Friday, October 21, 2011

New SCImago Journal Ranking for Evolutionary Bioinformatics

Libertas is pleased to announce that Evolutionary Bioinformatics has recently been given a SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) ranking of 0.4.

In addition to the SJR ranking, SCImago also calculated that articles published in Evolutionary Bioinformatics receive and average of 3.12 cites each, totalling 106 cites for the journal since 2007.

The SJR Ranking system is similar to impact factors in that it calculates the level of online visibility for journals, but different as each of them are calculated based on different information. The ranking is calculated for all journals indexed in Elsevier’s Scopus database using the Google PageRank algorithm. Ranking was first done in 1996, but seeing as Evolutionary Bioinformatics is a relatively new journal, it has only recently been ranked.

The benefit of this ranking for authors is that they can see which journals have high online visibility and citation rate, so they know which journals to publish in to get the highest readership and exposure. The ranking for Evolutionary Bioinformatics is especially impressive given how new the journal is, and shows that Libertas’ journals include many high quality papers, and receive high online visibility.

View the Evolutionary Bioinformatics Editor in Chief’s call for papers