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

52

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
Multidisciplinary2020Q4
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
20200.125
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
201279
2013711
2014770
2015895
20162088
20171
20180
20190
20200
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)20130.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.037
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.276
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.505
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.811
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.402
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.671
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.276
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.496
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.339
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.820
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.052
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.671
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.310
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.000
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 Cites201428
Self Cites201552
Self Cites2016146
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20200
Total Cites20120
Total Cites201353
Total Cites2014819
Total Cites20151991
Total Cites20163554
Total Cites20175027
Total Cites20185431
Total Cites20194287
Total Cites20200
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 document20130.675
External Cites per document20141.006
External Cites per document20151.250
External Cites per document20161.440
External Cites per document20171.342
External Cites per document20181.822
External Cites per document20192.053
External Cites per document20200.000
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.671
Cites per document20141.037
Cites per document20151.276
Cites per document20161.496
Cites per document20171.339
Cites per document20181.820
Cites per document20192.052
Cites per document20200.000
% 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
201227.85
201317.72
201419.22
201517.77
201618.20
20170.00
20180
20190
20200
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 documents20132
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20191
Non-citable documents20200
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201377
Citable documents2014786
Citable documents20151551
Citable documents20162367
Citable documents20173745
Citable documents20182981
Citable documents20192088
Citable documents20201
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 documents201352
Uncited documents2014387
Uncited documents2015714
Uncited documents2016967
Uncited documents20171583
Uncited documents20181047
Uncited documents2019704
Uncited documents20201
Cited documents20120
Cited documents201327
Cited documents2014403
Cited documents2015846
Cited documents20161409
Cited documents20172170
Cited documents20181937
Cited documents20191385
Cited documents20200
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