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Empiriaopen access



Universities and research institutions in Spain

Subject Area and Category


Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, UNED

Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia in Scimago Institutions Rankings



Publication type



11395737, 21740682





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Empiria was created in 1998 by the School of Political Sciences and Sociology at UNED; its objective is to contribute to the debate around social research methods. Empiria aims at reaching social scientists and researchers. Empiria is an international journal; it implements a peer-review, system with Spanish, European and American experts. 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.

Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2020Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2021Q2

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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.441
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.510
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.890
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.806
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.244
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.371
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.274
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.537
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.941
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.346
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.085
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.704
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 Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20174
Self Cites20184
Self Cites20191
Self Cites20208
Self Cites20211
Total Cites20130
Total Cites20141
Total Cites201510
Total Cites201626
Total Cites201738
Total Cites201820
Total Cites201936
Total Cites202064
Total Cites202168
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 document20130
External Cites per document20140.071
External Cites per document20150.225
External Cites per document20160.343
External Cites per document20170.447
External Cites per document20180.229
External Cites per document20190.538
External Cites per document20200.875
External Cites per document20210.905
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.071
Cites per document20150.244
Cites per document20160.371
Cites per document20170.481
Cites per document20180.274
Cites per document20190.537
Cites per document20200.941
Cites per document20210.883
% 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 documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20192
Non-citable documents20204
Non-citable documents20213
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201414
Citable documents201540
Citable documents201667
Citable documents201776
Citable documents201870
Citable documents201965
Citable documents202064
Citable documents202174
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 documents20130
Uncited documents201413
Uncited documents201533
Uncited documents201654
Uncited documents201763
Uncited documents201859
Uncited documents201949
Uncited documents202036
Uncited documents202143
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20141
Cited documents20158
Cited documents201616
Cited documents201716
Cited documents201814
Cited documents201918
Cited documents202032
Cited documents202134
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