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Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Country United States  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryPsychology
Social Psychology

Social Sciences
Public Administration
Publisher SAGE Publications Ltd
Publication typeJournals
ISSN23727330, 23727322
Scope Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS), in association with the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS), publishes invited articles that present brief reviews of scientific findings relevant to public policy. The goal of this journal is to provide a vehicle for scientists to share research findings to help build sound policies, and allow those who design policies or implement research findings to provide feedback to the scientific community regarding the challenges and types of research that could address them. PIBBS challenges behavioral and brain scientists to build theoretical models that seriously consider obstacles to implementation so that the needs of society can be addressed. We are particularly interested in addressing policymakers in government and funding organizations who are thinking about gaps in scientific knowledge and want to encourage development of the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior in targeted directions.


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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.

Public Administration2019Q1
Social Psychology2019Q2

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)20151.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.033
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.850
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.413
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.033
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.736
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.319
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 Cites20163
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20183
Self Cites20194
Total Cites20140
Total Cites201536
Total Cites2016122
Total Cites2017226
Total Cites2018193
Total Cites2019204
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 document20151.061
External Cites per document20161.983
External Cites per document20172.296
External Cites per document20182.375
External Cites per document20192.353
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20151.091
Cites per document20162.033
Cites per document20172.306
Cites per document20182.413
Cites per document20192.400
% 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 documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20191
Citable documents20140
Citable documents201533
Citable documents201660
Citable documents201798
Citable documents201880
Citable documents201985
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 documents201512
Uncited documents201614
Uncited documents201727
Uncited documents201824
Uncited documents201924
Cited documents20140
Cited documents201521
Cited documents201646
Cited documents201771
Cited documents201857
Cited documents201962
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