Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Psychological Science

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryPsychology
Psychology (miscellaneous)
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14679280, 09567976
Scope With a citation ranking/impact factor placing it in the top ten psychology journals worldwide, Psychological Science is a leader in the field. The flagship journal of The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society), the journal publishes authoritative articles of interest across all of psychological science, including brain and behavior, clinical science, cognition, learning and memory, social psychology, and developmental psychology. In addition to these full-length articles, Psychological Science also features summaries of new research developments and discussions of psychological issues in government and public affairs. Psychological Science is published twelve times a year.


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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.

Psychology (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2017Q1

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)19992.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.398
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.705
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20086.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.608
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20107.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.089
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20127.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20137.242
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.144
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.279
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.405
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.157
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.253
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20096.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20106.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20127.097
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.575
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.668
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.830
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.859
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.716
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.655
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.849
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.950
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.066
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.775
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.466
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.523
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.521
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.511
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.762
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.483
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.253
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.051
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 Cites199938
Self Cites200031
Self Cites200132
Self Cites200235
Self Cites200335
Self Cites200460
Self Cites200574
Self Cites2006108
Self Cites2007129
Self Cites200886
Self Cites2009109
Self Cites2010136
Self Cites2011108
Self Cites2012127
Self Cites2013169
Self Cites2014125
Self Cites2015117
Self Cites201680
Self Cites201778
Total Cites1999733
Total Cites2000891
Total Cites2001933
Total Cites2002890
Total Cites20031165
Total Cites20041307
Total Cites20051836
Total Cites20062409
Total Cites20072637
Total Cites20083052
Total Cites20093657
Total Cites20104079
Total Cites20114620
Total Cites20125394
Total Cites20134879
Total Cites20145128
Total Cites20155409
Total Cites20165302
Total Cites20174110
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 document19992.769
External Cites per document20003.105
External Cites per document20013.288
External Cites per document20023.032
External Cites per document20034.094
External Cites per document20044.185
External Cites per document20054.949
External Cites per document20065.278
External Cites per document20074.996
External Cites per document20085.432
External Cites per document20096.192
External Cites per document20106.259
External Cites per document20116.215
External Cites per document20126.930
External Cites per document20136.348
External Cites per document20146.506
External Cites per document20156.682
External Cites per document20166.755
External Cites per document20176.588
Cites per document19992.920
Cites per document20003.217
Cites per document20013.405
Cites per document20023.156
Cites per document20034.221
Cites per document20044.386
Cites per document20055.157
Cites per document20065.525
Cites per document20075.253
Cites per document20085.590
Cites per document20096.382
Cites per document20106.475
Cites per document20116.364
Cites per document20127.097
Cites per document20136.575
Cites per document20146.668
Cites per document20156.830
Cites per document20166.859
Cites per document20176.716
% 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 documents20004
Non-citable documents20016
Non-citable documents20028
Non-citable documents20038
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20056
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20078
Non-citable documents200810
Non-citable documents200912
Non-citable documents201010
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents201317
Non-citable documents201421
Non-citable documents201546
Non-citable documents201655
Non-citable documents201758
Citable documents1999251
Citable documents2000277
Citable documents2001274
Citable documents2002282
Citable documents2003276
Citable documents2004298
Citable documents2005356
Citable documents2006436
Citable documents2007502
Citable documents2008546
Citable documents2009573
Citable documents2010630
Citable documents2011726
Citable documents2012760
Citable documents2013742
Citable documents2014769
Citable documents2015792
Citable documents2016773
Citable documents2017612
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 documents199966
Uncited documents200063
Uncited documents200154
Uncited documents200263
Uncited documents200346
Uncited documents200436
Uncited documents200542
Uncited documents200644
Uncited documents200756
Uncited documents200867
Uncited documents200939
Uncited documents201032
Uncited documents201150
Uncited documents201262
Uncited documents201361
Uncited documents201461
Uncited documents201587
Uncited documents201686
Uncited documents201786
Cited documents1999187
Cited documents2000218
Cited documents2001226
Cited documents2002227
Cited documents2003238
Cited documents2004267
Cited documents2005320
Cited documents2006396
Cited documents2007454
Cited documents2008489
Cited documents2009546
Cited documents2010608
Cited documents2011684
Cited documents2012708
Cited documents2013698
Cited documents2014729
Cited documents2015751
Cited documents2016742
Cited documents2017584
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