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Social Work/Maatskaplike Werkopen access

Country South Africa  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of South Africa
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Social Work
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher University of Stellenbosch  - SIR iconSCImago Institutions Ranking
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1972-1978, 1994-2019
Scope This South African academic peer-reviewed journal publishes articles, book reviews and commentary from all field of social work. Manuscripts covering amongst others the following, are considered for publication: social work, welfare organizations, society, social welfare, family and child care, community work, substance abuse, substance dependence, welfare law, etc.


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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 Work1999Q4
Social Work2000Q3
Social Work2001Q4
Social Work2002Q4
Social Work2003Q3
Social Work2004Q3
Social Work2005Q3
Social Work2006Q3
Social Work2007Q3
Social Work2008Q2
Social Work2009Q3
Social Work2010Q4
Social Work2011Q4
Social Work2012Q4
Social Work2013Q4
Social Work2014Q4
Social Work2015Q4
Social Work2016Q4
Social Work2017Q4
Social Work2018Q4
Social Work2019Q4
Sociology and Political Science1999Q3
Sociology and Political Science2000Q2
Sociology and Political Science2001Q3
Sociology and Political Science2002Q3
Sociology and Political Science2003Q3
Sociology and Political Science2004Q3
Sociology and Political Science2005Q3
Sociology and Political Science2006Q3
Sociology and Political Science2007Q3
Sociology and Political Science2008Q2
Sociology and Political Science2009Q3
Sociology and Political Science2010Q3
Sociology and Political Science2011Q3
Sociology and Political Science2012Q3
Sociology and Political Science2013Q3
Sociology and Political Science2014Q3
Sociology and Political Science2015Q3
Sociology and Political Science2016Q3
Sociology and Political Science2017Q3
Sociology and Political Science2018Q3
Sociology and Political Science2019Q3

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)19990.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.136
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.384
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.220
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.207
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.210
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.278
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.313
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.189
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.163
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.148
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.275
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.236
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.423
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.232
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.219
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.187
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.313
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.453
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.164
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.177
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.197
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.206
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.229
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.213
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.181
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.203
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.163
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.203
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.413
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 Cites199916
Self Cites200025
Self Cites200111
Self Cites20026
Self Cites200310
Self Cites200417
Self Cites200517
Self Cites200614
Self Cites200737
Self Cites20087
Self Cites20099
Self Cites201012
Self Cites201118
Self Cites201215
Self Cites201310
Self Cites201412
Self Cites201511
Self Cites20166
Self Cites20177
Self Cites20188
Self Cites20194
Total Cites199918
Total Cites200031
Total Cites200115
Total Cites200215
Total Cites200313
Total Cites200425
Total Cites200522
Total Cites200626
Total Cites200744
Total Cites200823
Total Cites200921
Total Cites201020
Total Cites201123
Total Cites201219
Total Cites201321
Total Cites201424
Total Cites201516
Total Cites201617
Total Cites201728
Total Cites201830
Total Cites201943
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 document19990.021
External Cites per document20000.069
External Cites per document20010.044
External Cites per document20020.098
External Cites per document20030.034
External Cites per document20040.088
External Cites per document20050.049
External Cites per document20060.109
External Cites per document20070.067
External Cites per document20080.162
External Cites per document20090.125
External Cites per document20100.075
External Cites per document20110.047
External Cites per document20120.036
External Cites per document20130.106
External Cites per document20140.120
External Cites per document20150.045
External Cites per document20160.098
External Cites per document20170.188
External Cites per document20180.229
External Cites per document20190.411
Cites per document19990.189
Cites per document20000.356
Cites per document20010.167
Cites per document20020.163
Cites per document20030.148
Cites per document20040.275
Cites per document20050.216
Cites per document20060.236
Cites per document20070.423
Cites per document20080.232
Cites per document20090.219
Cites per document20100.187
Cites per document20110.217
Cites per document20120.171
Cites per document20130.202
Cites per document20140.240
Cites per document20150.143
Cites per document20160.152
Cites per document20170.250
Cites per document20180.313
Cites per document20190.453
% 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 documents20043
Non-citable documents20055
Non-citable documents20065
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents199995
Citable documents200087
Citable documents200190
Citable documents200292
Citable documents200388
Citable documents200491
Citable documents2005102
Citable documents2006110
Citable documents2007104
Citable documents200899
Citable documents200996
Citable documents2010107
Citable documents2011106
Citable documents2012111
Citable documents2013104
Citable documents2014100
Citable documents2015112
Citable documents2016112
Citable documents2017112
Citable documents201896
Citable documents201995
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 documents199982
Uncited documents200067
Uncited documents200178
Uncited documents200281
Uncited documents200377
Uncited documents200477
Uncited documents200592
Uncited documents200696
Uncited documents200780
Uncited documents200881
Uncited documents200984
Uncited documents201099
Uncited documents201196
Uncited documents201299
Uncited documents201391
Uncited documents201496
Uncited documents2015111
Uncited documents2016109
Uncited documents201797
Uncited documents201878
Uncited documents201974
Cited documents199913
Cited documents200020
Cited documents200112
Cited documents200211
Cited documents200311
Cited documents200417
Cited documents200515
Cited documents200619
Cited documents200726
Cited documents200819
Cited documents200917
Cited documents201015
Cited documents201118
Cited documents201218
Cited documents201319
Cited documents201414
Cited documents201513
Cited documents201616
Cited documents201722
Cited documents201822
Cited documents201925
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