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Evidence Based Library and Information Practiceopen access



Universities and research institutions in Canada

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University of Alberta

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EBLIP is a peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly by the University of Alberta Learning Services, using the OJS Software. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics. 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.

Library and Information Sciences2012Q4
Library and Information Sciences2013Q3
Library and Information Sciences2014Q2
Library and Information Sciences2015Q2
Library and Information Sciences2016Q2
Library and Information Sciences2017Q2
Library and Information Sciences2018Q2
Library and Information Sciences2019Q2
Library and Information Sciences2020Q2
Library and Information Sciences2021Q2

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.299
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.305
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.451
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.299
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.359
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.419
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.521
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.299
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.305
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.505
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.279
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.479
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.524
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.346
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.431
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.320
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.249
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.318
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.430
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.621
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 Cites20123
Self Cites20137
Self Cites201419
Self Cites201512
Self Cites201612
Self Cites201712
Self Cites20183
Self Cites20195
Self Cites202016
Self Cites20214
Total Cites20110
Total Cites20128
Total Cites201344
Total Cites201471
Total Cites2015111
Total Cites201695
Total Cites201776
Total Cites201894
Total Cites201999
Total Cites202093
Total Cites202197
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 document20120.238
External Cites per document20130.638
External Cites per document20140.437
External Cites per document20150.692
External Cites per document20160.454
External Cites per document20170.281
External Cites per document20180.367
External Cites per document20190.427
External Cites per document20200.458
External Cites per document20210.531
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.100
Cites per document20130.299
Cites per document20140.305
Cites per document20150.505
Cites per document20160.397
Cites per document20170.279
Cites per document20180.328
Cites per document20190.390
Cites per document20200.479
Cites per document20210.524
% 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 documents201259
Non-citable documents201389
Non-citable documents2014114
Non-citable documents201577
Non-citable documents201656
Non-citable documents201744
Non-citable documents201839
Non-citable documents201934
Non-citable documents202026
Non-citable documents202110
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201221
Citable documents201358
Citable documents2014119
Citable documents2015143
Citable documents2016183
Citable documents2017228
Citable documents2018248
Citable documents2019220
Citable documents2020168
Citable documents2021175
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 documents201272
Uncited documents2013118
Uncited documents2014182
Uncited documents2015153
Uncited documents2016182
Uncited documents2017231
Uncited documents2018226
Uncited documents2019198
Uncited documents2020137
Uncited documents2021131
Cited documents20110
Cited documents20128
Cited documents201329
Cited documents201451
Cited documents201567
Cited documents201657
Cited documents201741
Cited documents201861
Cited documents201956
Cited documents202057
Cited documents202154
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