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Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta Vostokovedenie i Afrikanistika


Russian Federation

Universities and research institutions in Russian Federation
Media Ranking in Russian Federation

Subject Area and Category


Saint Petersburg State University

Saint Petersburg State University in Scimago Institutions Rankings



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25875892, 20741227





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Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Asian and African Studies is a peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal committed to foster original, independent, accurate and comprehensive professional research in Asian and African Studies. The Journal accepts scholarly articles, book reviews and reports on various academic activities in the field. The main objective of the Journal is to create an open intellectual forum for leading experts and specialist researchers in the areas of Asian and African studies both in Russia and abroad. The Journal pursues the following priorities: • furtherance of cutting edge research in the Asian and African studies; • identifying and investigating insufficiently explored areas of scholarship; • forming novelty approaches to methodology; • introducing scholarly use of rare textual sources; • interdisciplinary studies noted for their scholarly freshness, salience and ingenuity. The Journal encompasses the following spectrum of subject domains and topical areas: • re-evaluation of relations between Russia and Asia/ Africa; • languages of Asia and Africa; • Asia and Africa: history and source studies; • Asia and Africa: literature and literary theory; • Asia and Africa: geocultural spaces and cultural codes; • foreign policy, economics and international relations of Asia and Africa. 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.

Geography, Planning and Development2021Q4
Geography, Planning and Development2022Q4
Linguistics and Language2021Q4
Linguistics and Language2022Q3
Literature and Literary Theory2021Q4
Literature and Literary Theory2022Q2
Political Science and International Relations2021Q4
Political Science and International Relations2022Q4

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)20190.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.090
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20220.061
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.090
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.090
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.068
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 Cites20190
Self Cites20201
Self Cites20213
Self Cites20221
Total Cites20190
Total Cites20204
Total Cites20216
Total Cites20227
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 document20190
External Cites per document20200.075
External Cites per document20210.045
External Cites per document20220.053
Cites per document20190.000
Cites per document20200.100
Cites per document20210.090
Cites per document20220.061
% 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 documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Non-citable documents20210
Non-citable documents20220
Citable documents20190
Citable documents202040
Citable documents202167
Citable documents2022114
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 documents20190
Uncited documents202036
Uncited documents202161
Uncited documents2022108
Cited documents20190
Cited documents20204
Cited documents20216
Cited documents20226
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