Scimago Journal & Country Rank

British Journal of Social Work

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Health (social science)
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Social Work
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1468263X, 00453102
Scope Published for the British Association of Social Workers, this is the leading academic social work journal in the UK. It covers every aspect of social work, with papers reporting research, discussing practice, and examining principles and theories. It is read by social work educators, researchers, practitioners and managers who wish to keep up to date with theoretical and empirical developments in the field.


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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.

Health (social science)1999Q2
Health (social science)2000Q2
Health (social science)2001Q2
Health (social science)2002Q1
Health (social science)2003Q2
Health (social science)2004Q2
Health (social science)2005Q2
Health (social science)2006Q2
Health (social science)2007Q2
Health (social science)2008Q1
Health (social science)2009Q1
Health (social science)2010Q1
Health (social science)2011Q1
Health (social science)2012Q1
Health (social science)2013Q1
Health (social science)2014Q1
Health (social science)2015Q1
Health (social science)2016Q1
Health (social science)2017Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Social Work1999Q2
Social Work2000Q2
Social Work2001Q2
Social Work2002Q2
Social Work2003Q2
Social Work2004Q2
Social Work2005Q2
Social Work2006Q2
Social Work2007Q2
Social Work2008Q2
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)19990.837
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.739
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.965
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.084
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.060
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.900
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.585
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.792
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.344
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.478
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.459
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.761
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.837
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.703
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.916
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.994
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.010
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.483
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.654
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.346
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.261
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.062
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.101
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.056
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.693
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.674
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.697
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.738
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.166
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.925
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.659
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.665
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.346
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.294
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.466
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 Cites199931
Self Cites200032
Self Cites200139
Self Cites200232
Self Cites200357
Self Cites200455
Self Cites200572
Self Cites200653
Self Cites200758
Self Cites200855
Self Cites200976
Self Cites2010143
Self Cites201199
Self Cites201269
Self Cites201368
Self Cites201488
Self Cites201596
Self Cites201691
Self Cites2017146
Total Cites1999103
Total Cites200090
Total Cites2001120
Total Cites2002134
Total Cites2003156
Total Cites2004141
Total Cites2005195
Total Cites2006222
Total Cites2007307
Total Cites2008359
Total Cites2009535
Total Cites2010538
Total Cites2011635
Total Cites2012647
Total Cites2013724
Total Cites2014518
Total Cites2015555
Total Cites2016569
Total Cites2017696
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 document19990.585
External Cites per document20000.453
External Cites per document20010.618
External Cites per document20020.779
External Cites per document20030.631
External Cites per document20040.483
External Cites per document20050.637
External Cites per document20060.862
External Cites per document20071.203
External Cites per document20081.401
External Cites per document20092.013
External Cites per document20101.660
External Cites per document20111.740
External Cites per document20121.877
External Cites per document20132.123
External Cites per document20141.706
External Cites per document20151.520
External Cites per document20161.302
External Cites per document20171.338
Cites per document19990.837
Cites per document20000.703
Cites per document20010.916
Cites per document20021.023
Cites per document20030.994
Cites per document20040.792
Cites per document20051.010
Cites per document20061.133
Cites per document20071.483
Cites per document20081.654
Cites per document20092.346
Cites per document20102.261
Cites per document20112.062
Cites per document20122.101
Cites per document20132.343
Cites per document20142.056
Cites per document20151.838
Cites per document20161.550
Cites per document20171.693
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20056
Non-citable documents20069
Non-citable documents200716
Non-citable documents200822
Non-citable documents200927
Non-citable documents201028
Non-citable documents201127
Non-citable documents201225
Non-citable documents201322
Non-citable documents201420
Non-citable documents201521
Non-citable documents201625
Non-citable documents201726
Citable documents1999123
Citable documents2000128
Citable documents2001131
Citable documents2002131
Citable documents2003157
Citable documents2004178
Citable documents2005193
Citable documents2006196
Citable documents2007207
Citable documents2008217
Citable documents2009228
Citable documents2010238
Citable documents2011308
Citable documents2012308
Citable documents2013309
Citable documents2014252
Citable documents2015302
Citable documents2016367
Citable documents2017411
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 documents199967
Uncited documents200073
Uncited documents200167
Uncited documents200260
Uncited documents200381
Uncited documents2004109
Uncited documents200594
Uncited documents2006102
Uncited documents200788
Uncited documents2008101
Uncited documents200985
Uncited documents201087
Uncited documents2011118
Uncited documents2012109
Uncited documents201399
Uncited documents201498
Uncited documents2015125
Uncited documents2016162
Uncited documents2017165
Cited documents199958
Cited documents200057
Cited documents200166
Cited documents200271
Cited documents200377
Cited documents200471
Cited documents2005105
Cited documents2006103
Cited documents2007135
Cited documents2008138
Cited documents2009170
Cited documents2010179
Cited documents2011217
Cited documents2012224
Cited documents2013232
Cited documents2014174
Cited documents2015198
Cited documents2016230
Cited documents2017272
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