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Technical Communication Quarterly

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15427625, 10572252
Coverage1992-1995, 1998-2000, 2005-2020
Scope Technical Communication Quarterly (TCQ) is a refereed journal published four times per year with support from Taylor and Francis, the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing ( ATTW), and the Utah State University English department. TCQ publishes research focused on technical communication in academic, scientific, technical, business, governmental, and related organizational or social contexts. Articles published in TCQ combine theoretical and practical perspectives. All articles have a sound basis in theory, use accessible examples and illustrations, and include implications for teaching, research, or practice in technical communication. Articles cover a range of topics that include communication design, pedagogical approaches, the role of digital technologies, ethics, the rhetoric of workplaces or professions, the practices of publication management, dialogue between academics and practitioners, research methods, and connections between social practices and organizational discourse.


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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.


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)19990.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.700
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.367
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.821
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.028
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.406
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.268
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.132
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.728
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.568
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.700
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.741
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.370
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.679
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.451
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.568
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.171
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.541
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.971
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.686
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.029
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.511
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 Cites19996
Self Cites20004
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20074
Self Cites20084
Self Cites200914
Self Cites201010
Self Cites201112
Self Cites20124
Self Cites20136
Self Cites20146
Self Cites201520
Self Cites201626
Self Cites201724
Self Cites20188
Self Cites201916
Total Cites19998
Total Cites200021
Total Cites20050
Total Cites20061
Total Cites200721
Total Cites200840
Total Cites200973
Total Cites201074
Total Cites201149
Total Cites201234
Total Cites201332
Total Cites201448
Total Cites201589
Total Cites2016125
Total Cites2017122
Total Cites201894
Total Cites2019105
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 document19990.118
External Cites per document20000.459
External Cites per document20050
External Cites per document20060.200
External Cites per document20070.567
External Cites per document20080.667
External Cites per document20090.894
External Cites per document20101.185
External Cites per document20110.740
External Cites per document20120.600
External Cites per document20130.473
External Cites per document20140.808
External Cites per document20151.302
External Cites per document20161.941
External Cites per document20171.815
External Cites per document20181.483
External Cites per document20191.369
Cites per document19990.471
Cites per document20000.568
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.200
Cites per document20070.700
Cites per document20080.741
Cites per document20091.106
Cites per document20101.370
Cites per document20110.980
Cites per document20120.680
Cites per document20130.582
Cites per document20140.923
Cites per document20151.679
Cites per document20162.451
Cites per document20172.259
Cites per document20181.621
Cites per document20191.615
% 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
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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20007
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20196
Citable documents199917
Citable documents200037
Citable documents20050
Citable documents20065
Citable documents200730
Citable documents200854
Citable documents200966
Citable documents201054
Citable documents201150
Citable documents201250
Citable documents201355
Citable documents201452
Citable documents201553
Citable documents201651
Citable documents201754
Citable documents201858
Citable documents201965
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 documents199912
Uncited documents200029
Uncited documents20050
Uncited documents20064
Uncited documents200717
Uncited documents200832
Uncited documents200936
Uncited documents201026
Uncited documents201127
Uncited documents201233
Uncited documents201337
Uncited documents201429
Uncited documents201516
Uncited documents201614
Uncited documents201714
Uncited documents201830
Uncited documents201925
Cited documents19997
Cited documents200015
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20061
Cited documents200714
Cited documents200823
Cited documents200933
Cited documents201031
Cited documents201126
Cited documents201221
Cited documents201322
Cited documents201428
Cited documents201539
Cited documents201638
Cited documents201741
Cited documents201832
Cited documents201946
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