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Frontiers in Physiologyopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Frontiers Media S.A.



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Frontiers in Physiology is a leading journal in its field, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research on the physiology of living systems, from the subcellular and molecular domains to the intact organism, and its interaction with the environment. Field Chief Editor George E. Billman at the Ohio State University Columbus is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international researchers. 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. 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.

Physiology (medical)2011Q3
Physiology (medical)2012Q2
Physiology (medical)2013Q2
Physiology (medical)2014Q2
Physiology (medical)2015Q1
Physiology (medical)2016Q1
Physiology (medical)2017Q1
Physiology (medical)2018Q2
Physiology (medical)2019Q2

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.941
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.383
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.525
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.316
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.876
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.844
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.269
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.012
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.462
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.548
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.301
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.445
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.465
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.601
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.647
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20115
Self Cites201250
Self Cites2013170
Self Cites2014191
Self Cites2015235
Self Cites2016191
Self Cites2017352
Self Cites2018647
Self Cites2019780
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201172
Total Cites2012414
Total Cites20132053
Total Cites20143683
Total Cites20155711
Total Cites20165453
Total Cites20176057
Total Cites20187395
Total Cites201912391
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 document20100
External Cites per document20111.241
External Cites per document20122.261
External Cites per document20132.998
External Cites per document20143.804
External Cites per document20154.278
External Cites per document20164.389
External Cites per document20173.913
External Cites per document20183.252
External Cites per document20193.522
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.333
Cites per document20122.571
Cites per document20133.269
Cites per document20144.012
Cites per document20154.462
Cites per document20164.548
Cites per document20174.154
Cites per document20183.564
Cites per document20193.758
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents201317
Non-citable documents201444
Non-citable documents201577
Non-citable documents201698
Non-citable documents2017122
Non-citable documents2018153
Non-citable documents2019175
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201154
Citable documents2012161
Citable documents2013628
Citable documents2014918
Citable documents20151280
Citable documents20161199
Citable documents20171458
Citable documents20182075
Citable documents20193297
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201127
Uncited documents201254
Uncited documents2013143
Uncited documents2014177
Uncited documents2015229
Uncited documents2016208
Uncited documents2017293
Uncited documents2018423
Uncited documents2019603
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201129
Cited documents2012111
Cited documents2013502
Cited documents2014785
Cited documents20151128
Cited documents20161089
Cited documents20171287
Cited documents20181805
Cited documents20192869
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