Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Journal of Information Policyopen access

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Penn State University Press

H-Index

6

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

21583897, 23815892

Coverage

2017-2021

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

yuw320@psu.edu

Scope

The Journal of Information Policy brings contemporary scholarly research and analysis of significant information policy issues to the attention of policymakers in a timely fashion via an online format. It is a refereed scholarly journal that is multidisciplinary and international in scope and publishes articles, comments, book reviews, literature reviews, and invited commentary. The journal interprets the term information policy broadly, with the understanding that its meaning and parameters may evolve in a rapidly changing society. It also embraces the full range of information and communications users, institutions, technologies, applications, businesses, and cultures. The Journal of Information Policy is a publication of the Institute for Information Policy at The Pennsylvania State University. Join the conversation about this journal
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
Public Administration2019Q3
Public Administration2020Q3
Public Administration2021Q3
Sociology and Political Science2019Q2
Sociology and Political Science2020Q2
Sociology and Political Science2021Q2
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
20190.358
20200.377
20210.271
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
201715
201828
201919
202020
202128
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)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.791
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.935
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.207
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.791
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.030
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.702
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.667
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 Cites20170
Self Cites20184
Self Cites20191
Self Cites20202
Self Cites20211
Total Cites20170
Total Cites201812
Total Cites201934
Total Cites202058
Total Cites202169
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 document20170
External Cites per document20180.571
External Cites per document20190.825
External Cites per document20200.949
External Cites per document20211.046
Cites per document20170.000
Cites per document20180.800
Cites per document20190.791
Cites per document20200.935
Cites per document20211.030
% 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
201713.33
201814.29
201915.79
202025.00
202132.14
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 documents20170
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20203
Non-citable documents20212
Citable documents20170
Citable documents201814
Citable documents201940
Citable documents202059
Citable documents202165
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 documents20170
Uncited documents20187
Uncited documents201929
Uncited documents202039
Uncited documents202146
Cited documents20170
Cited documents20188
Cited documents201914
Cited documents202023
Cited documents202121
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