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Frontiers in Psychologyopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland
Media Ranking in Switzerland

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Frontiers Media S.A.



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Frontiers in Psychology is the largest journal in its field, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research across the psychological sciences, from clinical research to cognitive science, from perception to consciousness, from imaging studies to human factors, and from animal cognition to social psychology. Field Chief Editor Axel Cleeremans at the Free University of Brussels is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international researchers. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, clinicians and the public worldwide. The journal publishes the best research across the entire field of psychology. Today, psychological science is becoming increasingly important at all levels of society, from the treatment of clinical disorders to our basic understanding of how the mind works. It is highly interdisciplinary, borrowing questions from philosophy, methods from neuroscience and insights from clinical practice - all in the goal of furthering our grasp of human nature and society, as well as our ability to develop new intervention methods. 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.

Psychology (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Psychology (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2020Q2
Psychology (miscellaneous)2021Q1

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.651
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.672
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.721
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.591
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.565
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.645
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.629
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.055
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20214.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.721
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.043
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.644
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.385
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.430
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.454
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20214.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.651
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.672
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.693
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.446
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.279
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.064
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.638
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.884
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 Cites201158
Self Cites2012219
Self Cites2013429
Self Cites2014765
Self Cites20151271
Self Cites20161194
Self Cites20171412
Self Cites20181765
Self Cites20191774
Self Cites20202444
Self Cites20214594
Total Cites20100
Total Cites2011213
Total Cites20121432
Total Cites20133034
Total Cites20145478
Total Cites20157482
Total Cites201610323
Total Cites201712931
Total Cites201815138
Total Cites201917197
Total Cites202023067
Total Cites202138043
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 document20111.372
External Cites per document20122.522
External Cites per document20132.514
External Cites per document20142.815
External Cites per document20152.367
External Cites per document20162.407
External Cites per document20172.334
External Cites per document20182.353
External Cites per document20192.381
External Cites per document20202.790
External Cites per document20213.737
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.651
Cites per document20122.672
Cites per document20132.721
Cites per document20143.043
Cites per document20152.644
Cites per document20162.486
Cites per document20172.385
Cites per document20182.430
Cites per document20192.454
Cites per document20202.923
Cites per document20214.056
% 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 documents201116
Non-citable documents201255
Non-citable documents201379
Non-citable documents2014126
Non-citable documents2015206
Non-citable documents2016360
Non-citable documents2017485
Non-citable documents2018546
Non-citable documents2019531
Non-citable documents2020499
Non-citable documents2021429
Citable documents20100
Citable documents2011113
Citable documents2012481
Citable documents20131036
Citable documents20141674
Citable documents20152624
Citable documents20163793
Citable documents20174936
Citable documents20185683
Citable documents20196478
Citable documents20207393
Citable documents20218950
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 documents201142
Uncited documents2012122
Uncited documents2013268
Uncited documents2014399
Uncited documents2015630
Uncited documents20161152
Uncited documents20171547
Uncited documents20181745
Uncited documents20191947
Uncited documents20201917
Uncited documents20211844
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201187
Cited documents2012414
Cited documents2013847
Cited documents20141401
Cited documents20152200
Cited documents20163001
Cited documents20173874
Cited documents20184484
Cited documents20195062
Cited documents20205975
Cited documents20217535
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