Scimago Journal & Country Rank

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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.

Applied Psychology2021Q4
Applied Psychology2022Q4
Social Psychology2021Q4
Social Psychology2022Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2021Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2022Q3

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)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.186
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.261
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20220.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.186
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.261
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.373
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.707
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.186
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.440
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.552
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.669
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 Cites20160
Self Cites20174
Self Cites20189
Self Cites201917
Self Cites202030
Self Cites202125
Self Cites202225
Total Cites20160
Total Cites20178
Total Cites201823
Total Cites201950
Total Cites202099
Total Cites202194
Total Cites2022102
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 document20160
External Cites per document20170.093
External Cites per document20180.163
External Cites per document20190.254
External Cites per document20200.507
External Cites per document20210.496
External Cites per document20220.467
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document20170.186
Cites per document20180.261
Cites per document20190.373
Cites per document20200.707
Cites per document20210.662
Cites per document20220.611
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20194
Non-citable documents20204
Non-citable documents20213
Non-citable documents20222
Citable documents20160
Citable documents201743
Citable documents201886
Citable documents2019130
Citable documents2020136
Citable documents2021139
Citable documents2022165
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 documents20160
Uncited documents201735
Uncited documents201869
Uncited documents2019101
Uncited documents202085
Uncited documents202190
Uncited documents2022105
Cited documents20160
Cited documents20178
Cited documents201819
Cited documents201933
Cited documents202055
Cited documents202152
Cited documents202262
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