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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

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)20111.894
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.931
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.296
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.985
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.990
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.881
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.899
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.996
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.913
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.645
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.996
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.876
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.698
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.709
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.279
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.350
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.536
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 Cites2016982
Self Cites20171276
Self Cites20181637
Self Cites20191773
Total Cites20100
Total Cites2011214
Total Cites20121441
Total Cites20133036
Total Cites20145453
Total Cites20157023
Total Cites20169352
Total Cites201711197
Total Cites201813052
Total Cites201917548
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 document20111.381
External Cites per document20122.543
External Cites per document20132.517
External Cites per document20142.800
External Cites per document20152.339
External Cites per document20162.607
External Cites per document20172.367
External Cites per document20182.314
External Cites per document20192.516
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.894
Cites per document20122.996
Cites per document20132.931
Cites per document20143.259
Cites per document20152.680
Cites per document20162.913
Cites per document20172.672
Cites per document20182.645
Cites per document20192.798
% 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 documents2014129
Non-citable documents2015221
Non-citable documents2016373
Non-citable documents2017522
Non-citable documents2018596
Non-citable documents2019613
Citable documents20100
Citable documents2011113
Citable documents2012481
Citable documents20131036
Citable documents20141673
Citable documents20152621
Citable documents20163210
Citable documents20174191
Citable documents20184934
Citable documents20196271
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 documents2015707
Uncited documents2016960
Uncited documents20171373
Uncited documents20181599
Uncited documents20191882
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201187
Cited documents2012412
Cited documents2013848
Cited documents20141402
Cited documents20152135
Cited documents20162623
Cited documents20173340
Cited documents20183931
Cited documents20195002
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