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Journal of Happiness Studies



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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Springer Netherlands



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The peer-reviewed Journal of Happiness Studies is devoted to scientific understanding of subjective well-being. Coverage includes both cognitive evaluations of life such as life-satisfaction, and affective enjoyment of life, such as mood level. In addition to contributions on appraisal of life-as-a-whole, the journal accepts papers on such life domains as job-satisfaction, and such life-aspects as the perceived meaning of life. The Journal of Happiness Studies provides a forum for two main traditions in happiness research: 1) speculative reflection on the good life, and 2) empirical investigation of subjective well-being. Contributions span a broad range of disciplines: alpha-sciences, philosophy in particular; beta-sciences, especially investigations about the biological and physiological correlates of happiness and well-being; and gamma-sciences, including not only psychology and sociology but also economics. The journal addresses the conceptualization, measurement, prevalence, explanation, evaluation, imagination and study of happiness. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1

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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.175
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.287
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.602
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.886
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.635
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.450
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.921
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.314
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.067
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.010
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.583
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.898
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.976
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.523
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.593
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.704
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.859
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.405
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.558
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.095
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.376
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.199
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.733
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.682
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.204
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 Cites20050
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20073
Self Cites200810
Self Cites200921
Self Cites201046
Self Cites201146
Self Cites201248
Self Cites201367
Self Cites201459
Self Cites201547
Self Cites201683
Self Cites201755
Self Cites201878
Self Cites2019146
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200612
Total Cites200747
Total Cites2008160
Total Cites2009218
Total Cites2010324
Total Cites2011430
Total Cites2012426
Total Cites2013503
Total Cites2014560
Total Cites2015656
Total Cites2016830
Total Cites2017787
Total Cites2018832
Total Cites20191316
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 document20050
External Cites per document20060.611
External Cites per document20071.100
External Cites per document20082.500
External Cites per document20092.592
External Cites per document20102.896
External Cites per document20113.200
External Cites per document20122.571
External Cites per document20132.580
External Cites per document20142.257
External Cites per document20152.407
External Cites per document20162.895
External Cites per document20172.515
External Cites per document20182.609
External Cites per document20193.431
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.667
Cites per document20071.175
Cites per document20082.667
Cites per document20092.868
Cites per document20103.375
Cites per document20113.583
Cites per document20122.898
Cites per document20132.976
Cites per document20142.523
Cites per document20152.593
Cites per document20163.217
Cites per document20172.704
Cites per document20182.879
Cites per document20193.859
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20192
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200618
Citable documents200740
Citable documents200860
Citable documents200976
Citable documents201096
Citable documents2011120
Citable documents2012147
Citable documents2013169
Citable documents2014222
Citable documents2015253
Citable documents2016258
Citable documents2017291
Citable documents2018289
Citable documents2019341
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 documents20050
Uncited documents200610
Uncited documents200715
Uncited documents200817
Uncited documents200926
Uncited documents201030
Uncited documents201132
Uncited documents201242
Uncited documents201333
Uncited documents201456
Uncited documents201575
Uncited documents201651
Uncited documents201775
Uncited documents201863
Uncited documents201946
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20068
Cited documents200725
Cited documents200849
Cited documents200956
Cited documents201073
Cited documents201193
Cited documents2012110
Cited documents2013140
Cited documents2014166
Cited documents2015179
Cited documents2016210
Cited documents2017219
Cited documents2018228
Cited documents2019297
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