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Communication Methods and Measures

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Publication typeJournals
ISSN19312466, 19312458
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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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.939
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.541
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.648
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.983
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.410
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.759
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.917
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.120
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.556
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20151
Self Cites201616
Self Cites201711
Self Cites201813
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201225
Total Cites201395
Total Cites2014136
Total Cites2015113
Total Cites201694
Total Cites201785
Total Cites2018154
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 document20110.000
External Cites per document20120.622
External Cites per document20131.898
External Cites per document20143.220
External Cites per document20153.027
External Cites per document20162.000
External Cites per document20171.574
External Cites per document20182.820
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.676
Cites per document20131.939
Cites per document20143.317
Cites per document20153.054
Cites per document20162.410
Cites per document20171.809
Cites per document20183.080
% 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 documents20121
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20185
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201120
Citable documents201237
Citable documents201349
Citable documents201441
Citable documents201537
Citable documents201639
Citable documents201747
Citable documents201850
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 documents201121
Uncited documents201222
Uncited documents201325
Uncited documents201414
Uncited documents201512
Uncited documents201613
Uncited documents201718
Uncited documents201814
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201216
Cited documents201327
Cited documents201430
Cited documents201528
Cited documents201629
Cited documents201733
Cited documents201841
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