Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Scientific dataopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Nature Publishing Group



Publication type








How to publish in this journal


Scientific Data is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, and research that advances the sharing and reuse of scientific data. We aim to promote wider data sharing and reuse, and to credit those that share. Scientific Data primarily publishes Data Descriptors, a new type of publication that provides detailed descriptions of research datasets, including the methods used to collect the data and technical analyses supporting the quality of the measurements. Data Descriptors focus on helping others reuse data, rather than testing hypotheses, or presenting new interpretations, methods or in-depth analyses. Scientific Data also welcomes submissions describing analyses or meta-analyses of existing data, and original articles on systems, technologies and techniques that advance data sharing and reuse to support reproducible research. Scientific Data offers a streamlined but thorough peer-review process that evaluates the rigour and quality of the experiments used to generate the data and the completeness of the description of the data. The actual data are stored in one or more public, community-recognized repositories, and release of the data is verified as a condition of publication. Scientific Data is open to submissions from a broad range of natural science disciplines, including, but not limited to, data from the life, biomedical and environmental science communities. Submissions may describe big or small data, from new experiments or value-added aggregations of existing data, from major consortiums and single labs. We are also willing to consider descriptions of quantitative datasets from the social sciences, particularly those that may be of use for integrative analyses that stretch across the traditional discipline boundaries between the life, biomedical, environmental and social sciences. 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.

Computer Science Applications2015Q1
Computer Science Applications2016Q1
Computer Science Applications2017Q1
Computer Science Applications2018Q1
Computer Science Applications2019Q1
Computer Science Applications2020Q1
Computer Science Applications2021Q1
Information Systems2015Q1
Information Systems2016Q1
Information Systems2017Q1
Information Systems2018Q1
Information Systems2019Q1
Information Systems2020Q1
Information Systems2021Q1
Library and Information Sciences2015Q1
Library and Information Sciences2016Q1
Library and Information Sciences2017Q1
Library and Information Sciences2018Q1
Library and Information Sciences2019Q1
Library and Information Sciences2020Q1
Library and Information Sciences2021Q1
Statistics and Probability2015Q1
Statistics and Probability2016Q1
Statistics and Probability2017Q1
Statistics and Probability2018Q1
Statistics and Probability2019Q1
Statistics and Probability2020Q1
Statistics and Probability2021Q1
Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty2015Q1
Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty2016Q1
Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty2017Q1
Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty2018Q1
Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty2019Q1
Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty2020Q1
Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty2021Q1

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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20187.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20198.201
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20208.237
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20218.892
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.388
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.070
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20197.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20206.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20218.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.388
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.417
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.593
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20205.551
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20217.696
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 Cites20140
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201615
Self Cites201756
Self Cites201890
Self Cites2019185
Self Cites2020155
Self Cites2021155
Total Cites20140
Total Cites2015215
Total Cites2016671
Total Cites20171592
Total Cites20182729
Total Cites20194647
Total Cites20205635
Total Cites20218945
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 document20140
External Cites per document20154.277
External Cites per document20165.607
External Cites per document20176.649
External Cites per document20187.037
External Cites per document20197.601
External Cites per document20209.631
External Cites per document202121.029
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20154.388
Cites per document20165.455
Cites per document20176.689
Cites per document20187.070
Cites per document20197.656
Cites per document20206.560
Cites per document20218.222
% 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 documents20140
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents201811
Non-citable documents201920
Non-citable documents2020290
Non-citable documents2021670
Citable documents20140
Citable documents201547
Citable documents2016117
Citable documents2017231
Citable documents2018375
Citable documents2019587
Citable documents2020569
Citable documents2021418
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 documents20140
Uncited documents201517
Uncited documents201619
Uncited documents201739
Uncited documents201870
Uncited documents2019103
Uncited documents2020145
Uncited documents2021175
Cited documents20140
Cited documents201532
Cited documents2016104
Cited documents2017199
Cited documents2018316
Cited documents2019504
Cited documents2020714
Cited documents2021913
Scimago Journal & Country Rank
Show this widget in your own website

Just copy the code below and paste within your html code:
SCImago Graphica
Explore, visually communicate and make sense of data with our new data visualization tool.
Metrics based on Scopus® data as of April 2022
Loading comments…

Leave a comment

* Required

* Required

* Required

* Required

The users of Scimago Journal & Country Rank have the possibility to dialogue through comments linked to a specific journal. The purpose is to have a forum in which general doubts about the processes of publication in the journal, experiences and other issues derived from the publication of papers are resolved. For topics on particular articles, maintain the dialogue through the usual channels with your editor.

Developed by:
Scimago Lab
Powered by:
Powered by scopus

Follow us on @ScimagoJR

Scimago Lab, Copyright 2007-2022. Data Source: Scopus®

Edit Cookie Consent