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Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 14712954, 09628452
Publisher: The Royal Society
History: 1947, 1949-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Agricultural and Biological Sciences


Proceedings B is the Royal Society’s flagship biological research journal, accepting original articles and reviews of outstanding scientific importance and broad general interest. The main criteria for acceptance are that a study is novel, and has general significance to biologists. Articles published cover a wide range of areas within the biological sciences, many have relevance to organisms and the environments in which they live. The scope includes, but is not limited to, ecology, evolution, behaviour, health and disease epidemiology, neuroscience and cognition, behavioural genetics, development, biomechanics, palaeontology, comparative biology, molecular ecology and evolution and global change biology. Many more good manuscripts are submitted than we have space to print, and we give preference to those presenting significant advances of broad interest. Submission of preliminary reports, of articles that merely confirm previous findings, and of articles that are likely to interest only small groups of specialists, is not encouraged. Articles will only be considered where they have clear relevance to fundamental biological principles and processes. All articles are sent to an Editorial Board member for an initial assessment, and may be returned to authors without in-depth peer review if the paper is unlikely to be accepted because it is either too specialized, not sufficiently novel, or is deficient in other respects.

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2018 / 2019
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor 4.236
  • 2017 Impact Factor 5.004
  • 2016 Impact Factor 5.234
  • 2015 Impact Factor 5.310
  • 2014 Impact Factor 5.568
  • 2013 Impact Factor 5.932
  • 2012 Impact Factor 5.936
  • 2011 Impact Factor 5.802
  • 2010 Impact Factor 5.561
  • 2009 Impact Factor 4.882
  • 2008 Impact Factor 4.032
  • 2007 Impact Factor 4.155
  • 2006 Impact Factor 3.799
  • 2005 Impact Factor 4.061
  • 2004 Impact Factor 3.854
  • 2003 Impact Factor 3.694
  • 2002 Impact Factor 3.525
  • 2001 Impact Factor 3.261
  • 2000 Impact Factor 3.172
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences


The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly 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.