The growing international relevance of Ambiente & Água according to Scopus CiteScore results

  • Nelson Wellausen Dias Instituto de Pesquisas Ambientais em Bacias Hidrográficas (IPABHi), Estrada Municipal Doutor José Luiz Cembranelli, n° 5.000, CEP: 12081-010, Taubaté, SP, Brazil.
Keywords: foreign citations, impact factor, internationalization.


The Ambiente & Água Journal has adopted strategies in recent years to increase its relevance within the international scientific community. The results of CiteScore, recently released for the triennium ending in 2020, indicate that the journal’s strategies are starting to show good results. Evidence of an increase in the proportion between the number of citations received versus the number of documents published is corroborated by the impact indicators from other sources, such as the Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) and Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) Impact per Publication (IPP). Also positive is the fact that the journal's impact is increasing even with the increase in the number of papers published, contrary to the strategy adopted by some journals that limit the number of papers in order to increase the journal's impact.