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Digital Journalism

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Publisher Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN2167082X, 21670811
Scope Digital Journalism provides a critical forum for scholarly discussion, analysis and responses to the wide ranging implications of digital technologies, along with economic, political and cultural developments, for the practice and study of journalism. Radical shifts in journalism are changing every aspect of the production, content and reception of news; and at a dramatic pace which has transformed ‘new media’ into ‘legacy media’ in barely a decade. These crucial changes challenge traditional assumptions in journalism practice, scholarship and education, make definitional boundaries fluid and require reassessment of even the most fundamental questions such as "What is journalism?" and "Who is a journalist?" Digital Journalism pursues a significant and exciting editorial agenda including: Digital media and the future of journalism; Social media as sources and drivers of news; The changing ‘places’ and ‘spaces’ of news production and consumption in the context of digital media; News on the move and mobile telephony; The personalisation of news; Business models for funding digital journalism in the digital economy; Developments in data journalism and data visualisation; New research methods to analyse and explore digital journalism; Hyperlocalism and new understandings of community journalism; Changing relationships between journalists, sources and audiences; Citizen and participatory journalism; Machine written news and the automation of journalism; The history and evolution of online journalism; Changing journalism ethics in a digital setting; New challenges and directions for journalism education and training; Digital journalism, protest and democracy; Journalists’ changing role perceptions; Wikileaks and novel forms of investigative journalism.


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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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.862
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.047
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.630
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.702
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.491
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.862
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.430
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.634
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.872
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.095
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.491
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.646
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.458
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.056
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 Cites201415
Self Cites201557
Self Cites2016110
Self Cites2017120
Self Cites2018133
Self Cites2019194
Total Cites20130
Total Cites201486
Total Cites2015256
Total Cites2016639
Total Cites2017511
Total Cites2018848
Total Cites20191192
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 document20143.381
External Cites per document20153.491
External Cites per document20164.853
External Cites per document20172.624
External Cites per document20183.907
External Cites per document20194.916
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20144.095
Cites per document20154.491
Cites per document20165.862
Cites per document20173.430
Cites per document20184.634
Cites per document20195.872
% 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 documents20141
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents201710
Non-citable documents201812
Non-citable documents201918
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201421
Citable documents201557
Citable documents2016109
Citable documents2017149
Citable documents2018183
Citable documents2019203
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 documents20142
Uncited documents201519
Uncited documents201611
Uncited documents201736
Uncited documents201845
Uncited documents201943
Cited documents20130
Cited documents201420
Cited documents201541
Cited documents2016102
Cited documents2017123
Cited documents2018150
Cited documents2019178
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