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Information (Switzerland)open access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)



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Information (ISSN 2078-2489) is an international, scientific open access journal of information science and technology, data, knowledge and communication. It publishes reviews, regular research papers and short communications. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. There are, in addition, unique features of this journal: -manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas will be particularly welcomed -electronic files or software regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material -we also accept manuscripts communicating to a broader audience with regard to research projects financed with public funds -copies of source codes (if any) might be deposited Information theory and methodology, including, but not limited to: • coding theory (including data compression, error-correction and cryptographic algorithms) • information-theoretic security • quantum information • philosophy/ethics of information Information systems, including, but not limited to: • knowledge management • social media and social networks • big data and cloud computing Information processes, including, but not limited to: • digital signal processing • data mining • information extraction Information applications, including, but not limited to: • human-machine interface • information in society and social development • business process management Information and communications technology, including, but not limited to: • communication systems and networks • wireless sensor network • mobile communication services 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.

Information Systems2013Q4
Information Systems2014Q3
Information Systems2015Q3
Information Systems2016Q4
Information Systems2017Q3
Information Systems2018Q3
Information Systems2019Q3
Information Systems2020Q3
Information Systems2021Q2

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)20110.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.905
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.007
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.198
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.865
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.518
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.090
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.045
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.117
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.044
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.944
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.272
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.237
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.462
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.908
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.862
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.980
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.265
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.945
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.378
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 Cites20111
Self Cites20127
Self Cites20132
Self Cites201424
Self Cites201519
Self Cites20167
Self Cites201719
Self Cites201863
Self Cites201966
Self Cites2020135
Self Cites2021105
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20117
Total Cites201246
Total Cites201376
Total Cites2014105
Total Cites201595
Total Cites2016102
Total Cites2017215
Total Cites2018566
Total Cites20191293
Total Cites20202176
Total Cites20214044
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 document20110.857
External Cites per document20120.929
External Cites per document20130.914
External Cites per document20140.890
External Cites per document20150.864
External Cites per document20160.913
External Cites per document20171.195
External Cites per document20181.771
External Cites per document20192.203
External Cites per document20202.393
External Cites per document20213.068
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.875
Cites per document20121.045
Cites per document20130.905
Cites per document20141.117
Cites per document20151.044
Cites per document20160.944
Cites per document20171.272
Cites per document20181.925
Cites per document20192.237
Cites per document20202.462
Cites per document20213.075
% 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 documents20111
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents201810
Non-citable documents201921
Non-citable documents202031
Non-citable documents202131
Citable documents20100
Citable documents20117
Citable documents201242
Citable documents201381
Citable documents201491
Citable documents201588
Citable documents2016104
Citable documents2017164
Citable documents2018284
Citable documents2019557
Citable documents2020853
Citable documents20211284
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 documents20113
Uncited documents201220
Uncited documents201341
Uncited documents201445
Uncited documents201544
Uncited documents201659
Uncited documents201780
Uncited documents2018117
Uncited documents2019207
Uncited documents2020275
Uncited documents2021397
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20115
Cited documents201224
Cited documents201343
Cited documents201449
Cited documents201547
Cited documents201649
Cited documents201789
Cited documents2018177
Cited documents2019371
Cited documents2020609
Cited documents2021918
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