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Journal of Happiness Studies

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Publication typeJournals
Scope The Journal of Happiness Studies is a peer reviewed scientific journal devoted to subjective well-being. It covers both cognitive evaluations of life, and affective enjoyment of life. Next to contributions on appraisal of life-as-a-whole, the journal accepts contributions on life domains and life-aspects. 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 from all sciences are welcomed: alpha-sciences (in particular philosophy), beta-sciences (especially health related quality-of-life research) and gamma-sciences (not only psychology and sociology, but also economy).


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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.

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

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)20071.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.273
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.496
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.601
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.446
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.884
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.838
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.216
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.028
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.516
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.535
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.959
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.505
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.601
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.108
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.137
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.054
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.173
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.392
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.186
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.632
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.020
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.986
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 Cites20071
Self Cites20088
Self Cites200915
Self Cites201040
Self Cites201146
Self Cites201248
Self Cites201367
Self Cites201459
Self Cites201547
Self Cites201683
Self Cites201755
Self Cites2018117
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200612
Total Cites200739
Total Cites2008125
Total Cites2009180
Total Cites2010303
Total Cites2011430
Total Cites2012427
Total Cites2013506
Total Cites2014556
Total Cites2015658
Total Cites2016808
Total Cites2017780
Total Cites2018916
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 document20071.027
External Cites per document20082.127
External Cites per document20092.324
External Cites per document20102.798
External Cites per document20113.148
External Cites per document20122.544
External Cites per document20132.567
External Cites per document20142.239
External Cites per document20152.415
External Cites per document20162.788
External Cites per document20172.474
External Cites per document20182.736
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.667
Cites per document20071.054
Cites per document20082.273
Cites per document20092.535
Cites per document20103.223
Cites per document20113.525
Cites per document20122.866
Cites per document20132.959
Cites per document20142.505
Cites per document20152.601
Cites per document20163.108
Cites per document20172.662
Cites per document20183.137
% 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 documents20084
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20181
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200618
Citable documents200737
Citable documents200855
Citable documents200971
Citable documents201094
Citable documents2011122
Citable documents2012149
Citable documents2013171
Citable documents2014222
Citable documents2015253
Citable documents2016260
Citable documents2017293
Citable documents2018292
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 documents200816
Uncited documents200926
Uncited documents201029
Uncited documents201132
Uncited documents201242
Uncited documents201333
Uncited documents201456
Uncited documents201575
Uncited documents201652
Uncited documents201777
Uncited documents201853
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20068
Cited documents200722
Cited documents200843
Cited documents200949
Cited documents201070
Cited documents201193
Cited documents2012110
Cited documents2013140
Cited documents2014166
Cited documents2015179
Cited documents2016210
Cited documents2017218
Cited documents2018240
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