Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Public Understanding of Science

Country

United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

H-Index

77

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

09636625, 13616609

Coverage

1992-2020

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

editorial-office@pus-journal.com

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. Join the conversation about this journal
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
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Communication1999Q2
Communication2000Q1
Communication2001Q1
Communication2002Q1
Communication2003Q1
Communication2004Q1
Communication2005Q1
Communication2006Q1
Communication2007Q1
Communication2008Q1
Communication2009Q1
Communication2010Q1
Communication2011Q1
Communication2012Q1
Communication2013Q1
Communication2014Q1
Communication2015Q1
Communication2016Q1
Communication2017Q1
Communication2018Q1
Communication2019Q1
Communication2020Q1
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
Developmental and Educational Psychology2020Q1
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
20191.139
20201.116
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
199919
200025
200126
200222
200329
200423
200524
200624
200727
200827
200950
201051
201158
201269
201371
201474
201569
201675
201772
201869
201969
202063
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)20031.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.520
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.380
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.541
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.196
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.406
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.038
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.930
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.835
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.686
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.003
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.307
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.905
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.358
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)20041.338
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.090
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.885
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.612
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.687
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.005
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.938
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)20041.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.904
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.553
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.863
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.356
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.440
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.331
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.336
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.538
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.601
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.525
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.529
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 Cites200921
Self Cites201025
Self Cites201132
Self Cites201228
Self Cites201364
Self Cites201437
Self Cites201549
Self Cites201668
Self Cites201757
Self Cites201857
Self Cites201966
Self Cites202065
Total Cites199955
Total Cites200064
Total Cites200163
Total Cites200263
Total Cites200381
Total Cites2004103
Total Cites200590
Total Cites2006108
Total Cites2007155
Total Cites2008150
Total Cites2009241
Total Cites2010300
Total Cites2011353
Total Cites2012424
Total Cites2013465
Total Cites2014532
Total Cites2015539
Total Cites2016565
Total Cites2017655
Total Cites2018618
Total Cites2019665
Total Cites2020617
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 document19990.797
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 document20081.959
External Cites per document20092.857
External Cites per document20102.696
External Cites per document20112.548
External Cites per document20122.571
External Cites per document20132.359
External Cites per document20142.619
External Cites per document20152.390
External Cites per document20162.413
External Cites per document20172.889
External Cites per document20182.737
External Cites per document20192.922
External Cites per document20202.760
Cites per document19990.932
Cites per document20001.123
Cites per document20011.033
Cites per document20020.900
Cites per document20031.110
Cites per document20041.338
Cites per document20051.216
Cites per document20061.421
Cites per document20072.183
Cites per document20082.000
Cites per document20093.090
Cites per document20102.885
Cites per document20112.758
Cites per document20122.667
Cites per document20132.612
Cites per document20142.687
Cites per document20152.519
Cites per document20162.640
Cites per document20173.005
Cites per document20182.861
Cites per document20193.079
Cites per document20202.938
% 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
200918.00
201011.76
201110.34
201211.59
201316.90
20149.46
201523.19
201617.33
201725.00
201814.49
201917.39
202015.87
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
Non-citable documents201911
Non-citable documents202010
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 documents2015205
Citable documents2016206
Citable documents2017207
Citable documents2018205
Citable documents2019205
Citable documents2020200
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 documents199931
Uncited documents200027
Uncited documents200132
Uncited documents200236
Uncited documents200336
Uncited documents200438
Uncited documents200535
Uncited documents200629
Uncited documents200722
Uncited documents200823
Uncited documents200919
Uncited documents201021
Uncited documents201122
Uncited documents201237
Uncited documents201348
Uncited documents201445
Uncited documents201570
Uncited documents201672
Uncited documents201754
Uncited documents201853
Uncited documents201950
Uncited documents202054
Cited documents199928
Cited documents200030
Cited documents200129
Cited documents200234
Cited documents200337
Cited documents200439
Cited documents200539
Cited documents200647
Cited documents200749
Cited documents200852
Cited documents200959
Cited documents201083
Cited documents2011106
Cited documents2012122
Cited documents2013130
Cited documents2014153
Cited documents2015144
Cited documents2016142
Cited documents2017164
Cited documents2018163
Cited documents2019166
Cited documents2020156
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