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Country South Africa  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of South Africa
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Subject Area and CategoryEnvironmental Science
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Waste Management and Disposal
Water Science and Technology

Immunology and Microbiology
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
PublisherWater Research Commission
Publication typeJournals
ISSN18167950, 03784738
Scope Water SA publishes refereed, original work in all branches of water science, technology, engineering and policy. This includes water resource development; the hydrological cycle; surface hydrology; geohydrology and hydrometeorology; limnology; salinisation; treatment and management of municipal and industrial water and wastewater; treatment and disposal of sewage sludge; environmental pollution control; water quality and treatment; aquaculture in terms of its impact on the water resource; agricultural water science; etc.


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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.

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology1999Q2
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2000Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2001Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2002Q2
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2003Q2
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2004Q2
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2005Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2006Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2007Q2
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2008Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2009Q2
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2010Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2011Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2012Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2013Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2014Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2015Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2016Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2017Q3
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology2018Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law1999Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2000Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2001Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2002Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2003Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2004Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2005Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2006Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2007Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2008Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2009Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2010Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2011Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2012Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2013Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2014Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2015Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2016Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q3
Waste Management and Disposal1999Q1
Waste Management and Disposal2000Q3
Waste Management and Disposal2001Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2002Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2003Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2004Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2005Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2006Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2007Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2008Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2009Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2010Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2011Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2012Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2013Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2014Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2015Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2016Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2017Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2018Q2
Water Science and Technology1999Q1
Water Science and Technology2000Q2
Water Science and Technology2001Q2
Water Science and Technology2002Q2
Water Science and Technology2003Q2
Water Science and Technology2004Q2
Water Science and Technology2005Q2
Water Science and Technology2006Q2
Water Science and Technology2007Q2
Water Science and Technology2008Q2
Water Science and Technology2009Q2
Water Science and Technology2010Q2
Water Science and Technology2011Q2
Water Science and Technology2012Q2
Water Science and Technology2013Q2
Water Science and Technology2014Q2
Water Science and Technology2015Q2
Water Science and Technology2016Q2
Water Science and Technology2017Q2
Water Science and Technology2018Q2

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)19990.758
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.707
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.785
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.695
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.940
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.789
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.067
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.039
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.237
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.161
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.339
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.715
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.876
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.989
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.124
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.160
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.040
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.198
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.519
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.634
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.551
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.580
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.659
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.709
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.934
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.661
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.876
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.076
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.916
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.751
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.032
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.910
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 Cites199928
Self Cites200024
Self Cites200134
Self Cites200218
Self Cites200319
Self Cites200424
Self Cites200528
Self Cites200633
Self Cites200738
Self Cites200843
Self Cites200942
Self Cites201025
Self Cites201130
Self Cites201227
Self Cites201327
Self Cites201420
Self Cites201530
Self Cites201622
Self Cites201723
Self Cites201815
Total Cites1999113
Total Cites200057
Total Cites2001103
Total Cites2002129
Total Cites2003131
Total Cites2004148
Total Cites2005150
Total Cites2006211
Total Cites2007245
Total Cites2008212
Total Cites2009248
Total Cites2010269
Total Cites2011282
Total Cites2012298
Total Cites2013272
Total Cites2014257
Total Cites2015262
Total Cites2016291
Total Cites2017260
Total Cites2018248
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 document19990.570
External Cites per document20000.196
External Cites per document20010.379
External Cites per document20020.569
External Cites per document20030.546
External Cites per document20040.599
External Cites per document20050.513
External Cites per document20060.739
External Cites per document20070.790
External Cites per document20080.635
External Cites per document20090.769
External Cites per document20100.897
External Cites per document20111.004
External Cites per document20121.054
External Cites per document20130.953
External Cites per document20140.905
External Cites per document20150.921
External Cites per document20161.107
External Cites per document20171.017
External Cites per document20181.013
Cites per document19990.758
Cites per document20000.339
Cites per document20010.566
Cites per document20020.662
Cites per document20030.639
Cites per document20040.715
Cites per document20050.630
Cites per document20060.876
Cites per document20070.935
Cites per document20080.797
Cites per document20090.925
Cites per document20100.989
Cites per document20111.124
Cites per document20121.160
Cites per document20131.058
Cites per document20140.981
Cites per document20151.040
Cites per document20161.198
Cites per document20171.116
Cites per document20181.078
% 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 documents20001
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents20065
Non-citable documents20077
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents201211
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201415
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20184
Citable documents1999149
Citable documents2000168
Citable documents2001182
Citable documents2002195
Citable documents2003205
Citable documents2004207
Citable documents2005238
Citable documents2006241
Citable documents2007262
Citable documents2008266
Citable documents2009268
Citable documents2010272
Citable documents2011251
Citable documents2012257
Citable documents2013257
Citable documents2014262
Citable documents2015252
Citable documents2016243
Citable documents2017233
Citable documents2018230
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 documents199984
Uncited documents2000127
Uncited documents2001114
Uncited documents2002118
Uncited documents2003137
Uncited documents2004136
Uncited documents2005155
Uncited documents2006147
Uncited documents2007136
Uncited documents2008144
Uncited documents2009133
Uncited documents2010126
Uncited documents2011116
Uncited documents2012131
Uncited documents2013132
Uncited documents2014146
Uncited documents2015118
Uncited documents2016102
Uncited documents2017106
Uncited documents2018110
Cited documents199965
Cited documents200042
Cited documents200169
Cited documents200279
Cited documents200372
Cited documents200475
Cited documents200590
Cited documents200699
Cited documents2007133
Cited documents2008126
Cited documents2009138
Cited documents2010147
Cited documents2011136
Cited documents2012137
Cited documents2013138
Cited documents2014131
Cited documents2015139
Cited documents2016145
Cited documents2017129
Cited documents2018124
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