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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
ISSN00093920, 14678624
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
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
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

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)19993.193
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.563
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.860
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.572
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20066.033
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.820
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.914
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.299
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.774
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.777
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.733
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.180
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.678
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.360
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.193
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.470
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.492
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.457
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.495
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.773
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.470
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.907
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.453
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.921
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.619
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.524
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.529
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.538
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.710
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20126.072
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.720
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.385
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.599
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.787
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 Cites2006115
Self Cites200795
Self Cites200882
Self Cites2009104
Self Cites201074
Self Cites201188
Self Cites201292
Self Cites201387
Self Cites2014128
Self Cites201588
Self Cites2016120
Self Cites201787
Total Cites19991309
Total Cites20001059
Total Cites20011080
Total Cites20021263
Total Cites20031653
Total Cites20041644
Total Cites20051640
Total Cites20061819
Total Cites20071653
Total Cites20081622
Total Cites20091918
Total Cites20102090
Total Cites20112293
Total Cites20122504
Total Cites20132678
Total Cites20142600
Total Cites20152276
Total Cites20162345
Total Cites20172225
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 document19992.895
External Cites per document20003.137
External Cites per document20012.668
External Cites per document20023.184
External Cites per document20033.883
External Cites per document20044.090
External Cites per document20054.122
External Cites per document20065.148
External Cites per document20074.779
External Cites per document20084.813
External Cites per document20095.053
External Cites per document20105.569
External Cites per document20115.927
External Cites per document20126.233
External Cites per document20136.274
External Cites per document20145.722
External Cites per document20154.777
External Cites per document20164.967
External Cites per document20174.741
Cites per document19993.193
Cites per document20003.450
Cites per document20013.017
Cites per document20023.470
Cites per document20034.316
Cites per document20044.492
Cites per document20054.457
Cites per document20065.495
Cites per document20075.071
Cites per document20085.069
Cites per document20095.343
Cites per document20105.773
Cites per document20116.164
Cites per document20126.470
Cites per document20136.484
Cites per document20146.019
Cites per document20154.969
Cites per document20165.234
Cites per document20174.933
% 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 documents201715
Citable documents1999410
Citable documents2000307
Citable documents2001358
Citable documents2002364
Citable documents2003383
Citable documents2004366
Citable documents2005368
Citable documents2006331
Citable documents2007326
Citable documents2008320
Citable documents2009359
Citable documents2010362
Citable documents2011372
Citable documents2012387
Citable documents2013413
Citable documents2014432
Citable documents2015458
Citable documents2016448
Citable documents2017451
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 documents200053
Uncited documents200187
Uncited documents200259
Uncited documents200359
Uncited documents200438
Uncited documents200543
Uncited documents200632
Uncited documents200740
Uncited documents200837
Uncited documents200940
Uncited documents201035
Uncited documents201137
Uncited documents201242
Uncited documents201352
Uncited documents201439
Uncited documents201554
Uncited documents201648
Uncited documents201754
Cited documents1999351
Cited documents2000255
Cited documents2001272
Cited documents2002305
Cited documents2003324
Cited documents2004329
Cited documents2005327
Cited documents2006301
Cited documents2007288
Cited documents2008286
Cited documents2009322
Cited documents2010335
Cited documents2011347
Cited documents2012358
Cited documents2013371
Cited documents2014400
Cited documents2015413
Cited documents2016408
Cited documents2017412
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