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Professional Geographer


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Taylor and Francis Ltd.



Publication type



14679272, 00330124





How to publish in this journal


The Professional Geographer, initially a publication of the American Society for Professional Geographers, became a journal of the American Association of Geographers in 1949. It publishes short articles of academic or applied geography, emphasizing empirical studies and methodologies. These features may range in content and approach from rigorously analytic to broadly philosophical or prescriptive. The journal provides a forum for new ideas and alternative viewpoints. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Earth-Surface Processes1999Q1
Earth-Surface Processes2000Q1
Earth-Surface Processes2001Q2
Earth-Surface Processes2002Q1
Earth-Surface Processes2003Q1
Earth-Surface Processes2004Q1
Earth-Surface Processes2005Q1
Earth-Surface Processes2006Q1
Earth-Surface Processes2007Q2
Earth-Surface Processes2008Q2
Earth-Surface Processes2009Q1
Earth-Surface Processes2010Q1
Earth-Surface Processes2011Q1
Earth-Surface Processes2012Q1
Earth-Surface Processes2013Q2
Earth-Surface Processes2014Q2
Earth-Surface Processes2015Q1
Earth-Surface Processes2016Q2
Earth-Surface Processes2017Q2
Earth-Surface Processes2018Q2
Earth-Surface Processes2019Q1
Geography, Planning and Development1999Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2000Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2001Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2002Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2003Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2004Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2005Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2006Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q1

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)19991.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.943
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.403
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.709
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.060
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.890
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.074
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.563
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.855
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.545
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.198
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.086
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.049
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.358
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.457
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.674
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.476
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.760
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.277
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.650
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.904
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.990
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.176
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.916
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.901
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.856
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.280
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.930
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.464
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.865
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.352
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.747
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.521
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.420
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.194
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.478
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.703
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.819
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.549
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.689
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.231
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 Cites199911
Self Cites200011
Self Cites20017
Self Cites20029
Self Cites200311
Self Cites20049
Self Cites200516
Self Cites200610
Self Cites200710
Self Cites20089
Self Cites200912
Self Cites201011
Self Cites20113
Self Cites20129
Self Cites20137
Self Cites201411
Self Cites201511
Self Cites201615
Self Cites201717
Self Cites201813
Self Cites201922
Total Cites1999145
Total Cites2000159
Total Cites2001146
Total Cites2002220
Total Cites2003226
Total Cites2004178
Total Cites2005186
Total Cites2006227
Total Cites2007225
Total Cites2008255
Total Cites2009273
Total Cites2010302
Total Cites2011195
Total Cites2012222
Total Cites2013205
Total Cites2014230
Total Cites2015306
Total Cites2016357
Total Cites2017349
Total Cites2018320
Total Cites2019415
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 document19991.089
External Cites per document20001.130
External Cites per document20010.927
External Cites per document20021.397
External Cites per document20031.593
External Cites per document20041.509
External Cites per document20051.349
External Cites per document20061.682
External Cites per document20071.720
External Cites per document20082.196
External Cites per document20092.534
External Cites per document20102.798
External Cites per document20111.959
External Cites per document20122.088
External Cites per document20131.850
External Cites per document20141.810
External Cites per document20151.954
External Cites per document20161.988
External Cites per document20171.766
External Cites per document20181.706
External Cites per document20192.159
Cites per document19991.179
Cites per document20001.214
Cites per document20010.973
Cites per document20021.457
Cites per document20031.674
Cites per document20041.589
Cites per document20051.476
Cites per document20061.760
Cites per document20071.800
Cites per document20082.277
Cites per document20092.650
Cites per document20102.904
Cites per document20111.990
Cites per document20122.176
Cites per document20131.916
Cites per document20141.901
Cites per document20152.026
Cites per document20162.076
Cites per document20171.856
Cites per document20181.778
Cites per document20192.280
% 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 documents20001
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents200711
Non-citable documents200812
Non-citable documents200910
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents20119
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents201911
Citable documents1999123
Citable documents2000131
Citable documents2001150
Citable documents2002151
Citable documents2003135
Citable documents2004112
Citable documents2005126
Citable documents2006129
Citable documents2007125
Citable documents2008112
Citable documents2009103
Citable documents2010104
Citable documents201198
Citable documents2012102
Citable documents2013107
Citable documents2014121
Citable documents2015151
Citable documents2016172
Citable documents2017188
Citable documents2018180
Citable documents2019182
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 documents199966
Uncited documents200059
Uncited documents200167
Uncited documents200263
Uncited documents200349
Uncited documents200440
Uncited documents200547
Uncited documents200647
Uncited documents200746
Uncited documents200838
Uncited documents200940
Uncited documents201032
Uncited documents201131
Uncited documents201227
Uncited documents201331
Uncited documents201440
Uncited documents201548
Uncited documents201657
Uncited documents201776
Uncited documents201865
Uncited documents201960
Cited documents199957
Cited documents200073
Cited documents200184
Cited documents200289
Cited documents200386
Cited documents200472
Cited documents200579
Cited documents200688
Cited documents200790
Cited documents200886
Cited documents200973
Cited documents201079
Cited documents201176
Cited documents201280
Cited documents201380
Cited documents201482
Cited documents2015104
Cited documents2016115
Cited documents2017117
Cited documents2018122
Cited documents2019133
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