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Regional Studies


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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13600591, 00343404





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Regional Studies is a leading international journal covering the development of theories and concepts, empirical analysis and policy debate in the field of regional studies. The journal publishes original research spanning the economic, social, political and environmental dimensions of urban and regional (subnational) change. The distinctive purpose of Regional Studies is to connect insights across intellectual disciplines in a systematic and grounded way to understand how and why regions and cities evolve. It publishes research that distils how economic and political processes and outcomes are contingent upon regional and local circumstances. The journal is a pluralist forum, which showcases diverse perspectives and analytical techniques. Essential criteria for papers to be accepted for Regional Studies are that they make a substantive contribution to scholarly debates, are sub-national in focus, conceptually well-informed, empirically grounded and methodologically sound. Submissions are also expected to engage with wider debates that advance the field of regional studies and are of interest to readers of the journal. 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.

Environmental Science (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
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)19991.142
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.618
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.601
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.140
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.693
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.890
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.003
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.570
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.949
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.419
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.940
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.164
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.381
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.142
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.697
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.674
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.515
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.224
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.524
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.102
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.423
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.619
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.563
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.427
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.804
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.030
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.213
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.945
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.184
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.406
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.701
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.256
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.764
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.954
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.436
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.201
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.945
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.876
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.691
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.792
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.620
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.656
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.974
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 Cites199932
Self Cites200041
Self Cites200150
Self Cites200249
Self Cites200328
Self Cites200444
Self Cites200566
Self Cites200636
Self Cites200793
Self Cites200867
Self Cites200968
Self Cites201027
Self Cites201137
Self Cites201228
Self Cites201337
Self Cites201475
Self Cites201566
Self Cites2016104
Self Cites2017182
Self Cites2018163
Self Cites2019187
Total Cites1999257
Total Cites2000392
Total Cites2001350
Total Cites2002385
Total Cites2003356
Total Cites2004470
Total Cites2005507
Total Cites2006568
Total Cites2007732
Total Cites2008596
Total Cites2009558
Total Cites2010647
Total Cites2011616
Total Cites2012651
Total Cites2013701
Total Cites2014915
Total Cites2015861
Total Cites20161301
Total Cites20171491
Total Cites20181643
Total Cites20191586
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 document19991.000
External Cites per document20001.519
External Cites per document20011.304
External Cites per document20021.461
External Cites per document20031.396
External Cites per document20041.836
External Cites per document20051.934
External Cites per document20062.364
External Cites per document20072.708
External Cites per document20082.150
External Cites per document20091.984
External Cites per document20102.510
External Cites per document20112.298
External Cites per document20122.453
External Cites per document20132.667
External Cites per document20143.146
External Cites per document20152.650
External Cites per document20163.500
External Cites per document20173.538
External Cites per document20183.795
External Cites per document20193.480
Cites per document19991.142
Cites per document20001.697
Cites per document20011.522
Cites per document20021.674
Cites per document20031.515
Cites per document20042.026
Cites per document20052.224
Cites per document20062.524
Cites per document20073.102
Cites per document20082.423
Cites per document20092.259
Cites per document20102.619
Cites per document20112.444
Cites per document20122.563
Cites per document20132.815
Cites per document20143.427
Cites per document20152.870
Cites per document20163.804
Cites per document20174.030
Cites per document20184.213
Cites per document20193.945
% 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 documents20052
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents20078
Non-citable documents20088
Non-citable documents200910
Non-citable documents201010
Non-citable documents201110
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents201522
Non-citable documents201637
Non-citable documents201738
Non-citable documents201838
Non-citable documents201932
Citable documents1999225
Citable documents2000231
Citable documents2001230
Citable documents2002230
Citable documents2003235
Citable documents2004232
Citable documents2005228
Citable documents2006225
Citable documents2007236
Citable documents2008246
Citable documents2009247
Citable documents2010247
Citable documents2011252
Citable documents2012254
Citable documents2013249
Citable documents2014267
Citable documents2015300
Citable documents2016342
Citable documents2017370
Citable documents2018390
Citable documents2019402
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 documents1999114
Uncited documents200082
Uncited documents200185
Uncited documents200299
Uncited documents200386
Uncited documents200469
Uncited documents200576
Uncited documents200674
Uncited documents200757
Uncited documents200897
Uncited documents200977
Uncited documents201074
Uncited documents201181
Uncited documents201267
Uncited documents201348
Uncited documents201458
Uncited documents201599
Uncited documents201687
Uncited documents2017105
Uncited documents2018100
Uncited documents201982
Cited documents1999111
Cited documents2000149
Cited documents2001145
Cited documents2002131
Cited documents2003149
Cited documents2004163
Cited documents2005154
Cited documents2006157
Cited documents2007187
Cited documents2008157
Cited documents2009180
Cited documents2010183
Cited documents2011181
Cited documents2012191
Cited documents2013203
Cited documents2014220
Cited documents2015223
Cited documents2016292
Cited documents2017303
Cited documents2018328
Cited documents2019352
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