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Water Alternativesopen access


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Water permeates all realms of life and many scientific disciplines. Water problems are often taken as technical issues, subject to rationalization, optimization and best addressed by expert knowledge. Yet, in the past three decades water issues have proved to be highly divisive and have generated heated debates. Engineer-centered approaches have been challenged or paralleled by concerns for the role of social organization, institutions, power structures and, more generally, politics; economists have assumed an increasingly prominent role in stressing the significance of demand management and economic efficiency; environmentalists have been active in introducing a more holistic view of ecosystems, underlining the importance of water for the environment and human health; social activists have vied for framing access to water as a human right. 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.

Geography, Planning and Development2009Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2009Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2010Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2011Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2012Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2013Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2014Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2015Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2016Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q2
Political Science and International Relations2009Q1
Political Science and International Relations2010Q1
Political Science and International Relations2011Q1
Political Science and International Relations2012Q1
Political Science and International Relations2013Q1
Political Science and International Relations2014Q1
Political Science and International Relations2015Q1
Political Science and International Relations2016Q1
Political Science and International Relations2017Q1
Political Science and International Relations2018Q1
Political Science and International Relations2019Q1
Water Science and Technology2009Q1
Water Science and Technology2010Q2
Water Science and Technology2011Q1
Water Science and Technology2012Q1
Water Science and Technology2013Q1
Water Science and Technology2014Q1
Water Science and Technology2015Q1
Water Science and Technology2016Q1
Water Science and Technology2017Q1
Water Science and Technology2018Q1
Water Science and Technology2019Q1

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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.267
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.950
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.721
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.472
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.739
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.603
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.295
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.939
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.970
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.950
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.699
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.213
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.516
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.737
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.389
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.950
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.938
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.586
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.891
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.021
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 Cites20080
Self Cites200916
Self Cites201018
Self Cites201122
Self Cites201230
Self Cites201310
Self Cites201414
Self Cites201526
Self Cites201620
Self Cites201738
Self Cites201821
Self Cites201936
Total Cites20080
Total Cites200949
Total Cites201078
Total Cites2011141
Total Cites2012197
Total Cites2013237
Total Cites2014229
Total Cites2015258
Total Cites2016243
Total Cites2017339
Total Cites2018323
Total Cites2019313
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 document20080
External Cites per document20092.200
External Cites per document20101.500
External Cites per document20111.434
External Cites per document20121.876
External Cites per document20132.225
External Cites per document20142.363
External Cites per document20152.320
External Cites per document20162.323
External Cites per document20173.010
External Cites per document20182.559
External Cites per document20192.115
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20093.267
Cites per document20101.950
Cites per document20111.699
Cites per document20122.213
Cites per document20132.324
Cites per document20142.516
Cites per document20152.580
Cites per document20162.531
Cites per document20173.390
Cites per document20182.737
Cites per document20192.389
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200915
Citable documents201040
Citable documents201183
Citable documents201289
Citable documents2013102
Citable documents201491
Citable documents2015100
Citable documents201696
Citable documents2017100
Citable documents2018118
Citable documents2019131
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 documents20080
Uncited documents20091
Uncited documents201014
Uncited documents201137
Uncited documents201228
Uncited documents201318
Uncited documents201426
Uncited documents201520
Uncited documents201629
Uncited documents201719
Uncited documents201832
Uncited documents201932
Cited documents20080
Cited documents200914
Cited documents201028
Cited documents201149
Cited documents201265
Cited documents201386
Cited documents201466
Cited documents201580
Cited documents201667
Cited documents201781
Cited documents201886
Cited documents201999
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