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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
Scope The aims of Communication Methods and Measures are to bring developments in methodology, both qualitative and quantitative, to the attention of communication scholars, to provide an outlet for discussion and dissemination of methodological tools and approaches to researchers across the field, to comment on practices with suggestions for improvement in both research design and analysis, and to introduce new methods of measurement useful to communication scientists or improvements on existing methods. Submissions focusing on methods for improving research design and theory testing using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches are encouraged. Articles devoted to epistemological issues of relevance to communication research methodologies are also appropriate. This journal welcomes well-written manuscripts on the use of methods as well as articles illustrating the advantages of newer or less widely known methods over those traditionally used in communication.


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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)20142.557
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.648
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.725
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.415
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)20143.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.436
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.851
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.157
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)20162.148
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.765
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.639
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.613
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 Cites20187
Self Cites201934
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201225
Total Cites201395
Total Cites2014137
Total Cites2015113
Total Cites201695
Total Cites201787
Total Cites2018120
Total Cites2019314
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 document20143.244
External Cites per document20153.027
External Cites per document20162.026
External Cites per document20171.617
External Cites per document20182.260
External Cites per document20195.490
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.676
Cites per document20131.939
Cites per document20143.341
Cites per document20153.054
Cites per document20162.436
Cites per document20171.851
Cites per document20182.400
Cites per document20196.157
% 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
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201120
Citable documents201237
Citable documents201349
Citable documents201441
Citable documents201537
Citable documents201639
Citable documents201747
Citable documents201850
Citable documents201951
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 documents201819
Uncited documents20197
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201216
Cited documents201327
Cited documents201430
Cited documents201528
Cited documents201629
Cited documents201733
Cited documents201836
Cited documents201947
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