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Journal of Research Practiceopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities

Social Sciences
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Publisher International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publishing  - SIR iconSCImago Institutions Ranking
Publication typeJournals
Scope The Journal of Research Practice (JRP) seeks to develop our understanding of research as a type of practice, so as to extend and enhance that practice in future. The journal aims to highlight the dynamics of research practice, as it unfolds in the life of a researcher, in the growth and decline of a field, and in relation to a changing social and institutional environment. The journal welcomes deliberation on the basic issues and challenges encountered by researchers in any specific domain. The journal aims to explore why and how different activities, criteria, methods, and languages become part of research practice in any domain. This is expected to trigger interdisciplinary dialogue, mutual learning, facilitate research education, and promote innovations in different fields. The scope of JRP is not defined in terms of academic disciplines of professional fields. It cuts across disciplines and fields by drawing out the living dimensions of research unfolding through history, culture, research communities, professions, and of course the lives of individual researchers. The journal seeks to study the evolving patterns of thinking and practice that underlie open inquiry in any domain. The scope also includes topics such as research training, research design, research utilisation, research policy, and innovative forms of research. The journal targets all researchers, scholars, research-inclined professionals, and research students, irrespective of their disciplinary background. It seeks to attract reflective articles on the dynamics and challenges of research practice in context, as well as articles presenting experiences and learning from research carried out in an innovative way


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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.

Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q3

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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.745
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.702
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.549
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.773
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.083
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.745
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.697
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.842
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.682
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.370
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.083
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.417
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.520
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.529
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.615
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 Cites20050
Self Cites20063
Self Cites20077
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20134
Self Cites20143
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200620
Total Cites200733
Total Cites200838
Total Cites200917
Total Cites201023
Total Cites201116
Total Cites201215
Total Cites201332
Total Cites201412
Total Cites201512
Total Cites201631
Total Cites201740
Total Cites201846
Total Cites201915
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 document20050
External Cites per document20061.063
External Cites per document20070.867
External Cites per document20080.706
External Cites per document20090.341
External Cites per document20100.667
External Cites per document20110.533
External Cites per document20120.452
External Cites per document20130.737
External Cites per document20140.250
External Cites per document20150.286
External Cites per document20160.744
External Cites per document20171.219
External Cites per document20181.353
External Cites per document20190.682
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20061.250
Cites per document20071.100
Cites per document20080.745
Cites per document20090.415
Cites per document20100.697
Cites per document20110.533
Cites per document20120.484
Cites per document20130.842
Cites per document20140.333
Cites per document20150.343
Cites per document20160.795
Cites per document20171.250
Cites per document20181.353
Cites per document20190.682
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents201530
Non-citable documents201628
Non-citable documents201726
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200616
Citable documents200730
Citable documents200851
Citable documents200941
Citable documents201033
Citable documents201130
Citable documents201231
Citable documents201338
Citable documents201436
Citable documents201535
Citable documents201639
Citable documents201732
Citable documents201834
Citable documents201922
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 documents20050
Uncited documents20069
Uncited documents200719
Uncited documents200835
Uncited documents200931
Uncited documents201022
Uncited documents201123
Uncited documents201223
Uncited documents201324
Uncited documents201435
Uncited documents201558
Uncited documents201648
Uncited documents201739
Uncited documents201823
Uncited documents201913
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20069
Cited documents200714
Cited documents200821
Cited documents200913
Cited documents201013
Cited documents20119
Cited documents201212
Cited documents201320
Cited documents20147
Cited documents20157
Cited documents201619
Cited documents201719
Cited documents201811
Cited documents20199
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