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International Journal of Doctoral Studiesopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
PublisherInforming Science Institute
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15568873, 15568881
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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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.846
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.484
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.025
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.979
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.822
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.846
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.853
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.836
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.320
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.593
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.591
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.839
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 Cites201318
Self Cites201425
Self Cites201531
Self Cites201644
Self Cites20175
Self Cites201830
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20111
Total Cites201224
Total Cites201346
Total Cites201463
Total Cites201575
Total Cites201679
Total Cites201756
Total Cites2018107
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 document20141.118
External Cites per document20151.100
External Cites per document20160.686
External Cites per document20170.761
External Cites per document20181.283
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.167
Cites per document20121.846
Cites per document20131.484
Cites per document20141.853
Cites per document20151.875
Cites per document20161.549
Cites per document20170.836
Cites per document20181.783
% 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
Non-citable documents20180
Citable documents20100
Citable documents20116
Citable documents201213
Citable documents201331
Citable documents201434
Citable documents201540
Citable documents201651
Citable documents201767
Citable documents201860
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 documents201313
Uncited documents201413
Uncited documents201513
Uncited documents201622
Uncited documents201737
Uncited documents201827
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20111
Cited documents201211
Cited documents201320
Cited documents201422
Cited documents201527
Cited documents201629
Cited documents201730
Cited documents201833
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