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South African Journal of Chemistryopen access

Country South Africa  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of South Africa
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Subject Area and CategoryChemistry
Chemistry (miscellaneous)
Publisher Bureau for Scientific Publications
Publication typeJournals
Scope Original work in all branches of chemistry is published in the South African Journal of Chemistry. Contributions in English may take the form of papers, short communications, or critical reviews.


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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.

Chemistry (miscellaneous)1999Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2000Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2001Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2003Q4
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2005Q4
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2007Q4
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2008Q4
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2013Q4
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q3

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)19990.392
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.355
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.299
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.409
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.467
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.670
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.563
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.555
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.627
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.785
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.832
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.220
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.302
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.392
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.301
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.254
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.378
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.338
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.434
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.492
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.563
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.709
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.545
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.675
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.830
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.235
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.229
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.397
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.207
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.245
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.377
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.490
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.568
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.708
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.628
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.590
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.809
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.651
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.717
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.759
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.192
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 Cites19993
Self Cites20003
Self Cites20012
Self Cites20021
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20054
Self Cites20065
Self Cites20072
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20118
Self Cites201213
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20174
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Total Cites199931
Total Cites200023
Total Cites200125
Total Cites200216
Total Cites20037
Total Cites200414
Total Cites200521
Total Cites200623
Total Cites200722
Total Cites200833
Total Cites200932
Total Cites201040
Total Cites201161
Total Cites201266
Total Cites201366
Total Cites201485
Total Cites201585
Total Cites201688
Total Cites201779
Total Cites2018100
Total Cites2019102
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 document19990.354
External Cites per document20000.208
External Cites per document20010.277
External Cites per document20020.238
External Cites per document20030.140
External Cites per document20040.324
External Cites per document20050.436
External Cites per document20060.367
External Cites per document20070.308
External Cites per document20080.434
External Cites per document20090.492
External Cites per document20100.535
External Cites per document20110.616
External Cites per document20120.473
External Cites per document20130.545
External Cites per document20140.643
External Cites per document20150.651
External Cites per document20160.802
External Cites per document20170.824
External Cites per document20181.235
External Cites per document20191.229
Cites per document19990.392
Cites per document20000.240
Cites per document20010.301
Cites per document20020.254
Cites per document20030.140
Cites per document20040.378
Cites per document20050.538
Cites per document20060.469
Cites per document20070.338
Cites per document20080.434
Cites per document20090.492
Cites per document20100.563
Cites per document20110.709
Cites per document20120.589
Cites per document20130.545
Cites per document20140.659
Cites per document20150.675
Cites per document20160.830
Cites per document20170.868
Cites per document20181.235
Cites per document20191.229
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Citable documents199979
Citable documents200096
Citable documents200183
Citable documents200263
Citable documents200350
Citable documents200437
Citable documents200539
Citable documents200649
Citable documents200765
Citable documents200876
Citable documents200965
Citable documents201071
Citable documents201186
Citable documents2012112
Citable documents2013121
Citable documents2014129
Citable documents2015126
Citable documents2016106
Citable documents201791
Citable documents201881
Citable documents201983
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 documents199954
Uncited documents200076
Uncited documents200165
Uncited documents200249
Uncited documents200345
Uncited documents200430
Uncited documents200526
Uncited documents200633
Uncited documents200747
Uncited documents200856
Uncited documents200945
Uncited documents201051
Uncited documents201151
Uncited documents201277
Uncited documents201381
Uncited documents201488
Uncited documents201578
Uncited documents201656
Uncited documents201746
Uncited documents201842
Uncited documents201929
Cited documents199925
Cited documents200020
Cited documents200118
Cited documents200214
Cited documents20036
Cited documents20048
Cited documents200514
Cited documents200616
Cited documents200718
Cited documents200820
Cited documents200920
Cited documents201020
Cited documents201135
Cited documents201235
Cited documents201340
Cited documents201441
Cited documents201548
Cited documents201650
Cited documents201745
Cited documents201839
Cited documents201954
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