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Revista Espanola de Documentacion Cientificaopen access

Country Spain  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Spain
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Library and Information Sciences
PublisherCentro Nacional de Informacion y Documentacion Cientifica
Publication typeJournals
ISSN02100614, 19884621
Scope Revista española de Documentación Científica (REDC) is a journal edited by the Instituto de Estudios Documentales sobre Ciencia y Tecnología (IEDCYT, formerly CINDOC) belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). It is published quarterly since 1977. The main objective of this journal is to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge amongst researchers in the field of Library and Information Science and those involved in the use of scientific, technical and strategic information for science policy and decision making. REDC includes research papers dealing with experimental and theoretical topics. The articles published in REDC include titles, abstracts and key-words in English in order to facilitate its international visibility.


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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 Sciences2009Q3
Library and Information Sciences2010Q3
Library and Information Sciences2011Q2
Library and Information Sciences2012Q3
Library and Information Sciences2013Q2
Library and Information Sciences2014Q2
Library and Information Sciences2015Q2
Library and Information Sciences2016Q2
Library and Information Sciences2017Q2
Library and Information Sciences2018Q2

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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.652
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.564
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.842
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.890
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.855
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.652
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.059
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.865
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.896
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.582
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.820
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.110
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.756
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.958
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.881
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20093
Self Cites201010
Self Cites20119
Self Cites201213
Self Cites201332
Self Cites201432
Self Cites201521
Self Cites201632
Self Cites201719
Self Cites201814
Total Cites20080
Total Cites200915
Total Cites201024
Total Cites201144
Total Cites201247
Total Cites201390
Total Cites2014107
Total Cites201596
Total Cites2016117
Total Cites201795
Total Cites201881
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 document20080
External Cites per document20090.522
External Cites per document20100.275
External Cites per document20110.449
External Cites per document20120.410
External Cites per document20130.659
External Cites per document20140.743
External Cites per document20150.676
External Cites per document20160.766
External Cites per document20170.717
External Cites per document20180.670
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.652
Cites per document20100.471
Cites per document20110.564
Cites per document20120.566
Cites per document20131.023
Cites per document20141.059
Cites per document20150.865
Cites per document20161.054
Cites per document20170.896
Cites per document20180.810
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20180
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200923
Citable documents201051
Citable documents201178
Citable documents201283
Citable documents201388
Citable documents2014101
Citable documents2015111
Citable documents2016111
Citable documents2017106
Citable documents2018100
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 documents20080
Uncited documents200917
Uncited documents201041
Uncited documents201151
Uncited documents201257
Uncited documents201353
Uncited documents201455
Uncited documents201559
Uncited documents201647
Uncited documents201751
Uncited documents201849
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20097
Cited documents201013
Cited documents201132
Cited documents201231
Cited documents201340
Cited documents201450
Cited documents201556
Cited documents201666
Cited documents201756
Cited documents201851
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