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Child Development

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health

Developmental and Educational Psychology

Social Sciences
Social Work
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14678624, 00093920
Coverage1945-1948, 1950-ongoing
Scope As the flagship journal of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Child Development has published articles, essays, reviews, and tutorials on various topics in the field of child development since 1930. Spanning many disciplines, the journal provides the latest research, not only for researchers and theoreticians, but also for child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, specialists in early childhood education, educational psychologists, special education teachers, and other researchers. In addition to six issues per year of Child Development, subscribers to the journal also receive a full subscription to Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development.


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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.

Developmental and Educational Psychology1999Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2000Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2001Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2002Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2003Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2004Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2005Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2006Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2007Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2008Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2009Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2010Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2011Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2012Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2013Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2014Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2015Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2016Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2017Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2018Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health1999Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2000Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2001Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2002Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2003Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2004Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2005Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2006Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2007Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2008Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2009Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2010Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2011Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2012Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2013Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2014Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2015Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2016Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2017Q1
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health2018Q1
Social Work1999Q1
Social Work2000Q1
Social Work2001Q1
Social Work2002Q1
Social Work2003Q1
Social Work2004Q1
Social Work2005Q1
Social Work2006Q1
Social Work2007Q1
Social Work2008Q1
Social Work2009Q1
Social Work2010Q1
Social Work2011Q1
Social Work2012Q1
Social Work2013Q1
Social Work2014Q1
Social Work2015Q1
Social Work2016Q1
Social Work2017Q1
Social Work2018Q1

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)19993.205
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.577
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.925
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.663
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.770
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.764
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.477
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.611
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.355
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.826
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.798
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.873
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.109
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.988
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.262
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.205
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.530
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.405
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.563
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.543
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.284
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.776
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.499
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.613
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.024
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.507
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.144
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.507
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.922
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.535
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.967
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.602
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.388
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.453
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.730
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20126.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.986
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.771
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.463
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.980
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 Cites1999122
Self Cites200096
Self Cites2001125
Self Cites2002104
Self Cites2003166
Self Cites2004147
Self Cites2005123
Self Cites2006109
Self Cites200784
Self Cites200859
Self Cites200996
Self Cites201069
Self Cites201184
Self Cites201292
Self Cites201387
Self Cites2014128
Self Cites201590
Self Cites2016120
Self Cites201787
Self Cites2018105
Total Cites19991314
Total Cites20001065
Total Cites20011108
Total Cites20021285
Total Cites20031687
Total Cites20041670
Total Cites20051672
Total Cites20061749
Total Cites20071482
Total Cites20081415
Total Cites20091671
Total Cites20101935
Total Cites20112206
Total Cites20122515
Total Cites20132731
Total Cites20142633
Total Cites20152301
Total Cites20162467
Total Cites20172320
Total Cites20182412
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 document19992.907
External Cites per document20003.156
External Cites per document20012.746
External Cites per document20023.245
External Cites per document20033.971
External Cites per document20044.161
External Cites per document20054.209
External Cites per document20064.955
External Cites per document20074.495
External Cites per document20084.597
External Cites per document20094.968
External Cites per document20105.570
External Cites per document20115.977
External Cites per document20126.261
External Cites per document20136.402
External Cites per document20145.799
External Cites per document20154.828
External Cites per document20165.239
External Cites per document20174.951
External Cites per document20185.267
Cites per document19993.205
Cites per document20003.469
Cites per document20013.095
Cites per document20023.530
Cites per document20034.405
Cites per document20044.563
Cites per document20054.543
Cites per document20065.284
Cites per document20074.765
Cites per document20084.797
Cites per document20095.271
Cites per document20105.776
Cites per document20116.214
Cites per document20126.499
Cites per document20136.613
Cites per document20146.095
Cites per document20155.024
Cites per document20165.507
Cites per document20175.144
Cites per document20185.507
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents201112
Non-citable documents201213
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents201839
Citable documents1999410
Citable documents2000307
Citable documents2001358
Citable documents2002364
Citable documents2003383
Citable documents2004366
Citable documents2005368
Citable documents2006331
Citable documents2007311
Citable documents2008295
Citable documents2009317
Citable documents2010335
Citable documents2011355
Citable documents2012387
Citable documents2013413
Citable documents2014432
Citable documents2015458
Citable documents2016448
Citable documents2017451
Citable documents2018438
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 documents199960
Uncited documents200052
Uncited documents200186
Uncited documents200257
Uncited documents200358
Uncited documents200437
Uncited documents200541
Uncited documents200634
Uncited documents200740
Uncited documents200837
Uncited documents200935
Uncited documents201034
Uncited documents201135
Uncited documents201242
Uncited documents201348
Uncited documents201438
Uncited documents201555
Uncited documents201645
Uncited documents201751
Uncited documents201853
Cited documents1999351
Cited documents2000256
Cited documents2001273
Cited documents2002307
Cited documents2003325
Cited documents2004330
Cited documents2005329
Cited documents2006299
Cited documents2007273
Cited documents2008261
Cited documents2009285
Cited documents2010309
Cited documents2011332
Cited documents2012358
Cited documents2013375
Cited documents2014401
Cited documents2015412
Cited documents2016411
Cited documents2017409
Cited documents2018424
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