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China Journal

Country Australia  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Australia
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherContemporary China Centre
Publication typeJournals
Scope The China Journal is a cutting-edge source of scholarship, information and analysis about China and Taiwan. TCJ has published informed and insightful commentary from China scholars worldwide and stimulated the scholarly debate on contemporary China for more than thirty years. With its reputation for quality and clarity, the journal has proven itself invaluable for instruction and research about one of the most significant regions in the world. Interdisciplinary in scope, TCJ provides deep coverage of important anthropological, sociological, and political science topics. In addition to a wide range of articles, TCJ also publishes high-quality reviews of recent books published on modern China.


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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.

Geography, Planning and Development1999Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2000Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2001Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2002Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2003Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2004Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2005Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2006Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q1
Sociology and Political Science1999Q2
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q1
Sociology and Political Science2002Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q1
Sociology and Political Science2006Q2
Sociology and Political Science2007Q2
Sociology and Political Science2008Q2
Sociology and Political Science2009Q2
Sociology and Political Science2010Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science2018Q1

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)19990.733
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.878
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.574
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.356
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.658
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.395
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.303
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.205
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.345
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.705
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.706
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.417
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.583
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.839
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.690
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.860
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.542
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.083
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.818
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.542
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.952
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.148
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.731
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.789
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.941
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.970
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.500
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20000
Self Cites20012
Self Cites20021
Self Cites20032
Self Cites200412
Self Cites20059
Self Cites20062
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20081
Self Cites20094
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20119
Self Cites20123
Self Cites201310
Self Cites20146
Self Cites20157
Self Cites20168
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20188
Total Cites199922
Total Cites200028
Total Cites200124
Total Cites200252
Total Cites200351
Total Cites200448
Total Cites200546
Total Cites200645
Total Cites200744
Total Cites200827
Total Cites200928
Total Cites201062
Total Cites201157
Total Cites201271
Total Cites2013108
Total Cites201493
Total Cites201574
Total Cites2016100
Total Cites2017124
Total Cites2018100
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 document19990.733
External Cites per document20000.875
External Cites per document20010.647
External Cites per document20021.342
External Cites per document20031.361
External Cites per document20041.059
External Cites per document20051.321
External Cites per document20061.483
External Cites per document20071.433
External Cites per document20080.963
External Cites per document20091.043
External Cites per document20102.375
External Cites per document20111.548
External Cites per document20121.619
External Cites per document20132.042
External Cites per document20141.740
External Cites per document20151.396
External Cites per document20161.917
External Cites per document20172.795
External Cites per document20182.300
Cites per document19990.733
Cites per document20000.875
Cites per document20010.706
Cites per document20021.368
Cites per document20031.417
Cites per document20041.412
Cites per document20051.643
Cites per document20061.552
Cites per document20071.467
Cites per document20081.000
Cites per document20091.217
Cites per document20102.583
Cites per document20111.839
Cites per document20121.690
Cites per document20132.250
Cites per document20141.860
Cites per document20151.542
Cites per document20162.083
Cites per document20172.818
Cites per document20182.500
% 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 documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20182
Citable documents199930
Citable documents200032
Citable documents200134
Citable documents200238
Citable documents200336
Citable documents200434
Citable documents200528
Citable documents200629
Citable documents200730
Citable documents200827
Citable documents200923
Citable documents201024
Citable documents201131
Citable documents201242
Citable documents201348
Citable documents201450
Citable documents201548
Citable documents201648
Citable documents201744
Citable documents201840
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 documents199917
Uncited documents200015
Uncited documents200118
Uncited documents200216
Uncited documents200316
Uncited documents200414
Uncited documents20055
Uncited documents200612
Uncited documents200712
Uncited documents200813
Uncited documents200910
Uncited documents20105
Uncited documents201112
Uncited documents201218
Uncited documents201311
Uncited documents201423
Uncited documents201513
Uncited documents201612
Uncited documents201717
Uncited documents201815
Cited documents199913
Cited documents200017
Cited documents200116
Cited documents200222
Cited documents200320
Cited documents200420
Cited documents200523
Cited documents200618
Cited documents200719
Cited documents200815
Cited documents200913
Cited documents201019
Cited documents201119
Cited documents201224
Cited documents201337
Cited documents201427
Cited documents201535
Cited documents201637
Cited documents201729
Cited documents201827
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