Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Journal of Contemporary China

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Political Science and International Relations
PublisherCarfax Publishing Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN10670564, 14699400
Scope Journal of Contemporary China is the only English language journal edited in North America that provides exclusive information about contemporary Chinese affairs for scholars, businessmen and government policy-makers. It publishes articles of theoretical and policy research and research notes, as well as book reviews. The journal"s fields of interest include economics, political science, law, culture, literature, business, history, international relations, sociology and other social sciences and humanities.


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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.

Geography, Planning and Development1999Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2000Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2001Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2002Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2003Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2004Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2005Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2006Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q1
Political Science and International Relations1999Q2
Political Science and International Relations2000Q2
Political Science and International Relations2001Q2
Political Science and International Relations2002Q1
Political Science and International Relations2003Q2
Political Science and International Relations2004Q2
Political Science and International Relations2005Q2
Political Science and International Relations2006Q2
Political Science and International Relations2007Q1
Political Science and International Relations2008Q1
Political Science and International Relations2009Q1
Political Science and International Relations2010Q2
Political Science and International Relations2011Q1
Political Science and International Relations2012Q1
Political Science and International Relations2013Q1
Political Science and International Relations2014Q1
Political Science and International Relations2015Q1
Political Science and International Relations2016Q1
Political Science and International Relations2017Q1
Political Science and International Relations2018Q1

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)19990.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.324
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.367
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.710
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.597
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.773
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.882
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.822
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.313
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.032
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.789
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.072
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.276
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.358
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.278
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.817
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.780
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.124
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.238
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.289
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.845
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.056
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.017
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.420
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.427
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.671
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.732
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.240
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.551
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.542
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.033
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 Cites19991
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20013
Self Cites20025
Self Cites20032
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20054
Self Cites20063
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20085
Self Cites20095
Self Cites20107
Self Cites201117
Self Cites201212
Self Cites201381
Self Cites201461
Self Cites201586
Self Cites201620
Self Cites201726
Self Cites201842
Total Cites199925
Total Cites200029
Total Cites200122
Total Cites200238
Total Cites200367
Total Cites200464
Total Cites200575
Total Cites200694
Total Cites200785
Total Cites200887
Total Cites200962
Total Cites2010109
Total Cites2011156
Total Cites2012220
Total Cites2013364
Total Cites2014310
Total Cites2015319
Total Cites2016368
Total Cites2017413
Total Cites2018361
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 document19990.312
External Cites per document20000.333
External Cites per document20010.241
External Cites per document20020.351
External Cites per document20030.613
External Cites per document20040.534
External Cites per document20050.628
External Cites per document20060.791
External Cites per document20070.752
External Cites per document20080.882
External Cites per document20090.633
External Cites per document20101.052
External Cites per document20111.103
External Cites per document20121.486
External Cites per document20131.780
External Cites per document20141.482
External Cites per document20151.309
External Cites per document20161.944
External Cites per document20172.162
External Cites per document20181.782
Cites per document19990.325
Cites per document20000.358
Cites per document20010.278
Cites per document20020.404
Cites per document20030.632
Cites per document20040.552
Cites per document20050.664
Cites per document20060.817
Cites per document20070.780
Cites per document20080.935
Cites per document20090.689
Cites per document20101.124
Cites per document20111.238
Cites per document20121.571
Cites per document20132.289
Cites per document20141.845
Cites per document20151.792
Cites per document20162.056
Cites per document20172.307
Cites per document20182.017
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20182
Citable documents199977
Citable documents200081
Citable documents200179
Citable documents200294
Citable documents2003106
Citable documents2004116
Citable documents2005113
Citable documents2006115
Citable documents2007109
Citable documents200893
Citable documents200990
Citable documents201097
Citable documents2011126
Citable documents2012140
Citable documents2013159
Citable documents2014168
Citable documents2015178
Citable documents2016179
Citable documents2017179
Citable documents2018179
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 documents199956
Uncited documents200062
Uncited documents200162
Uncited documents200268
Uncited documents200364
Uncited documents200472
Uncited documents200561
Uncited documents200659
Uncited documents200757
Uncited documents200848
Uncited documents200954
Uncited documents201048
Uncited documents201161
Uncited documents201252
Uncited documents201351
Uncited documents201449
Uncited documents201565
Uncited documents201658
Uncited documents201749
Uncited documents201858
Cited documents199921
Cited documents200019
Cited documents200117
Cited documents200226
Cited documents200342
Cited documents200444
Cited documents200552
Cited documents200657
Cited documents200754
Cited documents200849
Cited documents200940
Cited documents201053
Cited documents201167
Cited documents201289
Cited documents2013110
Cited documents2014121
Cited documents2015115
Cited documents2016122
Cited documents2017132
Cited documents2018123
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