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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
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

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)20011.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.690
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.353
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.243
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.268
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.311
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.282
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.316
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.811
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.791
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.532
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.648
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.934
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.601
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.535
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)20031.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.073
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.266
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.193
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.631
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.674
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.466
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.781
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.404
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)20051.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.979
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.245
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.562
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.884
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.575
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.411
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.619
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.293
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 Cites200717
Self Cites200824
Self Cites200933
Self Cites201034
Self Cites201119
Self Cites201242
Self Cites201320
Self Cites201419
Self Cites201532
Self Cites201639
Self Cites201757
Total Cites1999116
Total Cites2000139
Total Cites2001166
Total Cites2002140
Total Cites2003185
Total Cites2004160
Total Cites2005147
Total Cites2006224
Total Cites2007222
Total Cites2008235
Total Cites2009254
Total Cites2010306
Total Cites2011274
Total Cites2012288
Total Cites2013239
Total Cites2014239
Total Cites2015276
Total Cites2016252
Total Cites2017250
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 document20031.495
External Cites per document20041.182
External Cites per document20050.956
External Cites per document20061.096
External Cites per document20071.062
External Cites per document20081.071
External Cites per document20091.356
External Cites per document20101.659
External Cites per document20111.518
External Cites per document20121.430
External Cites per document20131.344
External Cites per document20141.401
External Cites per document20151.574
External Cites per document20161.268
External Cites per document20171.084
Cites per document19991.681
Cites per document20001.805
Cites per document20011.976
Cites per document20021.573
Cites per document20031.667
Cites per document20041.322
Cites per document20051.073
Cites per document20061.266
Cites per document20071.150
Cites per document20081.193
Cites per document20091.558
Cites per document20101.866
Cites per document20111.631
Cites per document20121.674
Cites per document20131.466
Cites per document20141.522
Cites per document20151.781
Cites per document20161.500
Cites per document20171.404
% 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
Citable documents199969
Citable documents200077
Citable documents200184
Citable documents200289
Citable documents2003111
Citable documents2004121
Citable documents2005137
Citable documents2006177
Citable documents2007193
Citable documents2008197
Citable documents2009163
Citable documents2010164
Citable documents2011168
Citable documents2012172
Citable documents2013163
Citable documents2014157
Citable documents2015155
Citable documents2016168
Citable documents2017178
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 documents200584
Uncited documents2006105
Uncited documents2007119
Uncited documents2008112
Uncited documents200978
Uncited documents201071
Uncited documents201176
Uncited documents201277
Uncited documents201367
Uncited documents201467
Uncited documents201548
Uncited documents201684
Uncited documents201762
Cited documents199939
Cited documents200049
Cited documents200149
Cited documents200253
Cited documents200360
Cited documents200454
Cited documents200556
Cited documents200675
Cited documents200777
Cited documents200885
Cited documents200985
Cited documents201093
Cited documents201192
Cited documents201295
Cited documents201396
Cited documents201490
Cited documents2015107
Cited documents201684
Cited documents2017116
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