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Belgian Journal of Zoology



Universities and research institutions in Belgium

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Societe Royale Zoologique de Belgique



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The Belgian Journal of Zoology is an open access journal publishing high-quality research papers in English that are original, of broad interest and hypothesis-driven. Manuscripts on all aspects of zoology are considered, including anatomy, behaviour, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, genomics and physiology. Manuscripts on veterinary topics are outside of the journal’s scope. The Belgian Journal of Zoology also welcomes reviews, especially from complex or poorly understood research fields in zoology. The Belgian Journal of Zoology does no longer publish purely taxonomic papers. Surveys and reports on novel or invasive animal species for Belgium are considered only if sufficient new biological or biogeographic information is included. 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.

Animal Science and Zoology1999Q4
Animal Science and Zoology2000Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2001Q2
Animal Science and Zoology2002Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2003Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2004Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2005Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2006Q4
Animal Science and Zoology2007Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2008Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2009Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2010Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2011Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2012Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2013Q4
Animal Science and Zoology2014Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2015Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2016Q2
Animal Science and Zoology2017Q2
Animal Science and Zoology2018Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2019Q2

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)19990.383
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.544
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.577
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.552
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.753
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.493
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.477
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.665
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.703
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.882
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.614
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.961
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.864
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.889
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.229
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.584
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.583
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.683
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.836
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.472
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.441
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.541
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.679
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.892
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.609
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.941
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.641
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.655
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.787
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.396
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.354
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.544
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.525
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.468
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.604
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.903
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.913
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.200
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 Cites19991
Self Cites20001
Self Cites20015
Self Cites20024
Self Cites20037
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20053
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20072
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20092
Self Cites20104
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Total Cites199923
Total Cites200045
Total Cites200150
Total Cites200242
Total Cites200343
Total Cites200446
Total Cites200543
Total Cites200660
Total Cites200756
Total Cites200892
Total Cites200946
Total Cites201053
Total Cites201150
Total Cites201258
Total Cites201339
Total Cites201440
Total Cites201536
Total Cites201637
Total Cites201741
Total Cites201832
Total Cites201937
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 document19990.367
External Cites per document20000.571
External Cites per document20010.570
External Cites per document20020.528
External Cites per document20030.571
External Cites per document20040.836
External Cites per document20050.533
External Cites per document20060.465
External Cites per document20070.425
External Cites per document20080.708
External Cites per document20090.518
External Cites per document20100.628
External Cites per document20110.658
External Cites per document20120.846
External Cites per document20130.609
External Cites per document20140.792
External Cites per document20150.857
External Cites per document20160.972
External Cites per document20171.143
External Cites per document20180.941
External Cites per document20191.156
Cites per document19990.383
Cites per document20000.584
Cites per document20010.633
Cites per document20020.583
Cites per document20030.683
Cites per document20040.836
Cites per document20050.573
Cites per document20060.472
Cites per document20070.441
Cites per document20080.708
Cites per document20090.541
Cites per document20100.679
Cites per document20110.658
Cites per document20120.892
Cites per document20130.609
Cites per document20140.833
Cites per document20150.857
Cites per document20161.028
Cites per document20171.171
Cites per document20180.941
Cites per document20191.156
% 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 documents20051
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20186
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents199960
Citable documents200077
Citable documents200179
Citable documents200272
Citable documents200363
Citable documents200455
Citable documents200575
Citable documents2006127
Citable documents2007127
Citable documents2008130
Citable documents200985
Citable documents201078
Citable documents201176
Citable documents201265
Citable documents201364
Citable documents201448
Citable documents201542
Citable documents201636
Citable documents201735
Citable documents201834
Citable documents201932
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 documents199946
Uncited documents200050
Uncited documents200153
Uncited documents200249
Uncited documents200335
Uncited documents200430
Uncited documents200546
Uncited documents200689
Uncited documents200792
Uncited documents200879
Uncited documents200959
Uncited documents201050
Uncited documents201152
Uncited documents201247
Uncited documents201345
Uncited documents201426
Uncited documents201523
Uncited documents201615
Uncited documents201720
Uncited documents201821
Uncited documents201917
Cited documents199914
Cited documents200027
Cited documents200126
Cited documents200223
Cited documents200328
Cited documents200425
Cited documents200530
Cited documents200640
Cited documents200737
Cited documents200855
Cited documents200931
Cited documents201034
Cited documents201131
Cited documents201224
Cited documents201325
Cited documents201425
Cited documents201522
Cited documents201623
Cited documents201718
Cited documents201819
Cited documents201922
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