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Journal of Engineering Research elevated to Q3 ranking

The Journal of Engineering Research (TJER) was elevated in June 2020 to the Q3 journal ranking based on the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator, an achievement that gives high impact on SQU as it is taken in the worldwide ranking of universities, and makes TJER a more prestigious journal in the region to attract high-quality research papers.

TJER is an open access refereed international publication of SQU. It aims to provide a medium for engineering researchers and scholars from around the world to publish their scholarly applied and/or fundamental research. Contributions of high technical merit are to span the breadth of engineering disciplines.

The elevation of TJER has come thanks to such areas of strengths as its indexation in many databases, introducing a template for paper submission, and increasing visibility (currently there are 117,218 pageviews), as well as attracting more authors from new countries.

The journal will focus on improving certain areas in terms of standardization, enhancing its quality and publicity, and full automation from submission to publication via using all features of OJS.

The SJR indicator is a measure of the 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 the 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.

Rankings of journals in each subject category are divided into quartiles by both JCR (Web Of Science) and SJR (Scopus). These quartiles rank the journals from highest to lowest based on their impact factor or impact index. There are four quartiles: Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4. Quartile rankings are therefore derived for each journal in each of its subject categories according to which quartile of the IF distribution the journal occupies for that subject category. Q1 denotes the top 25% of the IF distribution, Q2 for middle-high position (between top 50% and top 25%), Q3 middle-low position (top 75% to top 50%), and Q4 the lowest position (bottom 25% of the IF distribution).