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South African Journal of Botany

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Plant Science
PublisherElsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1982-1986, 1988-1990, 1993-ongoing
Scope The South African Journal of Botany publishes original papers that deal with the classification, biodiversity, morphology, physiology, molecular biology, ecology, biotechnology, ethnobotany and other botanically related aspects of species that are of importance to southern Africa. Manuscripts dealing with significant new findings on other species of the world and general botanical principles will also be considered and are encouraged.


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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.

Plant Science1999Q3
Plant Science2000Q3
Plant Science2001Q3
Plant Science2002Q3
Plant Science2003Q3
Plant Science2004Q3
Plant Science2005Q3
Plant Science2006Q3
Plant Science2007Q3
Plant Science2008Q2
Plant Science2009Q2
Plant Science2010Q3
Plant Science2011Q2
Plant Science2012Q2
Plant Science2013Q2
Plant Science2014Q2
Plant Science2015Q2
Plant Science2016Q2
Plant Science2017Q2

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)19990.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.463
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.576
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.661
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.711
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.089
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.096
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.748
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.028
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.764
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.309
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.497
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.476
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.554
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.671
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.732
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.064
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.215
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.728
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.876
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.049
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.451
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.443
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.673
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.418
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.309
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.435
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.503
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.665
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.639
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.605
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.191
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.773
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.709
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.197
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.599
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.475
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 Cites199924
Self Cites20009
Self Cites200115
Self Cites200213
Self Cites200324
Self Cites200433
Self Cites200521
Self Cites200618
Self Cites200720
Self Cites200820
Self Cites200944
Self Cites201031
Self Cites201159
Self Cites201253
Self Cites201378
Self Cites201463
Self Cites201544
Self Cites201666
Self Cites201771
Total Cites199992
Total Cites200069
Total Cites200184
Total Cites200287
Total Cites200388
Total Cites2004129
Total Cites2005162
Total Cites2006153
Total Cites2007183
Total Cites2008248
Total Cites2009321
Total Cites2010334
Total Cites2011496
Total Cites2012544
Total Cites2013707
Total Cites2014608
Total Cites2015684
Total Cites2016793
Total Cites2017780
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 document19990.306
External Cites per document20000.269
External Cites per document20010.429
External Cites per document20020.423
External Cites per document20030.346
External Cites per document20040.412
External Cites per document20050.557
External Cites per document20060.592
External Cites per document20070.652
External Cites per document20080.979
External Cites per document20090.989
External Cites per document20101.102
External Cites per document20111.523
External Cites per document20121.693
External Cites per document20131.823
External Cites per document20141.301
External Cites per document20151.350
External Cites per document20161.534
External Cites per document20171.421
Cites per document19990.414
Cites per document20000.309
Cites per document20010.522
Cites per document20020.497
Cites per document20030.476
Cites per document20040.554
Cites per document20050.640
Cites per document20060.671
Cites per document20070.732
Cites per document20081.064
Cites per document20091.146
Cites per document20101.215
Cites per document20111.728
Cites per document20121.876
Cites per document20132.049
Cites per document20141.451
Cites per document20151.443
Cites per document20161.673
Cites per document20171.563
% 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 documents20003
Non-citable documents20013
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20032
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20056
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20158
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20175
Citable documents1999222
Citable documents2000223
Citable documents2001161
Citable documents2002175
Citable documents2003185
Citable documents2004233
Citable documents2005253
Citable documents2006228
Citable documents2007250
Citable documents2008233
Citable documents2009280
Citable documents2010275
Citable documents2011287
Citable documents2012290
Citable documents2013345
Citable documents2014419
Citable documents2015474
Citable documents2016474
Citable documents2017499
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 documents1999166
Uncited documents2000173
Uncited documents2001112
Uncited documents2002121
Uncited documents2003130
Uncited documents2004157
Uncited documents2005165
Uncited documents2006147
Uncited documents2007160
Uncited documents2008119
Uncited documents2009128
Uncited documents2010123
Uncited documents201194
Uncited documents2012100
Uncited documents2013120
Uncited documents2014174
Uncited documents2015166
Uncited documents2016155
Uncited documents2017179
Cited documents199960
Cited documents200053
Cited documents200152
Cited documents200255
Cited documents200357
Cited documents200479
Cited documents200594
Cited documents200685
Cited documents200793
Cited documents2008115
Cited documents2009156
Cited documents2010158
Cited documents2011201
Cited documents2012198
Cited documents2013233
Cited documents2014253
Cited documents2015316
Cited documents2016326
Cited documents2017325
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