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International Journal on Food System Dynamicsopen access



Universities and research institutions in Germany

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CENTMA Research



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Understanding the development of the food system requires a system view that captures the complexity of the system and its many interrelationships with its economic, social and natural environments. The Journal accepts and offers papers within this broad range of issues focussing on the management, policy, marketing, consumer aspects, transparency, e-commerce, institutional or regional development, information and communication systems, ressource economics, production economics, chain management, network economics, and similar aspects. Papers may focus on modeling, empirical research or theoretical analyis. This broad range of publication opportunities asks authors to follow clear lines of arguments and to present arguments in a convincing way that avoids unnecessary complexities of model formulations if not relevant for the support of arguments. The publication of scientific articles is complemented by a number of sections that provide room for publications with a more specific focus: 'Case studies': A section on case studies of the 'Harvard Type' allows the publication of studies that might build on established scientific methodology but demonstrate its use in ceratin decision environments. Case studies might be complemented by 'teaching cases' that are kept on a database outside the journal but accessible to readers on approval by authors. 'Research Forum': It allows to discuss newly emerging research challenges or to contribute to ongoing scientific discussions on research problems. In addition, authors might initiate a discussion on issues brought up by articles published in the journal. 'Research Notes': It provides room for specific shorter scientific contributions with a narrow scope. 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.

Business and International Management2017Q3
Business and International Management2018Q3
Business and International Management2019Q3
Business and International Management2020Q2
Business and International Management2021Q3
Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)2020Q2
Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)2021Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2019Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2020Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2021Q3
Food Science2017Q3
Food Science2018Q3
Food Science2019Q3
Food Science2020Q3
Food Science2021Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2020Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2021Q3
Management Science and Operations Research2017Q4
Management Science and Operations Research2018Q4
Management Science and Operations Research2019Q4
Management Science and Operations Research2020Q3
Management Science and Operations Research2021Q3

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.844
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.886
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.892
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.611
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.574
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.854
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.972
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.168
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.706
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.844
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.734
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.588
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.945
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.564
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.522
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.477
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.596
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.032
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.453
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.952
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20116
Self Cites201210
Self Cites201312
Self Cites201411
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20166
Self Cites201712
Self Cites201820
Self Cites20196
Self Cites202018
Self Cites202112
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201120
Total Cites201248
Total Cites201376
Total Cites201458
Total Cites201544
Total Cites201640
Total Cites201740
Total Cites201869
Total Cites201985
Total Cites2020122
Total Cites2021115
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 document20100
External Cites per document20110.400
External Cites per document20120.559
External Cites per document20130.711
External Cites per document20140.595
External Cites per document20150.603
External Cites per document20160.507
External Cites per document20170.406
External Cites per document20180.681
External Cites per document20190.908
External Cites per document20201.169
External Cites per document20211.040
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.571
Cites per document20120.706
Cites per document20130.844
Cites per document20140.734
Cites per document20150.638
Cites per document20160.588
Cites per document20170.571
Cites per document20180.945
Cites per document20190.966
Cites per document20201.356
Cites per document20211.162
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20191
Non-citable documents20201
Non-citable documents20210
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201135
Citable documents201268
Citable documents201390
Citable documents201479
Citable documents201568
Citable documents201667
Citable documents201769
Citable documents201872
Citable documents201987
Citable documents202089
Citable documents202199
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201121
Uncited documents201241
Uncited documents201352
Uncited documents201447
Uncited documents201546
Uncited documents201643
Uncited documents201743
Uncited documents201833
Uncited documents201949
Uncited documents202040
Uncited documents202147
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201114
Cited documents201227
Cited documents201338
Cited documents201432
Cited documents201523
Cited documents201625
Cited documents201727
Cited documents201840
Cited documents201939
Cited documents202050
Cited documents202152
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