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International Journal of Communicationopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism



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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

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.

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)20121.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.198
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.562
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.450
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.755
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.733
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.731
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.264
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.198
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.562
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.326
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.731
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.597
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.198
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.148
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.226
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.839
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.491
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.335
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.932
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 Cites20135
Self Cites201417
Self Cites201535
Self Cites201654
Self Cites201776
Self Cites201871
Self Cites201968
Self Cites202097
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201245
Total Cites2013115
Total Cites2014228
Total Cites2015374
Total Cites2016749
Total Cites20171170
Total Cites20181261
Total Cites20191246
Total Cites20201235
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 document20121.452
External Cites per document20131.158
External Cites per document20141.465
External Cites per document20151.224
External Cites per document20161.691
External Cites per document20171.630
External Cites per document20181.578
External Cites per document20191.520
External Cites per document20201.903
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.452
Cites per document20131.198
Cites per document20141.562
Cites per document20151.326
Cites per document20161.800
Cites per document20171.731
Cites per document20181.659
Cites per document20191.597
Cites per document20202.048
% 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
Non-citable documents20195
Non-citable documents20205
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201231
Citable documents201395
Citable documents2014144
Citable documents2015277
Citable documents2016411
Citable documents2017671
Citable documents2018754
Citable documents2019775
Citable documents2020598
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 documents201465
Uncited documents2015125
Uncited documents2016183
Uncited documents2017317
Uncited documents2018351
Uncited documents2019343
Uncited documents2020213
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201214
Cited documents201343
Cited documents201481
Cited documents2015157
Cited documents2016233
Cited documents2017359
Cited documents2018409
Cited documents2019437
Cited documents2020390
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