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Elementaopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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University of California Press



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An open access scientific journal, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene publishes original research reporting on new knowledge of the Earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems; interactions between human and natural systems; and steps that can be taken to mitigate and adapt to global change. Elementa reports on fundamental advancements in research organized into knowledge domains, embracing the concept that basic knowledge can foster sustainable solutions for society. Elementa is published on an open-access, public-good basis—available freely and immediately to the world. Elementa welcomes the following types of manuscripts, all of which are peer reviewed: Research Article, presenting the results of primary scientific research and typically following the format of a traditional research paper; Review, presenting conceptual advances, syntheses, and integration of a field or topic; Policy Bridge, articles focused on bridging scientific knowledge with policy issues, policy options, or policy analysis; Practice Bridge, articles focused on bridging scientific knowledge with analysis of, challenges with, or opportunities for specific practices; Commentary, explanatory essays, treatises, and opinion papers, typically invited by the Editors-in-Chief; Comment & Reply, items of correspondence relating to Elementa articles and promoting discussion of relevant research, accompanied by author responses; and Book Reviews, critical reviews of books relevant to Elementa, invited by the Editors-in-Chief. 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.

Atmospheric Science2014Q3
Atmospheric Science2015Q2
Atmospheric Science2016Q1
Atmospheric Science2017Q2
Atmospheric Science2018Q2
Atmospheric Science2019Q1
Environmental Engineering2014Q2
Environmental Engineering2015Q1
Environmental Engineering2016Q1
Environmental Engineering2017Q1
Environmental Engineering2018Q1
Environmental Engineering2019Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2014Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2015Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2016Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2017Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2018Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2019Q1

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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.077
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.630
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.562
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.601
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.718
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.562
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.513
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.266
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.933
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 Cites20130
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20159
Self Cites201626
Self Cites201759
Self Cites201866
Self Cites201920
Total Cites20130
Total Cites201414
Total Cites201571
Total Cites2016260
Total Cites2017411
Total Cites2018601
Total Cites2019817
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 document20130
External Cites per document20141.000
External Cites per document20152.296
External Cites per document20163.205
External Cites per document20173.009
External Cites per document20182.908
External Cites per document20193.623
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20141.077
Cites per document20152.630
Cites per document20163.562
Cites per document20173.513
Cites per document20183.266
Cites per document20193.714
% 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 documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20191
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201413
Citable documents201527
Citable documents201673
Citable documents2017117
Citable documents2018184
Citable documents2019220
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 documents20130
Uncited documents20147
Uncited documents20154
Uncited documents201615
Uncited documents201714
Uncited documents201830
Uncited documents201941
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20146
Cited documents201523
Cited documents201658
Cited documents2017103
Cited documents2018154
Cited documents2019180
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