Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Journal of Public Relations Research

CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc.
Publication typeJournals

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.

Public Administration2010Q1
Public Administration2011Q2
Public Administration2012Q1
Public Administration2013Q1
Public Administration2014Q1
Public Administration2015Q1
Public Administration2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2010Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1

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.

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)20101.316
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.237
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.348
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.232
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.650
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.237
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.047
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.069
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.316
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.650
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.638
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.160
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 Cites20106
Self Cites20114
Self Cites201212
Self Cites201322
Self Cites201429
Self Cites201513
Self Cites201622
Total Cites201025
Total Cites201166
Total Cites2012132
Total Cites2013129
Total Cites2014131
Total Cites2015154
Total Cites2016149
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 document20101.000
External Cites per document20111.550
External Cites per document20122.034
External Cites per document20131.698
External Cites per document20141.594
External Cites per document20152.014
External Cites per document20161.764
Cites per document20101.316
Cites per document20111.650
Cites per document20122.237
Cites per document20132.048
Cites per document20142.047
Cites per document20152.200
Cites per document20162.069
% 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 documents20102
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20164
Citable documents201019
Citable documents201140
Citable documents201259
Citable documents201363
Citable documents201464
Citable documents201570
Citable documents201672
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 documents20108
Uncited documents201114
Uncited documents201219
Uncited documents201322
Uncited documents201425
Uncited documents201519
Uncited documents201625
Cited documents201013
Cited documents201129
Cited documents201244
Cited documents201345
Cited documents201444
Cited documents201555
Cited documents201651
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