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Earth System Science Dataopen access



Universities and research institutions in Germany

Subject Area and Category


Copernicus Publications



Publication type



18663508, 18663516





How to publish in this journal


Earth System Science Data (ESSD) is an international, interdisciplinary journal for the publication of articles on original research data (sets), furthering the reuse of high-quality data of benefit to Earth system sciences. The editors encourage submissions on original data or data collections which are of sufficient quality and have the potential to contribute to these aims. The journal maintains sections for regular-length articles, brief communications (e.g. on additions to data sets) and commentaries, as well as review articles and special issues. Articles in the data section may pertain to the planning, instrumentation, and execution of experiments or collection of data. Any interpretation of data is outside the scope of regular articles. Articles on methods describe nontrivial statistical and other methods employed (e.g. to filter, normalize, or convert raw data to primary published data) as well as nontrivial instrumentation or operational methods. Any comparison to other methods is beyond the scope of regular articles. Review articles may compare methods or relative merits of data sets, the fitness of individual methods or data sets for specific purposes, or how combinations might be used as more complex methods or reference data collections. 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.

Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2020Q1

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)20103.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.393
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.032
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.957
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.737
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.058
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.891
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20189.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20199.927
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202011.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.393
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.425
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.959
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20168.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.602
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.842
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201910.264
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202011.399
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.478
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20158.464
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20167.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.236
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201810.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20199.201
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202011.013
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 Cites201023
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20121
Self Cites201311
Self Cites201412
Self Cites201521
Self Cites201632
Self Cites201717
Self Cites201861
Self Cites201989
Self Cites2020128
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201028
Total Cites201139
Total Cites201294
Total Cites2013137
Total Cites2014329
Total Cites2015581
Total Cites2016711
Total Cites2017843
Total Cites20181309
Total Cites20192371
Total Cites20203317
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 document20100.625
External Cites per document20111.393
External Cites per document20123.000
External Cites per document20133.150
External Cites per document20146.340
External Cites per document20157.671
External Cites per document20167.895
External Cites per document20178.429
External Cites per document20189.383
External Cites per document20199.879
External Cites per document202010.959
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20103.500
Cites per document20111.393
Cites per document20123.032
Cites per document20133.425
Cites per document20146.580
Cites per document20157.959
Cites per document20168.267
Cites per document20178.602
Cites per document20189.842
Cites per document201910.264
Cites per document202011.399
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Citable documents20090
Citable documents20108
Citable documents201128
Citable documents201231
Citable documents201340
Citable documents201450
Citable documents201573
Citable documents201686
Citable documents201798
Citable documents2018133
Citable documents2019231
Citable documents2020291
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 documents20101
Uncited documents20119
Uncited documents201210
Uncited documents201310
Uncited documents20146
Uncited documents20157
Uncited documents201615
Uncited documents201720
Uncited documents201821
Uncited documents201932
Uncited documents202022
Cited documents20090
Cited documents20107
Cited documents201119
Cited documents201221
Cited documents201330
Cited documents201444
Cited documents201566
Cited documents201671
Cited documents201778
Cited documents2018112
Cited documents2019199
Cited documents2020269
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