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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
Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2019Q3
Food Science2017Q3
Food Science2018Q3
Food Science2019Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q3
Management Science and Operations Research2017Q4
Management Science and Operations Research2018Q4
Management Science and Operations Research2019Q4

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.

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)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.039
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.953
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.039
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.953
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.538
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.050
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 Cites20160
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201816
Self Cites20195
Total Cites20160
Total Cites201714
Total Cites201853
Total Cites201982
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 document20160
External Cites per document20170.231
External Cites per document20180.725
External Cites per document20190.895
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document20170.538
Cites per document20181.039
Cites per document20190.953
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20191
Citable documents20160
Citable documents201726
Citable documents201851
Citable documents201986
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 documents20160
Uncited documents201719
Uncited documents201821
Uncited documents201952
Cited documents20160
Cited documents20177
Cited documents201831
Cited documents201935
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