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International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Trainingopen access



Universities and research institutions in Germany

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21978638, 21978646





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IJRVET covers all topics of VET-related research from pre-vocational education (PVE), initial vocational education and training (IVET) and career and technical education (CTE) to workforce education (WE), human resource development (HRD), professional education and training (PET) and continuing vocational education and training (CVET). Some themes within these areas are as follows: Comparison of VET cultures and governance of VET systems Qualifications frameworks, competence-based education and training, and competence assessment Work-based learning, skills matching and apprenticeship Teachers' and trainers' professional development VET careers, school-to-work transitions, vocational guidance and counseling Green skills, green jobs, greening TVET and sustainable development Social issues in VET and social impact of VET Transversal skills and transferable skills Pedagogic support by digital media Digitalisation of work and learning, industry 4.0 and industrial internet of things Permeability of the education system, hybrid qualifications & dual studies History of VET. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Total Documents

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

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)20151.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.808
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.458
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.170
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.808
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.100
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 Cites20154
Self Cites20169
Self Cites201719
Self Cites20185
Self Cites20199
Self Cites202012
Total Cites20140
Total Cites20158
Total Cites201621
Total Cites201752
Total Cites201822
Total Cites201955
Total Cites202057
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 document20150.500
External Cites per document20160.462
External Cites per document20170.868
External Cites per document20180.354
External Cites per document20190.979
External Cites per document20200.938
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20151.000
Cites per document20160.808
Cites per document20171.368
Cites per document20180.458
Cites per document20191.170
Cites per document20201.188
% 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 documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Citable documents20140
Citable documents20158
Citable documents201626
Citable documents201738
Citable documents201848
Citable documents201947
Citable documents202048
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 documents20154
Uncited documents201612
Uncited documents201711
Uncited documents201831
Uncited documents201920
Uncited documents202022
Cited documents20140
Cited documents20154
Cited documents201614
Cited documents201727
Cited documents201817
Cited documents201927
Cited documents202026
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