Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences: Part A



Universities and research institutions in Pakistan
Media Ranking in Pakistan

Subject Area and Category


Pakistan Academy of Sciences



Publication type



25184245, 25184253






Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, published since 1964, is quarterly journal of the Academy. It publishes original research papers and reviews in basic and applied sciences. All papers are peer reviewed. Authors are not required to be Fellows or Members of the Academy, or citizens of Pakistan. 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.

Computer Science (miscellaneous)2020Q4
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2021Q4
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2022Q4
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2020Q4
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2021Q4
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2022Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2020Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2021Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2022Q4

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)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.313
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.465
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20220.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.189
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.313
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.268
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.257
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.371
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.259
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 Cites20160
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20183
Self Cites20192
Self Cites20200
Self Cites20217
Self Cites20220
Total Cites20160
Total Cites20177
Total Cites201817
Total Cites201931
Total Cites202022
Total Cites202122
Total Cites202226
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 document20160
External Cites per document20170.108
External Cites per document20180.206
External Cites per document20190.293
External Cites per document20200.268
External Cites per document20210.221
External Cites per document20220.257
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document20170.189
Cites per document20180.250
Cites per document20190.313
Cites per document20200.268
Cites per document20210.324
Cites per document20220.257
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents201924
Non-citable documents202036
Non-citable documents202142
Non-citable documents202218
Citable documents20160
Citable documents201737
Citable documents201868
Citable documents201975
Citable documents202046
Citable documents202126
Citable documents202283
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 documents20160
Uncited documents201730
Uncited documents201854
Uncited documents201979
Uncited documents202066
Uncited documents202153
Uncited documents202279
Cited documents20160
Cited documents20177
Cited documents201814
Cited documents201920
Cited documents202016
Cited documents202115
Cited documents202222
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