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Reference Librarian

CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Library and Information Sciences
PublisherHaworth Press Inc.
Publication typeJournals
Scope The Reference Librarian aims to be a standard resource for everyone interested in the practice of reference work, from library and information science students to practicing reference librarians and full-time researchers. It enables readers to keep up with the changing face of reference, presenting new ideas for consideration. The Reference Librarian publishes articles about all aspects of the reference process, some research-based and some applied. Current trends and traditional questions are equally welcome. Many articles concern new electronic tools and resources, best practices in instruction and reference service, analysis of marketing of services, and effectiveness studies. (source)

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.

Library and Information Sciences1998Q4
Library and Information Sciences1999Q4
Library and Information Sciences2000Q3
Library and Information Sciences2001Q3
Library and Information Sciences2002Q4
Library and Information Sciences2003Q4
Library and Information Sciences2004Q4
Library and Information Sciences2005Q4
Library and Information Sciences2006Q4
Library and Information Sciences2007Q2
Library and Information Sciences2008Q2
Library and Information Sciences2009Q1
Library and Information Sciences2010Q1
Library and Information Sciences2011Q1
Library and Information Sciences2012Q1
Library and Information Sciences2013Q1
Library and Information Sciences2014Q2
Library and Information Sciences2015Q1
Library and Information Sciences2016Q2

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)19990.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.109
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.608
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.630
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.814
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.311
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.854
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.587
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.776
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.030
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.671
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.735
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.917
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.284
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.882
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.513
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.642
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.536
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.030
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.120
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.592
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.852
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.456
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.507
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.547
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20000
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20094
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20113
Self Cites201218
Self Cites20136
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20155
Self Cites20167
Total Cites19991
Total Cites20005
Total Cites20015
Total Cites20020
Total Cites20030
Total Cites20040
Total Cites20050
Total Cites20067
Total Cites200712
Total Cites200821
Total Cites200957
Total Cites201061
Total Cites201177
Total Cites2012131
Total Cites201397
Total Cites201458
Total Cites201570
Total Cites201652
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 document19990.030
External Cites per document20000.106
External Cites per document20010.200
External Cites per document20020.000
External Cites per document20030.000
External Cites per document20040.000
External Cites per document20050.000
External Cites per document20060.095
External Cites per document20070.134
External Cites per document20080.247
External Cites per document20090.624
External Cites per document20100.675
External Cites per document20110.881
External Cites per document20121.108
External Cites per document20130.827
External Cites per document20140.478
External Cites per document20150.596
External Cites per document20160.464
Cites per document19990.030
Cites per document20000.106
Cites per document20010.200
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.095
Cites per document20070.146
Cites per document20080.273
Cites per document20090.671
Cites per document20100.735
Cites per document20110.917
Cites per document20121.284
Cites per document20130.882
Cites per document20140.513
Cites per document20150.642
Cites per document20160.536
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents200917
Non-citable documents201020
Non-citable documents201125
Non-citable documents201215
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20161
Citable documents199933
Citable documents200047
Citable documents200125
Citable documents200249
Citable documents200335
Citable documents200463
Citable documents200562
Citable documents200674
Citable documents200782
Citable documents200877
Citable documents200985
Citable documents201083
Citable documents201184
Citable documents2012102
Citable documents2013110
Citable documents2014113
Citable documents2015109
Citable documents201697
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 documents199932
Uncited documents200042
Uncited documents200123
Uncited documents200249
Uncited documents200335
Uncited documents200463
Uncited documents200562
Uncited documents200668
Uncited documents200776
Uncited documents200866
Uncited documents200967
Uncited documents201074
Uncited documents201164
Uncited documents201258
Uncited documents201364
Uncited documents201485
Uncited documents201570
Uncited documents201663
Cited documents19991
Cited documents20005
Cited documents20012
Cited documents20020
Cited documents20030
Cited documents20040
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20066
Cited documents20079
Cited documents200816
Cited documents200935
Cited documents201029
Cited documents201145
Cited documents201259
Cited documents201357
Cited documents201432
Cited documents201541
Cited documents201635
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