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Urban Studies


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


SAGE Publications Ltd



Publication type



00420980, 1360063X





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Urban Studies is the leading international peer-reviewed journal for urban scholarship. Since its inception in 1964, the journal has remained at the forefront of intellectual and policy debates on the city, and has hosted ground-breaking contributions from across the full range of social science disciplines. The Editors aim to maintain and extend the role of Urban Studies as the journal of choice for those working on the cutting edge of academic research about cities. We welcome all original submissions that further our understanding of the urban condition and the rapid changes taking place in cities and regions across the globe, whether from an empirical, theoretical, or a policy perspective. In addition to research articles, Urban Studies publishes peer-reviewed critical commentaries and book reviews besides a regular series of Special Issues. The journal is also committed to developing Social Media as the means of informing debates about the contemporary urban condition. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Environmental Science (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Urban Studies1999Q1
Urban Studies2000Q1
Urban Studies2001Q1
Urban Studies2002Q1
Urban Studies2003Q1
Urban Studies2004Q1
Urban Studies2005Q1
Urban Studies2006Q1
Urban Studies2007Q1
Urban Studies2008Q1
Urban Studies2009Q1
Urban Studies2010Q1
Urban Studies2011Q1
Urban Studies2012Q1
Urban Studies2013Q1
Urban Studies2014Q1
Urban Studies2015Q1
Urban Studies2016Q1
Urban Studies2017Q1
Urban Studies2018Q1
Urban Studies2019Q1

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)19991.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.440
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.041
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.121
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.634
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.094
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.042
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.791
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.239
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.950
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.010
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.964
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.288
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.253
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.453
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.018
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.122
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.983
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.137
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.376
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.524
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.614
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.619
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.688
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.862
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.661
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.979
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.418
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.952
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.995
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.153
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.354
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.856
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.520
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.169
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.044
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.202
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.494
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.225
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.297
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.614
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.680
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.900
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.543
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 Cites199972
Self Cites200059
Self Cites200154
Self Cites200285
Self Cites2003120
Self Cites200476
Self Cites200593
Self Cites200682
Self Cites200779
Self Cites200865
Self Cites200950
Self Cites201069
Self Cites2011112
Self Cites201290
Self Cites2013104
Self Cites2014107
Self Cites2015106
Self Cites2016133
Self Cites2017138
Self Cites2018145
Self Cites2019184
Total Cites1999395
Total Cites2000447
Total Cites2001476
Total Cites2002577
Total Cites2003801
Total Cites2004853
Total Cites2005799
Total Cites2006842
Total Cites2007903
Total Cites2008944
Total Cites2009975
Total Cites2010982
Total Cites20111035
Total Cites20121248
Total Cites20131303
Total Cites20141442
Total Cites20151547
Total Cites20161680
Total Cites20171798
Total Cites20182134
Total Cites20192174
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 document19991.039
External Cites per document20001.118
External Cites per document20011.111
External Cites per document20021.239
External Cites per document20031.715
External Cites per document20041.933
External Cites per document20051.752
External Cites per document20061.929
External Cites per document20072.168
External Cites per document20082.350
External Cites per document20092.480
External Cites per document20102.435
External Cites per document20112.397
External Cites per document20122.656
External Cites per document20132.432
External Cites per document20142.463
External Cites per document20152.601
External Cites per document20162.743
External Cites per document20173.156
External Cites per document20183.683
External Cites per document20193.672
Cites per document19991.270
Cites per document20001.288
Cites per document20011.253
Cites per document20021.453
Cites per document20032.018
Cites per document20042.122
Cites per document20051.983
Cites per document20062.137
Cites per document20072.376
Cites per document20082.524
Cites per document20092.614
Cites per document20102.619
Cites per document20112.688
Cites per document20122.862
Cites per document20132.643
Cites per document20142.661
Cites per document20152.792
Cites per document20162.979
Cites per document20173.418
Cites per document20183.952
Cites per document20194.011
% 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 documents20001
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20065
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents200814
Non-citable documents200917
Non-citable documents201013
Non-citable documents20119
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201419
Non-citable documents201519
Non-citable documents201621
Non-citable documents201719
Non-citable documents201819
Non-citable documents201917
Citable documents1999311
Citable documents2000347
Citable documents2001380
Citable documents2002397
Citable documents2003397
Citable documents2004402
Citable documents2005403
Citable documents2006394
Citable documents2007380
Citable documents2008374
Citable documents2009373
Citable documents2010375
Citable documents2011385
Citable documents2012436
Citable documents2013493
Citable documents2014542
Citable documents2015554
Citable documents2016564
Citable documents2017526
Citable documents2018540
Citable documents2019542
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 documents1999141
Uncited documents2000163
Uncited documents2001170
Uncited documents2002174
Uncited documents2003144
Uncited documents2004131
Uncited documents2005129
Uncited documents2006132
Uncited documents2007110
Uncited documents2008115
Uncited documents2009105
Uncited documents2010101
Uncited documents201191
Uncited documents201289
Uncited documents2013119
Uncited documents2014127
Uncited documents2015148
Uncited documents2016141
Uncited documents2017108
Uncited documents2018110
Uncited documents2019106
Cited documents1999172
Cited documents2000185
Cited documents2001212
Cited documents2002226
Cited documents2003257
Cited documents2004274
Cited documents2005277
Cited documents2006267
Cited documents2007280
Cited documents2008273
Cited documents2009285
Cited documents2010287
Cited documents2011303
Cited documents2012354
Cited documents2013387
Cited documents2014434
Cited documents2015425
Cited documents2016444
Cited documents2017437
Cited documents2018449
Cited documents2019453
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