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Biological Conservation

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Environmental Science
Nature and Landscape Conservation
Publisher Elsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
Scope Biological Conservation is a leading international journal in the discipline of conservation science. The journal publishes articles spanning a diverse range of fields that contribute to the biological, sociological, ethical and economic dimensions of conservation. The primary aim of Biological Conservation is the publication of high-quality papers that advance the science and practice of conservation, or which demonstrate the application of conservation principles and policy. Biological Conservation invites the submission of research articles, reviews (including systematic reviews and perspectives), short communications, policy perspectives, and letters to the editor dealing with all aspects of conservation science, including theoretical and empirical investigations into the consequences of human actions for the diversity, structure and function of terrestrial, aquatic or marine ecosystems. Such papers may include quantitative assessments of extinction risk, fragmentation effects, spread of invasive organisms, conservation genetics, conservation management, global change effects on biodiversity, landscape or reserve design and management, restoration ecology, or resource economics.


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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.

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
Nature and Landscape Conservation1999Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2000Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2001Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2002Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2003Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2004Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2005Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2006Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2007Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2008Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2009Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2010Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2011Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2012Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2013Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2014Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2015Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2016Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2017Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2018Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2019Q1

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)19991.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.172
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.440
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.489
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.748
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.735
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.058
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.205
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.057
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.484
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.668
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.275
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.101
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.518
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.982
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.380
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.871
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.394
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.354
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.569
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.840
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.848
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.028
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.297
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.809
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.311
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.665
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.994
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.723
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.090
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.697
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.834
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.374
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.121
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.732
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.065
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 Cites199985
Self Cites2000103
Self Cites2001109
Self Cites2002150
Self Cites2003169
Self Cites2004232
Self Cites2005412
Self Cites2006624
Self Cites2007673
Self Cites2008571
Self Cites2009532
Self Cites2010447
Self Cites2011416
Self Cites2012428
Self Cites2013512
Self Cites2014344
Self Cites2015373
Self Cites2016387
Self Cites2017364
Self Cites2018411
Self Cites2019398
Total Cites1999744
Total Cites2000814
Total Cites2001996
Total Cites20021224
Total Cites20031485
Total Cites20041759
Total Cites20052369
Total Cites20062976
Total Cites20073922
Total Cites20084306
Total Cites20094253
Total Cites20104186
Total Cites20114599
Total Cites20124817
Total Cites20134949
Total Cites20144870
Total Cites20154827
Total Cites20165175
Total Cites20175486
Total Cites20185794
Total Cites20195911
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 document19991.623
External Cites per document20001.689
External Cites per document20011.895
External Cites per document20021.996
External Cites per document20032.116
External Cites per document20042.314
External Cites per document20052.562
External Cites per document20062.780
External Cites per document20073.298
External Cites per document20083.680
External Cites per document20093.832
External Cites per document20103.969
External Cites per document20114.582
External Cites per document20124.438
External Cites per document20134.766
External Cites per document20144.526
External Cites per document20154.596
External Cites per document20164.450
External Cites per document20175.036
External Cites per document20185.007
External Cites per document20194.994
Cites per document19991.833
Cites per document20001.933
Cites per document20012.128
Cites per document20022.275
Cites per document20032.387
Cites per document20042.665
Cites per document20053.101
Cites per document20063.518
Cites per document20073.982
Cites per document20084.242
Cites per document20094.380
Cites per document20104.444
Cites per document20115.037
Cites per document20124.871
Cites per document20135.316
Cites per document20144.870
Cites per document20154.981
Cites per document20164.809
Cites per document20175.394
Cites per document20185.390
Cites per document20195.354
% 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 documents19994
Non-citable documents20008
Non-citable documents20019
Non-citable documents200210
Non-citable documents20038
Non-citable documents200411
Non-citable documents20058
Non-citable documents200610
Non-citable documents200714
Non-citable documents200827
Non-citable documents200941
Non-citable documents201042
Non-citable documents201143
Non-citable documents201247
Non-citable documents201359
Non-citable documents201474
Non-citable documents201579
Non-citable documents201688
Non-citable documents2017104
Non-citable documents2018102
Non-citable documents201999
Citable documents1999406
Citable documents2000421
Citable documents2001468
Citable documents2002538
Citable documents2003622
Citable documents2004660
Citable documents2005764
Citable documents2006846
Citable documents2007985
Citable documents20081015
Citable documents2009971
Citable documents2010942
Citable documents2011913
Citable documents2012989
Citable documents2013931
Citable documents20141000
Citable documents2015969
Citable documents20161076
Citable documents20171017
Citable documents20181075
Citable documents20191104
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 documents1999129
Uncited documents2000133
Uncited documents2001125
Uncited documents2002164
Uncited documents2003138
Uncited documents2004137
Uncited documents2005125
Uncited documents200699
Uncited documents2007113
Uncited documents2008115
Uncited documents200992
Uncited documents201095
Uncited documents2011102
Uncited documents2012101
Uncited documents201391
Uncited documents2014143
Uncited documents2015125
Uncited documents2016134
Uncited documents2017122
Uncited documents2018138
Uncited documents2019139
Cited documents1999281
Cited documents2000296
Cited documents2001352
Cited documents2002384
Cited documents2003492
Cited documents2004534
Cited documents2005647
Cited documents2006757
Cited documents2007886
Cited documents2008927
Cited documents2009920
Cited documents2010889
Cited documents2011854
Cited documents2012935
Cited documents2013899
Cited documents2014931
Cited documents2015923
Cited documents20161030
Cited documents2017999
Cited documents20181039
Cited documents20191064
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