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Verbum et Ecclesiaopen access

Country

South Africa

Universities and research institutions in South Africa

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

AOSIS (Pty) Ltd

H-Index

10

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

16099982, 20747705

Coverage

2013-2021

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

editor@verbumetecclesia.org.za

Scope

Verbum et Ecclesia is an international, South African open-access, peer reviewed and accredited, online journal. Only original research is considered for publication. This periodical is juridically connected to the Centre for Ministerial Development (Excelsus), located at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria. English, Afrikaans and Sepedi are the languages of publication which makes the journal unique. In addition, articles are also published in German, Dutch and Flemish. Occasionally articles will be published in an indigenous South African language. The journal seeks to create an intra- and interdisciplinary space for the conversation between theology and the sciences from a contextual perspective. It encourages research that challenges traditional discourses within and between the fields of biblical, religious, social and human sciences as well as the constructive engagement with the natural sciences. Verbum et Ecclesia is thus an instrument of engagement between theological disciplines, on the one hand, and theology and other disciplines, on the other. The journal intends to publish research from an annual interdisciplinary congress at the Faculty of Theology and Religion with a special focussed theme. The Editorial Board of Verbum et Ecclesia strongly encourages contributions from Africa, from women and young academics and from minority groups. Nascent global religious developments and especially reflection on these developments in the global South will be given preference. It impacts the methodology and thus the possibility that “texts” from these contexts can be engaged with. Special editions or Festschrifts will appear occasionally. These editions will reflect an independent theological theme or own character of a specific theological discipline. Join the conversation about this journal
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
Religious Studies2014Q1
Religious Studies2015Q1
Religious Studies2016Q1
Religious Studies2017Q1
Religious Studies2018Q1
Religious Studies2019Q1
Religious Studies2020Q1
Religious Studies2021Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q3
Sociology and Political Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2
Sociology and Political Science2018Q3
Sociology and Political Science2019Q2
Sociology and Political Science2020Q2
Sociology and Political Science2021Q2
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
20140.178
20150.323
20160.334
20170.575
20180.190
20190.269
20200.386
20210.494
Total Documents

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

YearDocuments
201357
201471
201575
201668
201746
201843
201955
202056
202190
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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.175
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.208
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.418
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.377
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.350
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.206
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.363
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.424
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.675
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.234
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.420
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.439
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.649
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 Cites20130
Self Cites20143
Self Cites20157
Self Cites20167
Self Cites201730
Self Cites20185
Self Cites201911
Self Cites202011
Self Cites202121
Total Cites20130
Total Cites201410
Total Cites201530
Total Cites201643
Total Cites201775
Total Cites201839
Total Cites201957
Total Cites202061
Total Cites2021104
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 document20130
External Cites per document20140.123
External Cites per document20150.180
External Cites per document20160.178
External Cites per document20170.212
External Cites per document20180.184
External Cites per document20190.299
External Cites per document20200.352
External Cites per document20210.542
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.175
Cites per document20150.234
Cites per document20160.212
Cites per document20170.350
Cites per document20180.206
Cites per document20190.363
Cites per document20200.424
Cites per document20210.675
% 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
201322.81
201412.68
20156.67
20164.41
20178.70
20184.65
201916.36
20203.57
202123.33
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 documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20202
Non-citable documents20211
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201457
Citable documents2015128
Citable documents2016202
Citable documents2017212
Citable documents2018185
Citable documents2019154
Citable documents2020142
Citable documents2021153
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 documents20130
Uncited documents201452
Uncited documents2015101
Uncited documents2016167
Uncited documents2017159
Uncited documents2018156
Uncited documents2019119
Uncited documents2020107
Uncited documents2021107
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20145
Cited documents201527
Cited documents201636
Cited documents201755
Cited documents201833
Cited documents201938
Cited documents202037
Cited documents202147
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