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Ecological Indicators

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Decision Sciences
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)

Environmental Science
Publisher Elsevier
Publication typeJournals
Scope The ultimate aim of Ecological Indicators is to integrate the monitoring and assessment of ecological and environmental indicators with management practices. The journal provides a forum for the discussion of the applied scientific development and review of traditional indicator applications as well as for theoretical, modelling and quantitative approaches such as index development. Research into the following areas will be published. All aspects of ecological and environmental indicators and indices. New indicators, and new approaches and methods for indicator development, testing and use. Development and modelling of indices, e.g. application of indicator suites across multiple scales and resources. Analysis and research of resource, system- and scale-specific indicators. Methods for integration of social and other valuation metrics for the production of scientifically rigorous and politically-relevant assessments using indicator-based monitoring and assessment programs. Approaches on how research indicators can be transformed into direct application for management purposes. Broader assessment objectives and methods, e.g. biodiversity, biological integrity, and sustainability, through the use of indicators. Resource-specific indicators such as landscape, agroecosystems, forests ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems, wetlands, 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.

Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q4
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2002Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2003Q3
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2004Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2005Q3
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2006Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2007Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2008Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2009Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2010Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2011Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2012Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2013Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2014Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2015Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2016Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2017Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q1
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2019Q1

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)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.939
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.767
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.892
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.025
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.370
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.640
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.839
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.722
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.262
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.310
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.467
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.838
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.253
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.485
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.767
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.576
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.827
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.193
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.594
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.011
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.160
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.502
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.719
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.415
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.754
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.322
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.554
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.305
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.557
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.322
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.868
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.647
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 Cites20010
Self Cites20021
Self Cites20038
Self Cites200411
Self Cites200515
Self Cites20068
Self Cites200723
Self Cites200849
Self Cites2009118
Self Cites2010166
Self Cites2011173
Self Cites2012400
Self Cites2013481
Self Cites2014548
Self Cites2015480
Self Cites2016803
Self Cites2017789
Self Cites20181007
Self Cites2019966
Total Cites20010
Total Cites200211
Total Cites200346
Total Cites2004129
Total Cites2005145
Total Cites2006148
Total Cites2007250
Total Cites2008396
Total Cites2009726
Total Cites20101015
Total Cites20111236
Total Cites20121833
Total Cites20132904
Total Cites20143960
Total Cites20155253
Total Cites20165619
Total Cites20177466
Total Cites20189110
Total Cites201911352
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 document20010
External Cites per document20021.000
External Cites per document20030.776
External Cites per document20041.616
External Cites per document20051.413
External Cites per document20061.728
External Cites per document20071.991
External Cites per document20082.329
External Cites per document20093.010
External Cites per document20103.065
External Cites per document20113.037
External Cites per document20123.136
External Cites per document20133.471
External Cites per document20143.697
External Cites per document20154.048
External Cites per document20163.859
External Cites per document20174.221
External Cites per document20184.594
External Cites per document20194.738
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20021.100
Cites per document20030.939
Cites per document20041.767
Cites per document20051.576
Cites per document20061.827
Cites per document20072.193
Cites per document20082.658
Cites per document20093.594
Cites per document20103.664
Cites per document20113.531
Cites per document20124.011
Cites per document20134.160
Cites per document20144.290
Cites per document20154.455
Cites per document20164.502
Cites per document20174.719
Cites per document20185.164
Cites per document20195.179
% 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 documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents20109
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201318
Non-citable documents201424
Non-citable documents201533
Non-citable documents201639
Non-citable documents201742
Non-citable documents201834
Non-citable documents201932
Citable documents20010
Citable documents200210
Citable documents200349
Citable documents200473
Citable documents200592
Citable documents200681
Citable documents2007114
Citable documents2008149
Citable documents2009202
Citable documents2010277
Citable documents2011350
Citable documents2012457
Citable documents2013698
Citable documents2014923
Citable documents20151179
Citable documents20161248
Citable documents20171582
Citable documents20181764
Citable documents20192192
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 documents20010
Uncited documents20024
Uncited documents200328
Uncited documents200420
Uncited documents200531
Uncited documents200625
Uncited documents200724
Uncited documents200824
Uncited documents200922
Uncited documents201042
Uncited documents201156
Uncited documents201262
Uncited documents201387
Uncited documents2014132
Uncited documents2015169
Uncited documents2016155
Uncited documents2017203
Uncited documents2018199
Uncited documents2019235
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20026
Cited documents200321
Cited documents200456
Cited documents200564
Cited documents200660
Cited documents200792
Cited documents2008128
Cited documents2009187
Cited documents2010244
Cited documents2011305
Cited documents2012407
Cited documents2013629
Cited documents2014815
Cited documents20151043
Cited documents20161132
Cited documents20171421
Cited documents20181599
Cited documents20191989
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