Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Revista Latina de Comunicacion Socialopen access


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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.304
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.622
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.447
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.881
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.995
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.865
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.304
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.622
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.447
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.741
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.991
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.020
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.807
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.937
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.110
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.908
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.716
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.893
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20138
Self Cites20149
Self Cites201521
Self Cites201639
Self Cites201744
Self Cites201834
Self Cites201922
Total Cites20110
Total Cites20127
Total Cites201328
Total Cites201434
Total Cites201563
Total Cites2016112
Total Cites2017154
Total Cites2018171
Total Cites2019199
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 document20110
External Cites per document20120.217
External Cites per document20130.444
External Cites per document20140.329
External Cites per document20150.494
External Cites per document20160.646
External Cites per document20170.728
External Cites per document20180.646
External Cites per document20190.744
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.304
Cites per document20130.622
Cites per document20140.447
Cites per document20150.741
Cites per document20160.991
Cites per document20171.020
Cites per document20180.807
Cites per document20190.836
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201223
Citable documents201345
Citable documents201476
Citable documents201585
Citable documents2016113
Citable documents2017151
Citable documents2018212
Citable documents2019238
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 documents20110
Uncited documents201220
Uncited documents201329
Uncited documents201457
Uncited documents201550
Uncited documents201654
Uncited documents201775
Uncited documents2018121
Uncited documents2019122
Cited documents20110
Cited documents20123
Cited documents201316
Cited documents201419
Cited documents201535
Cited documents201659
Cited documents201776
Cited documents201891
Cited documents2019116
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