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Current Zoologyopen access

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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Animal Science and Zoology
PublisherInstitute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Publication typeJournals
Scope Current Zoology (formerly Acta Zoologica Sinica, founded in 1935) is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed international journal of zoology. It publishes primary research papers in all fields of zoological sciences. Once accepted, the manuscripts will be published in less than four months. The journal has been an important medium for zoologists from China and other countries to communicate research results and discuss challenging scientific questions. It has a large readership, including the more than 12 thousand members of the China Zoological Society. Although it publishes papers in either Chinese or English languages, the journal particularly welcomes contributions in English to promote more effective scientific communication and the internationalization process of this journal. (source)

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.

Animal Science and Zoology1997Q4
Animal Science and Zoology1998Q4
Animal Science and Zoology1999Q4
Animal Science and Zoology2000Q4
Animal Science and Zoology2010Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2011Q2
Animal Science and Zoology2012Q2
Animal Science and Zoology2013Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2014Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2015Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2016Q1

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)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.531
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.708
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.886
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.896
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.927
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.747
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.087
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.964
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.807
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.206
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20000
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20119
Self Cites20127
Self Cites201315
Self Cites201413
Self Cites201520
Self Cites201624
Total Cites19990
Total Cites20001
Total Cites201026
Total Cites2011103
Total Cites2012269
Total Cites2013452
Total Cites2014449
Total Cites2015386
Total Cites2016457
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 document19990.000
External Cites per document20000.200
External Cites per document20100.490
External Cites per document20110.817
External Cites per document20121.291
External Cites per document20131.860
External Cites per document20141.871
External Cites per document20151.656
External Cites per document20161.977
Cites per document19990.000
Cites per document20000.200
Cites per document20100.531
Cites per document20110.896
Cites per document20121.325
Cites per document20131.923
Cites per document20141.927
Cites per document20151.747
Cites per document20162.087
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents201314
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201518
Non-citable documents201618
Citable documents19999
Citable documents20005
Citable documents201049
Citable documents2011115
Citable documents2012203
Citable documents2013235
Citable documents2014233
Citable documents2015221
Citable documents2016219
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 documents19999
Uncited documents20004
Uncited documents201036
Uncited documents201156
Uncited documents201291
Uncited documents201377
Uncited documents201488
Uncited documents201580
Uncited documents201666
Cited documents19990
Cited documents20001
Cited documents201014
Cited documents201161
Cited documents2012121
Cited documents2013172
Cited documents2014163
Cited documents2015159
Cited documents2016171
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