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Sustainability Science

Country Japan  - SIR icon
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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
Publisher Springer Japan
Publication typeJournals
ISSN18624065, 18624057
Scope The journal Sustainability Science offers insights into interactions within and between nature and the rest of human society, and the complex mechanisms that sustain both. The journal promotes science based predictions and impact assessments of global change, and seeks ways to ensure that such knowledge can be understood by society and be used to strengthen the resilience of global natural systems (such as ecosystems, ocean and atmospheric systems, nutrient cycles), social systems (economies, governments, industry) and human systems at the individual level (lifestyles, health, security, and human values).


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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
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q1
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
Global and Planetary Change2018Q2
Global and Planetary Change2019Q2
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
Health (social science)2018Q1
Health (social science)2019Q1
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
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q1
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
Nature and Landscape Conservation2018Q1
Nature and Landscape Conservation2019Q1
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
Sociology and Political Science2018Q1
Sociology and Political Science2019Q1

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)20091.659
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.655
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.352
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.557
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.193
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.735
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.284
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.410
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.335
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.803
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.409
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.022
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.355
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.293
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.659
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.704
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.148
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.943
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.628
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.327
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 Cites201229
Self Cites201315
Self Cites201467
Self Cites201568
Self Cites201668
Self Cites201799
Self Cites2018107
Self Cites2019121
Total Cites20070
Total Cites200839
Total Cites200968
Total Cites2010185
Total Cites2011159
Total Cites2012191
Total Cites2013286
Total Cites2014374
Total Cites2015479
Total Cites2016496
Total Cites2017662
Total Cites2018923
Total Cites20191212
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 document20091.585
External Cites per document20102.742
External Cites per document20112.258
External Cites per document20122.382
External Cites per document20133.764
External Cites per document20143.301
External Cites per document20153.736
External Cites per document20163.292
External Cites per document20173.632
External Cites per document20184.584
External Cites per document20194.764
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20081.857
Cites per document20091.659
Cites per document20102.803
Cites per document20112.409
Cites per document20122.809
Cites per document20133.972
Cites per document20144.022
Cites per document20154.355
Cites per document20163.815
Cites per document20174.271
Cites per document20185.185
Cites per document20195.293
% 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 documents201010
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20158
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201713
Non-citable documents201829
Non-citable documents201937
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200821
Citable documents200941
Citable documents201066
Citable documents201166
Citable documents201268
Citable documents201372
Citable documents201493
Citable documents2015110
Citable documents2016130
Citable documents2017155
Citable documents2018178
Citable documents2019229
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 documents200919
Uncited documents201024
Uncited documents201126
Uncited documents201223
Uncited documents201329
Uncited documents201424
Uncited documents201528
Uncited documents201633
Uncited documents201725
Uncited documents201830
Uncited documents201931
Cited documents20070
Cited documents200824
Cited documents200929
Cited documents201052
Cited documents201151
Cited documents201253
Cited documents201350
Cited documents201474
Cited documents201590
Cited documents2016107
Cited documents2017143
Cited documents2018177
Cited documents2019235
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