Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Encuentros (Maracaibo)



Universities and research institutions in Venezuela
Media Ranking in Venezuela

Subject Area and Category


Rafael Maria Baralt National Experimental University



Publication type



26108046, 23436131





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Encounters Journal of Human Sciences, Social Theory and Critical Thinking is a magazine founded by the Center for Geo-Historical and Socio-Cultural Studies and the Laboratory of Latin American Studies on Critical Thinking and Political Transformations of the Rafael María Baralt National Experimental University. Its publication is semiannual. The aim of the magazine is to spread the research and reflections that are made from the humanities and social sciences on critical, counter-hegemonic and sub-alternate thinking. The magazine is considered as a very wide academic space where contemporary social problems are approached from different areas of study such as Philosophy, History, Education, Political Science, Anthropology and Sociology. Academic articles are published that address the aforementioned topics, but also essays, research advances, book reviews and interviews of interest to academics with relevant contributions in the areas of the journal. All collaborations are evaluated by a Referee Committee. The magazine is aimed at the academic and scientific community of human and social sciences and those interested in deepening the themes, debates and experiences that star our regions, subjects and their socio-cultural transformations. 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.

Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2021Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2022Q4
Sociology and Political Science2021Q4
Sociology and Political Science2022Q4

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)20190.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20220.260
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.238
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.260
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.288
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 Cites20190
Self Cites20201
Self Cites20210
Self Cites20221
Total Cites20190
Total Cites20205
Total Cites20217
Total Cites202219
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 document20190
External Cites per document20200.222
External Cites per document20210.200
External Cites per document20220.265
Cites per document20190.000
Cites per document20200.238
Cites per document20210.179
Cites per document20220.260
% 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 documents20190
Non-citable documents20203
Non-citable documents20214
Non-citable documents20225
Citable documents20190
Citable documents202018
Citable documents202135
Citable documents202268
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 documents20190
Uncited documents202019
Uncited documents202133
Uncited documents202258
Cited documents20190
Cited documents20202
Cited documents20216
Cited documents202215
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