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Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscienceopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Frontiers Media S.A.



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Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience is a leading journal in its field, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research that advances our understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying behavior. Field Chief Editor Nuno Sousa at the Instituto de Pesquisa em Ciências da Vida e da Saúde (ICVS) is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, clinicians and the public worldwide. This journal publishes major insights into the neural mechanisms of animal and human behavior, and welcomes articles studying the interplay between behavior and its neurobiological basis at all levels: from molecular biology and genetics, to morphological, biochemical, neurochemical, electrophysiological, neuroendocrine, pharmacological, and neuroimaging studies. 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.

Behavioral Neuroscience2008Q4
Behavioral Neuroscience2009Q3
Behavioral Neuroscience2010Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2011Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2012Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2013Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2014Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2015Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2016Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2017Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2018Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2019Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2020Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2008Q4
Cognitive Neuroscience2009Q3
Cognitive Neuroscience2010Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2011Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2012Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2013Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2014Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2015Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2016Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2017Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2018Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2019Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2020Q2
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2008Q3
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2009Q3
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2010Q2
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2011Q1
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2012Q1
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2013Q1
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2014Q1
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2015Q1
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2016Q1
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2017Q1
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2018Q1
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2019Q1
Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology2020Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20081.286
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.273
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.969
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.140
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.025
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.603
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.372
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.869
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.181
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.376
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.473
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.418
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.636
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.731
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.403
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.448
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.991
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.551
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.396
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.239
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.590
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.312
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20108
Self Cites201115
Self Cites201240
Self Cites201337
Self Cites2014134
Self Cites2015203
Self Cites201681
Self Cites201783
Self Cites201880
Self Cites201960
Self Cites202072
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20089
Total Cites200916
Total Cites2010216
Total Cites2011592
Total Cites2012995
Total Cites20131055
Total Cites20141411
Total Cites20152674
Total Cites20163411
Total Cites20173734
Total Cites20182743
Total Cites20192250
Total Cites20202971
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 document20081.286
External Cites per document20091.455
External Cites per document20103.152
External Cites per document20113.847
External Cites per document20124.081
External Cites per document20133.463
External Cites per document20143.100
External Cites per document20153.264
External Cites per document20163.422
External Cites per document20173.680
External Cites per document20183.304
External Cites per document20192.772
External Cites per document20203.439
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20081.286
Cites per document20091.455
Cites per document20103.273
Cites per document20113.869
Cites per document20124.181
Cites per document20133.517
Cites per document20143.376
Cites per document20153.473
Cites per document20163.418
Cites per document20173.636
Cites per document20183.250
Cites per document20192.731
Cites per document20203.403
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents201625
Non-citable documents201735
Non-citable documents201838
Non-citable documents201934
Non-citable documents202030
Citable documents20070
Citable documents20087
Citable documents200911
Citable documents201066
Citable documents2011150
Citable documents2012234
Citable documents2013294
Citable documents2014412
Citable documents2015757
Citable documents2016973
Citable documents2017992
Citable documents2018806
Citable documents2019790
Citable documents2020843
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 documents20084
Uncited documents20092
Uncited documents201013
Uncited documents201133
Uncited documents201228
Uncited documents201361
Uncited documents201473
Uncited documents2015118
Uncited documents2016150
Uncited documents2017141
Uncited documents2018152
Uncited documents2019173
Uncited documents2020157
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20083
Cited documents20099
Cited documents201053
Cited documents2011120
Cited documents2012210
Cited documents2013239
Cited documents2014345
Cited documents2015652
Cited documents2016848
Cited documents2017886
Cited documents2018692
Cited documents2019651
Cited documents2020716
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