Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Food Security



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

Subject Area and Category


Springer Netherlands



Publication type



18764517, 18764525





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Food Security is a wide audience, interdisciplinary, international journal dedicated to the procurement, access (economic and physical), and quality of food, in all its dimensions. Scales range from the individual to communities, and to the world food system. We strive to publish high-quality scientific articles, where quality includes, but is not limited to, the quality and clarity of text, and the validity of methods and approaches. Food Security is the initiative of a distinguished international group of scientists from different disciplines who hold a deep concern for the challenge of global food security, together with a vision of the power of shared knowledge as a means of meeting that challenge. To address the challenge of global food security, the journal seeks to address the constraints - physical, biological and socio-economic - which not only limit food production but also the ability of people to access a healthy diet. From this perspective, the journal covers the following areas: Global food needs: the mismatch between population and the ability to provide adequate nutrition Global food potential and global food production Natural constraints to satisfying global food needs: § Climate, climate variability, and climate change § Desertification and flooding § Natural disasters § Soils, soil quality and threats to soils, edaphic and other abiotic constraints to production § Biotic constraints to production, pathogens, pests, and weeds in their effects on sustainable production The sociological contexts of food production, access, quality, and consumption. Nutrition, food quality and food safety. Socio-political factors that impinge on the ability to satisfy global food needs: § Land, agricultural and food policy § International relations and trade § Access to food § Financial policy § Wars and ethnic unrest Research policies and priorities to ensure food security in its various dimensions. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Agronomy and Crop Science2011Q2
Agronomy and Crop Science2012Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2013Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2014Q2
Agronomy and Crop Science2015Q2
Agronomy and Crop Science2016Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2017Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2018Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2019Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2020Q1
Food Science2011Q1
Food Science2012Q1
Food Science2013Q1
Food Science2014Q2
Food Science2015Q1
Food Science2016Q1
Food Science2017Q1
Food Science2018Q1
Food Science2019Q1
Food Science2020Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.793
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.199
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.955
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.084
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.005
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.109
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.793
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.174
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.985
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.846
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.440
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.123
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.189
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.961
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.793
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.590
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.794
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.288
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.892
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.971
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.855
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20118
Self Cites201210
Self Cites201320
Self Cites201430
Self Cites201531
Self Cites201647
Self Cites201785
Self Cites2018126
Self Cites201978
Self Cites202075
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201152
Total Cites2012158
Total Cites2013200
Total Cites2014266
Total Cites2015312
Total Cites2016588
Total Cites2017754
Total Cites2018912
Total Cites2019661
Total Cites2020900
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 document20100
External Cites per document20111.692
External Cites per document20122.741
External Cites per document20132.222
External Cites per document20142.017
External Cites per document20151.899
External Cites per document20162.552
External Cites per document20172.871
External Cites per document20183.000
External Cites per document20192.128
External Cites per document20202.989
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.793
Cites per document20122.590
Cites per document20132.174
Cites per document20141.985
Cites per document20151.846
Cites per document20162.440
Cites per document20172.878
Cites per document20183.123
Cites per document20192.189
Cites per document20202.961
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201417
Non-citable documents201521
Non-citable documents201629
Non-citable documents201729
Non-citable documents201830
Non-citable documents201928
Non-citable documents202028
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201126
Citable documents201254
Citable documents201381
Citable documents2014117
Citable documents2015148
Citable documents2016212
Citable documents2017233
Citable documents2018262
Citable documents2019274
Citable documents2020276
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201114
Uncited documents201218
Uncited documents201337
Uncited documents201460
Uncited documents201572
Uncited documents201689
Uncited documents201787
Uncited documents201876
Uncited documents201986
Uncited documents202059
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201115
Cited documents201243
Cited documents201355
Cited documents201474
Cited documents201597
Cited documents2016152
Cited documents2017175
Cited documents2018216
Cited documents2019216
Cited documents2020245
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