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Journal of Documentation

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryComputer Science
Information Systems

Social Sciences
Library and Information Sciences
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope The scope of the Journal of Documentation is broadly information sciences, encompassing all of the academic and professional disciplines which deal with recorded information. These include, but are certainly not limited to: ■Information science, librarianship and related disciplines ■Information and knowledge management ■Information and knowledge organisation ■Information seeking and retrieval, and human information behaviour ■Information and digital literacies


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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.

Information Systems1999Q1
Information Systems2000Q1
Information Systems2001Q1
Information Systems2002Q1
Information Systems2003Q1
Information Systems2004Q1
Information Systems2005Q2
Information Systems2006Q1
Information Systems2007Q1
Information Systems2008Q2
Information Systems2009Q1
Information Systems2010Q1
Information Systems2011Q1
Information Systems2012Q1
Information Systems2013Q2
Information Systems2014Q1
Information Systems2015Q1
Information Systems2016Q2
Information Systems2017Q2
Information Systems2018Q1
Library and Information Sciences1999Q1
Library and Information Sciences2000Q1
Library and Information Sciences2001Q1
Library and Information Sciences2002Q1
Library and Information Sciences2003Q1
Library and Information Sciences2004Q1
Library and Information Sciences2005Q1
Library and Information Sciences2006Q1
Library and Information Sciences2007Q1
Library and Information Sciences2008Q1
Library and Information Sciences2009Q1
Library and Information Sciences2010Q1
Library and Information Sciences2011Q1
Library and Information Sciences2012Q1
Library and Information Sciences2013Q1
Library and Information Sciences2014Q1
Library and Information Sciences2015Q1
Library and Information Sciences2016Q1
Library and Information Sciences2017Q1
Library and Information Sciences2018Q1

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)19991.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.991
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.690
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.353
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.249
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.265
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.852
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.831
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.862
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.529
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.930
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.624
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.605
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.681
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.976
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.209
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.098
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.567
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.914
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.657
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.463
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.781
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.524
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.472
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.582
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.769
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.719
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.422
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.620
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.090
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.022
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.924
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.253
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.609
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.891
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.561
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.330
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.619
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.288
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.504
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 Cites199923
Self Cites200031
Self Cites200127
Self Cites200217
Self Cites200319
Self Cites200417
Self Cites200516
Self Cites200630
Self Cites200712
Self Cites200824
Self Cites200932
Self Cites201034
Self Cites201119
Self Cites201242
Self Cites201320
Self Cites201419
Self Cites201532
Self Cites201639
Self Cites201757
Self Cites201842
Total Cites1999116
Total Cites2000139
Total Cites2001166
Total Cites2002140
Total Cites2003186
Total Cites2004160
Total Cites2005148
Total Cites2006214
Total Cites2007212
Total Cites2008220
Total Cites2009235
Total Cites2010289
Total Cites2011275
Total Cites2012288
Total Cites2013240
Total Cites2014237
Total Cites2015276
Total Cites2016256
Total Cites2017262
Total Cites2018310
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 document19991.348
External Cites per document20001.403
External Cites per document20011.655
External Cites per document20021.382
External Cites per document20031.505
External Cites per document20041.182
External Cites per document20050.964
External Cites per document20061.040
External Cites per document20071.036
External Cites per document20081.054
External Cites per document20091.353
External Cites per document20101.689
External Cites per document20111.542
External Cites per document20121.422
External Cites per document20131.341
External Cites per document20141.380
External Cites per document20151.574
External Cites per document20161.292
External Cites per document20171.152
External Cites per document20181.367
Cites per document19991.681
Cites per document20001.805
Cites per document20011.976
Cites per document20021.573
Cites per document20031.676
Cites per document20041.322
Cites per document20051.080
Cites per document20061.209
Cites per document20071.098
Cites per document20081.183
Cites per document20091.567
Cites per document20101.914
Cites per document20111.657
Cites per document20121.665
Cites per document20131.463
Cites per document20141.500
Cites per document20151.781
Cites per document20161.524
Cites per document20171.472
Cites per document20181.582
% 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 documents20053
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Citable documents199969
Citable documents200077
Citable documents200184
Citable documents200289
Citable documents2003111
Citable documents2004121
Citable documents2005137
Citable documents2006177
Citable documents2007193
Citable documents2008186
Citable documents2009150
Citable documents2010151
Citable documents2011166
Citable documents2012173
Citable documents2013164
Citable documents2014158
Citable documents2015155
Citable documents2016168
Citable documents2017178
Citable documents2018196
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 documents199930
Uncited documents200028
Uncited documents200135
Uncited documents200236
Uncited documents200351
Uncited documents200467
Uncited documents200583
Uncited documents2006105
Uncited documents2007120
Uncited documents2008107
Uncited documents200974
Uncited documents201067
Uncited documents201174
Uncited documents201278
Uncited documents201368
Uncited documents201469
Uncited documents201548
Uncited documents201682
Uncited documents201761
Uncited documents201870
Cited documents199939
Cited documents200049
Cited documents200149
Cited documents200253
Cited documents200360
Cited documents200454
Cited documents200557
Cited documents200675
Cited documents200776
Cited documents200879
Cited documents200976
Cited documents201084
Cited documents201192
Cited documents201295
Cited documents201396
Cited documents201489
Cited documents2015107
Cited documents201686
Cited documents2017117
Cited documents2018126
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