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Informing Scienceopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Library and Information Sciences
PublisherInforming Science Institute
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15214672, 15479684
Scope The academically peer refereed journal Informing Science endeavors to provide an understanding of the complexities in informing clientele. Fields from information systems, library science, journalism in all its forms to education all contribute to this science. These fields, which developed independently and have been researched in separate disciplines, are evolving to form a new transdiscipline, Informing Science.


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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 Sciences2000Q4
Library and Information Sciences2001Q3
Library and Information Sciences2002Q3
Library and Information Sciences2003Q2
Library and Information Sciences2004Q3
Library and Information Sciences2005Q3
Library and Information Sciences2006Q3
Library and Information Sciences2007Q3
Library and Information Sciences2008Q2
Library and Information Sciences2009Q2
Library and Information Sciences2010Q3
Library and Information Sciences2011Q3
Library and Information Sciences2012Q3
Library and Information Sciences2013Q3
Library and Information Sciences2014Q3
Library and Information Sciences2015Q3
Library and Information Sciences2016Q3
Library and Information Sciences2017Q2
Library and Information Sciences2018Q3

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)19990.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.357
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.464
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.543
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.531
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.688
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.678
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.432
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.614
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.087
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.886
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.238
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.806
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.059
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.462
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.516
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.893
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.231
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.909
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.385
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.581
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 Cites19993
Self Cites20000
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20021
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20053
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20070
Self Cites200816
Self Cites20099
Self Cites20108
Self Cites20117
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20166
Self Cites20177
Self Cites20181
Total Cites19993
Total Cites20003
Total Cites200110
Total Cites200220
Total Cites200331
Total Cites200412
Total Cites200528
Total Cites200632
Total Cites200729
Total Cites200844
Total Cites200933
Total Cites201026
Total Cites201129
Total Cites201218
Total Cites20139
Total Cites201414
Total Cites20158
Total Cites201623
Total Cites201731
Total Cites201837
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 document19990.000
External Cites per document20000.158
External Cites per document20010.238
External Cites per document20020.380
External Cites per document20030.517
External Cites per document20040.179
External Cites per document20050.500
External Cites per document20060.689
External Cites per document20070.806
External Cites per document20080.966
External Cites per document20090.800
External Cites per document20100.818
External Cites per document20110.786
External Cites per document20120.882
External Cites per document20130.429
External Cites per document20141.000
External Cites per document20150.417
External Cites per document20160.850
External Cites per document20170.800
External Cites per document20180.857
Cites per document19990.375
Cites per document20000.158
Cites per document20010.238
Cites per document20020.400
Cites per document20030.534
Cites per document20040.214
Cites per document20050.560
Cites per document20060.711
Cites per document20070.806
Cites per document20081.517
Cites per document20091.100
Cites per document20101.182
Cites per document20111.036
Cites per document20121.059
Cites per document20130.643
Cites per document20141.000
Cites per document20150.667
Cites per document20161.150
Cites per document20171.033
Cites per document20180.881
% 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 documents20061
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Citable documents19998
Citable documents200019
Citable documents200142
Citable documents200250
Citable documents200358
Citable documents200456
Citable documents200550
Citable documents200645
Citable documents200736
Citable documents200829
Citable documents200930
Citable documents201022
Citable documents201128
Citable documents201217
Citable documents201314
Citable documents201414
Citable documents201512
Citable documents201620
Citable documents201730
Citable documents201842
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 documents19995
Uncited documents200016
Uncited documents200133
Uncited documents200235
Uncited documents200343
Uncited documents200444
Uncited documents200531
Uncited documents200629
Uncited documents200722
Uncited documents200813
Uncited documents200914
Uncited documents201010
Uncited documents201111
Uncited documents20127
Uncited documents20137
Uncited documents20144
Uncited documents20156
Uncited documents20169
Uncited documents201716
Uncited documents201824
Cited documents19993
Cited documents20003
Cited documents20019
Cited documents200215
Cited documents200315
Cited documents200412
Cited documents200519
Cited documents200617
Cited documents200715
Cited documents200817
Cited documents200916
Cited documents201012
Cited documents201117
Cited documents201210
Cited documents20137
Cited documents201410
Cited documents20156
Cited documents201611
Cited documents201714
Cited documents201818
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