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Journal of King Saud University - Scienceopen access

Country Saudi Arabia  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Saudi Arabia
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Subject Area and CategoryMultidisciplinary
PublisherKing Saud University
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1994, 2009-ongoing
Scope Journal of King Saud University – Science is an official refereed publication of King Saud University and the publishing services is provided by Elsevier. It publishes peer-reviewed research articles in the fields of physics, astronomy, mathematics, statistics, chemistry, biochemistry, earth sciences, life and environmental sciences on the basis of scientific originality and interdisciplinary interest. It is devoted primarily to research papers but short communications, reviews and book reviews are also included. The editorial board and associated editors, composed of prominent scientists from around the world, are representative of the disciplines covered by the journal.


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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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.618
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.380
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.887
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.551
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.841
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.366
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.059
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.618
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.876
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.491
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20118
Self Cites20127
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20147
Self Cites20157
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20178
Total Cites20090
Total Cites20101
Total Cites201134
Total Cites201295
Total Cites2013178
Total Cites2014209
Total Cites2015280
Total Cites2016402
Total Cites2017488
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 document20090
External Cites per document20100.063
External Cites per document20110.473
External Cites per document20120.779
External Cites per document20131.148
External Cites per document20141.320
External Cites per document20152.007
External Cites per document20162.985
External Cites per document20173.221
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.063
Cites per document20110.618
Cites per document20120.841
Cites per document20131.195
Cites per document20141.366
Cites per document20152.059
Cites per document20163.023
Cites per document20173.275
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents201732
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201016
Citable documents201155
Citable documents2012113
Citable documents2013149
Citable documents2014153
Citable documents2015136
Citable documents2016133
Citable documents2017149
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 documents20090
Uncited documents201015
Uncited documents201141
Uncited documents201265
Uncited documents201382
Uncited documents201470
Uncited documents201553
Uncited documents201640
Uncited documents201774
Cited documents20090
Cited documents20101
Cited documents201114
Cited documents201249
Cited documents201368
Cited documents201485
Cited documents201584
Cited documents201694
Cited documents2017107
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