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Pacific Journalism Review

Country New Zealand  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of New Zealand
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
PublisherPacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology
Publication typeJournals
ISSN23242035, 10239499
Scope Pacific Journalism Review, founded at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1994, is a peer-reviewed journal covering the political economy of the media, media issues, and communication in the South Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. It has since 2007 been published by the Pacific Media Centre, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand, and has links with the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism and the University of the South Pacific. PJR is the only New Zealand-based media and/or politics research journal indexed by the PBRF metrics aggregator SCOPUS and the SJR metrics block for 2012 is listed on this page. It is ranked Q2, equivalent to A under the previous ERA system. In 2014 the journal celebrated 20 years of publication.


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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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.380
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.172
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.316
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.374
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.739
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.465
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.510
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.485
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.376
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.210
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.487
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.036
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.169
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.458
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.411
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.673
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 Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20083
Self Cites200920
Self Cites20108
Self Cites20119
Self Cites201216
Self Cites201319
Self Cites201417
Self Cites201517
Self Cites201617
Self Cites201723
Self Cites201822
Total Cites20050
Total Cites20060
Total Cites20072
Total Cites200815
Total Cites200932
Total Cites201014
Total Cites201121
Total Cites201227
Total Cites201332
Total Cites201432
Total Cites201550
Total Cites201635
Total Cites201743
Total Cites201838
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 document20050
External Cites per document20060.000
External Cites per document20070.018
External Cites per document20080.152
External Cites per document20090.141
External Cites per document20100.067
External Cites per document20110.120
External Cites per document20120.118
External Cites per document20130.163
External Cites per document20140.205
External Cites per document20150.471
External Cites per document20160.240
External Cites per document20170.267
External Cites per document20180.205
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20070.036
Cites per document20080.190
Cites per document20090.376
Cites per document20100.156
Cites per document20110.210
Cites per document20120.290
Cites per document20130.400
Cites per document20140.438
Cites per document20150.714
Cites per document20160.467
Cites per document20170.573
Cites per document20180.487
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents200611
Non-citable documents200716
Non-citable documents200821
Non-citable documents200912
Non-citable documents201010
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201312
Non-citable documents201412
Non-citable documents201517
Non-citable documents201617
Non-citable documents201713
Non-citable documents201813
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200623
Citable documents200755
Citable documents200879
Citable documents200985
Citable documents201090
Citable documents2011100
Citable documents201293
Citable documents201380
Citable documents201473
Citable documents201570
Citable documents201675
Citable documents201775
Citable documents201878
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 documents20050
Uncited documents200634
Uncited documents200769
Uncited documents200890
Uncited documents200978
Uncited documents201089
Uncited documents201196
Uncited documents201288
Uncited documents201369
Uncited documents201465
Uncited documents201561
Uncited documents201672
Uncited documents201762
Uncited documents201864
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20060
Cited documents20072
Cited documents200810
Cited documents200919
Cited documents201011
Cited documents201115
Cited documents201217
Cited documents201323
Cited documents201420
Cited documents201526
Cited documents201620
Cited documents201726
Cited documents201827
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