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Living Reviews in Relativityopen access

Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherAlbert Einstein Institut
Publication typeJournals
Scope Living Reviews in Relativity is a peer-reviewed, full open access, and exclusively online journal, publishing freely available reviews of research in all areas of relativity. Articles are solicited from leading authorities and are directed towards the scientific community at or above the graduate-student level. They provide critical reviews of the current state of research and available sources in the fields they cover. All contributions are subject to single-blind peer review by at least two referees. Living Reviews is unique in maintaining a suite of high-quality reviews, which are kept up-to-date by the authors. This is the meaning of the word "living" in the journal's title.


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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.

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

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)19992.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20028.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20038.773
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20048.240
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200512.933
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200611.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200712.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200815.656
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200915.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201016.731
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201116.926
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201219.903
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201319.656
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201424.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201527.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201627.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201733.591
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201832.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20029.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20038.278
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20049.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200510.583
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200612.483
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200713.679
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200814.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200914.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201012.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201118.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201220.476
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201321.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201423.107
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201527.852
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201633.737
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201734.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201819.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20014.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200210.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20039.769
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200512.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200613.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200712.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200814.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20099.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201013.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201118.385
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201223.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201316.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201421.450
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201536.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201631.900
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201722.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201824.200
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 Cites20000
Self Cites20013
Self Cites20024
Self Cites20033
Self Cites20042
Self Cites200510
Self Cites20069
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20118
Self Cites201213
Self Cites201310
Self Cites20148
Self Cites20157
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20174
Self Cites20183
Total Cites199918
Total Cites200026
Total Cites200162
Total Cites2002148
Total Cites2003149
Total Cites2004189
Total Cites2005254
Total Cites2006362
Total Cites2007383
Total Cites2008308
Total Cites2009289
Total Cites2010251
Total Cites2011419
Total Cites2012430
Total Cites2013550
Total Cites2014647
Total Cites2015752
Total Cites2016641
Total Cites2017449
Total Cites2018256
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 document19992.571
External Cites per document20002.364
External Cites per document20013.688
External Cites per document20029.600
External Cites per document20038.111
External Cites per document20049.350
External Cites per document200510.167
External Cites per document200612.172
External Cites per document200713.679
External Cites per document200814.000
External Cites per document200914.450
External Cites per document201012.450
External Cites per document201117.870
External Cites per document201219.857
External Cites per document201320.769
External Cites per document201422.821
External Cites per document201527.593
External Cites per document201633.632
External Cites per document201734.231
External Cites per document201819.462
Cites per document19992.571
Cites per document20002.364
Cites per document20013.875
Cites per document20029.867
Cites per document20038.278
Cites per document20049.450
Cites per document200510.583
Cites per document200612.483
Cites per document200713.679
Cites per document200814.000
Cites per document200914.450
Cites per document201012.550
Cites per document201118.217
Cites per document201220.476
Cites per document201321.154
Cites per document201423.107
Cites per document201527.852
Cites per document201633.737
Cites per document201734.538
Cites per document201819.692
% 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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
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
Citable documents19997
Citable documents200011
Citable documents200116
Citable documents200215
Citable documents200318
Citable documents200420
Citable documents200524
Citable documents200629
Citable documents200728
Citable documents200822
Citable documents200920
Citable documents201020
Citable documents201123
Citable documents201221
Citable documents201326
Citable documents201428
Citable documents201527
Citable documents201619
Citable documents201713
Citable documents201813
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 documents19991
Uncited documents20003
Uncited documents20014
Uncited documents20020
Uncited documents20034
Uncited documents20042
Uncited documents20050
Uncited documents20061
Uncited documents20072
Uncited documents20081
Uncited documents20092
Uncited documents20100
Uncited documents20111
Uncited documents20120
Uncited documents20131
Uncited documents20140
Uncited documents20150
Uncited documents20160
Uncited documents20171
Uncited documents20182
Cited documents19996
Cited documents20008
Cited documents200112
Cited documents200215
Cited documents200314
Cited documents200418
Cited documents200524
Cited documents200628
Cited documents200726
Cited documents200821
Cited documents200918
Cited documents201020
Cited documents201122
Cited documents201221
Cited documents201325
Cited documents201428
Cited documents201527
Cited documents201619
Cited documents201712
Cited documents201811
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