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Applied Ontology



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

Subject Area and Category


IOS Press



Publication type



18758533, 15705838


2005, 2007-2020



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Applied Ontology focuses on information content in its broadest sense. As the subtitle makes clear, two broad kinds of content-based research activities are envisioned: ontological analysis and conceptual modeling. The former includes any attempt to investigate the nature and structure of a domain of interest using rigorous philosophical or logical tools; the latter concerns the cognitive and linguistic structures we use to model the world, as well as the various analysis tools and methodologies we adopt for producing useful computational models, such as information systems schemes or knowledge structures. Applied Ontology is the first journal with explicit and exclusive focus on ontological analysis and conceptual modeling under an interdisciplinary view. It aims to establish a unique niche in the realm of scientific journals by carefully avoiding unnecessary duplication with discipline-oriented journals. For this reason, authors will be encouraged to use language that will be intelligible also to those outside their specific sector of expertise, and the review process will be tailored to this end. For example, authors of theoretical contributions will be encouraged to show the relevance of their theory for applications, while authors of more technological papers will be encouraged to show the relevance of a well-founded theoretical perspective. Moreover, the journal will publish papers focusing on representation languages or algorithms only where these address relevant content issues, whether at the level of practical application or of theoretical understanding. Similarly, it will publish descriptions of tools or implemented systems only where a contribution to the practice of ontological analysis and conceptual modeling is clearly established. 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.

Computer Science (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Language and Linguistics2006Q1
Language and Linguistics2007Q1
Language and Linguistics2008Q1
Language and Linguistics2009Q1
Language and Linguistics2010Q1
Language and Linguistics2011Q1
Language and Linguistics2012Q1
Language and Linguistics2013Q1
Language and Linguistics2014Q1
Language and Linguistics2015Q2
Language and Linguistics2016Q1
Language and Linguistics2017Q1
Language and Linguistics2018Q1
Language and Linguistics2019Q1
Linguistics and Language2006Q1
Linguistics and Language2007Q1
Linguistics and Language2008Q1
Linguistics and Language2009Q1
Linguistics and Language2010Q1
Linguistics and Language2011Q1
Linguistics and Language2012Q1
Linguistics and Language2013Q1
Linguistics and Language2014Q1
Linguistics and Language2015Q2
Linguistics and Language2016Q1
Linguistics and Language2017Q1
Linguistics and Language2018Q1
Linguistics and Language2019Q1

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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.783
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.700
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.019
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.648
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.836
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.649
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.981
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.672
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.721
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.783
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.176
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.568
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.206
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.545
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.196
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.769
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.490
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.171
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.538
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.731
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.158
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.862
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.107
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 Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20104
Self Cites20112
Self Cites20129
Self Cites20136
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20157
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201810
Self Cites20195
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200646
Total Cites200787
Total Cites2008142
Total Cites200959
Total Cites201095
Total Cites2011109
Total Cites2012103
Total Cites2013112
Total Cites2014101
Total Cites201555
Total Cites201669
Total Cites201792
Total Cites201873
Total Cites201989
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 document20050
External Cites per document20062.000
External Cites per document20073.739
External Cites per document20084.088
External Cites per document20092.074
External Cites per document20102.459
External Cites per document20113.147
External Cites per document20122.611
External Cites per document20132.409
External Cites per document20142.152
External Cites per document20151.297
External Cites per document20161.641
External Cites per document20172.000
External Cites per document20181.286
External Cites per document20192.049
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20062.000
Cites per document20073.783
Cites per document20084.176
Cites per document20092.185
Cites per document20102.568
Cites per document20113.206
Cites per document20122.861
Cites per document20132.545
Cites per document20142.196
Cites per document20151.486
Cites per document20161.769
Cites per document20172.190
Cites per document20181.490
Cites per document20192.171
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20192
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200623
Citable documents200723
Citable documents200834
Citable documents200927
Citable documents201037
Citable documents201134
Citable documents201236
Citable documents201344
Citable documents201446
Citable documents201537
Citable documents201639
Citable documents201742
Citable documents201849
Citable documents201941
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 documents20050
Uncited documents200617
Uncited documents200711
Uncited documents200816
Uncited documents20099
Uncited documents20108
Uncited documents201111
Uncited documents201211
Uncited documents201316
Uncited documents201419
Uncited documents201516
Uncited documents201613
Uncited documents201717
Uncited documents201820
Uncited documents201913
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20066
Cited documents200712
Cited documents200818
Cited documents200918
Cited documents201029
Cited documents201123
Cited documents201226
Cited documents201330
Cited documents201429
Cited documents201522
Cited documents201628
Cited documents201727
Cited documents201832
Cited documents201930
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