Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Information Communication and Society

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Library and Information Sciences
Publication typeJournals
Coverage2001, 2005-2020
Scope Drawing together the most current work upon the social, economic, and cultural impact of the emerging properties of the new information and communications technologies, this journal positions itself at the centre of contemporary debates about the information age. Information, Communication & Society (iCS) transcends cultural and geographical boundaries as it explores a diverse range of issues relating to the development and application of information and communications technologies (ICTs), asking such questions as: -What are the new and evolving forms of social software? What direction will these forms take? -ICTs facilitating globalization and how might this affect conceptions of local identity, ethnic differences, and regional sub-cultures? -Are ICTs leading to an age of electronic surveillance and social control? What are the implications for policing criminal activity, citizen privacy and public expression? -How are ICTs affecting daily life and social structures such as the family, work and organization, commerce and business, education, health care, and leisure activities? -To what extent do the virtual worlds constructed using ICTs impact on the construction of objects, spaces, and entities in the material world? iCS analyses such questions from a global, interdisciplinary perspective in contributions of the very highest quality from scholars and practitioners in the social sciences, gender and cultural studies, communication and media studies, as well as in the information and computer sciences.


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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.

Library and Information Sciences2002Q3
Library and Information Sciences2003Q2
Library and Information Sciences2004Q3
Library and Information Sciences2005Q1
Library and Information Sciences2006Q2
Library and Information Sciences2007Q2
Library and Information Sciences2008Q1
Library and Information Sciences2009Q1
Library and Information Sciences2010Q1
Library and Information Sciences2011Q1
Library and Information Sciences2012Q1
Library and Information Sciences2013Q1
Library and Information Sciences2014Q1
Library and Information Sciences2015Q1
Library and Information Sciences2016Q1
Library and Information Sciences2017Q1
Library and Information Sciences2018Q1
Library and Information Sciences2019Q1

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)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.311
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.860
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.353
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.332
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.305
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.022
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.878
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.380
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.367
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.420
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.994
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.596
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.311
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.860
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.840
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.070
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.769
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.213
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.025
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.311
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.703
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.839
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.728
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.567
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 Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites200710
Self Cites200821
Self Cites200915
Self Cites201023
Self Cites201126
Self Cites201215
Self Cites201330
Self Cites201450
Self Cites201594
Self Cites201671
Self Cites201790
Self Cites201872
Self Cites2019128
Total Cites20010
Total Cites20024
Total Cites20038
Total Cites20048
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200618
Total Cites200780
Total Cites2008186
Total Cites2009252
Total Cites2010300
Total Cites2011324
Total Cites2012287
Total Cites2013567
Total Cites2014810
Total Cites20151236
Total Cites20161135
Total Cites20171345
Total Cites20181657
Total Cites20191808
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 document20010
External Cites per document20020.500
External Cites per document20031.000
External Cites per document20041.000
External Cites per document20050
External Cites per document20060.692
External Cites per document20071.148
External Cites per document20081.650
External Cites per document20091.852
External Cites per document20102.052
External Cites per document20111.974
External Cites per document20121.744
External Cites per document20132.967
External Cites per document20143.819
External Cites per document20155.191
External Cites per document20164.471
External Cites per document20174.864
External Cites per document20185.764
External Cites per document20195.676
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20020.500
Cites per document20031.000
Cites per document20041.000
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.692
Cites per document20071.311
Cites per document20081.860
Cites per document20091.969
Cites per document20102.222
Cites per document20112.146
Cites per document20121.840
Cites per document20133.133
Cites per document20144.070
Cites per document20155.618
Cites per document20164.769
Cites per document20175.213
Cites per document20186.025
Cites per document20196.108
% 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 documents20010
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents200711
Non-citable documents200817
Non-citable documents200920
Non-citable documents201016
Non-citable documents201117
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201312
Non-citable documents201414
Non-citable documents201519
Non-citable documents201623
Non-citable documents201727
Non-citable documents201829
Non-citable documents201937
Citable documents20010
Citable documents20028
Citable documents20038
Citable documents20048
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200626
Citable documents200761
Citable documents2008100
Citable documents2009128
Citable documents2010135
Citable documents2011151
Citable documents2012156
Citable documents2013181
Citable documents2014199
Citable documents2015220
Citable documents2016238
Citable documents2017258
Citable documents2018275
Citable documents2019296
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 documents20010
Uncited documents20027
Uncited documents20036
Uncited documents20045
Uncited documents20050
Uncited documents200619
Uncited documents200735
Uncited documents200851
Uncited documents200966
Uncited documents201058
Uncited documents201162
Uncited documents201262
Uncited documents201368
Uncited documents201471
Uncited documents201565
Uncited documents201667
Uncited documents201763
Uncited documents201852
Uncited documents201968
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20022
Cited documents20033
Cited documents20044
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200611
Cited documents200737
Cited documents200866
Cited documents200982
Cited documents201093
Cited documents2011106
Cited documents2012106
Cited documents2013125
Cited documents2014142
Cited documents2015174
Cited documents2016194
Cited documents2017222
Cited documents2018252
Cited documents2019265
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