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American Psychologist

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)

Psychology (miscellaneous)
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1948-1954, 1965-ongoing
Scope American Psychologist is the official journal of the American Psychological Association. As such, the journal contains archival documents and articles covering current issues in psychology, the science and practice of psychology, and psychology"s contribution to public policy.


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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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2017Q1

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)19994.824
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20005.977
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20015.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.846
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.839
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.666
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.285
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.935
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.278
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.528
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19994.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20006.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.149
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.919
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.332
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.121
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.201
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.716
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.860
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.096
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.717
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.021
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.218
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19994.872
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20006.131
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.912
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.198
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.751
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.036
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.680
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.402
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.938
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.335
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.851
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.503
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.389
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.721
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 Cites199942
Self Cites200028
Self Cites200148
Self Cites200234
Self Cites200348
Self Cites200466
Self Cites200554
Self Cites200675
Self Cites200766
Self Cites200842
Self Cites200948
Self Cites201048
Self Cites201126
Self Cites201230
Self Cites201334
Self Cites201456
Self Cites201534
Self Cites201635
Self Cites201767
Total Cites19991182
Total Cites20001307
Total Cites20011491
Total Cites20021506
Total Cites20031591
Total Cites20041063
Total Cites20051154
Total Cites20061524
Total Cites20071356
Total Cites20081462
Total Cites20091351
Total Cites20101233
Total Cites20111415
Total Cites20121414
Total Cites20131411
Total Cites20141341
Total Cites20151348
Total Cites20161296
Total Cites20171447
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 document19994.653
External Cites per document20006.005
External Cites per document20014.762
External Cites per document20024.055
External Cites per document20033.800
External Cites per document20043.125
External Cites per document20053.929
External Cites per document20064.945
External Cites per document20074.464
External Cites per document20084.581
External Cites per document20094.687
External Cites per document20103.937
External Cites per document20114.630
External Cites per document20124.629
External Cites per document20134.900
External Cites per document20145.000
External Cites per document20154.744
External Cites per document20164.348
External Cites per document20174.220
Cites per document19994.824
Cites per document20006.136
Cites per document20014.921
Cites per document20024.149
Cites per document20033.919
Cites per document20043.332
Cites per document20054.121
Cites per document20065.201
Cites per document20074.692
Cites per document20084.716
Cites per document20094.860
Cites per document20104.096
Cites per document20114.717
Cites per document20124.729
Cites per document20135.021
Cites per document20145.218
Cites per document20154.866
Cites per document20164.469
Cites per document20174.425
% 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 documents19995
Non-citable documents20003
Non-citable documents200115
Non-citable documents200231
Non-citable documents200375
Non-citable documents200488
Non-citable documents200599
Non-citable documents200654
Non-citable documents200761
Non-citable documents200850
Non-citable documents200951
Non-citable documents201024
Non-citable documents201124
Non-citable documents201241
Non-citable documents201360
Non-citable documents201452
Non-citable documents201567
Non-citable documents201650
Non-citable documents201753
Citable documents1999245
Citable documents2000213
Citable documents2001303
Citable documents2002363
Citable documents2003406
Citable documents2004319
Citable documents2005280
Citable documents2006293
Citable documents2007289
Citable documents2008310
Citable documents2009278
Citable documents2010301
Citable documents2011300
Citable documents2012299
Citable documents2013281
Citable documents2014257
Citable documents2015277
Citable documents2016290
Citable documents2017327
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 documents199965
Uncited documents200058
Uncited documents2001149
Uncited documents2002211
Uncited documents2003266
Uncited documents2004231
Uncited documents2005228
Uncited documents2006187
Uncited documents2007188
Uncited documents2008192
Uncited documents2009167
Uncited documents2010160
Uncited documents2011179
Uncited documents2012169
Uncited documents2013178
Uncited documents2014150
Uncited documents2015197
Uncited documents2016175
Uncited documents2017219
Cited documents1999185
Cited documents2000158
Cited documents2001169
Cited documents2002183
Cited documents2003215
Cited documents2004176
Cited documents2005151
Cited documents2006160
Cited documents2007162
Cited documents2008168
Cited documents2009162
Cited documents2010165
Cited documents2011145
Cited documents2012171
Cited documents2013163
Cited documents2014159
Cited documents2015147
Cited documents2016165
Cited documents2017161
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