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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
PublisherElsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
Scope Biological Conservation publishes the leading research in the discipline of conservation biology. The journal is globally relevant and international in scope. It publishes articles spanning a diverse range of fields that contribute to the biological, sociological, and economic dimensions of conservation and natural resource management. Biological Conservation has as its primary aim the publication of high-quality papers that advance the science and practice of conservation, or which demonstrate the application of conservation principles for natural resource management and policy, and which therefore will be of interest to a broad international readership.


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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
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

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)19991.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.166
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.419
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.482
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.132
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.640
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.972
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.659
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.014
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.514
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.914
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.132
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.926
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.113
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.082
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.198
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.989
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.834
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.276
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.846
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.862
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.566
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.841
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.290
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.793
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.291
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.648
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.662
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.669
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.823
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 Cites2001108
Self Cites2002150
Self Cites2003169
Self Cites2004232
Self Cites2005412
Self Cites2006620
Self Cites2007673
Self Cites2008572
Self Cites2009532
Self Cites2010447
Self Cites2011415
Self Cites2012429
Self Cites2013512
Self Cites2014343
Self Cites2015365
Self Cites2016385
Self Cites2017361
Total Cites1999742
Total Cites2000811
Total Cites2001989
Total Cites20021215
Total Cites20031484
Total Cites20041752
Total Cites20052367
Total Cites20062963
Total Cites20073929
Total Cites20084295
Total Cites20094238
Total Cites20104155
Total Cites20114570
Total Cites20124786
Total Cites20134917
Total Cites20144856
Total Cites20154711
Total Cites20165026
Total Cites20175161
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 document19991.618
External Cites per document20001.682
External Cites per document20011.882
External Cites per document20021.980
External Cites per document20032.111
External Cites per document20042.289
External Cites per document20052.546
External Cites per document20062.756
External Cites per document20073.289
External Cites per document20083.639
External Cites per document20093.778
External Cites per document20103.911
External Cites per document20114.536
External Cites per document20124.401
External Cites per document20134.726
External Cites per document20144.504
External Cites per document20154.485
External Cites per document20164.309
External Cites per document20174.701
Cites per document19991.828
Cites per document20001.926
Cites per document20012.113
Cites per document20022.258
Cites per document20032.382
Cites per document20042.639
Cites per document20053.082
Cites per document20063.486
Cites per document20073.969
Cites per document20084.198
Cites per document20094.320
Cites per document20104.383
Cites per document20114.989
Cites per document20124.834
Cites per document20135.276
Cites per document20144.846
Cites per document20154.862
Cites per document20164.667
Cites per document20175.055
% 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 documents20037
Non-citable documents20047
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents20079
Non-citable documents200819
Non-citable documents200931
Non-citable documents201036
Non-citable documents201141
Non-citable documents201248
Non-citable documents201360
Non-citable documents201473
Non-citable documents201578
Non-citable documents201687
Non-citable documents2017100
Citable documents1999406
Citable documents2000421
Citable documents2001468
Citable documents2002538
Citable documents2003623
Citable documents2004664
Citable documents2005768
Citable documents2006850
Citable documents2007990
Citable documents20081023
Citable documents2009981
Citable documents2010948
Citable documents2011916
Citable documents2012990
Citable documents2013932
Citable documents20141002
Citable documents2015969
Citable documents20161077
Citable documents20171021
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 documents2000134
Uncited documents2001128
Uncited documents2002165
Uncited documents2003138
Uncited documents2004137
Uncited documents2005125
Uncited documents2006100
Uncited documents2007113
Uncited documents2008115
Uncited documents200992
Uncited documents201095
Uncited documents2011104
Uncited documents2012102
Uncited documents201394
Uncited documents2014145
Uncited documents2015131
Uncited documents2016139
Uncited documents2017134
Cited documents1999281
Cited documents2000295
Cited documents2001349
Cited documents2002383
Cited documents2003492
Cited documents2004534
Cited documents2005647
Cited documents2006756
Cited documents2007886
Cited documents2008927
Cited documents2009920
Cited documents2010889
Cited documents2011853
Cited documents2012936
Cited documents2013898
Cited documents2014930
Cited documents2015916
Cited documents20161025
Cited documents2017987
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