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Current Science

Country India  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of India
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Subject Area and CategoryMultidisciplinary
PublisherIndian Academy of Sciences
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1947-1951, 1973-1989, 1993-ongoing
Scope Current Science, published every fortnight by the Association, in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences, is the leading interdisciplinary science journal from India. It was started in 1932 by the then stalwarts of Indian science such as CV Raman, Birbal Sahni, Meghnad Saha, Martin Foster and S.S. Bhatnagar. In 2011, the journal completed one hundred volumes. The journal is intended as a medium for communication and discussion of important issues that concern science and scientific activities. Besides full length research articles and shorter research communications, the journal publishes review articles, scientific correspondence and commentaries, news and views, comments on recently published research papers, opinions on scientific activity, articles on universities, Indian laboratories and institutions, interviews with scientists, personal information, book reviews, etc. It is also a forum to discuss issues and problems faced by science and scientists and an effective medium of interaction among scientists in the country and abroad. Current Science is read by a large community of scientists and the circulation has been continuously going up. Current Science publishes special sections on diverse and topical themes of interest and this has served as a platform for the scientific fraternity to get their work acknowledged and highlighted. Some of the special sections that have been well received in the recent past include remote sensing, waves and symmetry, seismology in India, nanomaterials, AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, molecular biology of ageing, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, Indian monsoon, water, transport, and mountain weather forecasting in India, to name a few. Contributions to these special issues ‘which receive widespread attention’ are from leading scientists in India and abroad.


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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.


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)19990.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.593
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.697
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.729
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.819
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.855
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.950
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.276
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.392
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.435
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.442
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.335
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.512
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.532
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.612
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.707
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.786
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.876
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.963
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.428
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.423
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.366
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.994
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.509
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.480
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.585
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.532
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.677
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.716
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.787
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.821
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.760
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.775
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.999
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.279
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.292
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.255
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.385
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.232
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.151
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.853
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 Cites199981
Self Cites200074
Self Cites2001103
Self Cites2002101
Self Cites2003144
Self Cites2004183
Self Cites2005245
Self Cites2006231
Self Cites2007191
Self Cites2008159
Self Cites2009133
Self Cites2010148
Self Cites2011140
Self Cites2012121
Self Cites2013138
Self Cites2014151
Self Cites2015174
Self Cites2016150
Self Cites2017163
Self Cites2018129
Total Cites1999464
Total Cites2000538
Total Cites2001640
Total Cites2002707
Total Cites2003784
Total Cites2004870
Total Cites20051081
Total Cites20061273
Total Cites20071405
Total Cites20081484
Total Cites20091390
Total Cites20101415
Total Cites20111377
Total Cites20121401
Total Cites20131124
Total Cites20141221
Total Cites20151225
Total Cites20161483
Total Cites20171610
Total Cites20181431
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 document19990.422
External Cites per document20000.459
External Cites per document20010.481
External Cites per document20020.524
External Cites per document20030.572
External Cites per document20040.558
External Cites per document20050.608
External Cites per document20060.648
External Cites per document20070.757
External Cites per document20080.822
External Cites per document20090.870
External Cites per document20100.977
External Cites per document20111.129
External Cites per document20121.305
External Cites per document20131.139
External Cites per document20141.247
External Cites per document20151.172
External Cites per document20161.186
External Cites per document20171.135
External Cites per document20180.904
Cites per document19990.512
Cites per document20000.532
Cites per document20010.573
Cites per document20020.612
Cites per document20030.701
Cites per document20040.707
Cites per document20050.786
Cites per document20060.792
Cites per document20070.876
Cites per document20080.921
Cites per document20090.963
Cites per document20101.091
Cites per document20111.256
Cites per document20121.428
Cites per document20131.298
Cites per document20141.423
Cites per document20151.366
Cites per document20161.319
Cites per document20171.263
Cites per document20180.994
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20004
Non-citable documents20013
Non-citable documents20027
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents2004222
Non-citable documents2005395
Non-citable documents2006642
Non-citable documents2007633
Non-citable documents2008723
Non-citable documents2009782
Non-citable documents2010904
Non-citable documents20111069
Non-citable documents20121128
Non-citable documents20131111
Non-citable documents2014998
Non-citable documents2015924
Non-citable documents2016934
Non-citable documents2017852
Non-citable documents2018811
Citable documents1999907
Citable documents20001011
Citable documents20011117
Citable documents20021156
Citable documents20031119
Citable documents20041231
Citable documents20051376
Citable documents20061607
Citable documents20071603
Citable documents20081611
Citable documents20091444
Citable documents20101297
Citable documents20111096
Citable documents2012981
Citable documents2013866
Citable documents2014858
Citable documents2015897
Citable documents20161124
Citable documents20171275
Citable documents20181440
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 documents1999623
Uncited documents2000713
Uncited documents2001773
Uncited documents2002779
Uncited documents2003700
Uncited documents2004953
Uncited documents20051172
Uncited documents20061546
Uncited documents20071527
Uncited documents20081573
Uncited documents20091520
Uncited documents20101474
Uncited documents20111502
Uncited documents20121424
Uncited documents20131370
Uncited documents20141257
Uncited documents20151190
Uncited documents20161342
Uncited documents20171352
Uncited documents20181533
Cited documents1999285
Cited documents2000302
Cited documents2001347
Cited documents2002384
Cited documents2003425
Cited documents2004500
Cited documents2005599
Cited documents2006703
Cited documents2007709
Cited documents2008761
Cited documents2009706
Cited documents2010727
Cited documents2011663
Cited documents2012685
Cited documents2013607
Cited documents2014599
Cited documents2015631
Cited documents2016716
Cited documents2017775
Cited documents2018718
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