Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Journal of Design and Built Environmentopen access



Universities and research institutions in Malaysia
Media Ranking in Malaysia

Subject Area and Category


University of Malaya

University of Malaya in Scimago Institutions Rankings



Publication type



18234208, 22321500





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The Journal of Design and Built Environment (JDBE) is a SCOPUS-indexed and free open access publication by the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya. Published biannually, JDBE usually contains four academic papers of wide-ranging topics reporting on issues in the built environment, i.e. architecture and design including landscape architecture, urban and regional planning and studies, building and quantity surveys and real estate studies and management. 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.

Building and Construction2016Q4
Building and Construction2017Q4
Building and Construction2018Q4
Building and Construction2019Q3
Building and Construction2020Q3
Building and Construction2021Q3
Nature and Landscape Conservation2016Q4
Nature and Landscape Conservation2017Q4
Nature and Landscape Conservation2018Q4
Nature and Landscape Conservation2019Q4
Nature and Landscape Conservation2020Q3
Nature and Landscape Conservation2021Q4
Urban Studies2016Q4
Urban Studies2017Q3
Urban Studies2018Q4
Urban Studies2019Q3
Urban Studies2020Q2
Urban Studies2021Q3

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)20160.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.195
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.509
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.847
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.574
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.641
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.727
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 Cites20160
Self Cites201713
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20195
Self Cites202024
Self Cites20217
Total Cites20150
Total Cites20161
Total Cites201714
Total Cites20188
Total Cites201927
Total Cites202067
Total Cites202131
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 document20160.125
External Cites per document20170.063
External Cites per document20180.146
External Cites per document20190.468
External Cites per document20200.741
External Cites per document20210.511
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20160.125
Cites per document20170.875
Cites per document20180.195
Cites per document20190.574
Cites per document20201.155
Cites per document20210.660
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Non-citable documents20210
Citable documents20150
Citable documents20168
Citable documents201716
Citable documents201841
Citable documents201947
Citable documents202058
Citable documents202147
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 documents20167
Uncited documents20178
Uncited documents201836
Uncited documents201928
Uncited documents202029
Uncited documents202123
Cited documents20150
Cited documents20161
Cited documents20178
Cited documents20185
Cited documents201919
Cited documents202029
Cited documents202124
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