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Pastoral Psychology


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Springer New York



Publication type



00312789, 15736679


1950-1972, 1975-2002, 2005-2021



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Pastoral Psychology is an international interdisciplinary forum for the publication of peer-reviewed original papers that discuss the work of caring for, understanding, and exploring human beings as persons, in families, in small groups, and in community. The journal brings the best of psychological, behavioral, social, and human sciences research into critical engagement with pastoral concerns (local, institutional, societal, political, international, and other). The journal thoughtfully examines and discusses pastoral care and counseling, pastoral theology, psychology of religion, and the multidimensional interface between psychology and religion/spirituality. All theoretical perspectives are welcome, including, but not limited to, psychoanalytic and other depth psychologies, experimental and empirical psychologies, humanistic psychology, transpersonal psychology, and cultural psychology. Insights from existential perspectives, gender studies, phenomenology, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies are welcome. Theoretical contributions that have direct or indirect relevance for practice, broadly construed, are especially desirable, as our audience includes not only academics and scholars in religion and psychology, but also religious and spiritual leaders and others, such as chaplains, social workers, counselors, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists. Pastoral Psychology welcomes scholarship and reflection from all religious and spiritual traditions. The journal publishes the timely work of recognized experts, but welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners who are newer to their fields. In addition to research papers, the journal publishes thoughtful essays and book and film reviews. 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.

Applied Psychology1999Q4
Applied Psychology2000Q4
Applied Psychology2001Q4
Applied Psychology2002Q4
Applied Psychology2003Q4
Applied Psychology2004Q4
Applied Psychology2005Q4
Applied Psychology2006Q4
Applied Psychology2007Q4
Applied Psychology2008Q4
Applied Psychology2009Q4
Applied Psychology2010Q3
Applied Psychology2011Q4
Applied Psychology2012Q3
Applied Psychology2013Q4
Applied Psychology2014Q4
Applied Psychology2015Q4
Applied Psychology2016Q3
Applied Psychology2017Q4
Applied Psychology2018Q3
Applied Psychology2019Q4
Applied Psychology2020Q3
Applied Psychology2021Q3
Religious Studies1999Q1
Religious Studies2000Q1
Religious Studies2001Q1
Religious Studies2002Q1
Religious Studies2003Q2
Religious Studies2004Q1
Religious Studies2005Q1
Religious Studies2006Q3
Religious Studies2007Q1
Religious Studies2008Q1
Religious Studies2009Q1
Religious Studies2010Q1
Religious Studies2011Q1
Religious Studies2012Q1
Religious Studies2013Q1
Religious Studies2014Q1
Religious Studies2015Q1
Religious Studies2016Q1
Religious Studies2017Q1
Religious Studies2018Q1
Religious Studies2019Q1
Religious Studies2020Q1
Religious Studies2021Q1
Social Psychology1999Q3
Social Psychology2000Q4
Social Psychology2001Q3
Social Psychology2002Q4
Social Psychology2003Q4
Social Psychology2004Q4
Social Psychology2005Q4
Social Psychology2006Q4
Social Psychology2007Q3
Social Psychology2008Q3
Social Psychology2009Q3
Social Psychology2010Q3
Social Psychology2011Q4
Social Psychology2012Q3
Social Psychology2013Q4
Social Psychology2014Q3
Social Psychology2015Q3
Social Psychology2016Q3
Social Psychology2017Q4
Social Psychology2018Q3
Social Psychology2019Q3
Social Psychology2020Q3
Social Psychology2021Q3
Sociology and Political Science1999Q3
Sociology and Political Science2000Q3
Sociology and Political Science2001Q3
Sociology and Political Science2002Q3
Sociology and Political Science2003Q3
Sociology and Political Science2004Q3
Sociology and Political Science2005Q3
Sociology and Political Science2006Q4
Sociology and Political Science2007Q3
Sociology and Political Science2008Q3
Sociology and Political Science2009Q3
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q3
Sociology and Political Science2012Q3
Sociology and Political Science2013Q3
Sociology and Political Science2014Q3
Sociology and Political Science2015Q3
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q3
Sociology and Political Science2018Q2
Sociology and Political Science2019Q3
Sociology and Political Science2020Q2
Sociology and Political Science2021Q2

