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Sustainabilityopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) is an international and cross-disciplinary scholarly, open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability of human beings, which provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications and short notes, and there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research relating to natural sciences, social sciences and humanities in as much detail as possible in order to promote scientific predictions and impact assessments of global change and development. Full experimental and methodical details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. There are, in addition, unique features of this journal: -manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas will be particularly welcomed -electronic files or software regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material -we also accept manuscripts communicating to a broader audience with regard to research projects financed with public funds 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.

Energy Engineering and Power Technology2019Q2
Energy Engineering and Power Technology2020Q2
Energy Engineering and Power Technology2021Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2020Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2021Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2020Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2021Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2010Q4
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2011Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2012Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2013Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2014Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2015Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2016Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2020Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2021Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2010Q4
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2011Q3
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2012Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2013Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2014Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2015Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2016Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2017Q3
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2018Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2019Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2020Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2021Q2

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.827
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.381
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.853
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.938
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.195
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.241
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.558
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.133
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.271
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.654
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20214.388
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.827
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.381
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.890
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.855
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.237
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.085
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.597
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20214.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.827
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.374
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.693
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.472
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.968
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.195
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.423
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.904
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.022
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20214.166
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 Cites20090
Self Cites201014
Self Cites201139
Self Cites201251
Self Cites201392
Self Cites2014178
Self Cites2015515
Self Cites2016919
Self Cites20171823
Self Cites20184363
Self Cites20197273
Self Cites202012383
Self Cites202118988
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201041
Total Cites2011229
Total Cites2012558
Total Cites2013930
Total Cites20141061
Total Cites20151925
Total Cites20163640
Total Cites20176812
Total Cites201814018
Total Cites201927095
Total Cites202052065
Total Cites202198505
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 document20090
External Cites per document20100.360
External Cites per document20110.699
External Cites per document20121.287
External Cites per document20131.728
External Cites per document20141.560
External Cites per document20151.500
External Cites per document20161.691
External Cites per document20171.878
External Cites per document20182.144
External Cites per document20192.339
External Cites per document20202.766
External Cites per document20213.523
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.526
Cites per document20110.827
Cites per document20121.381
Cites per document20131.890
Cites per document20141.855
Cites per document20152.026
Cites per document20162.237
Cites per document20172.536
Cites per document20183.085
Cites per document20193.167
Cites per document20203.597
Cites per document20214.326
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201618
Non-citable documents201729
Non-citable documents201841
Non-citable documents201980
Non-citable documents2020130
Non-citable documents2021201
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201075
Citable documents2011272
Citable documents2012394
Citable documents2013485
Citable documents2014566
Citable documents2015940
Citable documents20161609
Citable documents20172657
Citable documents20184503
Citable documents20198476
Citable documents202014346
Citable documents202122571
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 documents20090
Uncited documents201049
Uncited documents2011147
Uncited documents2012178
Uncited documents2013192
Uncited documents2014199
Uncited documents2015271
Uncited documents2016453
Uncited documents2017590
Uncited documents2018790
Uncited documents20191542
Uncited documents20202316
Uncited documents20213166
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201029
Cited documents2011130
Cited documents2012226
Cited documents2013300
Cited documents2014373
Cited documents2015679
Cited documents20161174
Cited documents20172096
Cited documents20183754
Cited documents20197014
Cited documents202012160
Cited documents202119606
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