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GCB Bioenergyopen access



Universities and research institutions in Germany

Subject Area and Category


Wiley-VCH Verlag



Publication type



17571693, 17571707





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GCB Bioenergy is an international journal publishing original research papers, review articles and commentaries that promote understanding of the interface between biological and environmental sciences and the production of fuels directly from plants, algae and waste. The scope of the journal extends to areas outside of biology to policy forum, socioeconomic analyses, technoeconomic analyses and systems analysis. Papers do not need a global change component for consideration for publication, it is viewed as implicit that most bioenergy will be beneficial in avoiding at least a part of the fossil fuel energy that would otherwise be used. Key areas covered by the journal: Bioenergy feedstock and bio-oil production: energy crops and algae their management,, genomics, genetic improvements, planting, harvesting, storage, transportation, integrated logistics, production modeling, composition and its modification, pests, diseases and weeds of feedstocks. Manuscripts concerning alternative energy based on biological mimicry are also encouraged (e.g. artificial photosynthesis). Biological Residues/Co-products: from agricultural production, forestry and plantations (stover, sugar, bio-plastics, etc.), algae processing industries, and municipal sources (MSW). Bioenergy and the Environment: ecosystem services, carbon mitigation, land use change, life cycle assessment, energy and greenhouse gas balances, water use, water quality, assessment of sustainability, and biodiversity issues. Bioenergy Socioeconomics: examining the economic viability or social acceptability of crops, crops systems and their processing, including genetically modified organisms [GMOs], health impacts of bioenergy systems. Bioenergy Policy: legislative developments affecting biofuels and bioenergy. Bioenergy Systems Analysis: examining biological developments in a whole systems context. 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.

Agronomy and Crop Science2010Q4
Agronomy and Crop Science2011Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2012Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2013Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2014Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2015Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2016Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2017Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2018Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2019Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2020Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2010Q4
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2011Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2012Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2013Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2014Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2015Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2016Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2017Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2018Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2019Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2020Q1
Waste Management and Disposal2010Q3
Waste Management and Disposal2011Q1
Waste Management and Disposal2012Q1
Waste Management and Disposal2013Q1
Waste Management and Disposal2014Q1
Waste Management and Disposal2015Q1
Waste Management and Disposal2016Q1
Waste Management and Disposal2017Q1
Waste Management and Disposal2018Q1
Waste Management and Disposal2019Q1
Waste Management and Disposal2020Q1

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.444
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.295
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.985
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.992
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.690
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20205.227
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.706
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.246
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.201
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.339
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.363
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.675
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.653
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.866
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.376
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.511
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.369
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20113
Self Cites201247
Self Cites201368
Self Cites2014128
Self Cites2015238
Self Cites2016194
Self Cites2017267
Self Cites2018145
Self Cites2019186
Self Cites2020120
Total Cites20090
Total Cites20101
Total Cites201140
Total Cites2012240
Total Cites2013682
Total Cites20141015
Total Cites20151265
Total Cites20161295
Total Cites20171463
Total Cites20181759
Total Cites20191606
Total Cites20201405
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 document20090
External Cites per document20100.500
External Cites per document20114.111
External Cites per document20123.860
External Cites per document20134.873
External Cites per document20144.847
External Cites per document20154.867
External Cites per document20164.607
External Cites per document20174.479
External Cites per document20185.044
External Cites per document20195.108
External Cites per document20204.639
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.500
Cites per document20114.444
Cites per document20124.706
Cites per document20135.246
Cites per document20145.314
Cites per document20155.750
Cites per document20165.201
Cites per document20175.339
Cites per document20185.363
Cites per document20195.675
Cites per document20204.982
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20195
Non-citable documents20205
Citable documents20090
Citable documents20102
Citable documents20119
Citable documents201250
Citable documents2013126
Citable documents2014183
Citable documents2015211
Citable documents2016239
Citable documents2017267
Citable documents2018320
Citable documents2019278
Citable documents2020277
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 documents20090
Uncited documents20101
Uncited documents20110
Uncited documents20124
Uncited documents201312
Uncited documents201420
Uncited documents201522
Uncited documents201623
Uncited documents201723
Uncited documents201827
Uncited documents201918
Uncited documents202024
Cited documents20090
Cited documents20101
Cited documents20119
Cited documents201247
Cited documents2013118
Cited documents2014171
Cited documents2015198
Cited documents2016226
Cited documents2017251
Cited documents2018301
Cited documents2019265
Cited documents2020258
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