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Public Understanding of Science

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

Developmental and Educational Psychology

Social Sciences
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Publication typeJournals
ISSN09636625, 13616609
Scope Public Understanding of Science (PUS) publishes articles on the interrelationship between science and the public in the context of different societies. It considers contributions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives such as communication, social studies of science, psychology, philosophy & history of science, and political science; it is also open to contributions based on practical experience. "Science" is understood in a broad way including the social sciences and humanities, technological and medical innovations, and scientific expertise on climate change, environment and health. Typical topics are: public perceptions, representations and assessments of science (e.g., knowledge, beliefs, attitudes and trust); public communication of science and scientific expertise in traditional and social media, science fiction and popular culture, events, and science museums; informal science education in public settings; public discourses and controversies over science and innovative technologies; public engagement, collaborations of science and public, public participation in knowledge creation, innovation and governance (citizen science, responsible research and innovation); models and theories of public understanding of science and science communication; medialization and medialization of science, public relations of science, open science; para-science and anti-science, science and religion, science and indigenous/traditional knowledge, scientific and everyday culture.


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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.

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
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2019Q1
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
Developmental and Educational Psychology2019Q1

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.

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)19990.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.085
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.217
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.606
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.115
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.208
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.218
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.487
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.122
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.635
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.656
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.344
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.932
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.123
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.900
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.110
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.392
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.041
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.817
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.760
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.783
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.546
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.605
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.028
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.614
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.958
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.979
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.900
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.490
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.480
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.112
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.748
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 Cites19998
Self Cites20009
Self Cites200113
Self Cites200213
Self Cites20037
Self Cites200421
Self Cites200514
Self Cites200617
Self Cites200717
Self Cites20085
Self Cites200921
Self Cites201025
Self Cites201132
Self Cites201228
Self Cites201364
Self Cites201453
Self Cites201554
Self Cites201657
Self Cites201757
Self Cites201858
Self Cites201963
Total Cites199955
Total Cites200064
Total Cites200163
Total Cites200263
Total Cites200381
Total Cites2004103
Total Cites200590
Total Cites2006108
Total Cites2007155
Total Cites2008151
Total Cites2009241
Total Cites2010304
Total Cites2011355
Total Cites2012425
Total Cites2013464
Total Cites2014526
Total Cites2015550
Total Cites2016573
Total Cites2017650
Total Cites2018576
Total Cites2019648
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 document19990.797
External Cites per document20000.965
External Cites per document20010.820
External Cites per document20020.714
External Cites per document20031.014
External Cites per document20041.108
External Cites per document20051.086
External Cites per document20061.264
External Cites per document20071.971
External Cites per document20081.973
External Cites per document20092.857
External Cites per document20102.735
External Cites per document20112.563
External Cites per document20122.578
External Cites per document20132.353
External Cites per document20142.503
External Cites per document20152.296
External Cites per document20162.345
External Cites per document20172.865
External Cites per document20182.670
External Cites per document20193.063
Cites per document19990.932
Cites per document20001.123
Cites per document20011.033
Cites per document20020.900
Cites per document20031.110
Cites per document20041.392
Cites per document20051.286
Cites per document20061.500
Cites per document20072.214
Cites per document20082.041
Cites per document20093.130
Cites per document20102.980
Cites per document20112.817
Cites per document20122.760
Cites per document20132.729
Cites per document20142.783
Cites per document20152.546
Cites per document20162.605
Cites per document20173.140
Cites per document20182.969
Cites per document20193.393
% 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 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
Non-citable documents201912
Citable documents199959
Citable documents200057
Citable documents200161
Citable documents200270
Citable documents200373
Citable documents200474
Citable documents200570
Citable documents200672
Citable documents200770
Citable documents200874
Citable documents200977
Citable documents2010102
Citable documents2011126
Citable documents2012154
Citable documents2013170
Citable documents2014189
Citable documents2015216
Citable documents2016220
Citable documents2017207
Citable documents2018194
Citable documents2019191
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 documents199931
Uncited documents200027
Uncited documents200132
Uncited documents200236
Uncited documents200336
Uncited documents200438
Uncited documents200535
Uncited documents200629
Uncited documents200722
Uncited documents200823
Uncited documents200919
Uncited documents201022
Uncited documents201122
Uncited documents201237
Uncited documents201348
Uncited documents201444
Uncited documents201573
Uncited documents201681
Uncited documents201755
Uncited documents201850
Uncited documents201950
Cited documents199928
Cited documents200030
Cited documents200129
Cited documents200234
Cited documents200337
Cited documents200439
Cited documents200539
Cited documents200647
Cited documents200749
Cited documents200852
Cited documents200959
Cited documents201082
Cited documents2011106
Cited documents2012122
Cited documents2013130
Cited documents2014154
Cited documents2015152
Cited documents2016147
Cited documents2017163
Cited documents2018155
Cited documents2019153
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