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Journal of Information Science

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryComputer Science
Information Systems

Social Sciences
Library and Information Sciences
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Scope The Journal of Information Science is a peer-reviewed international journal of high repute covering topics of interest to all those researching and working in the sciences of information and knowledge management.


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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 Systems2000Q2
Information Systems2001Q2
Information Systems2002Q2
Information Systems2003Q1
Information Systems2004Q2
Information Systems2005Q2
Information Systems2006Q1
Information Systems2007Q1
Information Systems2008Q2
Information Systems2009Q1
Information Systems2010Q1
Information Systems2011Q1
Information Systems2012Q1
Information Systems2013Q1
Information Systems2014Q1
Information Systems2015Q2
Information Systems2016Q2
Information Systems2017Q1
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 Sciences2015Q2
Library and Information Sciences2016Q2
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)19990.725
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.630
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.762
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.112
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.138
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.274
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.341
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.033
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.591
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.543
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.849
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.618
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.847
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.436
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.253
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.049
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.929
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.681
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.772
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.852
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.227
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.285
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.673
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.864
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.577
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.497
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.157
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.205
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.765
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.632
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.850
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.247
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.281
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.272
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.346
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.469
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.147
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.272
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.010
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.440
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.423
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.052
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 Cites19999
Self Cites200012
Self Cites20019
Self Cites200223
Self Cites200330
Self Cites200418
Self Cites200514
Self Cites200626
Self Cites200730
Self Cites200817
Self Cites200928
Self Cites201042
Self Cites201123
Self Cites201223
Self Cites201333
Self Cites201439
Self Cites201545
Self Cites201611
Self Cites201758
Total Cites199995
Total Cites200092
Total Cites2001112
Total Cites2002127
Total Cites2003175
Total Cites2004150
Total Cites2005173
Total Cites2006176
Total Cites2007298
Total Cites2008383
Total Cites2009551
Total Cites2010441
Total Cites2011402
Total Cites2012375
Total Cites2013357
Total Cites2014330
Total Cites2015366
Total Cites2016302
Total Cites2017383
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 document19990.656
External Cites per document20000.593
External Cites per document20010.710
External Cites per document20020.698
External Cites per document20030.986
External Cites per document20040.910
External Cites per document20051.128
External Cites per document20061.095
External Cites per document20072.030
External Cites per document20082.691
External Cites per document20093.487
External Cites per document20102.591
External Cites per document20112.429
External Cites per document20122.362
External Cites per document20132.266
External Cites per document20141.902
External Cites per document20151.934
External Cites per document20161.433
External Cites per document20171.806
Cites per document19990.725
Cites per document20000.681
Cites per document20010.772
Cites per document20020.852
Cites per document20031.190
Cites per document20041.034
Cites per document20051.227
Cites per document20061.285
Cites per document20072.258
Cites per document20082.816
Cites per document20093.673
Cites per document20102.864
Cites per document20112.577
Cites per document20122.517
Cites per document20132.497
Cites per document20142.157
Cites per document20152.205
Cites per document20161.488
Cites per document20172.128
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents20014
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents20039
Non-citable documents200415
Non-citable documents200520
Non-citable documents200619
Non-citable documents200714
Non-citable documents200811
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20175
Citable documents1999131
Citable documents2000135
Citable documents2001145
Citable documents2002149
Citable documents2003147
Citable documents2004145
Citable documents2005141
Citable documents2006137
Citable documents2007132
Citable documents2008136
Citable documents2009150
Citable documents2010154
Citable documents2011156
Citable documents2012149
Citable documents2013143
Citable documents2014153
Citable documents2015166
Citable documents2016203
Citable documents2017180
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 documents199984
Uncited documents200080
Uncited documents200184
Uncited documents200291
Uncited documents200397
Uncited documents2004100
Uncited documents200598
Uncited documents200688
Uncited documents200764
Uncited documents200859
Uncited documents200953
Uncited documents201046
Uncited documents201146
Uncited documents201244
Uncited documents201342
Uncited documents201452
Uncited documents201555
Uncited documents201680
Uncited documents201752
Cited documents199949
Cited documents200057
Cited documents200165
Cited documents200261
Cited documents200359
Cited documents200460
Cited documents200563
Cited documents200668
Cited documents200782
Cited documents200888
Cited documents2009103
Cited documents2010113
Cited documents2011113
Cited documents2012108
Cited documents2013104
Cited documents2014105
Cited documents2015116
Cited documents2016127
Cited documents2017133
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