Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Reference and User Services Quarterly

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

American Library Association

H-Index

34

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

10949054

Coverage

1997-2019

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

RUSQEditor@gmail.com

Scope

Reference & User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) is the official journal of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association. The purpose of RUSQ is to disseminate information of interest to librarians in areas such as: Reference services collection development readers’ advisory resource sharing technology for reference and user services other aspects of user services The scope of the journal includes all aspects of library services to adults in all types of libraries. In response to the nature of our rapidly evolving field, the journal publishes empirical (quantitative and qualitative), theoretical, and historical research and essays as peer-reviewed featured articles. Through its many columns, reports, and reviews the journal also publishes an array of useful professional information. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Information Systems1999Q1
Information Systems2000Q2
Information Systems2001Q1
Information Systems2002Q1
Information Systems2003Q1
Information Systems2004Q1
Information Systems2005Q3
Information Systems2006Q1
Information Systems2007Q2
Information Systems2008Q2
Information Systems2009Q1
Information Systems2010Q1
Information Systems2011Q1
Information Systems2012Q1
Information Systems2013Q1
Information Systems2014Q2
Information Systems2015Q1
Information Systems2016Q2
Information Systems2017Q2
Information Systems2018Q2
Information Systems2019Q2
Information Systems2020Q2
Library and Information Sciences1999Q1
Library and Information Sciences2000Q1
Library and Information Sciences2001Q1
Library and Information Sciences2002Q1
Library and Information Sciences2003Q1
Library and Information Sciences2004Q1
Library and Information Sciences2005Q2
Library and Information Sciences2006Q1
Library and Information Sciences2007Q1
Library and Information Sciences2008Q1
Library and Information Sciences2009Q1
Library and Information Sciences2010Q1
Library and Information Sciences2011Q1
Library and Information Sciences2012Q1
Library and Information Sciences2013Q1
Library and Information Sciences2014Q1
Library and Information Sciences2015Q1
Library and Information Sciences2016Q1
Library and Information Sciences2017Q2
Library and Information Sciences2018Q2
Library and Information Sciences2019Q1
Library and Information Sciences2020Q2
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19990.832
20000.466
20011.793
20021.286
20031.489
20040.820
20050.421
20060.791
20070.617
20080.547
20090.852
20101.214
20111.400
20121.107
20130.855
20140.680
20151.095
20160.518
20170.351
20180.402
20190.694
20200.443
Total Documents

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

YearDocuments
199924
200022
200125
200236
200335
200425
200535
200634
200741
200840
200941
201038
201142
201244
201344
201440
201542
201638
201737
201841
201931
20200
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)19990.556
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.478
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.830
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.981
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.805
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.840
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.814
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.807
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.853
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.944
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.855
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.929
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.463
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.785
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.915
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.096
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.542
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.646
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.947
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.655
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.910
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.008
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.901
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.863
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.595
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.417
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.845
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.553
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.761
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.738
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.823
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.863
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.826
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.523
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.607
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.402
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.885
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.625
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites19999
Self Cites20006
Self Cites20019
Self Cites200212
Self Cites200312
Self Cites20047
Self Cites20054
Self Cites200611
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20089
Self Cites200913
Self Cites201013
Self Cites201115
Self Cites20125
Self Cites20136
Self Cites201412
Self Cites201510
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20192
Self Cites20200
Total Cites199925
Total Cites200033
Total Cites2001102
Total Cites200265
Total Cites200391
Total Cites200452
Total Cites200562
Total Cites200690
Total Cites200777
Total Cites200872
Total Cites2009100
Total Cites2010111
Total Cites2011120
Total Cites2012109
Total Cites2013107
Total Cites201489
Total Cites201591
Total Cites201675
Total Cites201750
Total Cites201867
Total Cites201998
Total Cites202067
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19990.356
External Cites per document20000.391
External Cites per document20011.348
External Cites per document20020.746
External Cites per document20031.013
External Cites per document20040.506
External Cites per document20050.659
External Cites per document20060.878
External Cites per document20070.851
External Cites per document20080.663
External Cites per document20090.897
External Cites per document20100.980
External Cites per document20111.019
External Cites per document20120.972
External Cites per document20130.886
External Cites per document20140.642
External Cites per document20150.711
External Cites per document20160.631
External Cites per document20170.448
External Cites per document20180.613
External Cites per document20190.932
External Cites per document20200.713
Cites per document19990.556
Cites per document20000.478
Cites per document20011.478
Cites per document20020.915
Cites per document20031.096
Cites per document20040.542
Cites per document20050.646
Cites per document20060.947
Cites per document20070.819
Cites per document20080.655
Cites per document20090.870
Cites per document20100.910
Cites per document20111.008
Cites per document20120.901
Cites per document20130.863
Cites per document20140.685
Cites per document20150.711
Cites per document20160.595
Cites per document20170.417
Cites per document20180.573
Cites per document20190.845
Cites per document20200.615
% 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
19990.00
20000.00
20010.00
20020.00
20030.00
20044.00
20052.86
20068.82
20077.32
200815.00
20092.44
20102.63
20114.76
20122.27
201313.64
201410.00
20154.76
20162.63
20172.70
20182.44
20193.23
20200
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20035
Non-citable documents20047
Non-citable documents20058
Non-citable documents20065
Non-citable documents20077
Non-citable documents200815
Non-citable documents200918
Non-citable documents201022
Non-citable documents201116
Non-citable documents201214
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201615
Non-citable documents201715
Non-citable documents201811
Non-citable documents201913
Non-citable documents202015
Citable documents199945
Citable documents200069
Citable documents200169
Citable documents200271
Citable documents200378
Citable documents200489
Citable documents200588
Citable documents200690
Citable documents200787
Citable documents200895
Citable documents200997
Citable documents2010100
Citable documents2011103
Citable documents2012107
Citable documents2013114
Citable documents2014120
Citable documents2015114
Citable documents2016111
Citable documents2017105
Citable documents2018106
Citable documents2019103
Citable documents202094
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents199931
Uncited documents200049
Uncited documents200131
Uncited documents200244
Uncited documents200344
Uncited documents200468
Uncited documents200563
Uncited documents200654
Uncited documents200760
Uncited documents200867
Uncited documents200965
Uncited documents201068
Uncited documents201166
Uncited documents201268
Uncited documents201369
Uncited documents201483
Uncited documents201585
Uncited documents201687
Uncited documents201785
Uncited documents201876
Uncited documents201968
Uncited documents202075
Cited documents199914
Cited documents200020
Cited documents200138
Cited documents200227
Cited documents200339
Cited documents200428
Cited documents200533
Cited documents200641
Cited documents200734
Cited documents200843
Cited documents200950
Cited documents201054
Cited documents201153
Cited documents201253
Cited documents201355
Cited documents201447
Cited documents201543
Cited documents201639
Cited documents201735
Cited documents201841
Cited documents201948
Cited documents202034
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