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International Journal of Strategic Communication

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1553118X, 15531198
Scope The International Journal of Strategic Communication examines the philosophical, theoretical, and applied nature of strategic communication, which is “the purposeful use of communication by an organization to fulfill its mission.” IJSC provides a foundation for the study of strategic communication from diverse disciplines, including corporate and managerial communication, organizational communication, public relations, marketing communication, advertising, political and health communication, social marketing, international relations, public diplomacy, and other specialized communication areas. The IJSC is the singular forum for multidisciplinary inquiry of this nature.


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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.

Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
Sociology and Political Science2013Q2
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2
Sociology and Political Science2018Q2

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.733
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.733
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.396
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.879
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.761
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.044
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.396
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.733
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.733
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.424
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.044
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.845
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20113
Self Cites201212
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20146
Self Cites201519
Self Cites201615
Self Cites201719
Self Cites201842
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201111
Total Cites201222
Total Cites201367
Total Cites201457
Total Cites201588
Total Cites201670
Total Cites201763
Total Cites2018144
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 document20100
External Cites per document20110.533
External Cites per document20120.333
External Cites per document20131.250
External Cites per document20141.020
External Cites per document20151.353
External Cites per document20161.122
External Cites per document20170.721
External Cites per document20181.378
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.733
Cites per document20120.733
Cites per document20131.396
Cites per document20141.140
Cites per document20151.725
Cites per document20161.429
Cites per document20171.033
Cites per document20181.946
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20182
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201115
Citable documents201230
Citable documents201348
Citable documents201450
Citable documents201551
Citable documents201649
Citable documents201761
Citable documents201874
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 documents20100
Uncited documents20119
Uncited documents201221
Uncited documents201315
Uncited documents201424
Uncited documents201523
Uncited documents201617
Uncited documents201726
Uncited documents201819
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20117
Cited documents201211
Cited documents201337
Cited documents201430
Cited documents201532
Cited documents201635
Cited documents201737
Cited documents201857
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