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Aquatic Biologyopen access

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

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Environmental Science
Publisher Inter-Research
Publication typeJournals
ISSN18647790, 18647782
Scope AB publishes rigorously refereed and carefully selected Feature Articles, Research Articles, Reviews and Notes, as well as Comments/Reply Comments (for details see MEPS 228:1), Theme Sections, Opinion Pieces (previously called 'As I See It') (for details consult the Guidelines for Authors) concerned with the biology, physiology, biochemistry and genetics (including the ’omics‘) of all aquatic organisms under laboratory and field conditions, and at all levels of organisation and investigation. Areas covered include: -Biological aspects of biota: Evolution and speciation; life histories; biodiversity, biogeography and phylogeography; population genetics; biological connectedness between marine and freshwater biota; paleobiology of aquatic environments; invasive species. -Biochemical and physiological aspects of aquatic life; synthesis and conversion of organic matter (mechanisms of auto- and heterotrophy, digestion, respiration, nutrition); thermo-, ion, osmo- and volume-regulation; stress and stress resistance; metabolism and energy budgets; non-genetic and genetic adaptation. -Species interactions: Environment–organism and organism–organism interrelationships; predation: defenses (physical and chemical); symbioses. -Molecular biology of aquatic life. -Behavior: Orientation in space and time; migrations; feeding and reproductive behavior; agonistic behavior. -Toxicology and water-quality effects on organisms; anthropogenic impacts on aquatic biota (e.g. pollution, fisheries); stream regulation and restoration. -Theoretical biology: mathematical modelling of biological processes and species interactions. -Methodology and equipment employed in aquatic biological research; underwater exploration and experimentation. -Exploitation of aquatic biota: Fisheries; cultivation of aquatic organisms: use, management, protection and conservation of living aquatic resources. -Reproduction and development in marine, brackish and freshwater organisms


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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.

Aquatic Science2008Q3
Aquatic Science2009Q2
Aquatic Science2010Q2
Aquatic Science2011Q2
Aquatic Science2012Q2
Aquatic Science2013Q2
Aquatic Science2014Q2
Aquatic Science2015Q2
Aquatic Science2016Q1
Aquatic Science2017Q1
Aquatic Science2018Q2
Aquatic Science2019Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2008Q3
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2009Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2010Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2011Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2012Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2013Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2014Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2015Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2016Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2017Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2019Q2

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)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.168
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.703
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.664
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.694
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.923
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.319
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.977
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.060
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.308
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.012
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.874
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.516
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.576
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.539
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.986
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.396
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.548
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.541
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.262
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.742
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.098
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.256
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.667
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 Cites20070
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20099
Self Cites201023
Self Cites20119
Self Cites201221
Self Cites20135
Self Cites20146
Self Cites20155
Self Cites20164
Self Cites20174
Self Cites20184
Self Cites20191
Total Cites20070
Total Cites200833
Total Cites2009153
Total Cites2010357
Total Cites2011491
Total Cites2012416
Total Cites2013332
Total Cites2014312
Total Cites2015297
Total Cites2016274
Total Cites2017266
Total Cites2018118
Total Cites201999
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 document20070
External Cites per document20081.000
External Cites per document20091.231
External Cites per document20101.637
External Cites per document20111.975
External Cites per document20121.779
External Cites per document20131.493
External Cites per document20141.545
External Cites per document20151.513
External Cites per document20161.957
External Cites per document20172.360
External Cites per document20181.583
External Cites per document20191.782
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20081.100
Cites per document20091.308
Cites per document20101.750
Cites per document20112.012
Cites per document20121.874
Cites per document20131.516
Cites per document20141.576
Cites per document20151.539
Cites per document20161.986
Cites per document20172.396
Cites per document20181.639
Cites per document20191.800
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20186
Non-citable documents20195
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200830
Citable documents2009117
Citable documents2010204
Citable documents2011244
Citable documents2012222
Citable documents2013219
Citable documents2014198
Citable documents2015193
Citable documents2016138
Citable documents2017111
Citable documents201872
Citable documents201955
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 documents20070
Uncited documents200818
Uncited documents200951
Uncited documents201071
Uncited documents201178
Uncited documents201271
Uncited documents201385
Uncited documents201472
Uncited documents201570
Uncited documents201642
Uncited documents201732
Uncited documents201829
Uncited documents201919
Cited documents20070
Cited documents200813
Cited documents200967
Cited documents2010137
Cited documents2011170
Cited documents2012159
Cited documents2013141
Cited documents2014134
Cited documents2015128
Cited documents2016101
Cited documents201785
Cited documents201849
Cited documents201941
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