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International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
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Subject Area and CategoryEnvironmental Science
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
Publisher Springer Science + Business Media
Publication typeJournals
ISSN09483349, 16147502
Scope The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (Int J Life Cycle Assess) is the first journal devoted entirely to Life Cycle Assessment and closely related methods. LCA has become a recognized instrument to assess the ecological burdens and impacts throughout the consecutive and interlinked stages of a product system, from raw material acquisition or generation from natural resources, through production and use to final disposal. The Int J Life Cycle Assess is a forum for scientists developing LCA and LCM (Life Cycle Management); LCA and LCM practitioners; managers concerned with environmental aspects of products; governmental environmental agencies responsible for product quality; scientific and industrial societies involved in LCA development, and ecological institutions and bodies. Papers on applied LCA/LCM, especially case studies, will be considered for publication if they are of general interest to the LCA/LCM community and make an innovative contribution to science such as highlighting new insights into a particular product system or policy question, such as a product that has been rarely or never assessed; a special interest operation, e.g. hydrofracking or Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS); present novel methodology; or describe efforts to build life cycle thinking capability within an organization or region. In addition to LCA/LCM, papers on Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) and Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) are also welcome. Life Cycle Costing (LCC) studies are considered for publication in the framework of LCSA (three pillar concept/triple bottom line).


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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.

Environmental Science (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1

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)19991.040
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.061
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.821
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.168
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.527
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.462
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.965
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.813
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.812
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.449
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.559
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.639
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.199
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.005
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.949
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.040
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.176
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.844
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.747
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.055
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.272
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.937
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.918
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.976
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.253
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.211
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.031
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.859
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.073
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.220
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.603
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.057
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.084
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.112
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.524
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.458
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.568
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.353
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 Cites199967
Self Cites200057
Self Cites200157
Self Cites200259
Self Cites200369
Self Cites200439
Self Cites200553
Self Cites2006103
Self Cites200792
Self Cites2008154
Self Cites2009131
Self Cites2010151
Self Cites2011137
Self Cites2012131
Self Cites2013261
Self Cites2014304
Self Cites2015290
Self Cites2016272
Self Cites2017234
Self Cites2018263
Self Cites2019349
Total Cites1999131
Total Cites2000160
Total Cites2001135
Total Cites2002127
Total Cites2003186
Total Cites2004172
Total Cites2005201
Total Cites2006236
Total Cites2007261
Total Cites2008399
Total Cites2009612
Total Cites2010760
Total Cites2011834
Total Cites20121006
Total Cites20131225
Total Cites20141474
Total Cites20151769
Total Cites20161814
Total Cites20171897
Total Cites20182075
Total Cites20192504
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 document19990.508
External Cites per document20000.757
External Cites per document20010.488
External Cites per document20020.400
External Cites per document20030.705
External Cites per document20040.816
External Cites per document20050.937
External Cites per document20060.756
External Cites per document20070.880
External Cites per document20081.189
External Cites per document20092.417
External Cites per document20103.139
External Cites per document20113.140
External Cites per document20123.458
External Cites per document20133.347
External Cites per document20143.343
External Cites per document20153.521
External Cites per document20163.427
External Cites per document20173.867
External Cites per document20184.244
External Cites per document20194.624
Cites per document19991.040
Cites per document20001.176
Cites per document20010.844
Cites per document20020.747
Cites per document20031.120
Cites per document20041.055
Cites per document20051.272
Cites per document20061.341
Cites per document20071.359
Cites per document20081.937
Cites per document20093.075
Cites per document20103.918
Cites per document20113.757
Cites per document20123.976
Cites per document20134.253
Cites per document20144.211
Cites per document20154.212
Cites per document20164.031
Cites per document20174.412
Cites per document20184.859
Cites per document20195.373
% 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 documents199916
Non-citable documents200030
Non-citable documents200139
Non-citable documents200229
Non-citable documents200323
Non-citable documents200422
Non-citable documents200519
Non-citable documents200624
Non-citable documents200725
Non-citable documents200835
Non-citable documents200932
Non-citable documents201035
Non-citable documents201131
Non-citable documents201224
Non-citable documents201319
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201532
Non-citable documents201631
Non-citable documents201739
Non-citable documents201837
Non-citable documents201946
Citable documents1999126
Citable documents2000136
Citable documents2001160
Citable documents2002170
Citable documents2003166
Citable documents2004163
Citable documents2005158
Citable documents2006176
Citable documents2007192
Citable documents2008206
Citable documents2009199
Citable documents2010194
Citable documents2011222
Citable documents2012253
Citable documents2013288
Citable documents2014350
Citable documents2015420
Citable documents2016450
Citable documents2017430
Citable documents2018427
Citable documents2019466
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 documents199984
Uncited documents200093
Uncited documents2001119
Uncited documents2002125
Uncited documents2003100
Uncited documents2004109
Uncited documents200593
Uncited documents2006106
Uncited documents2007113
Uncited documents200896
Uncited documents200971
Uncited documents201062
Uncited documents201171
Uncited documents201238
Uncited documents201340
Uncited documents201448
Uncited documents201579
Uncited documents201678
Uncited documents201764
Uncited documents201874
Uncited documents201973
Cited documents199958
Cited documents200073
Cited documents200180
Cited documents200274
Cited documents200389
Cited documents200476
Cited documents200584
Cited documents200694
Cited documents2007104
Cited documents2008145
Cited documents2009160
Cited documents2010167
Cited documents2011182
Cited documents2012239
Cited documents2013267
Cited documents2014320
Cited documents2015373
Cited documents2016403
Cited documents2017405
Cited documents2018390
Cited documents2019439
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