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Swiss Journal of Palaeontology

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
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Subject Area and CategoryEarth and Planetary Sciences
Publisher Springer International Publishing AG
Publication typeJournals
ISSN16642376, 16642384
Scope The Swiss Journal of Palaeontology publishes original research and review articles of interest to the international community in the fields of palaeontology, taxonomy and systematics, while recognising at the same time the importance of documenting high-quality palaeontological data in a regional context. Palaeobiology in combination with alpha taxonomy is a core topic of the journal. Submitted papers should have an appeal as wide as possible, directed towards an international readership. Contributions should not have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere, and the overlap of content between related articles should be minimal. Duplications of text and the use of previously published illustrations without adequate citation are unacceptable. If a manuscript has two or more authors, both or all have to sign to confirm they all were involved in the work and have agreed to its submission. The preferred manuscript language is UK English, but consistently used US English is also acceptable. We encourage the publication of proceedings of international meetings as well as special thematic issues. Short contributions and book reviews are also accepted. An international editorial team as well as guest editors guarantee that the thematic issues as well as all articles in regular issues are peer-reviewed and meet the highest standards.


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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.


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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.034
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.118
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.040
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20185
Self Cites20199
Total Cites20110
Total Cites20125
Total Cites20138
Total Cites201410
Total Cites20159
Total Cites201618
Total Cites201724
Total Cites201859
Total Cites201977
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 document20110
External Cites per document20121.667
External Cites per document20132.000
External Cites per document20142.000
External Cites per document20152.250
External Cites per document20163.000
External Cites per document20170.857
External Cites per document20181.174
External Cites per document20190.932
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.667
Cites per document20132.000
Cites per document20142.000
Cites per document20152.250
Cites per document20163.000
Cites per document20170.857
Cites per document20181.283
Cites per document20191.055
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20192
Citable documents20110
Citable documents20123
Citable documents20134
Citable documents20145
Citable documents20154
Citable documents20166
Citable documents201728
Citable documents201846
Citable documents201973
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 documents20110
Uncited documents20121
Uncited documents20131
Uncited documents20141
Uncited documents20151
Uncited documents20162
Uncited documents201714
Uncited documents201815
Uncited documents201933
Cited documents20110
Cited documents20122
Cited documents20133
Cited documents20144
Cited documents20153
Cited documents20164
Cited documents201714
Cited documents201831
Cited documents201942
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