Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2016, Vol. 71 ›› Issue (7): 1262-1268.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201607014

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Analysis on citation indices of Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2011-2015

Xinfang YU(), Xin ZHAO   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2016-06-26 Revised:2016-07-01 Online:2016-07-25 Published:2016-07-25
  • Supported by:
    Project for Enhancing International Impact of China STM Journals;Outstanding Journals of Science and Technology Project of China Association for Science and Technology


Based on Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, Springer data and manuscripts statistics data, we analyzed the citation indices of Journal of Geographical Sciences (JGS) from 2011 to 2015. The main indices include the number and rate of internaltional manuscripts, published articles, downloads, impact factors, total cites, cited journals, citing journals, highly cited papers. The internaltional manuscripts come from more countries. Up to 2015, JGS has received manuscripts from 80 countries and published papers from 32 countries. The citation indices of JGS show increasing trends in recent 5 years. Impact factor of JGS increased from 0.832 in 2011 to 1.923 in 2015. Total cites increased from 366 in 2011 to 1276 in 2015. The international download number of papers in JGS increased year by year, and the download number in 2015 was 2.82 times that of 2011. The published papers have good influences. The research can provide scientific suggestions for the development of Journal of Geographical Sciences and references for the quality improvement of other Chinese geographical journals.

Key words: Journal of Geographical Sciences, impact factor, total cites, cited journal, citing journal