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Library Review

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Library and Information Sciences
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope ■Developing information services ■Hybrid and digital libraries ■Information literacy and e-learning ■Metadata and distributed searching ■Library collaboration and resource sharing ■Library history ■Libraries, information and society ■Training and professional development ■Academic and public libraries ■Special libraries and collections ■Information strategy and knowledge management ■National and international policy


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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 Sciences1999Q3
Library and Information Sciences2000Q3
Library and Information Sciences2001Q2
Library and Information Sciences2002Q2
Library and Information Sciences2003Q2
Library and Information Sciences2004Q3
Library and Information Sciences2005Q2
Library and Information Sciences2006Q1
Library and Information Sciences2007Q2
Library and Information Sciences2008Q2
Library and Information Sciences2009Q2
Library and Information Sciences2010Q2
Library and Information Sciences2011Q2
Library and Information Sciences2012Q2
Library and Information Sciences2013Q2
Library and Information Sciences2014Q2
Library and Information Sciences2015Q2
Library and Information Sciences2016Q2
Library and Information Sciences2017Q2

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)19990.060
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.140
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.168
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.150
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.129
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.216
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.332
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.453
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.420
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.633
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.585
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.629
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.570
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.744
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.834
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.780
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.763
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.810
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.060
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.137
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.142
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.254
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.470
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.395
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.609
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.507
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.720
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.719
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.124
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.123
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.466
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.389
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.390
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.565
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.589
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.591
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.699
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.549
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.460
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.746
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.915
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 Cites19992
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20017
Self Cites20024
Self Cites20033
Self Cites20046
Self Cites20058
Self Cites200612
Self Cites20076
Self Cites200810
Self Cites200912
Self Cites201017
Self Cites201115
Self Cites20125
Self Cites20139
Self Cites20148
Self Cites20154
Self Cites20166
Self Cites201713
Total Cites199911
Total Cites200025
Total Cites200129
Total Cites200224
Total Cites200329
Total Cites200427
Total Cites200548
Total Cites200671
Total Cites200766
Total Cites200890
Total Cites2009131
Total Cites2010112
Total Cites2011126
Total Cites2012116
Total Cites2013126
Total Cites2014120
Total Cites201590
Total Cites201684
Total Cites201793
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 document19990.049
External Cites per document20000.126
External Cites per document20010.118
External Cites per document20020.143
External Cites per document20030.138
External Cites per document20040.111
External Cites per document20050.212
External Cites per document20060.391
External Cites per document20070.359
External Cites per document20080.402
External Cites per document20090.553
External Cites per document20100.430
External Cites per document20110.555
External Cites per document20120.572
External Cites per document20130.669
External Cites per document20140.671
External Cites per document20150.637
External Cites per document20160.645
External Cites per document20170.769
Cites per document19990.060
Cites per document20000.137
Cites per document20010.156
Cites per document20020.171
Cites per document20030.154
Cites per document20040.142
Cites per document20050.254
Cites per document20060.470
Cites per document20070.395
Cites per document20080.452
Cites per document20090.609
Cites per document20100.507
Cites per document20110.630
Cites per document20120.598
Cites per document20130.720
Cites per document20140.719
Cites per document20150.667
Cites per document20160.694
Cites per document20170.894
% 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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20170
Citable documents1999184
Citable documents2000183
Citable documents2001186
Citable documents2002140
Citable documents2003188
Citable documents2004190
Citable documents2005189
Citable documents2006151
Citable documents2007167
Citable documents2008199
Citable documents2009215
Citable documents2010221
Citable documents2011200
Citable documents2012194
Citable documents2013175
Citable documents2014167
Citable documents2015135
Citable documents2016121
Citable documents2017104
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 documents1999176
Uncited documents2000159
Uncited documents2001162
Uncited documents2002119
Uncited documents2003168
Uncited documents2004166
Uncited documents2005155
Uncited documents2006102
Uncited documents2007127
Uncited documents2008149
Uncited documents2009156
Uncited documents2010158
Uncited documents2011135
Uncited documents2012134
Uncited documents2013115
Uncited documents2014114
Uncited documents201590
Uncited documents201678
Uncited documents201760
Cited documents19998
Cited documents200024
Cited documents200124
Cited documents200221
Cited documents200320
Cited documents200424
Cited documents200534
Cited documents200649
Cited documents200740
Cited documents200851
Cited documents200962
Cited documents201068
Cited documents201169
Cited documents201263
Cited documents201364
Cited documents201461
Cited documents201552
Cited documents201647
Cited documents201744
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