Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Behavioral Ecology


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Oxford University Press



Publication type



14657279, 10452249





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Bringing together significant work on all aspects of the subject, Behavioral Ecology is broad-based and covers both empirical and theoretical approaches. Studies on the whole range of behaving organisms, including plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, and humans, are included. Behavioral Ecology construes the field in its broadest sense to include 1) the use of ecological and evolutionary processes to explain the occurrence and adaptive significance of behavior patterns; 2) the use of behavioral processes to predict ecological patterns, and 3) empirical, comparative analyses relating behavior to the environment in which it occurs. 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.

Animal Science and Zoology1999Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2000Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2001Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2002Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2003Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2004Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2005Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2006Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2007Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2008Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2009Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2010Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2011Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2012Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2013Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2014Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2015Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2016Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2017Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2018Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2019Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics1999Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2000Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2001Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2002Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2003Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2004Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2005Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2006Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2007Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2008Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2009Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2010Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2011Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2012Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2013Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2014Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2015Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2016Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2017Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2019Q1

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)19992.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.523
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.713
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.604
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.372
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.744
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.644
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.589
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.482
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.453
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.377
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.228
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.897
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.430
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.465
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.634
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.636
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.355
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.710
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.170
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.106
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.251
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.456
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.207
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.959
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.184
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.242
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.377
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.262
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.141
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.372
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.376
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.624
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.662
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 Cites199978
Self Cites200054
Self Cites200170
Self Cites200252
Self Cites200371
Self Cites200470
Self Cites200591
Self Cites2006111
Self Cites2007122
Self Cites2008124
Self Cites2009176
Self Cites2010172
Self Cites2011143
Self Cites2012144
Self Cites2013104
Self Cites2014143
Self Cites2015122
Self Cites2016116
Self Cites201773
Self Cites201881
Self Cites201998
Total Cites1999730
Total Cites2000678
Total Cites2001678
Total Cites2002785
Total Cites2003847
Total Cites2004836
Total Cites20051174
Total Cites20061353
Total Cites20071518
Total Cites20081540
Total Cites20091716
Total Cites20101829
Total Cites20111916
Total Cites20121861
Total Cites20131829
Total Cites20141799
Total Cites20151694
Total Cites20161741
Total Cites20171981
Total Cites20181509
Total Cites20191288
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 document19992.587
External Cites per document20002.237
External Cites per document20012.211
External Cites per document20022.460
External Cites per document20032.463
External Cites per document20042.176
External Cites per document20052.828
External Cites per document20063.052
External Cites per document20073.300
External Cites per document20083.255
External Cites per document20093.263
External Cites per document20103.205
External Cites per document20113.212
External Cites per document20123.094
External Cites per document20133.177
External Cites per document20143.172
External Cites per document20153.047
External Cites per document20163.131
External Cites per document20173.573
External Cites per document20183.000
External Cites per document20192.615
Cites per document19992.897
Cites per document20002.430
Cites per document20012.465
Cites per document20022.634
Cites per document20032.689
Cites per document20042.375
Cites per document20053.065
Cites per document20063.324
Cites per document20073.589
Cites per document20083.540
Cites per document20093.636
Cites per document20103.538
Cites per document20113.471
Cites per document20123.353
Cites per document20133.368
Cites per document20143.446
Cites per document20153.283
Cites per document20163.355
Cites per document20173.710
Cites per document20183.170
Cites per document20192.831
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents201224
Non-citable documents201329
Non-citable documents201452
Non-citable documents201563
Non-citable documents201692
Non-citable documents201790
Non-citable documents201873
Non-citable documents201988
Citable documents1999252
Citable documents2000279
Citable documents2001275
Citable documents2002298
Citable documents2003315
Citable documents2004352
Citable documents2005383
Citable documents2006407
Citable documents2007423
Citable documents2008435
Citable documents2009472
Citable documents2010517
Citable documents2011552
Citable documents2012555
Citable documents2013543
Citable documents2014522
Citable documents2015516
Citable documents2016519
Citable documents2017534
Citable documents2018476
Citable documents2019455
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 documents199935
Uncited documents200055
Uncited documents200163
Uncited documents200246
Uncited documents200359
Uncited documents200470
Uncited documents200563
Uncited documents200652
Uncited documents200753
Uncited documents200848
Uncited documents200949
Uncited documents201049
Uncited documents201164
Uncited documents201286
Uncited documents201388
Uncited documents201489
Uncited documents2015119
Uncited documents2016142
Uncited documents2017136
Uncited documents2018118
Uncited documents2019133
Cited documents1999219
Cited documents2000226
Cited documents2001214
Cited documents2002252
Cited documents2003256
Cited documents2004283
Cited documents2005321
Cited documents2006357
Cited documents2007373
Cited documents2008392
Cited documents2009428
Cited documents2010472
Cited documents2011493
Cited documents2012493
Cited documents2013484
Cited documents2014485
Cited documents2015460
Cited documents2016469
Cited documents2017488
Cited documents2018431
Cited documents2019410
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