Scimago Journal & Country Rank

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Country

Germany

Universities and research institutions in Germany

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH

H-Index

41

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

21931801

Coverage

2012-2017

Information

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Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Multidisciplinary2013Q3
Multidisciplinary2014Q1
Multidisciplinary2015Q1
Multidisciplinary2016Q1
Multidisciplinary2017Q1
Multidisciplinary2018Q1
Multidisciplinary2019Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
20130.152
20140.318
20150.433
20160.447
20170.389
20180.431
20190.409
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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.064
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.286
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.513
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.450
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.809
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.945
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.064
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.503
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.817
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.015
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.064
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.249
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.841
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.000
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20131
Self Cites201430
Self Cites201554
Self Cites2016151
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Total Cites20120
Total Cites201354
Total Cites2014837
Total Cites20151996
Total Cites20163557
Total Cites20174992
Total Cites20185415
Total Cites20194205
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document20120
External Cites per document20130.679
External Cites per document20141.025
External Cites per document20151.251
External Cites per document20161.439
External Cites per document20171.333
External Cites per document20181.817
External Cites per document20192.015
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.692
Cites per document20141.064
Cites per document20151.286
Cites per document20161.503
Cites per document20171.333
Cites per document20181.817
Cites per document20192.015
% 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
201227.16
201317.72
201419.43
201517.51
201618.17
20170.00
20180
20190
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents201517
Non-citable documents201629
Non-citable documents201760
Non-citable documents201848
Non-citable documents201933
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201378
Citable documents2014787
Citable documents20151552
Citable documents20162367
Citable documents20173744
Citable documents20182980
Citable documents20192087
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents20120
Uncited documents201354
Uncited documents2014386
Uncited documents2015722
Uncited documents2016978
Uncited documents20171643
Uncited documents20181096
Uncited documents2019722
Cited documents20120
Cited documents201327
Cited documents2014406
Cited documents2015847
Cited documents20161418
Cited documents20172161
Cited documents20181932
Cited documents20191398
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