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Regional Studies in Marine Science



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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Elsevier BV



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REGIONAL STUDIES IN MARINE SCIENCE will publish scientifically sound papers on regional aspects of maritime and marine resources in estuaries, coastal zones, continental shelf, the seas and oceans. Papers published may include (but are not limited to): • Studies of local interest and importance to the region • Studies on regional marine biodiversity and fisheries resources • Regional strategies and action plans for conservation of marine biodiversity and sustainable development • Marine resources management including sustainable fisheries management and the selection and operation of marine protected areas • Studies on chemical contaminants (e.g. pesticides, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and pharmaceutical and personal care chemicals) especially concerning food species • Studies on the impacts of eutrophication, hypoxia and chemical contaminants on species important to the region, and their control/mitigation measures • Pollution control and management >• Economic and social impacts of marine pollution and/or coastal development to the region • Strategies/impacts of wastewater effluent disposal and contaminated mud disposal • Case histories of pollution control and management • Environmental damage and compensation • Regional experience in habitat restoration and mitigation after environmental perturbation • Regional experience and strategies for sustainable development through achieving a balance between coastal development and environmental protection 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 Zoology2016Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2017Q2
Animal Science and Zoology2018Q2
Animal Science and Zoology2019Q2
Animal Science and Zoology2020Q2
Animal Science and Zoology2021Q2
Aquatic Science2016Q4
Aquatic Science2017Q3
Aquatic Science2018Q3
Aquatic Science2019Q3
Aquatic Science2020Q3
Aquatic Science2021Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2016Q4
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2017Q3
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2018Q3
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2019Q2
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2020Q3
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics2021Q2

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)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.929
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.257
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.686
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.630
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.930
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.929
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.257
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.686
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.710
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.173
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.929
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.257
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.665
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.605
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.202
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 Cites20150
Self Cites20164
Self Cites201714
Self Cites201829
Self Cites201945
Self Cites202082
Self Cites2021126
Total Cites20150
Total Cites201639
Total Cites2017230
Total Cites2018494
Total Cites2019620
Total Cites2020807
Total Cites20211721
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 document20150
External Cites per document20160.897
External Cites per document20171.220
External Cites per document20181.620
External Cites per document20191.501
External Cites per document20201.543
External Cites per document20212.024
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20160.929
Cites per document20171.257
Cites per document20181.686
Cites per document20191.598
Cites per document20201.710
Cites per document20212.173
% 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 documents20150
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20186
Non-citable documents20195
Non-citable documents20202
Non-citable documents20214
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201639
Citable documents2017177
Citable documents2018287
Citable documents2019383
Citable documents2020470
Citable documents2021788
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 documents20150
Uncited documents201620
Uncited documents201777
Uncited documents201891
Uncited documents2019126
Uncited documents2020133
Uncited documents2021203
Cited documents20150
Cited documents201622
Cited documents2017106
Cited documents2018202
Cited documents2019262
Cited documents2020339
Cited documents2021589
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