Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Regional Studies

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryEnvironmental Science
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)

Social Sciences
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherCarfax Publishing Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN13600591, 00343404
Scope 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.


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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.

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
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

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)19991.129
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.572
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.815
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.099
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.742
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.909
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.952
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.037
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.389
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.765
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.979
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.394
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.489
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.197
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.940
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.634
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.411
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.512
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.790
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.381
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.817
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.206
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.171
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.329
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.669
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.231
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.850
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.796
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.554
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.464
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.341
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 Cites200866
Self Cites200959
Self Cites201027
Self Cites201137
Self Cites201227
Self Cites201336
Self Cites201475
Self Cites201563
Self Cites2016104
Self Cites2017182
Self Cites2018219
Total Cites1999254
Total Cites2000377
Total Cites2001345
Total Cites2002377
Total Cites2003350
Total Cites2004470
Total Cites2005501
Total Cites2006541
Total Cites2007688
Total Cites2008567
Total Cites2009506
Total Cites2010640
Total Cites2011598
Total Cites2012628
Total Cites2013692
Total Cites2014906
Total Cites2015848
Total Cites20161268
Total Cites20171458
Total Cites20181674
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 document19990.987
External Cites per document20001.455
External Cites per document20011.283
External Cites per document20021.426
External Cites per document20031.370
External Cites per document20041.836
External Cites per document20051.908
External Cites per document20062.244
External Cites per document20072.543
External Cites per document20082.053
External Cites per document20091.824
External Cites per document20102.523
External Cites per document20112.262
External Cites per document20122.404
External Cites per document20132.645
External Cites per document20143.101
External Cites per document20152.608
External Cites per document20163.335
External Cites per document20173.376
External Cites per document20183.656
Cites per document19991.129
Cites per document20001.632
Cites per document20011.500
Cites per document20021.639
Cites per document20031.489
Cites per document20042.026
Cites per document20052.197
Cites per document20062.404
Cites per document20072.940
Cites per document20082.324
Cites per document20092.065
Cites per document20102.634
Cites per document20112.411
Cites per document20122.512
Cites per document20132.790
Cites per document20143.381
Cites per document20152.817
Cites per document20163.633
Cites per document20173.857
Cites per document20184.206
% 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 documents20099
Non-citable documents20109
Non-citable documents20119
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents201520
Non-citable documents201630
Non-citable documents201730
Non-citable documents201830
Citable documents1999225
Citable documents2000231
Citable documents2001230
Citable documents2002230
Citable documents2003235
Citable documents2004232
Citable documents2005228
Citable documents2006225
Citable documents2007234
Citable documents2008244
Citable documents2009245
Citable documents2010243
Citable documents2011248
Citable documents2012250
Citable documents2013248
Citable documents2014268
Citable documents2015301
Citable documents2016349
Citable documents2017378
Citable documents2018398
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 documents1999115
Uncited documents200083
Uncited documents200185
Uncited documents2002100
Uncited documents200390
Uncited documents200470
Uncited documents200577
Uncited documents200677
Uncited documents200757
Uncited documents200899
Uncited documents200983
Uncited documents201073
Uncited documents201179
Uncited documents201267
Uncited documents201348
Uncited documents201458
Uncited documents201599
Uncited documents201692
Uncited documents2017108
Uncited documents201892
Cited documents1999110
Cited documents2000148
Cited documents2001145
Cited documents2002130
Cited documents2003145
Cited documents2004162
Cited documents2005153
Cited documents2006154
Cited documents2007185
Cited documents2008153
Cited documents2009171
Cited documents2010179
Cited documents2011178
Cited documents2012187
Cited documents2013202
Cited documents2014219
Cited documents2015222
Cited documents2016287
Cited documents2017300
Cited documents2018336
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