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Journal of Spatial Information Scienceopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA)



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The Journal of Spatial Information Science (JOSIS) is an international, interdisciplinary, open-access journal dedicated to publishing high-quality, original research articles in spatial information science. The journal aims to publish research spanning the theoretical foundations of spatial and geographical information science, through computation with geospatial information, to technologies for geographical information use. JOSIS encourages submissions from topics including, but not limited to spatial and spatiotemporal information systems; computational geometry, geocomputation, spatial algorithms; geovisualization, cartography, and geographical user interfaces; computing with spatiotemporal information under uncertainty; spatial cognition and qualitative spatial reasoning; spatial data models and structures; conceptual models of space and geoontology; distributed and parallel spatial computing, web-based GIS, and interoperability; context- and location-aware computing; and applications to GIS, spatial databases, location-based services, geosensor networks, and geosensor web. The journal publishes full-length original research articles, as well as survey-style review papers. In addition, the journal publishes shorter articles in three sections: reports from community activities, letters to the editors, and book reviews. 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.

Computers in Earth Sciences2011Q2
Computers in Earth Sciences2012Q3
Computers in Earth Sciences2013Q2
Computers in Earth Sciences2014Q2
Computers in Earth Sciences2015Q2
Computers in Earth Sciences2016Q2
Computers in Earth Sciences2017Q3
Computers in Earth Sciences2018Q3
Computers in Earth Sciences2019Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q2
Information Systems2011Q1
Information Systems2012Q2
Information Systems2013Q1
Information Systems2014Q2
Information Systems2015Q1
Information Systems2016Q2
Information Systems2017Q2
Information Systems2018Q3
Information Systems2019Q2

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)20114.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.882
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.395
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.780
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.579
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.216
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.853
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.882
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.344
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.900
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.294
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.158
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 Cites20112
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20154
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20181
Self Cites20193
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201126
Total Cites201249
Total Cites2013113
Total Cites201475
Total Cites201587
Total Cites201656
Total Cites201756
Total Cites201845
Total Cites201959
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 document20114.000
External Cites per document20122.706
External Cites per document20134.111
External Cites per document20142.344
External Cites per document20152.767
External Cites per document20161.964
External Cites per document20172.115
External Cites per document20181.760
External Cites per document20192.000
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20114.333
Cites per document20122.882
Cites per document20134.185
Cites per document20142.344
Cites per document20152.900
Cites per document20162.000
Cites per document20172.154
Cites per document20181.800
Cites per document20192.107
% 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 documents20112
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents20100
Citable documents20116
Citable documents201217
Citable documents201327
Citable documents201432
Citable documents201530
Citable documents201628
Citable documents201726
Citable documents201825
Citable documents201928
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 documents20112
Uncited documents201212
Uncited documents201313
Uncited documents201413
Uncited documents201512
Uncited documents201618
Uncited documents201712
Uncited documents201817
Uncited documents201919
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20116
Cited documents20129
Cited documents201319
Cited documents201424
Cited documents201523
Cited documents201615
Cited documents201718
Cited documents201811
Cited documents201913
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