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Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryEarth and Planetary Sciences
Space and Planetary Science

Physics and Astronomy
Astronomy and Astrophysics
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics (RAA) is an international journal publishing original research papers and reviews across all branches of astronomy and astrophysics, with a particular interest in the following topics: -large-scale structure of universe formation and evolution of galaxies- high-energy and cataclysmic processes in astrophysics- formation and evolution of stars- astrogeodynamics- solar magnetic activity and heliogeospace environments- dynamics of celestial bodies in the solar system and artificial bodies- space observation and exploration- new astronomical techniques and methods


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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.

Astronomy and Astrophysics2010Q2
Astronomy and Astrophysics2011Q2
Astronomy and Astrophysics2012Q2
Astronomy and Astrophysics2013Q2
Astronomy and Astrophysics2014Q2
Astronomy and Astrophysics2015Q2
Astronomy and Astrophysics2016Q2
Astronomy and Astrophysics2017Q3
Astronomy and Astrophysics2018Q3
Astronomy and Astrophysics2019Q3
Space and Planetary Science2010Q2
Space and Planetary Science2011Q2
Space and Planetary Science2012Q2
Space and Planetary Science2013Q2
Space and Planetary Science2014Q2
Space and Planetary Science2015Q2
Space and Planetary Science2016Q2
Space and Planetary Science2017Q2
Space and Planetary Science2018Q3
Space and Planetary Science2019Q3

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.574
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.383
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.505
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.753
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.419
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.281
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.574
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.460
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.524
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.629
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.418
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.289
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.116
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.202
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.518
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.594
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.890
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.573
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.109
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.169
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.339
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 Cites20090
Self Cites201018
Self Cites201184
Self Cites201276
Self Cites201363
Self Cites201474
Self Cites2015173
Self Cites201688
Self Cites201778
Self Cites201869
Self Cites201964
Total Cites20090
Total Cites2010149
Total Cites2011362
Total Cites2012514
Total Cites2013544
Total Cites2014627
Total Cites2015780
Total Cites2016628
Total Cites2017643
Total Cites2018644
Total Cites2019531
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 document20090
External Cites per document20101.056
External Cites per document20111.209
External Cites per document20121.244
External Cites per document20131.347
External Cites per document20141.436
External Cites per document20151.502
External Cites per document20161.219
External Cites per document20171.132
External Cites per document20181.181
External Cites per document20190.981
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20101.202
Cites per document20111.574
Cites per document20121.460
Cites per document20131.524
Cites per document20141.629
Cites per document20151.931
Cites per document20161.418
Cites per document20171.289
Cites per document20181.322
Cites per document20191.116
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20191
Citable documents20090
Citable documents2010124
Citable documents2011230
Citable documents2012352
Citable documents2013357
Citable documents2014385
Citable documents2015404
Citable documents2016443
Citable documents2017499
Citable documents2018487
Citable documents2019476
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 documents20090
Uncited documents201057
Uncited documents201189
Uncited documents2012149
Uncited documents2013157
Uncited documents2014166
Uncited documents2015202
Uncited documents2016221
Uncited documents2017248
Uncited documents2018242
Uncited documents2019242
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201068
Cited documents2011143
Cited documents2012205
Cited documents2013202
Cited documents2014220
Cited documents2015204
Cited documents2016223
Cited documents2017252
Cited documents2018245
Cited documents2019235
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