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International Journal of Communicationopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
PublisherUSC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Publication typeJournals
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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.


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)20121.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.138
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.542
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.686
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.644
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.542
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.635
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.557
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.138
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.754
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.402
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.281
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 Cites20120
Self Cites20134
Self Cites201416
Self Cites201535
Self Cites201654
Self Cites201776
Self Cites20186
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201239
Total Cites2013107
Total Cites2014219
Total Cites2015356
Total Cites2016709
Total Cites20171097
Total Cites20181174
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 document20121.300
External Cites per document20131.096
External Cites per document20141.430
External Cites per document20151.163
External Cites per document20161.598
External Cites per document20171.522
External Cites per document20181.549
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.300
Cites per document20131.138
Cites per document20141.542
Cites per document20151.290
Cites per document20161.729
Cites per document20171.635
Cites per document20181.557
% 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 documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20186
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201230
Citable documents201394
Citable documents2014142
Citable documents2015276
Citable documents2016410
Citable documents2017671
Citable documents2018754
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 documents201217
Uncited documents201353
Uncited documents201464
Uncited documents2015129
Uncited documents2016188
Uncited documents2017323
Uncited documents2018358
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201213
Cited documents201342
Cited documents201480
Cited documents2015152
Cited documents2016227
Cited documents2017353
Cited documents2018402
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