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Comparative Migration Studiesopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland
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Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that provides a platform for articles that focus on comparative research in migration, integration, and race and ethnic relations. It presents readers with an extensive collection of comparative analysis, including studies between countries, groups, levels, and historical periods. CMS publishes research based on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies. Contributions cover a wide disciplinary angle across the social sciences and the humanities. We are looking for articles that push present understanding of migration integration, and race and ethnic relations in new conceptual, methodological, and empirical directions. Topics include, but are not limited to: migration and integration in relation to citizenship, national identity, refugee and asylum policy, social movements (pro and anti-immigration), gender, racialization, whiteness, ethnic and religious diversity and (post)colonialism. 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.

Geography, Planning and Development2019Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2020Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2021Q1
Sociology and Political Science2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science2020Q1
Sociology and Political Science2021Q1
Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty2019Q2
Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty2020Q2
Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty2021Q2

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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.444
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.576
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.569
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.265
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.605
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.576
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.569
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.593
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.177
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.301
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.377
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.718
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.780
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.109
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 Cites20130
Self Cites20143
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20166
Self Cites20175
Self Cites201836
Self Cites201919
Self Cites202028
Self Cites202126
Total Cites20130
Total Cites20144
Total Cites201519
Total Cites201629
Total Cites2017121
Total Cites2018153
Total Cites2019172
Total Cites2020237
Total Cites2021439
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 document20130
External Cites per document20140.125
External Cites per document20150.621
External Cites per document20160.523
External Cites per document20172.367
External Cites per document20182.489
External Cites per document20192.550
External Cites per document20202.549
External Cites per document20214.130
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.444
Cites per document20150.576
Cites per document20160.569
Cites per document20171.921
Cites per document20182.593
Cites per document20192.177
Cites per document20202.301
Cites per document20213.377
% 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 documents20130
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents201714
Non-citable documents201812
Non-citable documents201919
Non-citable documents202021
Non-citable documents202130
Citable documents20130
Citable documents20148
Citable documents201529
Citable documents201644
Citable documents201749
Citable documents201847
Citable documents201960
Citable documents202082
Citable documents2021100
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 documents20130
Uncited documents20146
Uncited documents201523
Uncited documents201633
Uncited documents201721
Uncited documents201819
Uncited documents201924
Uncited documents202030
Uncited documents202127
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20143
Cited documents201510
Cited documents201618
Cited documents201742
Cited documents201840
Cited documents201955
Cited documents202073
Cited documents2021103
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