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Journal of the American Planning Association

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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Urban Studies
Publisher Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Since 1935, the quarterly Journal of the American Planning Association ( JAPA ) has published research, commentaries, and book reviews useful to practicing planners, policymakers, scholars, students, and citizens of urban, suburban, and rural areas. JAPA publishes double-blind peer reviewed, original research and analysis. It aspires to bring insight to planning the future, to air a variety of perspectives, to publish the highest quality work, and to engage readers. JAPA is interested in manuscripts that examine historical or contemporary planning experience, broadly defined, in domestic or global contexts, and that do at least one of the following: contribute to the theoretical and conceptual foundation of planning; improve the link between planning and successful policy implementation; advance the methods used in planning practice and planning research; explain empirical relationships important to planning; interpret noteworthy physical, economic, and social phenomena that have spatial dimensions; or analyze significant consequences of planning approaches, processes, and contexts. JAPA prefers vivid and direct writing in the active voice. We particularly seek timely papers that offer significant research news.


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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.

Geography, Planning and Development1999Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2000Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2001Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2002Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2003Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2004Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2005Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2006Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q1
Urban Studies1999Q1
Urban Studies2000Q1
Urban Studies2001Q1
Urban Studies2002Q1
Urban Studies2003Q1
Urban Studies2004Q1
Urban Studies2005Q1
Urban Studies2006Q1
Urban Studies2007Q1
Urban Studies2008Q1
Urban Studies2009Q1
Urban Studies2010Q1
Urban Studies2011Q1
Urban Studies2012Q1
Urban Studies2013Q1
Urban Studies2014Q1
Urban Studies2015Q1
Urban Studies2016Q1
Urban Studies2017Q1
Urban Studies2018Q1
Urban Studies2019Q1

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)19991.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.792
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.767
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.295
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.876
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.944
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.991
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.557
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.656
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.280
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.072
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.990
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.390
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.545
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.511
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.198
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.457
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.458
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.398
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.644
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.720
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.635
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.985
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.342
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.110
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.302
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.246
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.016
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.466
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.820
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.135
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.607
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.950
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 Cites199917
Self Cites200020
Self Cites200125
Self Cites20027
Self Cites200310
Self Cites20048
Self Cites20058
Self Cites200618
Self Cites200712
Self Cites200824
Self Cites200922
Self Cites201025
Self Cites201113
Self Cites201221
Self Cites201315
Self Cites20145
Self Cites201512
Self Cites201619
Self Cites201716
Self Cites201812
Self Cites201915
Total Cites1999158
Total Cites2000135
Total Cites2001135
Total Cites2002109
Total Cites2003159
Total Cites2004134
Total Cites2005195
Total Cites2006246
Total Cites2007236
Total Cites2008286
Total Cites2009316
Total Cites2010238
Total Cites2011290
Total Cites2012305
Total Cites2013341
Total Cites2014195
Total Cites2015174
Total Cites2016200
Total Cites2017245
Total Cites2018317
Total Cites2019373
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 document19991.410
External Cites per document20001.250
External Cites per document20011.209
External Cites per document20021.121
External Cites per document20031.552
External Cites per document20041.370
External Cites per document20052.174
External Cites per document20062.682
External Cites per document20072.333
External Cites per document20082.817
External Cites per document20093.161
External Cites per document20102.367
External Cites per document20113.112
External Cites per document20123.463
External Cites per document20134.075
External Cites per document20142.568
External Cites per document20152.025
External Cites per document20162.701
External Cites per document20172.936
External Cites per document20184.178
External Cites per document20194.904
Cites per document19991.580
Cites per document20001.467
Cites per document20011.484
Cites per document20021.198
Cites per document20031.656
Cites per document20041.457
Cites per document20052.267
Cites per document20062.894
Cites per document20072.458
Cites per document20083.075
Cites per document20093.398
Cites per document20102.644
Cites per document20113.258
Cites per document20123.720
Cites per document20134.263
Cites per document20142.635
Cites per document20152.175
Cites per document20162.985
Cites per document20173.141
Cites per document20184.342
Cites per document20195.110
% 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 documents19999
Non-citable documents200011
Non-citable documents200110
Non-citable documents20027
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents200515
Non-citable documents200622
Non-citable documents200724
Non-citable documents200821
Non-citable documents200918
Non-citable documents201015
Non-citable documents20119
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201414
Non-citable documents201529
Non-citable documents201633
Non-citable documents201736
Non-citable documents201840
Non-citable documents201942
Citable documents1999100
Citable documents200092
Citable documents200191
Citable documents200291
Citable documents200396
Citable documents200492
Citable documents200586
Citable documents200685
Citable documents200796
Citable documents200893
Citable documents200993
Citable documents201090
Citable documents201189
Citable documents201282
Citable documents201380
Citable documents201474
Citable documents201580
Citable documents201667
Citable documents201778
Citable documents201873
Citable documents201973
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 documents199951
Uncited documents200055
Uncited documents200145
Uncited documents200253
Uncited documents200348
Uncited documents200444
Uncited documents200544
Uncited documents200641
Uncited documents200750
Uncited documents200851
Uncited documents200934
Uncited documents201035
Uncited documents201123
Uncited documents201221
Uncited documents201328
Uncited documents201443
Uncited documents201558
Uncited documents201645
Uncited documents201753
Uncited documents201850
Uncited documents201947
Cited documents199958
Cited documents200048
Cited documents200156
Cited documents200245
Cited documents200352
Cited documents200453
Cited documents200557
Cited documents200666
Cited documents200770
Cited documents200863
Cited documents200977
Cited documents201070
Cited documents201175
Cited documents201266
Cited documents201363
Cited documents201445
Cited documents201551
Cited documents201655
Cited documents201761
Cited documents201863
Cited documents201968
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