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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
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2020Q2
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
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
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

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)20110.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.826
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.933
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.218
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.555
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.086
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.206
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.371
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.862
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.851
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.008
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.219
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.104
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.601
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.816
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.362
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.472
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.953
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.180
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.416
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.855
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.964
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.478
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 Cites2015514
Self Cites2016919
Self Cites20171870
Self Cites20184470
Self Cites20197131
Self Cites202012367
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201041
Total Cites2011226
Total Cites2012554
Total Cites2013916
Total Cites20141059
Total Cites20151908
Total Cites20163610
Total Cites20176806
Total Cites201814058
Total Cites201927096
Total Cites202052097
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 document20110.688
External Cites per document20121.277
External Cites per document20131.699
External Cites per document20141.557
External Cites per document20151.483
External Cites per document20161.672
External Cites per document20171.858
External Cites per document20182.091
External Cites per document20192.309
External Cites per document20202.771
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.526
Cites per document20110.816
Cites per document20121.371
Cites per document20131.862
Cites per document20141.851
Cites per document20152.008
Cites per document20162.219
Cites per document20172.534
Cites per document20183.038
Cites per document20193.104
Cites per document20203.601
% 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 documents201982
Non-citable documents2020129
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201075
Citable documents2011272
Citable documents2012394
Citable documents2013485
Citable documents2014566
Citable documents2015940
Citable documents20161609
Citable documents20172657
Citable documents20184586
Citable documents20198646
Citable documents202014339
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 documents2011148
Uncited documents2012180
Uncited documents2013192
Uncited documents2014197
Uncited documents2015273
Uncited documents2016456
Uncited documents2017583
Uncited documents2018816
Uncited documents20191617
Uncited documents20202268
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201029
Cited documents2011129
Cited documents2012224
Cited documents2013300
Cited documents2014375
Cited documents2015677
Cited documents20161171
Cited documents20172103
Cited documents20183811
Cited documents20197111
Cited documents202012200
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