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Universities and research institutions in Belgium
Media Ranking in Belgium

Subject Area and Category


European Regional Science Association



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REGION is the journal of ERSA (European Regional Science Association). It publishes original scientific work in Regional Science, Regional Economics, Economic Geography, and related areas. REGION is open access. It is freely available to readers and does not charge submission or publication fees from authors. 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.

Economics and Econometrics2018Q3
Economics and Econometrics2019Q3
Economics and Econometrics2020Q3
Economics and Econometrics2021Q3
Economics and Econometrics2022Q4
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2020Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2021Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2022Q4

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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.487
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.043
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20221.131
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.487
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.516
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.487
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20221.030
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 Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20175
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20195
Self Cites20205
Self Cites20212
Self Cites202211
Total Cites20140
Total Cites20152
Total Cites20164
Total Cites201719
Total Cites201832
Total Cites201966
Total Cites202060
Total Cites202149
Total Cites202242
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 document20140
External Cites per document20150.250
External Cites per document20160.136
External Cites per document20170.359
External Cites per document20180.604
External Cites per document20191.109
External Cites per document20201.100
External Cites per document20211.146
External Cites per document20220.689
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20150.250
Cites per document20160.182
Cites per document20170.487
Cites per document20180.604
Cites per document20191.200
Cites per document20201.200
Cites per document20211.195
Cites per document20220.933
% 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 documents20140
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20194
Non-citable documents20205
Non-citable documents20214
Non-citable documents20223
Citable documents20140
Citable documents20154
Citable documents201616
Citable documents201732
Citable documents201848
Citable documents201951
Citable documents202045
Citable documents202137
Citable documents202242
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 documents20140
Uncited documents20156
Uncited documents201618
Uncited documents201724
Uncited documents201834
Uncited documents201924
Uncited documents202022
Uncited documents202123
Uncited documents202218
Cited documents20140
Cited documents20152
Cited documents20164
Cited documents201715
Cited documents201819
Cited documents201931
Cited documents202028
Cited documents202118
Cited documents202227
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