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Frontiers in Environmental Scienceopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Frontiers Media S.A.



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Our natural world is experiencing a state of rapid change unprecedented in the presence of humans. The changes affect virtually all physical, chemical and biological systems on Earth. The interaction of these systems leads to tipping points, feedbacks and amplification of effects. In virtually all cases, the causes of environmental change can be traced to human activity through either direct interventions as a consequence of pollution, or through global warming from greenhouse case emissions. Well-formulated and internationally-relevant policies to mitigate the change, or adapt to the consequences, that will ensure our ability to thrive in the coming decades are badly needed. Without proper understanding of the processes involved, and deep understanding of the likely impacts of bad decisions or inaction, the security of food, water and energy is a risk. Left unchecked shortages of these basic commodities will lead to migration, global geopolitical tension and conflict. This represents the major challenge of our time. We are the first generation to appreciate the problem and we will be judged in future by our ability to determine and take the action necessary. Appropriate knowledge of the condition of our natural world, appreciation of the changes occurring, and predictions of how the future will develop are requisite to the definition and implementation of solutions. Frontiers in Environmental Science publishes research at the cutting edge of knowledge of our natural world and its various intersections with society. It bridges between the identification and measurement of change, comprehension of the processes responsible, and the measures needed to reduce their impact. Its aim is to assist the formulation of policies, by offering sound scientific evidence on environmental science, that will lead to a more inhabitable and sustainable world for the generations to come. 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.

Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2020Q1

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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.918
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.397
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.042
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.815
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.648
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.918
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.102
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.506
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.646
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.296
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.465
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.708
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.240
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 Cites20140
Self Cites20159
Self Cites201610
Self Cites201714
Self Cites201822
Self Cites201923
Self Cites202027
Total Cites20130
Total Cites20141
Total Cites2015117
Total Cites2016350
Total Cites2017698
Total Cites2018887
Total Cites20191152
Total Cites20201830
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 document20140.500
External Cites per document20151.862
External Cites per document20162.464
External Cites per document20173.167
External Cites per document20183.619
External Cites per document20193.751
External Cites per document20204.463
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.250
Cites per document20151.918
Cites per document20162.397
Cites per document20173.102
Cites per document20183.506
Cites per document20193.646
Cites per document20204.296
% 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 documents20142
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents201814
Non-citable documents201915
Non-citable documents202022
Citable documents20130
Citable documents20142
Citable documents201558
Citable documents2016138
Citable documents2017216
Citable documents2018239
Citable documents2019301
Citable documents2020404
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 documents20143
Uncited documents201523
Uncited documents201642
Uncited documents201755
Uncited documents201854
Uncited documents201975
Uncited documents202062
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20141
Cited documents201538
Cited documents2016104
Cited documents2017170
Cited documents2018199
Cited documents2019241
Cited documents2020364
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