citable documents201830
Non-citable documents201934
Citable documents1999845
Citable documents2000807
Citable documents2001771
Citable documents2002812
Citable documents2003816
Citable documents2004945
Citable documents2005945
Citable documents20061030
Citable documents2007960
Citable documents2008974
Citable documents2009856
Citable documents2010823
Citable documents20111010
Citable documents20121151
Citable documents20131220
Citable documents20141287
Citable documents20151335
Citable documents20161261
Citable documents20171086
Citable documents20181074
Citable documents20191176
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 documents1999306
Uncited documents2000296
Uncited documents2001298
Uncited documents2002283
Uncited documents2003281
Uncited documents2004337
Uncited documents2005289
Uncited documents2006298
Uncited documents2007263
Uncited documents2008220
Uncited documents2009145
Uncited documents2010152
Uncited documents2011189
Uncited documents2012225
Uncited documents2013175
Uncited documents2014179
Uncited documents2015232
Uncited documents2016184
Uncited documents2017137
Uncited documents2018161
Uncited documents2019148
Cited documents1999546
Cited documents2000519
Cited documents2001481
Cited documents2002538
Cited documents2003544
Cited documents2004620
Cited documents2005667
Cited documents2006740
Cited documents2007706
Cited documents2008772
Cited documents2009743
Cited documents2010712
Cited documents2011866
Cited documents2012971
Cited documents20131083
Cited documents20141149
Cited documents20151140
Cited documents20161115
Cited documents2017982
Cited documents2018943
Cited documents20191062
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