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)19990.256
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.184
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.267
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.217
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.359
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.363
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.462
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.502
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.416
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.533
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.045
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.425
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.305
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.321
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.350
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.402
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.409
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.523
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.374
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.306
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.210
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.131
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.294
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.202
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.323
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.460
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.264
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.329
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.368
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.550
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.385
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.759
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 Cites199913
Self Cites20006
Self Cites20016
Self Cites20027
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20053
Self Cites20060
Self Cites200714
Self Cites200810
Self Cites200918
Self Cites201028
Self Cites201110
Self Cites201217
Self Cites201325
Self Cites201413
Self Cites201528
Self Cites201628
Self Cites201713
Self Cites201816
Self Cites201913
Self Cites20206
Self Cites20219
Total Cites199923
Total Cites200015
Total Cites200117
Total Cites200217
Total Cites200314
Total Cites200416
Total Cites200511
Total Cites20062
Total Cites200724
Total Cites200831
Total Cites200944
Total Cites201065
Total Cites201151
Total Cites201264
Total Cites201369
Total Cites201476
Total Cites201580
Total Cites201687
Total Cites201772
Total Cites201891
Total Cites201961
Total Cites202088
Total Cites2021105
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 document19990.111
External Cites per document20000.097
External Cites per document20010.116
External Cites per document20020.109
External Cites per document20030.147
External Cites per document20040.250
External Cites per document20050.235
External Cites per document20060.047
External Cites per document20070.112
External Cites per document20080.149
External Cites per document20090.190
External Cites per document20100.247
External Cites per document20110.253
External Cites per document20120.237
External Cites per document20130.213
External Cites per document20140.301
External Cites per document20150.275
External Cites per document20160.324
External Cites per document20170.362
External Cites per document20180.463
External Cites per document20190.322
External Cites per document20200.558
External Cites per document20210.750
Cites per document19990.256
Cites per document20000.161
Cites per document20010.179
Cites per document20020.185
Cites per document20030.147
Cites per document20040.250
Cites per document20050.324
Cites per document20060.045
Cites per document20070.267
Cites per document20080.217
Cites per document20090.317
Cites per document20100.425
Cites per document20110.305
Cites per document20120.314
Cites per document20130.321
Cites per document20140.350
Cites per document20150.402
Cites per document20160.455
Cites per document20170.409
Cites per document20180.523
Cites per document20190.374
Cites per document20200.564
Cites per document20210.778
% 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 documents20061
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents201713
Non-citable documents201812
Non-citable documents201914
Non-citable documents20209
Non-citable documents20217
Citable documents199990
Citable documents200093
Citable documents200195
Citable documents200292
Citable documents200395
Citable documents200464
Citable documents200534
Citable documents200643
Citable documents200789
Citable documents2008141
Citable documents2009137
Citable documents2010150
Citable documents2011162
Citable documents2012198
Citable documents2013207
Citable documents2014209
Citable documents2015189
Citable documents2016182
Citable documents2017163
Citable documents2018162
Citable documents2019149
Citable documents2020147
Citable documents2021128
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 documents199975
Uncited documents200085
Uncited documents200181
Uncited documents200279
Uncited documents200384
Uncited documents200453
Uncited documents200525
Uncited documents200642
Uncited documents200770
Uncited documents2008121
Uncited documents2009104
Uncited documents2010106
Uncited documents2011133
Uncited documents2012157
Uncited documents2013170
Uncited documents2014161
Uncited documents2015160
Uncited documents2016138
Uncited documents2017127
Uncited documents2018115
Uncited documents2019124
Uncited documents202096
Uncited documents202177
Cited documents199915
Cited documents20008
Cited documents200114
Cited documents200213
Cited documents200311
Cited documents200411
Cited documents20059
Cited documents20062
Cited documents200720
Cited documents200822
Cited documents200935
Cited documents201047
Cited documents201134
Cited documents201247
Cited documents201345
Cited documents201456
Cited documents201539
Cited documents201653
Cited documents201749
Cited documents201859
Cited documents201939
Cited documents202060
Cited documents202158
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