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Acta Zoologica Bulgaricaopen access



Universities and research institutions in Bulgaria
Media Ranking in Bulgaria

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Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences



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Acta Zoologica Bulgarica publishes original research articles, reviews and short communications in systematics and phylogenetics, zoogeography and faunistics, terrestrial ecology and behaviour, aquatic ecology, parasitology, palaeozoology, zoomorphology and developmental biology, conservation biology, applied zoology and other branches of zoology dealing with diversity, ecology and evolution of animals. The geographical scope of the journal is worldwide but a priority is given to the Bulgarian and Balkan fauna as well as the fauna of associated regions (e.g. Black Sea, Danubian Basin, Southeast Europe). Descriptions of new zoological methods, short reviews or annotations of zoological books and information about scientific events (past or forthcoming) are also accepted. 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.

Animal Science and Zoology2011Q4
Animal Science and Zoology2012Q4
Animal Science and Zoology2013Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2014Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2015Q4
Animal Science and Zoology2016Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2017Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2018Q4
Animal Science and Zoology2019Q4
Animal Science and Zoology2020Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2021Q4
Animal Science and Zoology2022Q4
Aquatic Science2011Q4
Aquatic Science2012Q4
Aquatic Science2013Q4
Aquatic Science2014Q3
Aquatic Science2015Q4
Aquatic Science2016Q3
Aquatic Science2017Q4
Aquatic Science2018Q4
Aquatic Science2019Q4
Aquatic Science2020Q4
Aquatic Science2021Q4
Aquatic Science2022Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2011Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2012Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2013Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2014Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2015Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2016Q3
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2017Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2019Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2020Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2021Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2022Q4
Insect Science2011Q4
Insect Science2012Q4
Insect Science2013Q3
Insect Science2014Q3
Insect Science2015Q4
Insect Science2016Q3
Insect Science2017Q4
Insect Science2018Q4
Insect Science2019Q4
Insect Science2020Q4
Insect Science2021Q4
Insect Science2022Q4

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.357
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.493
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.585
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.480
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.523
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.505
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.599
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20220.497
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.494
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.712
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.502
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.584
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.457
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.586
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.554
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.357
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.646
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.451
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.511
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.537
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20110
Self Cites201210
Self Cites201314
Self Cites201435
Self Cites201519
Self Cites201625
Self Cites201729
Self Cites20186
Self Cites201916
Self Cites202017
Self Cites20218
Self Cites20221
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20113
Total Cites201225
Total Cites201379
Total Cites2014151
Total Cites2015153
Total Cites2016171
Total Cites2017131
Total Cites2018136
Total Cites2019161
Total Cites2020207
Total Cites2021149
Total Cites2022128
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 document20100
External Cites per document20110.188
External Cites per document20120.214
External Cites per document20130.406
External Cites per document20140.547
External Cites per document20150.439
External Cites per document20160.498
External Cites per document20170.337
External Cites per document20180.402
External Cites per document20190.412
External Cites per document20200.538
External Cites per document20210.524
External Cites per document20220.527
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.188
Cites per document20120.357
Cites per document20130.494
Cites per document20140.712
Cites per document20150.502
Cites per document20160.584
Cites per document20170.432
Cites per document20180.421
Cites per document20190.457
Cites per document20200.586
Cites per document20210.554
Cites per document20220.531
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20191
Non-citable documents20201
Non-citable documents20211
Non-citable documents20220
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201116
Citable documents201269
Citable documents2013158
Citable documents2014210
Citable documents2015304
Citable documents2016293
Citable documents2017303
Citable documents2018323
Citable documents2019351
Citable documents2020352
Citable documents2021268
Citable documents2022241
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201113
Uncited documents201251
Uncited documents2013112
Uncited documents2014118
Uncited documents2015208
Uncited documents2016192
Uncited documents2017215
Uncited documents2018221
Uncited documents2019236
Uncited documents2020219
Uncited documents2021178
Uncited documents2022155
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20113
Cited documents201219
Cited documents201348
Cited documents201494
Cited documents201597
Cited documents2016101
Cited documents201788
Cited documents2018102
Cited documents2019116
Cited documents2020134
Cited documents202191
Cited documents202286
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