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Journal of King Saud University - Scienceopen access

CountrySaudi Arabia
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMultidisciplinary
PublisherKing Saud University
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1994, 2009-ongoing

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.


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)20100.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.814
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.354
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.814
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.636
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.168
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.346
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.963
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.752
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.866
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.495
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.381
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.778
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 Cites20118
Self Cites20127
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20147
Self Cites20157
Self Cites20165
Total Cites20101
Total Cites201135
Total Cites201292
Total Cites2013174
Total Cites2014206
Total Cites2015267
Total Cites2016366
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 document20100.063
External Cites per document20110.491
External Cites per document20120.752
External Cites per document20131.121
External Cites per document20141.301
External Cites per document20151.912
External Cites per document20162.714
Cites per document20100.063
Cites per document20110.636
Cites per document20120.814
Cites per document20131.168
Cites per document20141.346
Cites per document20151.963
Cites per document20162.752
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20164
Citable documents201016
Citable documents201155
Citable documents2012113
Citable documents2013149
Citable documents2014153
Citable documents2015136
Citable documents2016133
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 documents201015
Uncited documents201140
Uncited documents201266
Uncited documents201383
Uncited documents201471
Uncited documents201556
Uncited documents201648
Cited documents20101
Cited documents201115
Cited documents201248
Cited documents201367
Cited documents201484
Cited documents201583
Cited documents201689
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