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Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systemsopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland
Media Ranking in Switzerland

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Frontiers Media SA



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Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research on one of the biggest challenges of our time: sustainably achieving global food security. Led by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts, this open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries, both basic and applied, to academics, policy-makers, practitioners, industry and the public worldwide. The journal welcomes contributions from across the natural and social sciences (including the critical social sciences) as well as interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work. A food system includes all aspects of producing and delivering food to humans, from production or wild harvest, to processing, marketing, distribution, consumption, recycling and disposal. A food system is both influenced by and emerges from overlapping and multi-scalar political, social, economic and environmental contexts. Food systems today vary from local and regional to global in their scale, processes, and effects. The journal welcomes submissions on any aspect of food systems as they intersect with the science and practice of sustainability, including its environmental, economic and social justice dimensions.

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.

Agronomy and Crop Science2019Q2
Agronomy and Crop Science2020Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2021Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2022Q1
Agronomy and Crop Science2023Q1
Food Science2019Q2
Food Science2020Q2
Food Science2021Q1
Food Science2022Q1
Food Science2023Q1
Global and Planetary Change2019Q3
Global and Planetary Change2020Q2
Global and Planetary Change2021Q2
Global and Planetary Change2022Q2
Global and Planetary Change2023Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2020Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2021Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2022Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2023Q2

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)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.835
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.058
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20215.066
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20225.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20235.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20215.081
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20225.441
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20234.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.835
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.083
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20214.631
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20224.871
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20233.962
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 Cites20170
Self Cites20184
Self Cites201913
Self Cites202046
Self Cites2021118
Self Cites2022261
Self Cites2023390
Total Cites20170
Total Cites20184
Total Cites2019167
Total Cites2020836
Total Cites20212449
Total Cites20225066
Total Cites20237066
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 document20170
External Cites per document20180.000
External Cites per document20191.692
External Cites per document20203.835
External Cites per document20214.836
External Cites per document20225.161
External Cites per document20234.451
Cites per document20170.000
Cites per document20182.000
Cites per document20191.835
Cites per document20204.058
Cites per document20215.081
Cites per document20225.441
Cites per document20234.711
% 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 documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20202
Non-citable documents20218
Non-citable documents202228
Non-citable documents202363
Citable documents20170
Citable documents20182
Citable documents201991
Citable documents2020204
Citable documents2021474
Citable documents2022903
Citable documents20231437
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 documents20170
Uncited documents20180
Uncited documents201926
Uncited documents202034
Uncited documents202173
Uncited documents2022156
Uncited documents2023276
Cited documents20170
Cited documents20182
Cited documents201965
Cited documents2020172
Cited documents2021409
Cited documents2022775
Cited documents20231224
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