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Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Library and Information Sciences
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Scope Journal of Librarianship and Information Science is the peer-reviewed international quarterly journal for librarians, information scientists, specialists, managers and educators interested in keeping up to date with the most recent issues and developments in the field. The Journal provides a forumfor the publication of research and practical developments as well as for discussion papers and viewpoints on topical concerns in a profession facing many challenges.


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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 Sciences1999Q1
Library and Information Sciences2000Q2
Library and Information Sciences2001Q2
Library and Information Sciences2002Q2
Library and Information Sciences2003Q2
Library and Information Sciences2004Q1
Library and Information Sciences2005Q1
Library and Information Sciences2006Q1
Library and Information Sciences2007Q1
Library and Information Sciences2008Q2
Library and Information Sciences2009Q2
Library and Information Sciences2010Q1
Library and Information Sciences2011Q1
Library and Information Sciences2012Q1
Library and Information Sciences2013Q2
Library and Information Sciences2014Q2
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)19990.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.541
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.389
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.561
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.768
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.737
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.987
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.205
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.493
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.313
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.310
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.459
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.295
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.311
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.636
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.426
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.453
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.603
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.731
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.895
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.088
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.224
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.529
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.564
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.703
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.756
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.818
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.283
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.816
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 Cites19994
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20013
Self Cites20021
Self Cites20032
Self Cites20049
Self Cites20055
Self Cites20063
Self Cites20074
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20104
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20148
Self Cites20154
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20174
Total Cites199935
Total Cites200034
Total Cites200123
Total Cites200224
Total Cites200335
Total Cites200441
Total Cites200535
Total Cites200651
Total Cites200738
Total Cites200843
Total Cites200951
Total Cites201063
Total Cites201190
Total Cites201262
Total Cites201370
Total Cites201482
Total Cites2015114
Total Cites201697
Total Cites201796
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 document19990.564
External Cites per document20000.571
External Cites per document20010.370
External Cites per document20020.434
External Cites per document20030.569
External Cites per document20040.485
External Cites per document20050.476
External Cites per document20060.828
External Cites per document20070.654
External Cites per document20080.732
External Cites per document20090.842
External Cites per document20101.073
External Cites per document20111.589
External Cites per document20121.035
External Cites per document20131.063
External Cites per document20141.104
External Cites per document20151.429
External Cites per document20161.159
External Cites per document20171.150
Cites per document19990.636
Cites per document20000.607
Cites per document20010.426
Cites per document20020.453
Cites per document20030.603
Cites per document20040.621
Cites per document20050.556
Cites per document20060.879
Cites per document20070.731
Cites per document20080.768
Cites per document20090.895
Cites per document20101.145
Cites per document20111.607
Cites per document20121.088
Cites per document20131.094
Cites per document20141.224
Cites per document20151.481
Cites per document20161.183
Cites per document20171.200
% 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 documents199911
Non-citable documents200011
Non-citable documents200112
Non-citable documents200212
Non-citable documents20038
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20065
Non-citable documents20074
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Citable documents199955
Citable documents200056
Citable documents200154
Citable documents200253
Citable documents200358
Citable documents200466
Citable documents200563
Citable documents200658
Citable documents200752
Citable documents200856
Citable documents200957
Citable documents201055
Citable documents201156
Citable documents201257
Citable documents201364
Citable documents201467
Citable documents201577
Citable documents201682
Citable documents201780
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 documents199943
Uncited documents200041
Uncited documents200147
Uncited documents200245
Uncited documents200342
Uncited documents200449
Uncited documents200542
Uncited documents200640
Uncited documents200735
Uncited documents200834
Uncited documents200932
Uncited documents201023
Uncited documents201128
Uncited documents201234
Uncited documents201339
Uncited documents201430
Uncited documents201532
Uncited documents201640
Uncited documents201742
Cited documents199923
Cited documents200026
Cited documents200119
Cited documents200220
Cited documents200324
Cited documents200422
Cited documents200524
Cited documents200623
Cited documents200721
Cited documents200824
Cited documents200926
Cited documents201035
Cited documents201132
Cited documents201229
Cited documents201330
Cited documents201441
Cited documents201546
Cited documents201642
Cited documents201738
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