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Journal of Public Relations Research

Country United States  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher Routledge
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1062726X, 1532754X
Coverage1992-1995, 2004, 2007-2020
Scope The Journal of Public Relations Research publishes research that creates, tests, or expands public relations theory. Manuscripts may include: examinations of why organizations practice public relations as they do and how public relations can be conducted more effectively; analysis of public relations publics; scholarly criticism of public relations practice; and development of the history, ethics, or philosophy of public relations. Two kinds of articles can be submitted: reviews of major programs of research (up to 35 manuscript pages) and reports of original research (up to 20 manuscript pages). All methodologies are appropriate, including social scientific, historical, legal, philosophical, and critical. The Journal is produced for the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in cooperation with public relations educators in the International Communication Association, National Communication Association, Public Relations Society of American, and International Association of Business Communicators.


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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.

Public Administration2010Q1
Public Administration2011Q1
Public Administration2012Q1
Public Administration2013Q1
Public Administration2014Q1
Public Administration2015Q1
Public Administration2016Q1
Public Administration2017Q1
Public Administration2018Q1
Public Administration2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science2010Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science2018Q1
Sociology and Political Science2019Q1

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)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.881
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.531
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.695
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.173
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.652
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.881
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.930
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.345
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.177
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.417
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.508
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.675
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.463
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.787
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.540
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.650
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.710
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.000
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 Cites20040
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20087
Self Cites20097
Self Cites201019
Self Cites201111
Self Cites201212
Self Cites201322
Self Cites201429
Self Cites201513
Self Cites201622
Self Cites201727
Self Cites201820
Self Cites201915
Total Cites20040
Total Cites20077
Total Cites200815
Total Cites200950
Total Cites2010111
Total Cites2011110
Total Cites2012136
Total Cites2013135
Total Cites2014136
Total Cites2015167
Total Cites2016174
Total Cites2017228
Total Cites2018146
Total Cites2019179
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 document20040
External Cites per document20071.500
External Cites per document20080.348
External Cites per document20091.075
External Cites per document20101.559
External Cites per document20111.737
External Cites per document20122.138
External Cites per document20131.823
External Cites per document20141.698
External Cites per document20152.200
External Cites per document20162.111
External Cites per document20173.092
External Cites per document20182.250
External Cites per document20193.727
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20071.750
Cites per document20080.652
Cites per document20091.250
Cites per document20101.881
Cites per document20111.930
Cites per document20122.345
Cites per document20132.177
Cites per document20142.159
Cites per document20152.386
Cites per document20162.417
Cites per document20173.508
Cites per document20182.607
Cites per document20194.068
% 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 documents20040
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents201812
Non-citable documents201914
Citable documents20040
Citable documents20074
Citable documents200823
Citable documents200940
Citable documents201059
Citable documents201157
Citable documents201258
Citable documents201362
Citable documents201463
Citable documents201570
Citable documents201672
Citable documents201765
Citable documents201856
Citable documents201944
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 documents20040
Uncited documents20071
Uncited documents200817
Uncited documents200918
Uncited documents201020
Uncited documents201118
Uncited documents201219
Uncited documents201322
Uncited documents201423
Uncited documents201518
Uncited documents201622
Uncited documents201716
Uncited documents201823
Uncited documents201917
Cited documents20040
Cited documents20073
Cited documents20087
Cited documents200923
Cited documents201042
Cited documents201142
Cited documents201244
Cited documents201345
Cited documents201446
Cited documents201556
Cited documents201654
Cited documents201756
Cited documents201845
Cited documents201941
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