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Revista Derecho del Estadoopen access



Universities and research institutions in Colombia
Media Ranking in Colombia

Subject Area and Category


Universidad Externado de Colombia



Publication type



01229893, 23462051





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The Revista Derecho del Estado is an academic publication that is open for discussion. It promotes the theoretical, analytical and critical analysis of state organizations and public law in general, with the understanding that by means of doctrinal debates it is possible to advance, from the legal science stance, in the development of improved rights and freedom regulation, in perfecting democracy and the consolidation and defense of the constitutional State. This publication is targeted to students, researchers and professionals interested in subjects relating to constitutional law, international public law, administrative law, political science and in general, to Colombian and international problematic issues. In regards to the papers which address academic affairs from the frame of reference of other countries, these must contribute to the systematic debate of the Latin American region and not be limited to isolated studies. Selection and publication of texts will not depend on theoretical concepts, points of view or selected methodology. The only consideration will be quality, rigor and the implicit norms of all academic work, with preference given to unpublished documents relating to the vast scope of public law, especially those that fit within the following categories: discussion articles, scientific research articles and revision articles Publishing language shall be Spanish, but texts in other languages may be included (English, French and Portuguese) 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.

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)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.116
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.217
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.153
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.411
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.207
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.352
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.116
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.197
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.357
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 Cites20150
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20172
Self Cites20181
Self Cites20193
Self Cites20203
Self Cites20215
Total Cites20150
Total Cites20164
Total Cites20175
Total Cites20189
Total Cites201923
Total Cites202018
Total Cites202137
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 document20150
External Cites per document20160.083
External Cites per document20170.070
External Cites per document20180.136
External Cites per document20190.357
External Cites per document20200.174
External Cites per document20210.308
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20160.167
Cites per document20170.116
Cites per document20180.153
Cites per document20190.411
Cites per document20200.207
Cites per document20210.352
% 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 documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20201
Non-citable documents20211
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201624
Citable documents201743
Citable documents201859
Citable documents201956
Citable documents202086
Citable documents2021104
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 documents20150
Uncited documents201622
Uncited documents201739
Uncited documents201851
Uncited documents201940
Uncited documents202070
Uncited documents202177
Cited documents20150
Cited documents20162
Cited documents20174
Cited documents20188
Cited documents201916
Cited documents202017
Cited documents202128
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