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Journal of Complex Networks


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Oxford University Press



Publication type



20511310, 20511329





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Journal of Complex Networks publishes original articles and reviews with a significant contribution to the analysis and understanding of complex networks and its applications in diverse fields. Complex networks are loosely defined as networks with nontrivial topology and dynamics, which appear as the skeletons of complex systems in the real-world. The journal covers everything from the basic mathematical, physical and computational principles needed for studying complex networks to their applications leading to predictive models in molecular, biological, ecological, informational, engineering, social, technological and other systems. It includes, but is not limited to, the following topics: - Mathematical and numerical analysis of networks - Network theory and computer sciences - Structural analysis of networks - Dynamics on networks - Physical models on networks - Networks and epidemiology - Social, socio-economic and political networks - Ecological networks - Technological and infrastructural networks - Brain and tissue networks - Biological and molecular networks - Spatial networks - Techno-social networks i.e. online social networks, social networking sites, social media - Other applications of networks - Evolving networks - Multilayer networks - Game theory on networks - Biomedicine related networks - Animal social networks - Climate networks - Cognitive, language and informational network. 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.

Applied Mathematics2014Q3
Applied Mathematics2015Q1
Applied Mathematics2016Q1
Applied Mathematics2017Q1
Applied Mathematics2018Q2
Applied Mathematics2019Q2
Applied Mathematics2020Q2
Computational Mathematics2014Q3
Computational Mathematics2015Q1
Computational Mathematics2016Q1
Computational Mathematics2017Q1
Computational Mathematics2018Q2
Computational Mathematics2019Q2
Computational Mathematics2020Q2
Computer Networks and Communications2014Q2
Computer Networks and Communications2015Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2016Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2017Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2018Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2019Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2020Q2
Control and Optimization2014Q3
Control and Optimization2015Q1
Control and Optimization2016Q1
Control and Optimization2017Q1
Control and Optimization2018Q2
Control and Optimization2019Q1
Control and Optimization2020Q2
Management Science and Operations Research2014Q3
Management Science and Operations Research2015Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2016Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2017Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2018Q2
Management Science and Operations Research2019Q2
Management Science and Operations Research2020Q2

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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.481
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.313
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.762
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.576
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.313
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.061
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.328
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.481
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.274
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.732
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.619
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.318
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 Cites20130
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20155
Self Cites201610
Self Cites201720
Self Cites201818
Self Cites201915
Self Cites202021
Total Cites20130
Total Cites201417
Total Cites2015181
Total Cites2016345
Total Cites2017560
Total Cites2018303
Total Cites2019448
Total Cites2020446
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 document20130
External Cites per document20142.167
External Cites per document20153.520
External Cites per document20164.295
External Cites per document20175.567
External Cites per document20182.908
External Cites per document20193.357
External Cites per document20203.195
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20142.429
Cites per document20153.481
Cites per document20164.313
Cites per document20175.714
Cites per document20183.061
Cites per document20193.446
Cites per document20203.328
% 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 documents20130
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20191
Non-citable documents20201
Citable documents20130
Citable documents20146
Citable documents201550
Citable documents201678
Citable documents201797
Citable documents201898
Citable documents2019129
Citable documents2020133
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 documents20130
Uncited documents20141
Uncited documents201522
Uncited documents201628
Uncited documents201735
Uncited documents201834
Uncited documents201936
Uncited documents202038
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20146
Cited documents201530
Cited documents201652
Cited documents201763
Cited documents201865
Cited documents201994
Cited documents202096
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