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A + U-Architecture and Urbanism

Country Japan  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Japan
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Visual Arts and Performing Arts


Social Sciences
Urban Studies
Publisher Japan Architects Co., Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope First published in January 1971, a+u – Architecture & Urbanism – is an architectural magazine in Japanese and English that provides information on architecture around the globe to a global readership. As Japan’s only monthly periodical dedicated to disseminating information on architecture around the world, a+u has been widely and actively read by the architecture community since its inaugural issue. The magazine’s research network extends around the globe, covering more than 100 countries. It features direct reporting on individual architects in various countries, and each issue is edited from a unique perspective to efficiently deliver the latest trends to readers. In addition, essays penned by architects, critics and historians help guide thinking on tomorrow’s architecture, greatly influencing the industry inside and outside Japan.


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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.

Urban Studies2003Q4
Urban Studies2004Q4
Urban Studies2005Q4
Urban Studies2006Q4
Urban Studies2007Q4
Urban Studies2008Q4
Urban Studies2009Q4
Urban Studies2010Q4
Urban Studies2011Q4
Urban Studies2012Q4
Urban Studies2013Q4
Urban Studies2014Q4
Urban Studies2015Q4
Urban Studies2016Q4
Urban Studies2017Q4
Urban Studies2018Q4
Urban Studies2019Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2003Q3
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2004Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2005Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2006Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2007Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2008Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2009Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2010Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2011Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2012Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2013Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2014Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2015Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2016Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2017Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2018Q4
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2019Q4

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)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.004
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.001
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.001
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.004
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.005
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.002
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.002
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.003
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.003
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.019
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.007
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.005
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.002
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.006
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.004
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.002
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.002
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.006
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.004
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.022
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.003
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.003
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.007
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.007
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.014
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.015
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.000
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 Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Total Cites20020
Total Cites20030
Total Cites20040
Total Cites20050
Total Cites20062
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20090
Total Cites20101
Total Cites20113
Total Cites20122
Total Cites20131
Total Cites20141
Total Cites20152
Total Cites20161
Total Cites20174
Total Cites20182
Total Cites20190
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 document20020
External Cites per document20030.000
External Cites per document20040.000
External Cites per document20050.000
External Cites per document20060.005
External Cites per document20070.000
External Cites per document20080.000
External Cites per document20090.000
External Cites per document20100.002
External Cites per document20110.006
External Cites per document20120.004
External Cites per document20130.002
External Cites per document20140.002
External Cites per document20150.006
External Cites per document20160.004
External Cites per document20170.022
External Cites per document20180.013
External Cites per document20190.000
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.005
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.002
Cites per document20110.006
Cites per document20120.004
Cites per document20130.002
Cites per document20140.002
Cites per document20150.006
Cites per document20160.004
Cites per document20170.022
Cites per document20180.013
Cites per document20190.000
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20048
Non-citable documents200510
Non-citable documents200611
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents201011
Non-citable documents201119
Non-citable documents201233
Non-citable documents201342
Non-citable documents201442
Non-citable documents201547
Non-citable documents201659
Non-citable documents201773
Non-citable documents201859
Non-citable documents201962
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200327
Citable documents2004129
Citable documents2005338
Citable documents2006427
Citable documents2007530
Citable documents2008560
Citable documents2009658
Citable documents2010549
Citable documents2011483
Citable documents2012524
Citable documents2013561
Citable documents2014468
Citable documents2015330
Citable documents2016227
Citable documents2017186
Citable documents2018160
Citable documents2019371
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 documents20020
Uncited documents200330
Uncited documents2004137
Uncited documents2005348
Uncited documents2006436
Uncited documents2007536
Uncited documents2008564
Uncited documents2009658
Uncited documents2010559
Uncited documents2011499
Uncited documents2012555
Uncited documents2013602
Uncited documents2014509
Uncited documents2015375
Uncited documents2016285
Uncited documents2017256
Uncited documents2018217
Uncited documents2019433
Cited documents20020
Cited documents20030
Cited documents20040
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20062
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20090
Cited documents20101
Cited documents20113
Cited documents20122
Cited documents20131
Cited documents20141
Cited documents20152
Cited documents20161
Cited documents20173
Cited documents20182
Cited documents20190
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