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Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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American Institute of Physics



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The Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (JRSE) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of renewable and sustainable energy relevant to the physical science and engineering communities. The interdisciplinary approach of the publication ensures that the editors draw from researchers worldwide in a diverse range of fields. Topics covered include: -Renewable energy economics and policy- Renewable energy resource assessment- Solar energy: photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar energy for fuels- Wind energy: wind farms, rotors and blades, on- and offshore wind conditions, aerodynamics, fluid dynamics- Bioenergy: biofuels, biomass conversion, artificial photosynthesis- Distributed energy generation: rooftop PV, distributed fuel cells, distributed wind, micro-hydrogen power generation- Power distribution & systems modeling: power electronics and controls, smart grid- Energy efficient buildings: smart windows, PV, wind, power management- Energy conversion: flexoelectric, piezoelectric, thermoelectric, other technologies- Energy storage: batteries, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage, other fuels- Fuel cells: proton exchange membrane cells, solid oxide cells, hybrid fuel cells, other- Marine and hydroelectric energy: dams, tides, waves, other- Transportation: alternative vehicle technologies, plug-in technologies, other- Geothermal energy 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.

Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2011Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2012Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2013Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2014Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2015Q3
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2016Q3
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2017Q3
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2018Q3
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2019Q3
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2020Q3
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2021Q3

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)20111.762
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.236
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.547
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.367
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.746
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.960
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.236
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.251
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.407
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.009
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.762
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.236
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.180
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.296
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.366
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.592
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.777
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.447
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.881
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 Cites20116
Self Cites201263
Self Cites201390
Self Cites2014127
Self Cites2015117
Self Cites2016129
Self Cites2017153
Self Cites2018177
Self Cites2019107
Self Cites202093
Self Cites2021120
Total Cites20100
Total Cites2011111
Total Cites2012322
Total Cites2013554
Total Cites2014763
Total Cites2015976
Total Cites20161138
Total Cites20171122
Total Cites20181244
Total Cites20191505
Total Cites20201648
Total Cites20211679
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 document20111.667
External Cites per document20121.850
External Cites per document20131.337
External Cites per document20141.071
External Cites per document20151.127
External Cites per document20161.261
External Cites per document20171.373
External Cites per document20181.526
External Cites per document20191.884
External Cites per document20202.169
External Cites per document20212.475
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.762
Cites per document20122.236
Cites per document20131.547
Cites per document20141.251
Cites per document20151.259
Cites per document20161.407
Cites per document20171.571
Cites per document20181.757
Cites per document20192.009
Cites per document20202.286
Cites per document20212.652
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201416
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents20189
Non-citable documents20197
Non-citable documents20204
Non-citable documents20213
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201163
Citable documents2012140
Citable documents2013347
Citable documents2014594
Citable documents2015762
Citable documents2016800
Citable documents2017706
Citable documents2018699
Citable documents2019742
Citable documents2020717
Citable documents2021630
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 documents201128
Uncited documents201249
Uncited documents2013170
Uncited documents2014274
Uncited documents2015360
Uncited documents2016335
Uncited documents2017253
Uncited documents2018245
Uncited documents2019204
Uncited documents2020209
Uncited documents2021173
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201135
Cited documents201295
Cited documents2013188
Cited documents2014336
Cited documents2015415
Cited documents2016474
Cited documents2017461
Cited documents2018463
Cited documents2019545
Cited documents2020512
Cited documents2021460
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