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Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais



Universities and research institutions in Portugal
Media Ranking in Portugal

Subject Area and Category


Associacao Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento Regional (APDR)



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The main purpose of RPER is to publish the results of the most recent research in the interdisciplinary area of Regional Science, embracing regional, local and urban studies, mainly focusing on the Portuguese situation. RPER was originally created to be a privileged medium for presenting the results of research conducted in various Universities and research centers, and reporting practices employed in local and regional public administration bodies, so that experiences can be exchanged and further discussed. The Review aims attaining an audience of academics and other professionals dealing with various space and territory issues: economists, urban planners, geographers, sociologists, engineers, etc. 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.

Geography, Planning and Development2013Q4
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q4
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q4
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q4
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q4
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q4
Geography, Planning and Development2020Q4
Geography, Planning and Development2021Q4
Geography, Planning and Development2022Q4
Sociology and Political Science2013Q4
Sociology and Political Science2014Q4
Sociology and Political Science2015Q3
Sociology and Political Science2016Q4
Sociology and Political Science2017Q4
Sociology and Political Science2018Q3
Sociology and Political Science2019Q4
Sociology and Political Science2020Q3
Sociology and Political Science2021Q4
Sociology and Political Science2022Q4
Urban Studies2013Q4
Urban Studies2014Q4
Urban Studies2015Q3
Urban Studies2016Q4
Urban Studies2017Q4
Urban Studies2018Q3
Urban Studies2019Q3
Urban Studies2020Q3
Urban Studies2021Q3
Urban Studies2022Q4

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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.053
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.123
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.279
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.521
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20220.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.157
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.191
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.220
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.337
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.138
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.390
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.206
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 Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20155
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20183
Self Cites20193
Self Cites20203
Self Cites20213
Self Cites20221
Total Cites20120
Total Cites20131
Total Cites20144
Total Cites20158
Total Cites20166
Total Cites20179
Total Cites201811
Total Cites201910
Total Cites202021
Total Cites202144
Total Cites202229
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 document20130.053
External Cites per document20140.111
External Cites per document20150.059
External Cites per document20160.130
External Cites per document20170.170
External Cites per document20180.160
External Cites per document20190.130
External Cites per document20200.305
External Cites per document20210.526
External Cites per document20220.326
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.053
Cites per document20140.111
Cites per document20150.157
Cites per document20160.130
Cites per document20170.191
Cites per document20180.220
Cites per document20190.185
Cites per document20200.356
Cites per document20210.564
Cites per document20220.337
% 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 documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20192
Non-citable documents20201
Non-citable documents20213
Non-citable documents20223
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201318
Citable documents201434
Citable documents201549
Citable documents201645
Citable documents201745
Citable documents201848
Citable documents201952
Citable documents202058
Citable documents202175
Citable documents202283
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 documents201318
Uncited documents201432
Uncited documents201543
Uncited documents201640
Uncited documents201739
Uncited documents201841
Uncited documents201944
Uncited documents202040
Uncited documents202151
Uncited documents202263
Cited documents20120
Cited documents20131
Cited documents20144
Cited documents20158
Cited documents20166
Cited documents20178
Cited documents20189
Cited documents201910
Cited documents202019
Cited documents202127
Cited documents202223
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