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Frontiers in Psychologyopen access



Universities and research institutions 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

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)20111.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.655
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.704
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.029
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.755
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.709
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.622
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.624
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.210
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.655
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.704
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.006
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.614
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.385
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.443
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.643
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.655
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.675
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.503
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.411
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.042
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.144
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.216
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.782
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 Cites2012218
Self Cites2013428
Self Cites2014763
Self Cites2015893
Self Cites2016987
Self Cites20171277
Self Cites20181612
Self Cites20191749
Self Cites20202402
Total Cites20100
Total Cites2011212
Total Cites20121423
Total Cites20133015
Total Cites20145407
Total Cites20157020
Total Cites20169299
Total Cites201711382
Total Cites201813141
Total Cites201916767
Total Cites202024199
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 document20111.363
External Cites per document20122.505
External Cites per document20132.497
External Cites per document20142.774
External Cites per document20152.335
External Cites per document20162.580
External Cites per document20172.376
External Cites per document20182.307
External Cites per document20192.367
External Cites per document20202.955
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.643
Cites per document20122.655
Cites per document20132.704
Cites per document20143.006
Cites per document20152.481
Cites per document20162.614
Cites per document20172.420
Cites per document20182.385
Cites per document20192.443
Cites per document20203.074
% 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 documents2014125
Non-citable documents2015205
Non-citable documents2016335
Non-citable documents2017451
Non-citable documents2018512
Non-citable documents2019518
Non-citable documents2020496
Citable documents20100
Citable documents2011113
Citable documents2012481
Citable documents20131036
Citable documents20141674
Citable documents20152624
Citable documents20163222
Citable documents20174253
Citable documents20184997
Citable documents20196344
Citable documents20207377
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 documents2012124
Uncited documents2013268
Uncited documents2014400
Uncited documents2015692
Uncited documents2016937
Uncited documents20171325
Uncited documents20181569
Uncited documents20191915
Uncited documents20201835
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201187
Cited documents2012412
Cited documents2013847
Cited documents20141399
Cited documents20152137
Cited documents20162620
Cited documents20173379
Cited documents20183940
Cited documents20194947
Cited documents20206038
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