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International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom
Media Ranking in United Kingdom

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Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.



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The International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management publishes double-blind peer-reviewed papers. The main types include original research and reflective practice papers, though other forms are considered. Each issue includes high-quality content covering all aspects of productivity and performance management from a wide range of international contexts, sectors and applications. The journal’s distinctiveness flows from: (a) its substantial longevity in the field of productivity and performance management continuing from the previous titles: Time and Motion Study then Work Study, (b) its growth from its roots in industrial engineering and operations management to encompass many other perspectives and (c) its commitment to the practitioner voice, encouraged through reflective practice articles. The journal’s scope draws from the fields of Operations & Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Marketing, Economics, Accounting, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour. Coverage includes, but it is not limited to: Performance management Performance measurement tools & techniques Productivity measurement & development Organizational design & methods Process analysis, engineering & re-engineering Quality & business excellence management Lean approaches Project & programme management. 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.

Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2020Q2
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2021Q2
Strategy and Management2005Q4
Strategy and Management2006Q4
Strategy and Management2007Q3
Strategy and Management2008Q2
Strategy and Management2009Q2
Strategy and Management2010Q2
Strategy and Management2011Q2
Strategy and Management2012Q3
Strategy and Management2013Q2
Strategy and Management2014Q2
Strategy and Management2015Q2
Strategy and Management2016Q2
Strategy and Management2017Q2
Strategy and Management2018Q2
Strategy and Management2019Q2
Strategy and Management2020Q2
Strategy and Management2021Q2

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.514
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.230
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.109
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.904
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.316
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.495
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.113
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.715
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.133
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.577
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.979
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.070
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.336
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.010
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.157
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.865
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.313
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.690
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.045
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.997
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.070
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.390
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.029
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.626
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.804
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.775
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.479
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.838
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.991
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 Cites20040
Self Cites20053
Self Cites20065
Self Cites200717
Self Cites200817
Self Cites200921
Self Cites201017
Self Cites201114
Self Cites201233
Self Cites201341
Self Cites201434
Self Cites201548
Self Cites201640
Self Cites201726
Self Cites201850
Self Cites201958
Self Cites2020106
Self Cites2021285
Total Cites20040
Total Cites200518
Total Cites200648
Total Cites2007124
Total Cites2008133
Total Cites2009199
Total Cites2010207
Total Cites2011184
Total Cites2012221
Total Cites2013229
Total Cites2014273
Total Cites2015317
Total Cites2016330
Total Cites2017384
Total Cites2018460
Total Cites2019618
Total Cites2020749
Total Cites20211295
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 document20040
External Cites per document20050.060
External Cites per document20060.131
External Cites per document20070.292
External Cites per document20080.753
External Cites per document20091.380
External Cites per document20100.990
External Cites per document20110.791
External Cites per document20120.679
External Cites per document20130.797
External Cites per document20141.072
External Cites per document20151.640
External Cites per document20161.871
External Cites per document20172.183
External Cites per document20182.485
External Cites per document20192.569
External Cites per document20202.760
External Cites per document20213.227
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20050.070
Cites per document20060.143
Cites per document20070.325
Cites per document20080.792
Cites per document20091.336
Cites per document20101.010
Cites per document20110.833
Cites per document20120.778
Cites per document20130.920
Cites per document20141.157
Cites per document20151.865
Cites per document20162.129
Cites per document20172.313
Cites per document20182.690
Cites per document20192.664
Cites per document20203.045
Cites per document20213.997
% 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 documents20040
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents20067
Non-citable documents200714
Non-citable documents200814
Non-citable documents200920
Non-citable documents201013
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201413
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20186
Non-citable documents201914
Non-citable documents202013
Non-citable documents202111
Citable documents20040
Citable documents2005251
Citable documents2006328
Citable documents2007367
Citable documents2008154
Citable documents2009129
Citable documents2010192
Citable documents2011215
Citable documents2012277
Citable documents2013236
Citable documents2014223
Citable documents2015164
Citable documents2016155
Citable documents2017164
Citable documents2018165
Citable documents2019218
Citable documents2020233
Citable documents2021313
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 documents20040
Uncited documents2005244
Uncited documents2006307
Uncited documents2007318
Uncited documents2008109
Uncited documents200977
Uncited documents2010121
Uncited documents2011148
Uncited documents2012194
Uncited documents2013154
Uncited documents2014144
Uncited documents201579
Uncited documents201654
Uncited documents201742
Uncited documents201840
Uncited documents201969
Uncited documents202052
Uncited documents202158
Cited documents20040
Cited documents200514
Cited documents200628
Cited documents200763
Cited documents200859
Cited documents200972
Cited documents201084
Cited documents201173
Cited documents201290
Cited documents201395
Cited documents201492
Cited documents201591
Cited documents2016101
Cited documents2017124
Cited documents2018131
Cited documents2019163
Cited documents2020194
Cited documents2021266
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