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Research Synthesis Methods


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


John Wiley and Sons Ltd



Publication type



17592879, 17592887


2010, 2013-2020



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Research Synthesis Methods is a multidisciplinary peer reviewed journal devoted to the development and dissemination of methods for designing, conducting, analyzing, interpreting, reporting, and applying systematic research synthesis. It aims to facilitate the creation and exchange of knowledge about research synthesis methods that is of general interest or utility for the many fields and disciplines in which research synthesis is undertaken or used. Research synthesis is common in the health and social sciences and many of the methods explored in this journal will apply directly to these disciplines and to their practitioners. The journals aim is to cross-fertilize these fields as well as others so as to enrich the methods of research synthesis in all scientific disciplines. 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.


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)20111.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.941
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.758
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.331
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.350
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.945
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.623
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.463
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.767
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20155
Self Cites201617
Self Cites201738
Self Cites201837
Self Cites201972
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20117
Total Cites201233
Total Cites201332
Total Cites201425
Total Cites201596
Total Cites2016248
Total Cites2017428
Total Cites2018480
Total Cites2019732
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 document20111.167
External Cites per document20125.500
External Cites per document20135.333
External Cites per document20142.273
External Cites per document20152.395
External Cites per document20163.500
External Cites per document20174.875
External Cites per document20184.663
External Cites per document20195.946
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.167
Cites per document20125.500
Cites per document20135.333
Cites per document20142.273
Cites per document20152.526
Cites per document20163.758
Cites per document20175.350
Cites per document20185.053
Cites per document20196.595
% 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 documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents201721
Non-citable documents201828
Non-citable documents201918
Citable documents20100
Citable documents20116
Citable documents20126
Citable documents20136
Citable documents201411
Citable documents201538
Citable documents201666
Citable documents201780
Citable documents201895
Citable documents2019111
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 documents20114
Uncited documents20121
Uncited documents20132
Uncited documents20144
Uncited documents201513
Uncited documents201628
Uncited documents201732
Uncited documents201835
Uncited documents201920
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20113
Cited documents20126
Cited documents20135
Cited documents20148
Cited documents201526
Cited documents201651
Cited documents201769
Cited documents201888
Cited documents2019109
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