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International Journal of Developmental Sciences



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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IOS Press



Publication type



21917485, 2192001X





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Individual human development is influenced by a multitude of systems, ranging from cultural processes, genetic and physiological incidents up to social interactions. How do these systems cooperate and interact during the course of human development? One of the main goals of Developmental Science is finding an answer to this question. Since it exceeds the means of researchers from individual scientific disciplines to investigate the simultaneous biopsychosocial changes of systems and how they jointly contribute to the social and adaptive functions of human individuals, a new scientific approach is necessary that links the various traditional scientific disciplines under a biopsychosocial approach to describe individual human development: Developmental Science. Developmental Science combines concepts and insights from scientific disciplines which hitherto used to independently tackle the research of human and non-human development. As an interdisciplinary approach it examines individuals across the lifespan with the objective of comprehending the development of individuals with different cultural and ethnic as well as biological background, different economic and cognitive potentials and under diverse living conditions. To facilitate the understanding of developmental processes it is also necessary to overcome the disadvantageous separation of “normal” from “abnormal” human development. Thus, the interdisciplinary field of Developmental Science comprises a holistic approach to understanding how different systems interact and influence development throughout life from genetic and physiological processes to social interactions and cultural processes. 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.

Developmental and Educational Psychology2008Q4
Developmental and Educational Psychology2009Q4
Developmental and Educational Psychology2010Q4
Developmental and Educational Psychology2011Q3
Developmental and Educational Psychology2012Q4
Developmental and Educational Psychology2013Q3
Developmental and Educational Psychology2014Q3
Developmental and Educational Psychology2015Q3
Developmental and Educational Psychology2016Q3
Developmental and Educational Psychology2017Q3
Developmental and Educational Psychology2018Q4
Developmental and Educational Psychology2019Q3
Developmental Neuroscience2008Q4
Developmental Neuroscience2009Q4
Developmental Neuroscience2010Q4
Developmental Neuroscience2011Q4
Developmental Neuroscience2012Q4
Developmental Neuroscience2013Q4
Developmental Neuroscience2014Q4
Developmental Neuroscience2015Q4
Developmental Neuroscience2016Q4
Developmental Neuroscience2017Q4
Developmental Neuroscience2018Q4
Developmental Neuroscience2019Q4
Life-span and Life-course Studies2008Q4
Life-span and Life-course Studies2009Q3
Life-span and Life-course Studies2010Q3
Life-span and Life-course Studies2011Q3
Life-span and Life-course Studies2012Q3
Life-span and Life-course Studies2013Q2
Life-span and Life-course Studies2014Q3
Life-span and Life-course Studies2015Q3
Life-span and Life-course Studies2016Q3
Life-span and Life-course Studies2017Q3
Life-span and Life-course Studies2018Q4
Life-span and Life-course Studies2019Q4
Social Psychology2008Q4
Social Psychology2009Q3
Social Psychology2010Q3
Social Psychology2011Q3
Social Psychology2012Q3
Social Psychology2013Q3
Social Psychology2014Q3
Social Psychology2015Q3
Social Psychology2016Q3
Social Psychology2017Q3
Social Psychology2018Q4
Social Psychology2019Q3

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)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.767
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.178
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.069
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.923
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.820
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.107
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.135
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.686
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.892
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.952
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.826
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.609
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.909
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.852
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 Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20124
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20143
Self Cites201511
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20174
Self Cites20186
Self Cites20191
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20083
Total Cites200926
Total Cites201040
Total Cites201158
Total Cites201246
Total Cites201330
Total Cites201454
Total Cites201559
Total Cites201641
Total Cites201729
Total Cites201824
Total Cites201933
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 document20070
External Cites per document20080.107
External Cites per document20090.500
External Cites per document20100.459
External Cites per document20110.919
External Cites per document20120.857
External Cites per document20130.698
External Cites per document20140.962
External Cites per document20150.923
External Cites per document20161.053
External Cites per document20170.758
External Cites per document20180.514
External Cites per document20190.865
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20080.107
Cites per document20090.500
Cites per document20100.471
Cites per document20110.935
Cites per document20120.939
Cites per document20130.698
Cites per document20141.019
Cites per document20151.135
Cites per document20161.079
Cites per document20170.879
Cites per document20180.686
Cites per document20190.892
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents201517
Non-citable documents201621
Non-citable documents201722
Non-citable documents201814
Non-citable documents201910
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200828
Citable documents200952
Citable documents201085
Citable documents201162
Citable documents201249
Citable documents201343
Citable documents201453
Citable documents201552
Citable documents201638
Citable documents201733
Citable documents201835
Citable documents201937
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 documents20070
Uncited documents200826
Uncited documents200937
Uncited documents201067
Uncited documents201136
Uncited documents201229
Uncited documents201330
Uncited documents201437
Uncited documents201541
Uncited documents201641
Uncited documents201740
Uncited documents201833
Uncited documents201927
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20083
Cited documents200917
Cited documents201021
Cited documents201128
Cited documents201223
Cited documents201316
Cited documents201425
Cited documents201528
Cited documents201618
Cited documents201715
Cited documents201816
Cited documents201920
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