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Public Understanding of Science

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

Psychology
Developmental and Educational Psychology

Social Sciences
Communication
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
ISSN09636625
Coverage1992-ongoing
Scope Public Understanding of Science is a fully peer reviewed international journal covering all aspects of the inter-relationships between science (including technology and medicine) and the public. Public Understanding of Science is the only journal to cover all aspects of the inter-relationships between science (including technology and medicine) and the public. Topics Covered Include... ·surveys of public understanding and attitudes towards science and technology ·perceptions of science ·popular representations of science ·scientific and para-scientific belief systems ·science in schools

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Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Communication1999Q2
Communication2000Q1
Communication2001Q1
Communication2002Q1
Communication2003Q1
Communication2004Q1
Communication2005Q1
Communication2006Q1
Communication2007Q1
Communication2008Q1
Communication2009Q1
Communication2010Q1
Communication2011Q1
Communication2012Q1
Communication2013Q1
Communication2014Q1
Communication2015Q1
Communication2016Q1
Communication2017Q1
Communication2018Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology1999Q3
Developmental and Educational Psychology2000Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2001Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2002Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2003Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2004Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2005Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2006Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2007Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2008Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2009Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2010Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2011Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2012Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2013Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2014Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2015Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2016Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2017Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2018Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19990.472
20000.764
20010.612
20020.610
20030.574
20040.700
20050.693
20060.686
20070.912
20080.850
20091.227
20101.086
20111.121
20121.279
20131.224
20141.068
20151.047
20161.053
20171.318
20181.432
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)19990.881
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.077
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.073
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.069
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.556
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.468
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.021
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.242
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.507
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.166
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.042
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.613
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.653
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.047
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.312
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.881
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.088
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.871
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.378
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.114
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.523
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.609
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.938
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.026
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.972
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.591
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.863
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.979
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.979
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.760
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.371
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.403
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.392
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.088
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites19998
Self Cites20009
Self Cites200113
Self Cites200213
Self Cites20037
Self Cites200421
Self Cites200514
Self Cites200617
Self Cites200717
Self Cites20085
Self Cites200916
Self Cites201025
Self Cites201132
Self Cites201228
Self Cites201364
Self Cites201453
Self Cites201554
Self Cites201657
Self Cites201757
Self Cites201857
Total Cites199952
Total Cites200062
Total Cites200162
Total Cites200261
Total Cites200378
Total Cites2004102
Total Cites200589
Total Cites200699
Total Cites2007148
Total Cites2008141
Total Cites2009231
Total Cites2010297
Total Cites2011340
Total Cites2012414
Total Cites2013464
Total Cites2014525
Total Cites2015545
Total Cites2016574
Total Cites2017635
Total Cites2018570
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19990.746
External Cites per document20000.930
External Cites per document20010.803
External Cites per document20020.686
External Cites per document20030.973
External Cites per document20041.095
External Cites per document20051.071
External Cites per document20061.139
External Cites per document20071.871
External Cites per document20081.838
External Cites per document20092.792
External Cites per document20102.833
External Cites per document20112.567
External Cites per document20122.608
External Cites per document20132.353
External Cites per document20142.497
External Cites per document20152.273
External Cites per document20162.350
External Cites per document20172.792
External Cites per document20182.644
Cites per document19990.881
Cites per document20001.088
Cites per document20011.016
Cites per document20020.871
Cites per document20031.068
Cites per document20041.378
Cites per document20051.271
Cites per document20061.375
Cites per document20072.114
Cites per document20081.905
Cites per document20093.000
Cites per document20103.094
Cites per document20112.833
Cites per document20122.797
Cites per document20132.729
Cites per document20142.778
Cites per document20152.523
Cites per document20162.609
Cites per document20173.068
Cites per document20182.938
% 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
19995.26
20004.00
20013.85
20024.55
20030.00
20040.00
200512.50
200633.33
200748.15
200855.56
200918.18
201011.76
201110.34
201213.04
201316.90
20148.24
201523.61
201619.67
201725.00
201815.71
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents201811
Citable documents199959
Citable documents200057
Citable documents200161
Citable documents200270
Citable documents200373
Citable documents200474
Citable documents200570
Citable documents200672
Citable documents200770
Citable documents200874
Citable documents200977
Citable documents201096
Citable documents2011120
Citable documents2012148
Citable documents2013170
Citable documents2014189
Citable documents2015216
Citable documents2016220
Citable documents2017207
Citable documents2018194
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents199932
Uncited documents200029
Uncited documents200134
Uncited documents200237
Uncited documents200337
Uncited documents200438
Uncited documents200535
Uncited documents200631
Uncited documents200723
Uncited documents200823
Uncited documents200920
Uncited documents201019
Uncited documents201122
Uncited documents201233
Uncited documents201348
Uncited documents201443
Uncited documents201573
Uncited documents201681
Uncited documents201756
Uncited documents201851
Cited documents199927
Cited documents200028
Cited documents200127
Cited documents200233
Cited documents200336
Cited documents200439
Cited documents200539
Cited documents200645
Cited documents200748
Cited documents200852
Cited documents200958
Cited documents201079
Cited documents2011100
Cited documents2012120
Cited documents2013130
Cited documents2014155
Cited documents2015152
Cited documents2016147
Cited documents2017162
Cited documents2018154
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