Scimago Journal & Country Rank

International Journal of Doctoral Studiesopen access

CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
PublisherInforming Science Institute
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15568881, 15568873

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.846
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.900
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.018
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.846
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.735
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.289
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.804
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.280
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.519
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.900
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.524
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.629
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20111
Self Cites201213
Self Cites201317
Self Cites201422
Self Cites20157
Self Cites201628
Self Cites20173
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20111
Total Cites201224
Total Cites201345
Total Cites201459
Total Cites201549
Total Cites201656
Total Cites201737
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 document20100
External Cites per document20110.000
External Cites per document20120.846
External Cites per document20130.903
External Cites per document20141.088
External Cites per document20151.105
External Cites per document20160.933
External Cites per document20170.739
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.167
Cites per document20121.846
Cites per document20131.452
Cites per document20141.735
Cites per document20151.289
Cites per document20161.867
Cites per document20170.804
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Citable documents20100
Citable documents20116
Citable documents201213
Citable documents201331
Citable documents201434
Citable documents201538
Citable documents201630
Citable documents201746
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 documents20100
Uncited documents20116
Uncited documents20124
Uncited documents201314
Uncited documents201413
Uncited documents201515
Uncited documents201611
Uncited documents201725
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20111
Cited documents201211
Cited documents201319
Cited documents201422
Cited documents201523
Cited documents201619
Cited documents201721
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