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Library Quarterly

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Library and Information Sciences
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1549652X, 00242519
Coverage1951, 1958, 1979, 1981, 1988-ongoing
Scope Since 1931, The Library Quarterly has maintained its commitment to scholarly research in all areas of librarianship - historical, sociological, cultural, evaluative, statistical, bibliographical, managerial, and educational. Through unique and innovative approaches, the Quarterly seeks to publish research and reviews that: •Provide insights into libraries and librarianship for those involved in the collection of, access to, and dissemination of information. •Foster pioneering research that examines the interactions between the library as a reading institution and to its cultural space. •Assess empirically the value that libraries contribute to the communities that they serve.


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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 Sciences2000Q1
Library and Information Sciences2001Q2
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)19991.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.922
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.344
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.439
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.342
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.276
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.321
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.134
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.529
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.392
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.459
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.575
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.370
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.597
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.507
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.187
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.560
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.964
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.417
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.850
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.140
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 Cites19995
Self Cites20005
Self Cites20012
Self Cites20027
Self Cites20037
Self Cites20045
Self Cites20057
Self Cites200619
Self Cites20077
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20094
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20112
Self Cites20125
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20148
Self Cites201516
Self Cites201617
Self Cites201716
Total Cites199948
Total Cites200025
Total Cites200117
Total Cites200223
Total Cites200344
Total Cites200448
Total Cites200563
Total Cites200671
Total Cites200762
Total Cites200871
Total Cites200964
Total Cites2010105
Total Cites201168
Total Cites201269
Total Cites201378
Total Cites201470
Total Cites2015107
Total Cites2016107
Total Cites201789
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 document19991.132
External Cites per document20000.526
External Cites per document20010.405
External Cites per document20020.400
External Cites per document20030.925
External Cites per document20041.000
External Cites per document20051.217
External Cites per document20060.981
External Cites per document20070.859
External Cites per document20081.045
External Cites per document20090.938
External Cites per document20101.786
External Cites per document20111.179
External Cites per document20121.103
External Cites per document20131.250
External Cites per document20141.000
External Cites per document20151.358
External Cites per document20161.268
External Cites per document20170.973
Cites per document19991.263
Cites per document20000.658
Cites per document20010.459
Cites per document20020.575
Cites per document20031.100
Cites per document20041.116
Cites per document20051.370
Cites per document20061.340
Cites per document20070.969
Cites per document20081.076
Cites per document20091.000
Cites per document20101.875
Cites per document20111.214
Cites per document20121.190
Cites per document20131.300
Cites per document20141.129
Cites per document20151.597
Cites per document20161.507
Cites per document20171.187
% 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 documents20033
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20056
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201616
Non-citable documents201715
Citable documents199938
Citable documents200038
Citable documents200137
Citable documents200240
Citable documents200340
Citable documents200443
Citable documents200546
Citable documents200653
Citable documents200764
Citable documents200866
Citable documents200964
Citable documents201056
Citable documents201156
Citable documents201258
Citable documents201360
Citable documents201462
Citable documents201567
Citable documents201671
Citable documents201775
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 documents199916
Uncited documents200021
Uncited documents200128
Uncited documents200225
Uncited documents200325
Uncited documents200424
Uncited documents200528
Uncited documents200627
Uncited documents200742
Uncited documents200836
Uncited documents200932
Uncited documents201021
Uncited documents201130
Uncited documents201234
Uncited documents201335
Uncited documents201436
Uncited documents201545
Uncited documents201647
Uncited documents201752
Cited documents199922
Cited documents200017
Cited documents20019
Cited documents200215
Cited documents200318
Cited documents200424
Cited documents200524
Cited documents200629
Cited documents200724
Cited documents200833
Cited documents200937
Cited documents201040
Cited documents201131
Cited documents201228
Cited documents201330
Cited documents201433
Cited documents201536
Cited documents201640
Cited documents201738
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