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Water Alternativesopen access



Universities and research institutions in France
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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
Geography, Planning and Development2020Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2021Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2022Q1
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
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2020Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2021Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2022Q2
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
Political Science and International Relations2020Q1
Political Science and International Relations2021Q1
Political Science and International Relations2022Q1
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
Water Science and Technology2020Q1
Water Science and Technology2021Q2
Water Science and Technology2022Q2

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20093.533
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.640
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.657
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.450
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.852
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.705
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.236
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20222.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.151
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.587
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.890
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.932
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.595
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.384
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20222.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.352
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.909
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.743
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.032
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.922
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.738
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.232
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20222.750
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 Cites201231
Self Cites201310
Self Cites201414
Self Cites201526
Self Cites201620
Self Cites201738
Self Cites201821
Self Cites201936
Self Cites202028
Self Cites202129
Self Cites202234
Total Cites20080
Total Cites200953
Total Cites201086
Total Cites2011141
Total Cites2012200
Total Cites2013241
Total Cites2014238
Total Cites2015289
Total Cites2016247
Total Cites2017388
Total Cites2018346
Total Cites2019340
Total Cites2020378
Total Cites2021348
Total Cites2022408
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 document20092.467
External Cites per document20101.700
External Cites per document20111.434
External Cites per document20121.899
External Cites per document20132.265
External Cites per document20142.462
External Cites per document20152.630
External Cites per document20162.365
External Cites per document20173.500
External Cites per document20182.754
External Cites per document20192.321
External Cites per document20202.288
External Cites per document20212.185
External Cites per document20222.634
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20093.533
Cites per document20102.048
Cites per document20111.640
Cites per document20122.151
Cites per document20132.317
Cites per document20142.587
Cites per document20152.890
Cites per document20162.573
Cites per document20173.880
Cites per document20182.932
Cites per document20192.595
Cites per document20202.471
Cites per document20212.384
Cites per document20222.873
% 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
Non-citable documents20200
Non-citable documents20210
Non-citable documents20220
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200915
Citable documents201040
Citable documents201183
Citable documents201289
Citable documents2013102
Citable documents201491
Citable documents2015100
Citable documents201696
Citable documents2017100
Citable documents2018118
Citable documents2019131
Citable documents2020153
Citable documents2021146
Citable documents2022142
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 documents201013
Uncited documents201137
Uncited documents201227
Uncited documents201318
Uncited documents201426
Uncited documents201520
Uncited documents201629
Uncited documents201718
Uncited documents201829
Uncited documents201930
Uncited documents202033
Uncited documents202130
Uncited documents202221
Cited documents20080
Cited documents200914
Cited documents201029
Cited documents201149
Cited documents201266
Cited documents201386
Cited documents201466
Cited documents201580
Cited documents201667
Cited documents201782
Cited documents201889
Cited documents2019101
Cited documents2020120
Cited documents2021116
Cited documents2022121
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