Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journalopen access

Country

South Africa

Universities and research institutions in South Africa

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

North-West University

North-West University in Scimago Institutions Rankings

H-Index

6

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

17273781

Coverage

2013-2020

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

christa.rautenbach@nwu.ac.za

Scope

PELJ/PER publishes contributions relevant to development in the South African constitutional state. This means that most contributions will concern some aspect of constitutionalism or legal development. The fact that the South African constitutional state is the focus, does not limit the content of PELJ/PER to the South African legal system, since development law and constitutionalism are excellent themes for comparative work. Contributions on any aspect or discipline of the law from any part of the world are thus welcomed. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Law2014Q4
Law2015Q3
Law2016Q3
Law2017Q3
Law2018Q3
Law2019Q3
Law2020Q3
Sociology and Political Science2014Q4
Sociology and Political Science2015Q3
Sociology and Political Science2016Q3
Sociology and Political Science2017Q3
Sociology and Political Science2018Q3
Sociology and Political Science2019Q3
Sociology and Political Science2020Q3
SJR

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.

YearSJR
20140.111
20150.172
20160.174
20170.168
20180.233
20190.209
20200.204
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
201336
201460
201593
201637
201761
201854
201968
202037
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)20140.222
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.219
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.122
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.196
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.219
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.122
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.132
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.293
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.230
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.219
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.245
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.180
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20157
Self Cites20164
Self Cites20174
Self Cites20189
Self Cites20195
Self Cites20206
Total Cites20130
Total Cites20148
Total Cites201521
Total Cites201623
Total Cites201725
Total Cites201856
Total Cites201927
Total Cites202042
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document20130
External Cites per document20140.250
External Cites per document20150.167
External Cites per document20160.108
External Cites per document20170.114
External Cites per document20180.261
External Cites per document20190.155
External Cites per document20200.209
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.222
Cites per document20150.219
Cites per document20160.122
Cites per document20170.132
Cites per document20180.293
Cites per document20190.178
Cites per document20200.230
% 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
20138.33
201410.00
20157.53
20160.00
20178.20
20187.41
20190.00
20208.11
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents201811
Non-citable documents201910
Non-citable documents202011
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201428
Citable documents201584
Citable documents2016176
Citable documents2017184
Citable documents2018180
Citable documents2019142
Citable documents2020172
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents20130
Uncited documents201430
Uncited documents201580
Uncited documents2016171
Uncited documents2017167
Uncited documents2018149
Uncited documents2019129
Uncited documents2020151
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20146
Cited documents201516
Cited documents201618
Cited documents201723
Cited documents201842
Cited documents201923
Cited documents202032
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