Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Sustainability Science

Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryEnvironmental Science
Global and Planetary Change
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Nature and Landscape Conservation

Social Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Health (social science)
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication typeJournals
ISSN18624057, 18624065
Scope Sustainability Science probes interactions between global, social, and human systems, the complex mechanisms that lead to degradation of these systems, and concomitant risks to human well-being. The journal provides a platform for building sustainability science as a new academic discipline which can point the way to a sustainable global society by facing challenges that existing disciplines have not addressed. These include endeavors to simultaneously understand phenomena and solve problems, uncertainty and application of the precautionary principle, the co-evolution of knowledge and recognition of problems, and trade-offs between global and local problem solving.


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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.

Geography, Planning and Development2008Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q1
Global and Planetary Change2008Q4
Global and Planetary Change2009Q3
Global and Planetary Change2010Q3
Global and Planetary Change2011Q2
Global and Planetary Change2012Q2
Global and Planetary Change2013Q2
Global and Planetary Change2014Q2
Global and Planetary Change2015Q2
Global and Planetary Change2016Q2
Global and Planetary Change2017Q2
Health (social science)2008Q3
Health (social science)2009Q1
Health (social science)2010Q2
Health (social science)2011Q1
Health (social science)2012Q1
Health (social science)2013Q1
Health (social science)2014Q1
Health (social science)2015Q1
Health (social science)2016Q1
Health (social science)2017Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2008Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2009Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2010Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2011Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2012Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2013Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2014Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2015Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2016Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2008Q3
Nature and Landscape Conservation2009Q2
Nature and Landscape Conservation2010Q2
Nature and Landscape Conservation2011Q2
Nature and Landscape Conservation2012Q2
Nature and Landscape Conservation2013Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2014Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2015Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2016Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science2008Q3
Sociology and Political Science2009Q2
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1

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)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.561
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.687
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.545
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.439
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.463
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.379
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.561
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.687
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.269
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.696
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.840
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.821
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.561
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.362
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.977
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.765
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.880
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.663
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.353
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 Cites20070
Self Cites200827
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20104
Self Cites201110
Self Cites201228
Self Cites201315
Self Cites201465
Self Cites201564
Self Cites201663
Self Cites201795
Total Cites20070
Total Cites200839
Total Cites200964
Total Cites2010180
Total Cites2011152
Total Cites2012186
Total Cites2013278
Total Cites2014361
Total Cites2015457
Total Cites2016469
Total Cites2017596
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 document20070
External Cites per document20080.571
External Cites per document20091.488
External Cites per document20102.627
External Cites per document20112.119
External Cites per document20122.290
External Cites per document20133.653
External Cites per document20143.149
External Cites per document20153.509
External Cites per document20163.076
External Cites per document20173.212
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20081.857
Cites per document20091.561
Cites per document20102.687
Cites per document20112.269
Cites per document20122.696
Cites per document20133.861
Cites per document20143.840
Cites per document20154.080
Cites per document20163.553
Cites per document20173.821
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents20109
Non-citable documents201110
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents201712
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200821
Citable documents200941
Citable documents201067
Citable documents201167
Citable documents201269
Citable documents201372
Citable documents201494
Citable documents2015112
Citable documents2016132
Citable documents2017156
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 documents20070
Uncited documents20080
Uncited documents200920
Uncited documents201024
Uncited documents201127
Uncited documents201223
Uncited documents201330
Uncited documents201425
Uncited documents201530
Uncited documents201634
Uncited documents201731
Cited documents20070
Cited documents200824
Cited documents200928
Cited documents201052
Cited documents201150
Cited documents201253
Cited documents201349
Cited documents201473
Cited documents201588
Cited documents2016106
Cited documents2017137
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