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Nature Sustainabilityopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom
Media Ranking in United Kingdom

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Nature Publishing Group



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Nature Sustainability publishes significant original research from a broad range of natural, social and engineering fields about sustainability, its policy dimensions and possible solutions. Understanding how to ensure the well-being of current and future generations within the limits of the natural world is the overarching goal of sustainability research. Nature Sustainability will cover topics including agriculture and food security, biodiversity conservation, circular economy, cities and urbanisation, climate change in holistic context, development, ecosystem services, education, energy, environmental behaviour, environmental degradation, environmental law, green infrastructure, health and environment, human population, innovation, land use and land use change, natural capital, natural resources management, policy, pollution, poverty, supply chain, waste, water–energy–food and water-soil-waste connections and others, all as related to sustainability. In addition to publishing original research and analyses, Nature Sustainability will publish Comment, Reviews, Perspectives, News & Views, Features and Correspondence from across the full range of disciplines concerned with sustainability. 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.

Food Science2019Q1
Food Science2020Q1
Food Science2021Q1
Food Science2022Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2020Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2021Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2022Q1
Global and Planetary Change2019Q1
Global and Planetary Change2020Q1
Global and Planetary Change2021Q1
Global and Planetary Change2022Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2020Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2021Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2022Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2019Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2020Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2021Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2022Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2019Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2020Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2021Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2022Q1
Urban Studies2019Q1
Urban Studies2020Q1
Urban Studies2021Q1
Urban Studies2022Q1

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)20180.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20209.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202115.370
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202218.067
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20209.443
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202115.370
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202219.034
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20209.443
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202116.072
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202219.803
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 Cites20180
Self Cites201951
Self Cites202069
Self Cites2021104
Self Cites202294
Total Cites20180
Total Cites20191140
Total Cites20203834
Total Cites20218838
Total Cites202210678
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 document20180
External Cites per document20195.886
External Cites per document20209.273
External Cites per document202115.190
External Cites per document202218.866
Cites per document20180.000
Cites per document20196.162
Cites per document20209.443
Cites per document202115.370
Cites per document202219.034
% 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 documents20180
Non-citable documents201971
Non-citable documents2020163
Non-citable documents2021210
Non-citable documents2022177
Citable documents20180
Citable documents2019114
Citable documents2020243
Citable documents2021365
Citable documents2022384
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 documents20180
Uncited documents201973
Uncited documents2020135
Uncited documents2021135
Uncited documents2022102
Cited documents20180
Cited documents2019112
Cited documents2020271
Cited documents2021440
Cited documents2022459
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