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South African Journal of Scienceopen access

Country South Africa  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of South Africa
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Subject Area and CategoryAgricultural and Biological Sciences
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)

Earth and Planetary Sciences
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherSouth African Assn. For The Advancement Of Science
Publication typeJournals
ISSN03708462, 00382353
Coverage1973-ongoing
Scope The South African Journal of Science is an English, multidisciplinary science journal published bimonthly. We invite original research articles and provide a forum for discussion of news and developments in science and research. Since the Journal serves a multidisciplinary readership, original articles should serve multidisciplinary or multi-institutional areas of interest, and authors are requested to write their papers and reports in a manner and style that is intelligible to specialists and nonspecialists alike.

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Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q2
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19990.248
20000.390
20010.257
20020.317
20030.592
20040.289
20050.373
20060.243
20070.403
20080.261
20090.263
20100.286
20110.318
20120.214
20130.253
20140.297
20150.354
20160.370
20170.425
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)19990.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.381
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.546
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.877
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.679
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.795
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.901
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.604
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.793
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.815
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.175
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.477
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.929
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.637
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.697
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.612
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.585
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.707
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.730
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.990
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.124
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.320
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.318
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.664
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.823
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.523
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.722
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.520
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.488
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.631
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.454
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.656
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.768
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.733
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.245
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites199929
Self Cites200013
Self Cites200134
Self Cites200241
Self Cites200356
Self Cites200429
Self Cites200541
Self Cites200642
Self Cites200734
Self Cites200820
Self Cites200910
Self Cites201010
Self Cites201112
Self Cites201214
Self Cites20139
Self Cites201430
Self Cites201512
Self Cites201615
Self Cites201729
Total Cites1999153
Total Cites2000143
Total Cites2001190
Total Cites2002223
Total Cites2003364
Total Cites2004249
Total Cites2005276
Total Cites2006241
Total Cites2007287
Total Cites2008222
Total Cites2009183
Total Cites2010198
Total Cites2011216
Total Cites2012146
Total Cites2013189
Total Cites2014217
Total Cites2015245
Total Cites2016285
Total Cites2017298
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19990.298
External Cites per document20000.327
External Cites per document20010.390
External Cites per document20020.488
External Cites per document20030.786
External Cites per document20040.563
External Cites per document20050.593
External Cites per document20060.505
External Cites per document20070.655
External Cites per document20080.580
External Cites per document20090.553
External Cites per document20100.671
External Cites per document20110.813
External Cites per document20120.660
External Cites per document20130.942
External Cites per document20140.979
External Cites per document20151.069
External Cites per document20161.222
External Cites per document20171.185
Cites per document19990.368
Cites per document20000.359
Cites per document20010.475
Cites per document20020.598
Cites per document20030.929
Cites per document20040.637
Cites per document20050.697
Cites per document20060.612
Cites per document20070.744
Cites per document20080.638
Cites per document20090.585
Cites per document20100.707
Cites per document20110.861
Cites per document20120.730
Cites per document20130.990
Cites per document20141.136
Cites per document20151.124
Cites per document20161.290
Cites per document20171.313
% 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
19993.33
20000.00
20018.63
20025.59
200323.40
200419.05
200524.83
200620.47
200724.07
200834.23
200922.58
201014.81
201119.23
201225.81
201314.74
201419.15
201516.13
201621.90
201722.00
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents199916
Non-citable documents200021
Non-citable documents200133
Non-citable documents200227
Non-citable documents200331
Non-citable documents200432
Non-citable documents200535
Non-citable documents200639
Non-citable documents200733
Non-citable documents200832
Non-citable documents200933
Non-citable documents201032
Non-citable documents201134
Non-citable documents201226
Non-citable documents201335
Non-citable documents201449
Non-citable documents201564
Non-citable documents201661
Non-citable documents201765
Citable documents1999416
Citable documents2000398
Citable documents2001400
Citable documents2002373
Citable documents2003392
Citable documents2004391
Citable documents2005396
Citable documents2006394
Citable documents2007386
Citable documents2008348
Citable documents2009313
Citable documents2010280
Citable documents2011251
Citable documents2012200
Citable documents2013191
Citable documents2014191
Citable documents2015218
Citable documents2016221
Citable documents2017227
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents1999336
Uncited documents2000329
Uncited documents2001323
Uncited documents2002267
Uncited documents2003265
Uncited documents2004284
Uncited documents2005289
Uncited documents2006295
Uncited documents2007274
Uncited documents2008262
Uncited documents2009240
Uncited documents2010196
Uncited documents2011173
Uncited documents2012150
Uncited documents2013124
Uncited documents2014138
Uncited documents2015166
Uncited documents2016143
Uncited documents2017156
Cited documents199996
Cited documents200090
Cited documents2001110
Cited documents2002133
Cited documents2003158
Cited documents2004139
Cited documents2005142
Cited documents2006138
Cited documents2007145
Cited documents2008118
Cited documents2009106
Cited documents2010116
Cited documents2011112
Cited documents201276
Cited documents2013102
Cited documents2014102
Cited documents2015116
Cited documents2016139
Cited documents2017136
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