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Social Sciencesopen access

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Publication typeJournals
ISSN20760760
Coverage2016-ongoing
Scope Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760) is an international, peer-reviewed, quick-refereeing open access journal published online monthly by MDPI. The journal seeks to appeal to an interdisciplinary audience and authorship which focuses upon real world research. It attracts papers from a wide range of fields, including anthropology, criminology, geography, history, political science, psychology, social policy, social work, sociology, and more. With its efficient and qualified double-blind peer review process, Social Sciences aims to present the newest relevant and emerging scholarship in the field to both academia and the broader public alike, thereby maintaining its place as a dynamic platform for engaging in social sciences research and academic debate. Subject Areas: Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political science, Psychology, Social policy, Social work, Sociology, Other related areas.

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Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q2
SJR

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.

YearSJR
20130.111
20140.150
20150.144
20160.186
20170.217
20180.256
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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.716
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.747
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.759
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.722
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.687
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.911
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.753
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.780
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.910
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20131
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20177
Self Cites201833
Total Cites20120
Total Cites20131
Total Cites201410
Total Cites201560
Total Cites201657
Total Cites201792
Total Cites2018195
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document20120
External Cites per document20130.000
External Cites per document20140.273
External Cites per document20150.759
External Cites per document20160.722
External Cites per document20170.634
External Cites per document20180.757
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.500
Cites per document20140.455
Cites per document20150.759
Cites per document20160.722
Cites per document20170.687
Cites per document20180.911
% 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
20120.00
201320.00
201410.17
201550.00
20163.85
201713.99
201817.59
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20189
Citable documents20120
Citable documents20132
Citable documents201422
Citable documents201579
Citable documents201679
Citable documents2017134
Citable documents2018214
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents20120
Uncited documents20133
Uncited documents201415
Uncited documents201545
Uncited documents201650
Uncited documents201788
Uncited documents2018126
Cited documents20120
Cited documents20131
Cited documents20149
Cited documents201538
Cited documents201631
Cited documents201751
Cited documents201897
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