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Foundations of Science

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
History and Philosophy of Science

PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1995, 1997-2002, 2005-ongoing
Scope Foundations of Science focuses on methodological and philosophical topics of foundational significance concerning the structure and the growth of science. It serves as a forum for exchange of views and ideas among working scientists and theorists of science and it seeks to promote interdisciplinary cooperation. Since the various scientific disciplines have become so specialized and inaccessible to workers in different areas of science, one of the goals of the journal is to present the foundational issues of science in a way that is free from unnecessary technicalities yet faithful to the scientific content. The aim of the journal is not simply to identify and highlight foundational issues and problems, but to suggest constructive solutions to the problems.
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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.

History and Philosophy of Science1999Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2000Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2001Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2002Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2003Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2004Q4
History and Philosophy of Science2005Q4
History and Philosophy of Science2006Q4
History and Philosophy of Science2007Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2008Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2009Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2010Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2011Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2012Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2013Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2014Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2015Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2016Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2017Q2

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)19990.342
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.224
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.208
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.964
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.447
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.536
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.552
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.808
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.530
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.342
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.148
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.157
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.361
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.426
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.061
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.515
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.578
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.415
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.342
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.171
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.094
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.387
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.311
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.460
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.738
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.592
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.347
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 Cites19991
Self Cites20000
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20023
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20102
Self Cites201111
Self Cites201227
Self Cites201338
Self Cites20148
Self Cites20154
Self Cites20167
Self Cites20177
Total Cites199913
Total Cites20009
Total Cites20019
Total Cites20028
Total Cites200310
Total Cites20048
Total Cites20053
Total Cites20067
Total Cites200712
Total Cites200815
Total Cites200922
Total Cites201029
Total Cites201140
Total Cites201277
Total Cites201387
Total Cites201481
Total Cites201568
Total Cites201667
Total Cites201744
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 document19990.316
External Cites per document20000.158
External Cites per document20010.148
External Cites per document20020.098
External Cites per document20030.208
External Cites per document20040.286
External Cites per document20050.188
External Cites per document20060.467
External Cites per document20070.355
External Cites per document20080.265
External Cites per document20090.311
External Cites per document20100.397
External Cites per document20110.420
External Cites per document20120.694
External Cites per document20130.598
External Cites per document20140.570
External Cites per document20150.485
External Cites per document20160.517
External Cites per document20170.349
Cites per document19990.342
Cites per document20000.158
Cites per document20010.148
Cites per document20020.157
Cites per document20030.208
Cites per document20040.286
Cites per document20050.188
Cites per document20060.467
Cites per document20070.387
Cites per document20080.306
Cites per document20090.361
Cites per document20100.426
Cites per document20110.580
Cites per document20121.069
Cites per document20131.061
Cites per document20140.633
Cites per document20150.515
Cites per document20160.578
Cites per document20170.415
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents201711
Citable documents199938
Citable documents200057
Citable documents200161
Citable documents200251
Citable documents200348
Citable documents200428
Citable documents200516
Citable documents200615
Citable documents200731
Citable documents200849
Citable documents200961
Citable documents201068
Citable documents201169
Citable documents201272
Citable documents201382
Citable documents2014128
Citable documents2015132
Citable documents2016116
Citable documents2017106
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 documents199930
Uncited documents200051
Uncited documents200152
Uncited documents200244
Uncited documents200340
Uncited documents200422
Uncited documents200513
Uncited documents200613
Uncited documents200727
Uncited documents200842
Uncited documents200949
Uncited documents201051
Uncited documents201149
Uncited documents201241
Uncited documents201349
Uncited documents201481
Uncited documents201599
Uncited documents201681
Uncited documents201786
Cited documents19998
Cited documents20006
Cited documents20019
Cited documents20027
Cited documents20038
Cited documents20046
Cited documents20053
Cited documents20064
Cited documents20077
Cited documents200810
Cited documents200915
Cited documents201019
Cited documents201123
Cited documents201233
Cited documents201335
Cited documents201449
Cited documents201535
Cited documents201639
Cited documents201731
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