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Country South Africa  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of South Africa
H Index
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
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
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
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

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)19990.752
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.687
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.943
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.854
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.019
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.140
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.195
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.133
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.128
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.217
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.108
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.752
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.339
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.720
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.622
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.884
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.858
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.022
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.968
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.085
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.039
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.177
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.064
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.519
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.626
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.551
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.715
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.721
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.989
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.850
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.046
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.746
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.069
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.886
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 Cites200632
Self Cites200738
Self Cites200844
Self Cites200944
Self Cites201027
Self Cites201131
Self Cites201228
Self Cites201327
Self Cites201420
Self Cites201530
Self Cites201622
Self Cites201723
Total Cites1999112
Total Cites200057
Total Cites2001103
Total Cites2002127
Total Cites2003131
Total Cites2004149
Total Cites2005148
Total Cites2006213
Total Cites2007253
Total Cites2008229
Total Cites2009279
Total Cites2010271
Total Cites2011280
Total Cites2012299
Total Cites2013267
Total Cites2014253
Total Cites2015259
Total Cites2016286
Total Cites2017248
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 document19990.564
External Cites per document20000.196
External Cites per document20010.379
External Cites per document20020.559
External Cites per document20030.546
External Cites per document20040.604
External Cites per document20050.504
External Cites per document20060.751
External Cites per document20070.821
External Cites per document20080.693
External Cites per document20090.861
External Cites per document20100.871
External Cites per document20110.965
External Cites per document20121.042
External Cites per document20130.934
External Cites per document20140.889
External Cites per document20150.909
External Cites per document20161.086
External Cites per document20170.966
Cites per document19990.752
Cites per document20000.339
Cites per document20010.566
Cites per document20020.651
Cites per document20030.639
Cites per document20040.720
Cites per document20050.622
Cites per document20060.884
Cites per document20070.966
Cites per document20080.858
Cites per document20091.022
Cites per document20100.968
Cites per document20111.085
Cites per document20121.150
Cites per document20131.039
Cites per document20140.966
Cites per document20151.028
Cites per document20161.177
Cites per document20171.064
% 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
Citable documents1999149
Citable documents2000168
Citable documents2001182
Citable documents2002195
Citable documents2003205
Citable documents2004207
Citable documents2005238
Citable documents2006241
Citable documents2007262
Citable documents2008267
Citable documents2009273
Citable documents2010280
Citable documents2011258
Citable documents2012260
Citable documents2013257
Citable documents2014262
Citable documents2015252
Citable documents2016243
Citable documents2017233
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 documents199985
Uncited documents2000127
Uncited documents2001114
Uncited documents2002119
Uncited documents2003137
Uncited documents2004135
Uncited documents2005156
Uncited documents2006147
Uncited documents2007139
Uncited documents2008140
Uncited documents2009132
Uncited documents2010132
Uncited documents2011124
Uncited documents2012134
Uncited documents2013132
Uncited documents2014147
Uncited documents2015119
Uncited documents2016104
Uncited documents2017108
Cited documents199964
Cited documents200042
Cited documents200169
Cited documents200278
Cited documents200372
Cited documents200476
Cited documents200589
Cited documents200699
Cited documents2007130
Cited documents2008131
Cited documents2009144
Cited documents2010149
Cited documents2011135
Cited documents2012137
Cited documents2013138
Cited documents2014130
Cited documents2015138
Cited documents2016143
Cited documents2017127
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