SCImago Journal Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly 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. A journal's SJR is a numeric value indicating the average number of weighted citations received during a selected year per document published in that journal during the previous three years. Higher SJR values are meant to indicate greater journal prestige.

The SJR indicator is a variant of the eigenvector centrality measure used in network theory. Such measures establish the importance of a node in a network based on the principle that connections to high-scoring nodes contribute more to the score of the node. The SJR indicator has been developed to be used in extremely large and heterogeneous journal citation networks. It is a size-independent indicator and its values order journals by their "average prestige per article" and can be used for journal comparisons in science evaluation processes. The SJR indicator is a free journal metric inspired by, and using an algorithm similar to, PageRank.

The SJR indicator provides an alternative to the impact factor (IF) or average citations per document in a 2-year period, abbreviated as "Cites per Doc. (2y)".[1][2]

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If scientific impact is considered related to the number of endorsements, in the form of citations, a journal receives, then prestige can be understood as a combination of the number of endorsements and the prestige or importance of the journals issuing them. The SJR indicator assigns different values to citations depending on the importance of the journals where they come from. This way, citations coming from highly important journals will be more valuable and hence will provide more prestige to the journals receiving them. The calculation of the SJR indicator is very similar to the Eigenfactor score, with the former being based on the Scopus database and the latter on the Web of Science database.[3]


The SJR indicator computation is carried out using an iterative algorithm that distributes prestige values among the journals until a steady-state solution is reached. The SJR algorithm begins by setting an identical amount of prestige to each journal, then using an iterative procedure, this prestige is redistributed in a process where journals transfer their achieved prestige to each other through citations. The process ends up when the difference between journal prestige values in consecutive iterations do not reach a minimum threshold value any more. The process is developed in two phases, (a) the computation of Prestige SJR (PSJR) for each journal: a size-dependent measure that reflects the whole journal prestige, and (b) the normalization of this measure to achieve a size-independent measure of prestige, the SJR indicator.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Declan Butler (2 January 2008). "Free journal-ranking tool enters citation market". Nature. 451 (6): 6. doi:10.1038/451006a. PMID 18172465. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  2. ^ Matthew E. Falagas; et al. (2008). "Comparison of SCImago journal rank indicator with journal impact factor". The FASEB Journal. 22 (22): 2623–2628. doi:10.1096/fj.08-107938. PMID 18408168.
  3. ^ "SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) as an alternative to Thomson Reuters's Impact Factor and EigenFactor". 21 Aug 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  4. ^ SCImago Journal & Country Rank. "DESCRIPTION OF SCIMAGO JOURNAL RANK INDICATOR" (PDF). SCImago Journal & Country Rank. Retrieved 20 March 2018.

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Aequationes Mathematicae

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It is currently published by Springer Science+Business Media, with Zsolt Páles of the University of Debrecen as its editor in chief. János Aczél remains its honorary editor in chief.As of 2016 it was listed as a second-quartile mathematics journal by SCImago Journal Rank.

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Beginning in June, 1976, two volumes were issued each year, dated June and December. Starting in 1995 three volumes were published each year. Starting in 2000 four volumes are published each year. It is published by The Charles Babbage Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.Tables of contents of the issues are available online. The journal is indexed in MathSciNet and Zentralblatt. As of 2012, its SCImago Journal Rank two-year citation index (computed using the same formula as the impact factor) was 0.5.

Combinatorics, Probability and Computing

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Discrete Applied Mathematics

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European Journal of Operational Research

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European Journal of Political Research

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Since 1958, the journal Fabula has been published bi-annually at the publisher De Gruyter in Berlin and Boston and is available as both print and online-edition. It was founded by the German scholar Kurt Ranke and is currently edited by Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich, Simone Stiefbold and Harm-Peer Zimmermann. It is closely connected to the multi-volume work Enzyklopädie des Märchens (Encyclopedia of Fairy Tales).In 2014 it had an SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014 of 0.100.The journal is abstracted and indexed in various Abstracting & Indexing Services, among them:

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EBSCO (relevant databases)

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ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

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MLA International Bibliography

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Thomson Reuters - Arts & Humanities Citation Index

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Graphs and Combinatorics

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Journal of Integer Sequences

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Review of Central and East European Law

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Scopus is Elsevier’s abstract and citation database launched in 2004. Scopus covers nearly 36,377 titles (22,794 active titles and 13,583 inactive titles) from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences. It covers three types of sources: book series, journals, and trade journals. All journals covered in the Scopus database, regardless of who they are published under, are reviewed each year to ensure high quality standards are maintained. The complete list is on the SCImago Journal Rank website. Searches in Scopus also incorporate searches of patent databases. Scopus gives four types of quality measure for each title; those are h-Index, CiteScore, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper).

Semantic Web (journal)

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The journal is abstracted and indexed by Science Citation Index, SCImago, ACM Digital Library, DBLP and Scopus. According to Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2018 impact factor of 2.224 . According to Scopus, the journal has a 2017 citeScore of .398, SCImago Journal Rank of 0.913 and SNIP score of 3.639 .

The German Journal of Industrial Relations

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The journal appears quarterly. From 1994 to 2016 it was published by Rainer Hampp Verlag in Mering, and by Verlag Barbara Budrich starting in 2017. Manuscripts can be submitted in English or German.

According to the SCImago Journal Rank, the journal had a 2015 SJR indicator of 0.211.

The Journal of Slavic Military Studies

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As of 2014, it is ranked in the first quartile of the SCImago Journal Rank of scholarly journals in the history category.

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