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Sustainabilityopen access

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Subject Area and CategoryEnergy
Energy Engineering and Power Technology
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

Environmental Science
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Social Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Publisher MDPI AG
Publication typeJournals
Scope 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


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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
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2019Q2
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
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
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

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.

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)20100.547
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.820
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.411
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.852
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.944
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.563
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.104
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.820
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.411
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.887
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.869
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.995
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.545
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.109
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.820
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.395
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.712
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.477
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.941
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.424
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.966
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 Cites2015507
Self Cites2016921
Self Cites20171862
Self Cites20184451
Self Cites20196927
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201041
Total Cites2011223
Total Cites2012556
Total Cites2013915
Total Cites20141058
Total Cites20151875
Total Cites20163603
Total Cites20176757
Total Cites201813937
Total Cites201926822
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 document20110.676
External Cites per document20121.282
External Cites per document20131.697
External Cites per document20141.555
External Cites per document20151.455
External Cites per document20161.669
External Cites per document20171.844
External Cites per document20182.078
External Cites per document20192.306
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.547
Cites per document20110.820
Cites per document20121.411
Cites per document20131.887
Cites per document20141.869
Cites per document20151.995
Cites per document20162.242
Cites per document20172.545
Cites per document20183.053
Cites per document20193.109
% 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 documents201211
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents201621
Non-citable documents201737
Non-citable documents201854
Non-citable documents2019103
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201075
Citable documents2011272
Citable documents2012394
Citable documents2013485
Citable documents2014566
Citable documents2015940
Citable documents20161607
Citable documents20172655
Citable documents20184565
Citable documents20198628
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 documents2011149
Uncited documents2012181
Uncited documents2013194
Uncited documents2014200
Uncited documents2015280
Uncited documents2016461
Uncited documents2017592
Uncited documents2018822
Uncited documents20191626
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201029
Cited documents2011128
Cited documents2012224
Cited documents2013300
Cited documents2014374
Cited documents2015673
Cited documents20161167
Cited documents20172100
Cited documents20183797
Cited documents20197105
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