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China Journal of Social Work


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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17525098, 17525101





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China Journal of Social Work (CJSW) is the first academic English journal jointly edited from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland to focus on social work development taking place in China. The journal endeavours to provide a platform for scholars within and outside mainland China to share research, teaching and practice experiences and to facilitate critical dialogue between Chinese social workers and their international peers. The journal welcomes submissions from all areas of social work theory and practice, social work education, social development, and social policy in the Chinese context. While the journal will primarily focus on the Chinese mainland, it welcomes contributions from other countries and regions, which have broad implications for social work internationally. CJSW aims to: -Document updated social policy trends and initiatives in social work and social development in different Chinese societies. -Encourage international dialogue and debates on issues related to social work theory and practice, social work education, social development, and social policy in the Chinese context. -Promote indigenization of social work theory and practice in the Chinese context. -Serve as a catalyst to promote positive social development and to enhance social betterment in Chinese societies. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Health (social science)2011Q4
Health (social science)2012Q4
Health (social science)2013Q3
Health (social science)2014Q4
Health (social science)2015Q3
Health (social science)2016Q3
Health (social science)2017Q4
Health (social science)2018Q3
Health (social science)2019Q3
Health (social science)2020Q4
Social Work2011Q4
Social Work2012Q4
Social Work2013Q4
Social Work2014Q4
Social Work2015Q4
Social Work2016Q4
Social Work2017Q4
Social Work2018Q3
Social Work2019Q4
Social Work2020Q4
Sociology and Political Science2011Q4
Sociology and Political Science2012Q4
Sociology and Political Science2013Q3
Sociology and Political Science2014Q3
Sociology and Political Science2015Q3
Sociology and Political Science2016Q3
Sociology and Political Science2017Q3
Sociology and Political Science2018Q2
Sociology and Political Science2019Q3
Sociology and Political Science2020Q3

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20110.087
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.478
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.337
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.507
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.087
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.174
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.257
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.392
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.542
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.462
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.087
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.255
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.137
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.295
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.389
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.424
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.351
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 Cites20121
Self Cites20134
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20156
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20194
Self Cites20205
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20112
Total Cites20128
Total Cites201332
Total Cites201418
Total Cites201527
Total Cites201629
Total Cites201722
Total Cites201832
Total Cites201924
Total Cites202024
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 document20110.095
External Cites per document20120.179
External Cites per document20130.491
External Cites per document20140.271
External Cites per document20150.333
External Cites per document20160.406
External Cites per document20170.368
External Cites per document20180.625
External Cites per document20190.465
External Cites per document20200.452
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.087
Cites per document20120.174
Cites per document20130.478
Cites per document20140.257
Cites per document20150.375
Cites per document20160.392
Cites per document20170.319
Cites per document20180.542
Cites per document20190.444
Cites per document20200.462
% 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 documents20112
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents201811
Non-citable documents201911
Non-citable documents202010
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201121
Citable documents201239
Citable documents201357
Citable documents201459
Citable documents201563
Citable documents201664
Citable documents201757
Citable documents201848
Citable documents201943
Citable documents202042
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 documents201239
Uncited documents201345
Uncited documents201455
Uncited documents201557
Uncited documents201651
Uncited documents201753
Uncited documents201836
Uncited documents201942
Uncited documents202040
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20112
Cited documents20127
Cited documents201322
Cited documents201415
Cited documents201515
Cited documents201623
Cited documents201716
Cited documents201823
Cited documents201912
Cited documents202012
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