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Sustainable Cities and Society



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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Elsevier BV



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Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS) is an international journal focusing on fundamental and applied research aimed at designing, understanding, and promoting environmentally sustainable and socially resilient cities. We encourage submission of cross-cutting, multi-disciplinary research in the areas of, 1. Smart cities and resilient environments; 2. Alternative/clean energy sources, energy distribution, distributed energy generation, and energy demand reduction/management; 3. Monitoring and improving air quality in built environment and cities (e.g., healthy built environment and air quality management); 4. Energy efficient, low/zero carbon, and green buildings/communities; 5. Climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban environments; 6. Green infrastructure and BMPs; 7. Environmental Footprint accounting and management; 8. Urban agriculture and forestry; 9. ICT, smart grid and intelligent infrastructure; 10. Urban design/planning, regulations, legislation, certification, economics, and policy; 11. Social aspects, impacts and resiliency of cities; 12. Behavior monitoring, analysis and change within urban communities; 13. Health monitoring and improvement; 14. Nexus issues related to sustainable cities and societies; 15. Smart city governance; 16. Decision Support Systems for trade-off and uncertainty analysis for improved management of cities and society; 17. Big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence applications and case studies; 18. Critical infrastructure protection, including security, privacy, forensics, and reliability issues of cyber-physical systems. 19. Water footprint reduction and urban water distribution, harvesting, treatment, reuse and management; 20. Waste reduction and recycling; 21. Wastewater collection, treatment and recycling; 22. Smart, clean and healthy transportation systems and infrastructure 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.

Civil and Structural Engineering2012Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2013Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2014Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2015Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2016Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2017Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2018Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2019Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2020Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2021Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2020Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2021Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2012Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2013Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2014Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2015Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2016Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2017Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2018Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2019Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2020Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2021Q1

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.633
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.627
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.891
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.345
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.319
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20208.341
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202110.655
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.385
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.627
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.073
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.885
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.388
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.388
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20208.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202110.826
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.385
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.431
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.181
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.977
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.797
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.441
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.477
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20208.532
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202111.033
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20126
Self Cites201312
Self Cites201441
Self Cites201559
Self Cites2016110
Self Cites2017201
Self Cites2018636
Self Cites20191060
Self Cites20201989
Self Cites20212891
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201249
Total Cites2013155
Total Cites2014268
Total Cites2015464
Total Cites2016750
Total Cites20171492
Total Cites20183152
Total Cites20195979
Total Cites202010966
Total Cites202118513
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 document20110
External Cites per document20121.483
External Cites per document20132.270
External Cites per document20142.270
External Cites per document20152.700
External Cites per document20162.560
External Cites per document20173.380
External Cites per document20184.316
External Cites per document20195.278
External Cites per document20206.997
External Cites per document20219.146
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.633
Cites per document20132.385
Cites per document20142.627
Cites per document20153.073
Cites per document20163.000
Cites per document20173.885
Cites per document20185.388
Cites per document20196.388
Cites per document20208.534
Cites per document202110.826
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20194
Non-citable documents20202
Non-citable documents20212
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201229
Citable documents201363
Citable documents2014100
Citable documents2015150
Citable documents2016250
Citable documents2017382
Citable documents2018583
Citable documents2019932
Citable documents20201283
Citable documents20211708
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 documents20110
Uncited documents201211
Uncited documents201320
Uncited documents201424
Uncited documents201535
Uncited documents201640
Uncited documents201750
Uncited documents201856
Uncited documents201949
Uncited documents202051
Uncited documents202149
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201219
Cited documents201345
Cited documents201478
Cited documents2015116
Cited documents2016210
Cited documents2017334
Cited documents2018529
Cited documents2019887
Cited documents20201234
Cited documents20211661
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