Scimago Journal & Country Rank

DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology



Universities and research institutions in India

Subject Area and Category


Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC)



Publication type



09740643, 09764658





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DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology publishes original research and review papers related to library science and IT applied to library activities, services, and products. Major subject fields covered include: Information systems, Knowledge management, Collection building & management, Information behaviour & retrieval, Librarianship/library management, Library & information services, Records management & preservation, etc. 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 Sciences2013Q4
Library and Information Sciences2014Q3
Library and Information Sciences2015Q2
Library and Information Sciences2016Q2
Library and Information Sciences2017Q2
Library and Information Sciences2018Q2
Library and Information Sciences2019Q2
Library and Information Sciences2020Q1
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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.363
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.492
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.406
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.965
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.649
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.363
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.460
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.440
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.913
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.257
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.643
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.363
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.381
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.008
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20211.673
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 Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20148
Self Cites201531
Self Cites201621
Self Cites201723
Self Cites201827
Self Cites20199
Self Cites202026
Self Cites202126
Total Cites20120
Total Cites201313
Total Cites201449
Total Cites201591
Total Cites201698
Total Cites201774
Total Cites2018104
Total Cites2019157
Total Cites2020220
Total Cites2021276
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 document20120
External Cites per document20130.203
External Cites per document20140.325
External Cites per document20150.323
External Cites per document20160.440
External Cites per document20170.313
External Cites per document20180.475
External Cites per document20190.876
External Cites per document20201.135
External Cites per document20211.524
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.188
Cites per document20140.363
Cites per document20150.460
Cites per document20160.536
Cites per document20170.440
Cites per document20180.630
Cites per document20190.913
Cites per document20201.257
Cites per document20211.643
% 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 documents20120
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20204
Non-citable documents20214
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201364
Citable documents2014126
Citable documents2015186
Citable documents2016175
Citable documents2017163
Citable documents2018162
Citable documents2019169
Citable documents2020171
Citable documents2021164
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 documents20120
Uncited documents201358
Uncited documents2014101
Uncited documents2015133
Uncited documents2016117
Uncited documents2017108
Uncited documents2018103
Uncited documents201992
Uncited documents202068
Uncited documents202155
Cited documents20120
Cited documents201311
Cited documents201434
Cited documents201565
Cited documents201666
Cited documents201760
Cited documents201862
Cited documents201980
Cited documents2020107
Cited documents2021113
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