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Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Library and Information Sciences
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherHaworth Press Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN01639269, 15444546
Coverage1979-2002, 2004-ongoing
Scope From its inception in 1979, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian has focused on the production, collection, organization, dissemination, retrieval, and use of information in the social and behavioral sciences. This landmark journal publishes articles on all aspects of behavioral and social sciences information, with emphasis on librarians, libraries, and the users of social science information in libraries and information centers. No other journal covers the field or attempts to reach both the professional information specialist and the scholar.


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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.

Library and Information Sciences1999Q4
Library and Information Sciences2000Q4
Library and Information Sciences2001Q3
Library and Information Sciences2002Q3
Library and Information Sciences2003Q4
Library and Information Sciences2004Q3
Library and Information Sciences2005Q3
Library and Information Sciences2006Q2
Library and Information Sciences2007Q3
Library and Information Sciences2008Q2
Library and Information Sciences2009Q3
Library and Information Sciences2010Q3
Library and Information Sciences2011Q3
Library and Information Sciences2012Q2
Library and Information Sciences2013Q2
Library and Information Sciences2014Q2
Library and Information Sciences2015Q2
Library and Information Sciences2016Q1
Library and Information Sciences2017Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q2

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)19990.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.123
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.161
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.338
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.257
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.810
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.761
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.746
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.024
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.059
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.237
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.620
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.911
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.033
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.033
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.217
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.237
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.298
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.632
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.613
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.697
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.031
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.320
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.783
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20000
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20022
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20052
Self Cites20062
Self Cites20070
Self Cites200810
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20113
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20148
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Total Cites19991
Total Cites20003
Total Cites20016
Total Cites20024
Total Cites20033
Total Cites20044
Total Cites200510
Total Cites20069
Total Cites200710
Total Cites200814
Total Cites20098
Total Cites201017
Total Cites201122
Total Cites201231
Total Cites201337
Total Cites201439
Total Cites201541
Total Cites201657
Total Cites201751
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 document19990.024
External Cites per document20000.059
External Cites per document20010.136
External Cites per document20020.040
External Cites per document20030.054
External Cites per document20040.095
External Cites per document20050.160
External Cites per document20060.184
External Cites per document20070.192
External Cites per document20080.095
External Cites per document20090.081
External Cites per document20100.250
External Cites per document20110.284
External Cites per document20120.580
External Cites per document20130.667
External Cites per document20140.608
External Cites per document20150.867
External Cites per document20161.267
External Cites per document20171.457
Cites per document19990.024
Cites per document20000.059
Cites per document20010.136
Cites per document20020.080
Cites per document20030.054
Cites per document20040.095
Cites per document20050.200
Cites per document20060.237
Cites per document20070.192
Cites per document20080.333
Cites per document20090.129
Cites per document20100.283
Cites per document20110.328
Cites per document20120.620
Cites per document20130.725
Cites per document20140.765
Cites per document20150.911
Cites per document20161.267
Cites per document20171.457
% 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 documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents201110
Non-citable documents201216
Non-citable documents201316
Non-citable documents201414
Non-citable documents201518
Non-citable documents201622
Non-citable documents201731
Citable documents199941
Citable documents200051
Citable documents200144
Citable documents200250
Citable documents200356
Citable documents200442
Citable documents200550
Citable documents200638
Citable documents200752
Citable documents200842
Citable documents200962
Citable documents201060
Citable documents201167
Citable documents201250
Citable documents201351
Citable documents201451
Citable documents201545
Citable documents201645
Citable documents201735
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 documents199940
Uncited documents200048
Uncited documents200138
Uncited documents200246
Uncited documents200353
Uncited documents200438
Uncited documents200541
Uncited documents200632
Uncited documents200744
Uncited documents200828
Uncited documents200955
Uncited documents201052
Uncited documents201162
Uncited documents201245
Uncited documents201343
Uncited documents201441
Uncited documents201541
Uncited documents201642
Uncited documents201743
Cited documents19991
Cited documents20003
Cited documents20016
Cited documents20024
Cited documents20033
Cited documents20044
Cited documents20059
Cited documents20066
Cited documents20078
Cited documents200814
Cited documents20097
Cited documents201012
Cited documents201115
Cited documents201221
Cited documents201324
Cited documents201424
Cited documents201522
Cited documents201625
Cited documents201723
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