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Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
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Subject Area and CategoryMultidisciplinary
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Publication typeJournals
Scope Cessation


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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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.465
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.741
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.650
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.018
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.456
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.756
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.650
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.218
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.288
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.229
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.776
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 Cites20120
Self Cites20131
Self Cites201429
Self Cites201554
Self Cites2016150
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20180
Total Cites20120
Total Cites201352
Total Cites2014803
Total Cites20151925
Total Cites20163465
Total Cites20174933
Total Cites20185263
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 document20120
External Cites per document20130.638
External Cites per document20140.981
External Cites per document20151.199
External Cites per document20161.393
External Cites per document20171.309
External Cites per document20181.756
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.650
Cites per document20141.018
Cites per document20151.234
Cites per document20161.456
Cites per document20171.310
Cites per document20181.756
% 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 documents20120
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201620
Non-citable documents201741
Non-citable documents201831
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201380
Citable documents2014789
Citable documents20151560
Citable documents20162380
Citable documents20173767
Citable documents20182997
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 documents20120
Uncited documents201356
Uncited documents2014398
Uncited documents2015739
Uncited documents2016995
Uncited documents20171655
Uncited documents20181120
Cited documents20120
Cited documents201326
Cited documents2014395
Cited documents2015835
Cited documents20161405
Cited documents20172153
Cited documents20181908
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