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Journal of Media Ethics: Exploring Questions of Media Morality

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities

Social Sciences
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN2373700X, 23736992
Scope This outstanding journal is devoted to stimulating and contributing to reasoned discussions of media ethics and morality among academic and professional groups in the various branches and subdisciplines of communication and ethics. By bridging the gap between academicians and professionals interested in issues concerning mass media, the journal stimulates mutually beneficial dialogues between these two groups. It publishes original essays exploring the philosophical bases of decisions, reports from empirical studies, and literature searches and reviews dealing with mass media content and the behavior of practitioners in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, advertising, and other mass communication disciplines.


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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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.938
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.173
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.565
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.588
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.623
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.591
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.191
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.488
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.938
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.033
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 Cites20113
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20147
Self Cites20157
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20174
Self Cites20188
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201110
Total Cites201212
Total Cites201338
Total Cites201439
Total Cites201556
Total Cites201663
Total Cites201778
Total Cites201856
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 document20110.412
External Cites per document20120.225
External Cites per document20130.508
External Cites per document20140.485
External Cites per document20150.845
External Cites per document20161.074
External Cites per document20171.542
External Cites per document20181.021
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.588
Cites per document20120.300
Cites per document20130.623
Cites per document20140.591
Cites per document20150.966
Cites per document20161.167
Cites per document20171.625
Cites per document20181.191
% 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 documents20114
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents201414
Non-citable documents201524
Non-citable documents201625
Non-citable documents201734
Non-citable documents201844
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201117
Citable documents201240
Citable documents201361
Citable documents201466
Citable documents201558
Citable documents201654
Citable documents201748
Citable documents201847
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 documents201115
Uncited documents201235
Uncited documents201353
Uncited documents201458
Uncited documents201550
Uncited documents201646
Uncited documents201753
Uncited documents201865
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20116
Cited documents201211
Cited documents201317
Cited documents201422
Cited documents201532
Cited documents201633
Cited documents201729
Cited documents201826
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