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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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Elsevier Ltd.



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The mission of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews is to communicate the most interesting and relevant critical thinking in renewable and sustainable energy in order to bring together the research community, the private sector and policy and decision makers. The aim of the journal is to share problems, solutions, novel ideas and technologies to support the transition to a low carbon future and achieve our global emissions targets as established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews publishes review papers, original research, case studies and new technology analyses that have a significant review element, which may take the form of a critique, comparison, or analysis. The journal also publishes a new paper type, Expert Insights, which are commissioned mini-reviews from field leaders on topics of significant interest. Case studies will only be considered if they also demonstrate the applicability of the work to other regions and/or inform the broader field of renewable and sustainable energy. A bibliographic or literature review, without critical thinking is not considered suitable. 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.

Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment1999Q3
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2000Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2001Q3
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2002Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2003Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2004Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2005Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2006Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2007Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2008Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2009Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2010Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2011Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2012Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2013Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2014Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2015Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2016Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2017Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2018Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2019Q1

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)19990.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.969
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.694
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.436
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.242
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.329
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.391
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.043
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.014
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20107.317
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20118.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20128.739
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20149.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20159.772
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201610.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201711.678
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201812.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201914.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.417
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.683
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.769
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.315
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.050
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20096.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20106.988
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20118.606
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20138.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20148.751
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20159.218
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201610.193
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201711.262
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201812.565
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201914.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.417
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.673
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.477
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.726
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.986
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.969
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20106.510
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20118.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20127.642
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20137.635
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.890
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20158.847
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20169.388
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201710.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201812.295
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201914.574
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20003
Self Cites20011
Self Cites20029
Self Cites20037
Self Cites200414
Self Cites200523
Self Cites20069
Self Cites200757
Self Cites200875
Self Cites2009198
Self Cites2010489
Self Cites20111037
Self Cites20121626
Self Cites20132295
Self Cites20142383
Self Cites20153185
Self Cites20164156
Self Cites20175159
Self Cites20184262
Self Cites20192283
Total Cites199910
Total Cites200031
Total Cites200128
Total Cites200269
Total Cites2003107
Total Cites2004126
Total Cites2005195
Total Cites2006201
Total Cites2007397
Total Cites2008914
Total Cites20091873
Total Cites20103557
Total Cites20115981
Total Cites20128789
Total Cites201312095
Total Cites201415052
Total Cites201519211
Total Cites201626921
Total Cites201737018
Total Cites201848550
Total Cites201956856
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 document19990.417
External Cites per document20000.875
External Cites per document20010.659
External Cites per document20021.538
External Cites per document20031.852
External Cites per document20041.806
External Cites per document20052.205
External Cites per document20062.133
External Cites per document20073.696
External Cites per document20084.635
External Cites per document20095.961
External Cites per document20106.028
External Cites per document20117.114
External Cites per document20126.927
External Cites per document20137.227
External Cites per document20147.366
External Cites per document20157.690
External Cites per document20168.620
External Cites per document20179.692
External Cites per document201811.462
External Cites per document201914.215
Cites per document19990.417
Cites per document20000.969
Cites per document20010.683
Cites per document20021.769
Cites per document20031.981
Cites per document20042.032
Cites per document20052.500
Cites per document20062.233
Cites per document20074.315
Cites per document20085.050
Cites per document20096.665
Cites per document20106.988
Cites per document20118.606
Cites per document20128.500
Cites per document20138.920
Cites per document20148.751
Cites per document20159.218
Cites per document201610.193
Cites per document201711.262
Cites per document201812.565
Cites per document201914.810
% 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 documents20043
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents201318
Non-citable documents201428
Non-citable documents201525
Non-citable documents201631
Non-citable documents201751
Non-citable documents201868
Non-citable documents201983
Citable documents199924
Citable documents200032
Citable documents200141
Citable documents200239
Citable documents200354
Citable documents200462
Citable documents200578
Citable documents200690
Citable documents200792
Citable documents2008181
Citable documents2009281
Citable documents2010509
Citable documents2011695
Citable documents20121034
Citable documents20131356
Citable documents20141720
Citable documents20152084
Citable documents20162641
Citable documents20173287
Citable documents20183864
Citable documents20193839
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 documents199919
Uncited documents200019
Uncited documents200127
Uncited documents200219
Uncited documents200320
Uncited documents200430
Uncited documents200524
Uncited documents200630
Uncited documents200717
Uncited documents200821
Uncited documents200936
Uncited documents201053
Uncited documents201151
Uncited documents201289
Uncited documents201398
Uncited documents2014137
Uncited documents2015116
Uncited documents2016138
Uncited documents2017142
Uncited documents2018122
Uncited documents2019134
Cited documents19995
Cited documents200013
Cited documents200114
Cited documents200220
Cited documents200335
Cited documents200435
Cited documents200557
Cited documents200662
Cited documents200775
Cited documents2008160
Cited documents2009245
Cited documents2010456
Cited documents2011645
Cited documents2012953
Cited documents20131276
Cited documents20141611
Cited documents20151993
Cited documents20162534
Cited documents20173196
Cited documents20183810
Cited documents20193788
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