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International Journal of Doctoral Studiesopen access

CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
PublisherInforming Science Institute
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15568873, 15568881

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.


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)20110.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.769
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.742
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.318
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.696
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.769
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.742
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.189
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.536
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.769
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.368
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 Cites20111
Self Cites201213
Self Cites20130
Self Cites201418
Self Cites20155
Self Cites201620
Total Cites20111
Total Cites201223
Total Cites201323
Total Cites201448
Total Cites201544
Total Cites201643
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 document20110.000
External Cites per document20120.769
External Cites per document20130.742
External Cites per document20140.882
External Cites per document20151.054
External Cites per document20160.821
Cites per document20110.167
Cites per document20121.769
Cites per document20130.742
Cites per document20141.412
Cites per document20151.189
Cites per document20161.536
% 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 documents20111
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Citable documents20116
Citable documents201213
Citable documents201331
Citable documents201434
Citable documents201537
Citable documents201628
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 documents20116
Uncited documents20124
Uncited documents201320
Uncited documents201414
Uncited documents201516
Uncited documents20169
Cited documents20111
Cited documents201211
Cited documents201313
Cited documents201421
Cited documents201521
Cited documents201619
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