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Developmental Cell

Country United States  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
Cell Biology
Developmental Biology
Molecular Biology
Publisher Cell Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15345807, 18781551
Scope Developmental Cell, launched in 2001, is a broad-interest journal covering the areas of cell biology and developmental biology. In addition to publishing work spanning all areas of cell biology and developmental biology, we have particular interest in how these fields interface with each other and with other disciplines in biology. The journal aims to showcase work that examines, through a cell biological lens, the fundamentals of how a cell works, how cells interact with one another and with the environment, how cells come together to form a tissue, organ, and ultimately a whole organism, and what happens when any of these processes go awry. Developmental Cell will consider papers in any area of cell biology or developmental biology, as well as at the interface either of these fields make to any other areas in biology. Examples of these include signaling, cell proliferation, polarity, cell migration, cell lineage and fate specification, chromatin regulation and function, cancer cell biology, evo-devo, disease etiology, membrane traffic, metabolic regulation, morphogenesis and biomechanics, organ development, ncRNAs, stem cell biology, and regeneration. We are also interested in studies building on large datasets or developing new tools that could be good fits for our Resource or Technology formats. The primary criterion for publication in Developmental Cell, as for all Cell Press journals, is new biological insight. We are happy to consider any study that leads to important new conclusions about biological function.


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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.

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Cell Biology2018Q1
Cell Biology2019Q1
Developmental Biology2002Q1
Developmental Biology2003Q1
Developmental Biology2004Q1
Developmental Biology2005Q1
Developmental Biology2006Q1
Developmental Biology2007Q1
Developmental Biology2008Q1
Developmental Biology2009Q1
Developmental Biology2010Q1
Developmental Biology2011Q1
Developmental Biology2012Q1
Developmental Biology2013Q1
Developmental Biology2014Q1
Developmental Biology2015Q1
Developmental Biology2016Q1
Developmental Biology2017Q1
Developmental Biology2018Q1
Developmental Biology2019Q1
Molecular Biology2018Q1
Molecular Biology2019Q1

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)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20028.011
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200310.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200410.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200510.944
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200610.789
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200710.448
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20089.948
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200910.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201010.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201110.808
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201211.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201310.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20149.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.535
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.533
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20187.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20197.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20028.011
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200310.264
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200410.916
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200511.078
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200610.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200710.291
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20089.735
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200910.184
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201010.511
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201111.268
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201211.123
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20139.957
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20148.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20158.245
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.869
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.738
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20028.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200310.264
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200411.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200510.773
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200610.251
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20079.661
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20089.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20099.825
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201010.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201110.863
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20129.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.658
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20148.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.855
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20167.357
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20177.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.620
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 Cites20010
Self Cites200239
Self Cites200382
Self Cites2004124
Self Cites2005195
Self Cites2006151
Self Cites2007130
Self Cites2008128
Self Cites2009172
Self Cites2010165
Self Cites2011174
Self Cites2012150
Self Cites2013169
Self Cites2014132
Self Cites2015176
Self Cites2016157
Self Cites2017160
Self Cites2018162
Self Cites2019214
Total Cites20010
Total Cites2002753
Total Cites20032997
Total Cites20045360
Total Cites20056636
Total Cites20066352
Total Cites20076082
Total Cites20085705
Total Cites20096090
Total Cites20106338
Total Cites20117031
Total Cites20127152
Total Cites20136910
Total Cites20146506
Total Cites20156670
Total Cites20166664
Total Cites20176438
Total Cites20185976
Total Cites20195855
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 document20010
External Cites per document20027.596
External Cites per document20039.983
External Cites per document200410.664
External Cites per document200510.753
External Cites per document200610.387
External Cites per document200710.071
External Cites per document20089.517
External Cites per document20099.896
External Cites per document201010.237
External Cites per document201110.989
External Cites per document201210.890
External Cites per document20139.713
External Cites per document20148.590
External Cites per document20158.027
External Cites per document20167.471
External Cites per document20177.134
External Cites per document20186.683
External Cites per document20196.491
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20028.011
Cites per document200310.264
Cites per document200410.916
Cites per document200511.078
Cites per document200610.640
Cites per document200710.291
Cites per document20089.735
Cites per document200910.184
Cites per document201010.511
Cites per document201111.268
Cites per document201211.123
Cites per document20139.957
Cites per document20148.768
Cites per document20158.245
Cites per document20167.651
Cites per document20177.316
Cites per document20186.869
Cites per document20196.738
% 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 documents20010
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents20037
Non-citable documents200418
Non-citable documents200520
Non-citable documents200623
Non-citable documents200721
Non-citable documents200821
Non-citable documents200926
Non-citable documents201027
Non-citable documents201129
Non-citable documents201237
Non-citable documents201340
Non-citable documents201443
Non-citable documents201538
Non-citable documents201636
Non-citable documents201748
Non-citable documents201842
Non-citable documents201946
Citable documents20010
Citable documents200294
Citable documents2003292
Citable documents2004491
Citable documents2005599
Citable documents2006597
Citable documents2007591
Citable documents2008586
Citable documents2009598
Citable documents2010603
Citable documents2011624
Citable documents2012643
Citable documents2013694
Citable documents2014742
Citable documents2015809
Citable documents2016871
Citable documents2017880
Citable documents2018870
Citable documents2019869
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 documents20010
Uncited documents200217
Uncited documents200345
Uncited documents200477
Uncited documents200589
Uncited documents200691
Uncited documents2007110
Uncited documents2008101
Uncited documents200991
Uncited documents201092
Uncited documents2011113
Uncited documents2012129
Uncited documents2013149
Uncited documents2014158
Uncited documents2015151
Uncited documents2016180
Uncited documents2017216
Uncited documents2018202
Uncited documents2019224
Cited documents20010
Cited documents200280
Cited documents2003254
Cited documents2004432
Cited documents2005530
Cited documents2006529
Cited documents2007502
Cited documents2008506
Cited documents2009533
Cited documents2010538
Cited documents2011540
Cited documents2012551
Cited documents2013585
Cited documents2014627
Cited documents2015696
Cited documents2016727
Cited documents2017712
Cited documents2018710
Cited documents2019691
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