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Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais



Universities and research institutions in Portugal

Subject Area and Category


Associacao Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento Regional (APDR)



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The Portuguese Review of Regional Studies (RPER) is the initiative of the Portuguese Association for Regional Development (APDR). The main purpose is to publish research on the Portuguese and international situations in the aim of the interdisciplinary area of regional, local and urban studies (Regional Science). RPER was created in the belief that in Portugal there is a large number of professionals, notably in universities, research centres and regional and local bodies in the public Administration, for whom this Review will be a practical medium for spreading and receiving information and exchanging experiences. RPER’s target-public comprises professionals and researchers with higher academic training in the areas to which space and territory are crucial: economists, urban planners, geographers, sociologists, jurists, etc. Papers for publication in RPER must be written in a language and style accessible to the target public mentioned in the previous point, despite of the fact that some analytical approaches may imply advanced knowledge in some less common techniques. RPER will only publish papers written in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English. Priority will be given to papers which explore up to date and accurate statistical information and innovative issues. 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
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
Urban Studies2013Q4
Urban Studies2014Q4
Urban Studies2015Q3
Urban Studies2016Q4
Urban Studies2017Q4
Urban Studies2018Q3
Urban Studies2019Q3
Urban Studies2020Q3

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)20160.108
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.141
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.215
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.265
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.254
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)20160.109
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.170
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.283
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)20160.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.139
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.314
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
Total Cites20120
Total Cites20131
Total Cites20144
Total Cites20158
Total Cites20165
Total Cites20178
Total Cites201810
Total Cites20199
Total Cites202015
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 document20130.056
External Cites per document20140.118
External Cites per document20150.061
External Cites per document20160.111
External Cites per document20170.156
External Cites per document20180.146
External Cites per document20190.115
External Cites per document20200.226
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.053
Cites per document20140.111
Cites per document20150.157
Cites per document20160.109
Cites per document20170.170
Cites per document20180.200
Cites per document20190.167
Cites per document20200.283
% 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 documents20200
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201318
Citable documents201434
Citable documents201549
Citable documents201645
Citable documents201745
Citable documents201848
Citable documents201952
Citable documents202053
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 documents201641
Uncited documents201740
Uncited documents201841
Uncited documents201946
Uncited documents202040
Cited documents20120
Cited documents20131
Cited documents20144
Cited documents20158
Cited documents20165
Cited documents20177
Cited documents20189
Cited documents20198
Cited documents202013
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