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International Journal of Communicationopen access

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

H-Index

45

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

19328036

Coverage

2011-2021

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

bellgarc@usc.edu

Scope

The International Journal of Communication is an online, multi-media, academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world. The International Journal of Communication is an interdisciplinary journal that, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study. We are interested in scholarship that crosses disciplinary lines and speaks to readers from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives. In other words, the International Journal of Communication will be a forum for scholars when they address the wider audiences of our many sub-fields and specialties, rather than the location for the narrower conversations more appropriately conducted within more specialized journals. USC Annenberg Press USC Annenberg Press is committed to excellence in communication scholarship, journalism, media research, and application. To advance this goal, we edit and publish prominent scholarly publications that are both innovative and influential, and that chart new courses in their respective fields of study. Annenberg Press is among the first to deliver journal content online free of charge, and devoted to the wide dissemination of its content. Annenberg Press continues to offer scholars and readers a forum that meets the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Communication2012Q2
Communication2013Q2
Communication2014Q1
Communication2015Q2
Communication2016Q1
Communication2017Q1
Communication2018Q1
Communication2019Q1
Communication2020Q1
Communication2021Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
20120.268
20130.325
20140.700
20150.580
20160.810
20171.218
20180.871
20190.927
20200.959
20210.745
Total Documents

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

YearDocuments
201132
201266
201351
2014167
2015199
2016310
2017251
2018219
2019133
2020298
2021155
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)20121.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.591
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.532
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.795
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.773
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.883
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.798
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.193
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.149
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.255
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.591
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.851
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.753
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.709
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.977
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.945
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.255
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.877
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.501
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.369
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.421
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20211.538
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20135
Self Cites201417
Self Cites201537
Self Cites201654
Self Cites201776
Self Cites201871
Self Cites201968
Self Cites202099
Self Cites202137
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201246
Total Cites2013123
Total Cites2014237
Total Cites2015401
Total Cites2016772
Total Cites20171185
Total Cites20181299
Total Cites20191293
Total Cites20201192
Total Cites20211264
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document20110
External Cites per document20121.438
External Cites per document20131.216
External Cites per document20141.497
External Cites per document20151.305
External Cites per document20161.743
External Cites per document20171.653
External Cites per document20181.629
External Cites per document20191.581
External Cites per document20201.828
External Cites per document20211.891
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.438
Cites per document20131.255
Cites per document20141.591
Cites per document20151.412
Cites per document20161.851
Cites per document20171.753
Cites per document20181.709
Cites per document20191.658
Cites per document20201.977
Cites per document20211.945
% 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
20113.13
201213.64
20139.80
201414.97
201521.11
201619.03
201719.12
201818.26
201922.56
202021.14
202122.58
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20186
Non-citable documents20195
Non-citable documents20205
Non-citable documents20211
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201232
Citable documents201397
Citable documents2014147
Citable documents2015279
Citable documents2016412
Citable documents2017671
Citable documents2018754
Citable documents2019775
Citable documents2020598
Citable documents2021649
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents20110
Uncited documents201218
Uncited documents201354
Uncited documents201464
Uncited documents2015121
Uncited documents2016181
Uncited documents2017316
Uncited documents2018345
Uncited documents2019329
Uncited documents2020212
Uncited documents2021248
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201214
Cited documents201344
Cited documents201485
Cited documents2015163
Cited documents2016236
Cited documents2017360
Cited documents2018415
Cited documents2019451
Cited documents2020391
Cited documents2021402
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