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Animalsopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland
Media Ranking in Switzerland

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Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)



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Animals (ISSN 2076-2615) is an international and interdisciplinary scholarly open access journal. It publishes original research articles, reviews, communications, and short notes that offer substantial new insight into any field of study that involves animals, including zoology, ethnozoology, animal science, animal ethics and animal welfare. However, preference will be given to those articles that provide an understanding of animals within a larger context (i.e., the animals' interactions with the outside world, including humans). There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research in as much detail as possible. Full experimental details and/or method of study, must be provided for research articles. Articles submitted that involve subjecting animals to unnecessary pain or suffering will not be accepted, and all articles must be submitted with the necessary ethical approval (please refer to the Ethical Guidelines for more information). Animals does not publish articles describing the use of animals solely to provide information of relevance to humans, e.g. for development of human medicines. Animals does not publish the results of tests of commercial products that do not provide any fundamental scientific advances. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Animal Science and Zoology2012Q4
Animal Science and Zoology2013Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2014Q3
Animal Science and Zoology2015Q2
Animal Science and Zoology2016Q2
Animal Science and Zoology2017Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2018Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2019Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2020Q2
Animal Science and Zoology2021Q1
Animal Science and Zoology2022Q1
Veterinary (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Veterinary (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Veterinary (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Veterinary (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Veterinary (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Veterinary (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Veterinary (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Veterinary (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Veterinary (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Veterinary (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Veterinary (miscellaneous)2022Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.821
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.739
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.733
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.322
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.367
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.807
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.852
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20223.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.246
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.841
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.885
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.554
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.237
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.738
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.769
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.205
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20223.387
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.821
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.246
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.872
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.420
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.342
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.546
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.166
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20223.177
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20135
Self Cites201410
Self Cites201525
Self Cites201643
Self Cites201743
Self Cites201883
Self Cites2019286
Self Cites20201168
Self Cites20212583
Self Cites20223660
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201223
Total Cites201386
Total Cites2014122
Total Cites2015294
Total Cites2016303
Total Cites2017434
Total Cites2018588
Total Cites20191128
Total Cites20204121
Total Cites202112267
Total Cites202224293
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 document20110
External Cites per document20120.750
External Cites per document20131.174
External Cites per document20140.772
External Cites per document20151.724
External Cites per document20161.333
External Cites per document20172.015
External Cites per document20181.980
External Cites per document20192.044
External Cites per document20201.985
External Cites per document20212.530
External Cites per document20222.876
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.821
Cites per document20131.246
Cites per document20140.841
Cites per document20151.885
Cites per document20161.554
Cites per document20172.237
Cites per document20182.306
Cites per document20192.738
Cites per document20202.769
Cites per document20213.205
Cites per document20223.387
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20198
Non-citable documents202013
Non-citable documents202137
Non-citable documents202266
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201226
Citable documents201366
Citable documents2014141
Citable documents2015153
Citable documents2016193
Citable documents2017191
Citable documents2018251
Citable documents2019404
Citable documents20201475
Citable documents20213791
Citable documents20227107
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 documents20110
Uncited documents201215
Uncited documents201330
Uncited documents201479
Uncited documents201559
Uncited documents201671
Uncited documents201754
Uncited documents201876
Uncited documents201986
Uncited documents2020308
Uncited documents2021633
Uncited documents20221164
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201213
Cited documents201339
Cited documents201466
Cited documents201597
Cited documents2016124
Cited documents2017140
Cited documents2018179
Cited documents2019326
Cited documents20201180
Cited documents20213195
Cited documents20226009
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