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Library and Information Science Researchopen access

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

Social Sciences
Library and Information Sciences
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Library & Information Science Research, a cross-disciplinary and refereed journal, focuses on the research process in library and information science as well as research findings and, where applicable, their practical applications and significance.


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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 Systems2000Q1
Information Systems2001Q2
Information Systems2002Q3
Information Systems2003Q2
Information Systems2004Q1
Information Systems2005Q1
Information Systems2006Q1
Information Systems2007Q1
Information Systems2008Q1
Information Systems2009Q1
Information Systems2010Q1
Information Systems2011Q1
Information Systems2012Q1
Information Systems2013Q1
Information Systems2014Q1
Information Systems2015Q1
Information Systems2016Q1
Information Systems2017Q1
Library and Information Sciences1999Q1
Library and Information Sciences2000Q1
Library and Information Sciences2001Q1
Library and Information Sciences2002Q2
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 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)19991.080
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.914
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.256
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.591
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.911
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.865
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.791
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.859
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.622
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.445
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.887
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.847
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.544
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.456
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.388
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.785
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.024
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.410
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.596
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.645
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.505
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.753
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.703
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.479
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.319
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.722
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.792
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.293
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.180
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.908
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.500
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 Cites199910
Self Cites20007
Self Cites20015
Self Cites20024
Self Cites20039
Self Cites200417
Self Cites20057
Self Cites20067
Self Cites200713
Self Cites200822
Self Cites200914
Self Cites201018
Self Cites201120
Self Cites201226
Self Cites201330
Self Cites201411
Self Cites201527
Self Cites201618
Self Cites201710
Total Cites199954
Total Cites200047
Total Cites200150
Total Cites200237
Total Cites200359
Total Cites200499
Total Cites200593
Total Cites2006116
Total Cites2007147
Total Cites2008141
Total Cites2009168
Total Cites2010200
Total Cites2011233
Total Cites2012257
Total Cites2013283
Total Cites2014278
Total Cites2015267
Total Cites2016234
Total Cites2017194
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 document19990.880
External Cites per document20000.755
External Cites per document20010.763
External Cites per document20020.485
External Cites per document20030.735
External Cites per document20041.206
External Cites per document20051.284
External Cites per document20061.493
External Cites per document20071.696
External Cites per document20081.506
External Cites per document20091.855
External Cites per document20102.193
External Cites per document20112.367
External Cites per document20122.333
External Cites per document20132.364
External Cites per document20142.405
External Cites per document20152.474
External Cites per document20162.139
External Cites per document20171.786
Cites per document19991.080
Cites per document20000.887
Cites per document20010.847
Cites per document20020.544
Cites per document20030.868
Cites per document20041.456
Cites per document20051.388
Cites per document20061.589
Cites per document20071.861
Cites per document20081.785
Cites per document20092.024
Cites per document20102.410
Cites per document20112.589
Cites per document20122.596
Cites per document20132.645
Cites per document20142.505
Cites per document20152.753
Cites per document20162.317
Cites per document20171.883
% 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 documents20034
Non-citable documents20048
Non-citable documents200512
Non-citable documents200612
Non-citable documents200713
Non-citable documents200816
Non-citable documents200916
Non-citable documents201016
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201213
Non-citable documents201312
Non-citable documents201413
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents201713
Citable documents199950
Citable documents200053
Citable documents200159
Citable documents200268
Citable documents200368
Citable documents200468
Citable documents200567
Citable documents200673
Citable documents200779
Citable documents200879
Citable documents200983
Citable documents201083
Citable documents201190
Citable documents201299
Citable documents2013107
Citable documents2014111
Citable documents201597
Citable documents2016101
Citable documents2017103
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 documents199926
Uncited documents200031
Uncited documents200131
Uncited documents200245
Uncited documents200341
Uncited documents200437
Uncited documents200537
Uncited documents200636
Uncited documents200734
Uncited documents200839
Uncited documents200937
Uncited documents201035
Uncited documents201127
Uncited documents201234
Uncited documents201333
Uncited documents201440
Uncited documents201533
Uncited documents201632
Uncited documents201746
Cited documents199924
Cited documents200022
Cited documents200128
Cited documents200223
Cited documents200331
Cited documents200439
Cited documents200542
Cited documents200649
Cited documents200758
Cited documents200856
Cited documents200962
Cited documents201064
Cited documents201176
Cited documents201278
Cited documents201386
Cited documents201484
Cited documents201576
Cited documents201682
Cited documents201770
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