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Sains Malaysiana

Country Malaysia  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Malaysia
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMultidisciplinary
PublisherUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Publication typeJournals
Scope Sains Malaysiana is a refereed journal committed to the advancement of scholarly knowledge and research findings of the several branches of science and technology. It contains articles on Earth Sciences, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences. The journal publishes articles, reviews, and research notes whose content and approach are of interest to a wide range of scholars. Sains Malaysiana is published by the UKM Press an its autonomous Editorial Board are drawn from the Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. In addition, distinguished scholars from local and foreign universities are appointed to serve as advisory board members and referees.


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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.


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)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.218
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.403
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.572
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.659
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.744
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.705
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.760
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.728
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.798
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.220
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.591
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.724
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.657
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.707
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.743
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.106
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.186
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.225
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.450
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.589
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.710
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.565
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.607
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.618
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.650
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 Cites20060
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20084
Self Cites20099
Self Cites20106
Self Cites201118
Self Cites201232
Self Cites201336
Self Cites201438
Self Cites201542
Self Cites201641
Self Cites201797
Self Cites2018108
Total Cites20060
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20085
Total Cites200926
Total Cites201045
Total Cites2011142
Total Cites2012283
Total Cites2013396
Total Cites2014480
Total Cites2015471
Total Cites2016470
Total Cites2017503
Total Cites2018544
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 document20060
External Cites per document20070.000
External Cites per document20080.021
External Cites per document20090.148
External Cites per document20100.190
External Cites per document20110.368
External Cites per document20120.524
External Cites per document20130.630
External Cites per document20140.667
External Cites per document20150.610
External Cites per document20160.600
External Cites per document20170.571
External Cites per document20180.596
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20080.106
Cites per document20090.226
Cites per document20100.220
Cites per document20110.421
Cites per document20120.591
Cites per document20130.694
Cites per document20140.724
Cites per document20150.670
Cites per document20160.657
Cites per document20170.707
Cites per document20180.743
% 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 documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Citable documents20060
Citable documents200729
Citable documents200847
Citable documents2009115
Citable documents2010205
Citable documents2011337
Citable documents2012479
Citable documents2013571
Citable documents2014663
Citable documents2015703
Citable documents2016715
Citable documents2017711
Citable documents2018732
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 documents20060
Uncited documents200729
Uncited documents200843
Uncited documents200995
Uncited documents2010170
Uncited documents2011248
Uncited documents2012309
Uncited documents2013356
Uncited documents2014395
Uncited documents2015441
Uncited documents2016433
Uncited documents2017424
Uncited documents2018404
Cited documents20060
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20084
Cited documents200920
Cited documents201035
Cited documents201189
Cited documents2012171
Cited documents2013216
Cited documents2014270
Cited documents2015263
Cited documents2016283
Cited documents2017287
Cited documents2018328
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