Scimago Journal & Country Rank

SoftwareXopen access

Country

Netherlands

Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Elsevier BV

H-Index

21

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

23527110

Coverage

2015-2020

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

softwarex@elsevier.com

Scope

SoftwareX aims to acknowledge the impact of software on today's research practice, and on new scientific discoveries in almost all research domains. SoftwareX also aims to stress the importance of the software developers who are, in part, responsible for this impact. To this end, SoftwareX aims to support publication of research software in such a way that: The software is given a stamp of scientific relevance, and provided with a peer-reviewed recognition of scientific impact; The software developers are given the credits they deserve; The software is citable, allowing traditional metrics of scientific excellence to apply; The academic career paths of software developers are supported rather than hindered; The software is publicly available for inspection, validation, and re-use. Above all, SoftwareX aims to inform researchers about software applications, tools and libraries with a (proven) potential to impact the process of scientific discovery in various domains. The journal is multidisciplinary and accepts submissions from within and across subject domains such as those represented within the broad thematic areas below: Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Medical and Biological Sciences; Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Originating from these broad thematic areas, the journal also welcomes submissions of software that works in cross cutting thematic areas, such as citizen science, cybersecurity, digital economy, energy, global resource stewardship, health and wellbeing, etcetera. SoftwareX specifically aims to accept submissions representing domain-independent software that may impact more than one research domain. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Computer Science Applications2016Q1
Computer Science Applications2017Q1
Computer Science Applications2018Q1
Computer Science Applications2019Q3
Computer Science Applications2020Q2
Software2016Q1
Software2017Q1
Software2018Q1
Software2019Q2
Software2020Q2
SJR

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.

YearSJR
20161.864
20173.724
20184.539
20190.445
20200.528
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
201528
201624
201746
201877
2019112
2020162
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)20165.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201711.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201812.878
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201910.411
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201711.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201812.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.660
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201711.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.585
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.571
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20172
Self Cites20189
Self Cites20198
Self Cites202023
Total Cites20150
Total Cites2016147
Total Cites2017608
Total Cites20181262
Total Cites2019391
Total Cites2020654
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document20150
External Cites per document20165.407
External Cites per document201711.882
External Cites per document201812.918
External Cites per document20192.605
External Cites per document20202.685
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20165.250
Cites per document201711.692
Cites per document201812.878
Cites per document20192.660
Cites per document20202.783
% 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
201525.00
201612.50
201719.57
201836.36
201928.57
202030.86
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201627
Citable documents201751
Citable documents201897
Citable documents2019147
Citable documents2020235
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents20150
Uncited documents201616
Uncited documents201720
Uncited documents201831
Uncited documents201951
Uncited documents202079
Cited documents20150
Cited documents201612
Cited documents201732
Cited documents201867
Cited documents201996
Cited documents2020156
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