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Frontiers in Psychologyopen access

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
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Subject Area and CategoryPsychology
Psychology (miscellaneous)
PublisherFrontiers Media S.A.
Publication typeJournals
Scope 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.


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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.

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

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)20111.885
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.004
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.914
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.289
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.945
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.935
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.837
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.885
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.004
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.914
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.252
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.642
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.854
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.678
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.885
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.004
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.860
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.686
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.453
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.650
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.248
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.391
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 Cites2014769
Self Cites2015892
Self Cites2016976
Self Cites20171271
Self Cites20181614
Total Cites20100
Total Cites2011213
Total Cites20121445
Total Cites20133019
Total Cites20145447
Total Cites20156943
Total Cites20169187
Total Cites201711025
Total Cites201813196
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 document20122.551
External Cites per document20132.501
External Cites per document20142.793
External Cites per document20152.303
External Cites per document20162.551
External Cites per document20172.328
External Cites per document20182.351
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.885
Cites per document20123.004
Cites per document20132.914
Cites per document20143.252
Cites per document20152.642
Cites per document20162.854
Cites per document20172.632
Cites per document20182.678
% 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 documents201380
Non-citable documents2014126
Non-citable documents2015214
Non-citable documents2016357
Non-citable documents2017506
Non-citable documents2018583
Citable documents20100
Citable documents2011113
Citable documents2012481
Citable documents20131036
Citable documents20141675
Citable documents20152628
Citable documents20163219
Citable documents20174189
Citable documents20184927
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 documents2013271
Uncited documents2014403
Uncited documents2015710
Uncited documents2016967
Uncited documents20171380
Uncited documents20181573
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201187
Cited documents2012412
Cited documents2013845
Cited documents20141398
Cited documents20152132
Cited documents20162609
Cited documents20173315
Cited documents20183937
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