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Public Relations Inquiry

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryBusiness, Management and Accounting
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Strategy and Management

Social Sciences
Linguistics and Language
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN20461488, 2046147X
Scope Public Relations Inquiry is an international, peer-reviewed journal for conceptual, reflexive and critical discussion on public relations, supporting debates on new ways of thinking about public relations in social, cultural and political contexts, in order to improve understanding of its work and effects beyond the purely organisational realm. We interpret public relations in a broad sense, recognising the influence of public relations practices on the many forms of contemporary strategic, promotional communication initiated by organisations, institutions and individuals. The practice of public relations arises at points of societal and organisational change and transformation, affecting many aspects of political, economic, social and cultural life. Reflecting this, we aim to mobilize research that speaks to a scholars in diverse fields and welcome submissions from any area that speak to the purpose of the journal, including (but not only) public relations, organizational communication, media and journalism studies, cultural studies, anthropology, political communication, sociology, organizational studies, development communication, migration studies, visual communication, management and marketing, digital media and data studies. We actively seek contributions that can extend the range of perspectives used to understand public relations, its role in societal change and continuity, and its impact on cultural and political life. We particularly welcome multi-disciplinary debate about the communication practices that shape major human concerns, including: globalisation, politics, and public relations in international communication migration, refugees, displaced populations terrorism, public diplomacy public and corporate governance diversity and cultural impacts of PR the natural and built environments Communication, space and place The development and practices of major industries such as health, food, sport, tourism, technology.


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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.

Linguistics and Language2015Q3
Linguistics and Language2016Q1
Linguistics and Language2017Q1
Linguistics and Language2018Q1
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2015Q4
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2016Q3
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2017Q3
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2018Q2
Strategy and Management2015Q4
Strategy and Management2016Q2
Strategy and Management2017Q2
Strategy and Management2018Q2

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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.222
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.894
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.629
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.059
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.059
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.750
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 Cites20140
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20164
Self Cites20175
Self Cites20185
Total Cites20140
Total Cites20154
Total Cites201636
Total Cites201742
Total Cites201868
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 document20140
External Cites per document20150.167
External Cites per document20160.941
External Cites per document20170.787
External Cites per document20181.432
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20150.222
Cites per document20161.059
Cites per document20170.894
Cites per document20181.545
% 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 documents20140
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents201710
Non-citable documents20188
Citable documents20140
Citable documents201518
Citable documents201634
Citable documents201747
Citable documents201844
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 documents20140
Uncited documents201518
Uncited documents201624
Uncited documents201733
Uncited documents201821
Cited documents20140
Cited documents20154
Cited documents201617
Cited documents201724
Cited documents201831
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