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Frontiers in Built Environmentopen access

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryEngineering
Building and Construction

Social Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Urban Studies
Publisher Frontiers Media S.A.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Frontiers in Built Environment publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research encompassing the engineering of buildings, sustainable cities and urban spaces. Field Chief Editor Izuru Takewaki at Kyoto University is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, engineers, and the public worldwide. The modern society and cities are mostly vulnerable to extreme natural disasters caused by earthquakes, strong winds and other unexpected disturbances, and are also faced with global climate change issues. In order to overcome such unavoidable issues, smart methodologies for designing, protecting and upgrading built environments including infrastructures and buildings are strongly desired recently. However the perfect defense and protection may be difficult because of cost problems and unexpected phenomena of natural and man-made disasters. Under these circumstances, the concept of ‘Resilient Cities and Society’ plays an important role. The resilience is utilized in various fields including society, community and multidisciplinary engineering. It implies the ability or capability to recover from certain damaged states and maintain its function or the toughness for damage expected against various disturbances.


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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.

Building and Construction2019Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q2
Urban Studies2019Q2

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)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.389
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.389
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.897
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 Cites20150
Self Cites201623
Self Cites201727
Self Cites201834
Self Cites201939
Total Cites20150
Total Cites201643
Total Cites2017162
Total Cites2018301
Total Cites2019373
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 document20150
External Cites per document20161.053
External Cites per document20172.500
External Cites per document20182.119
External Cites per document20191.845
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20162.263
Cites per document20173.000
Cites per document20182.389
Cites per document20192.061
% 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 documents20150
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201619
Citable documents201754
Citable documents2018126
Citable documents2019181
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 documents20150
Uncited documents201612
Uncited documents201714
Uncited documents201846
Uncited documents201971
Cited documents20150
Cited documents201611
Cited documents201746
Cited documents201888
Cited documents2019117
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