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Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryPsychology
Social Psychology

Social Sciences
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher American Psychological Association Inc.
Publication typeJournals
Scope ournal of Personality and Social Psychology ® publishes original papers in all areas of personality and social psychology and emphasizes empirical reports, but may include specialized theoretical, methodological, and review papers. The journal is divided into three independently edited sections. Attitudes and Social Cognition addresses all aspects of psychology (e.g., attitudes, cognition, emotion, motivation) that take place in significant micro- and macrolevel social contexts. Topics include, but are not limited to, attitudes, persuasion, attributions, stereotypes, prejudice, person memory, motivation and self-regulation, communication, social development, cultural processes, and the interplay of moods and emotions with cognition.[...] Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes focuses on psychological and structural features of interaction in dyads and groups. [...] Personality Processes and Individual Differences publishes research on all aspects of personality psychology. It includes studies of individual differences and basic processes in behavior, emotions, coping, health, motivation, and other phenomena that reflect personality. Articles in areas such as personality structure, personality development, and personality assessment are also appropriate to this section of the journal, as are studies of the interplay of culture and personality and manifestations of personality in everyday behavior.


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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.

Social Psychology1999Q1
Social Psychology2000Q1
Social Psychology2001Q1
Social Psychology2002Q1
Social Psychology2003Q1
Social Psychology2004Q1
Social Psychology2005Q1
Social Psychology2006Q1
Social Psychology2007Q1
Social Psychology2008Q1
Social Psychology2009Q1
Social Psychology2010Q1
Social Psychology2011Q1
Social Psychology2012Q1
Social Psychology2013Q1
Social Psychology2014Q1
Social Psychology2015Q1
Social Psychology2016Q1
Social Psychology2017Q1
Social Psychology2018Q1
Social Psychology2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q1
Sociology and Political Science2002Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q1
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q1
Sociology and Political Science2008Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q1
Sociology and Political Science2010Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science2018Q1
Sociology and Political Science2019Q1

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)19993.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.729
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.708
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20035.949
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20045.970
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20056.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20067.225
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.570
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20087.973
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20098.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20108.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20118.813
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20129.277
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20138.795
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20148.698
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.753
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.023
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20198.945
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20004.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.480
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20035.445
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20045.295
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.637
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20076.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20087.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20096.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20107.281
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.947
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.275
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20137.888
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.309
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.896
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.635
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20197.977
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.608
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.642
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.296
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.124
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20086.004
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.693
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20106.239
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20116.683
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20126.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.963
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.578
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.573
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.279
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20197.369
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 Cites1999389
Self Cites2000357
Self Cites2001337
Self Cites2002202
Self Cites2003361
Self Cites2004238
Self Cites2005250
Self Cites2006229
Self Cites2007233
Self Cites2008250
Self Cites2009201
Self Cites2010189
Self Cites2011259
Self Cites2012245
Self Cites2013186
Self Cites2014166
Self Cites2015128
Self Cites2016105
Self Cites201796
Self Cites201892
Self Cites201982
Total Cites19992079
Total Cites20002359
Total Cites20012325
Total Cites20021940
Total Cites20032543
Total Cites20042600
Total Cites20052603
Total Cites20062801
Total Cites20072491
Total Cites20082976
Total Cites20093060
Total Cites20103291
Total Cites20113568
Total Cites20123674
Total Cites20133384
Total Cites20143256
Total Cites20152697
Total Cites20162393
Total Cites20172486
Total Cites20182382
Total Cites20192433
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 document19992.775
External Cites per document20003.422
External Cites per document20013.830
External Cites per document20023.778
External Cites per document20034.672
External Cites per document20044.811
External Cites per document20055.183
External Cites per document20066.095
External Cites per document20075.790
External Cites per document20086.617
External Cites per document20096.483
External Cites per document20106.863
External Cites per document20117.370
External Cites per document20127.723
External Cites per document20137.455
External Cites per document20147.574
External Cites per document20156.962
External Cites per document20166.594
External Cites per document20177.134
External Cites per document20187.340
External Cites per document20197.708
Cites per document19993.414
Cites per document20004.032
Cites per document20014.480
Cites per document20024.217
Cites per document20035.445
Cites per document20045.295
Cites per document20055.733
Cites per document20066.637
Cites per document20076.387
Cites per document20087.223
Cites per document20096.939
Cites per document20107.281
Cites per document20117.947
Cites per document20128.275
Cites per document20137.888
Cites per document20147.980
Cites per document20157.309
Cites per document20166.896
Cites per document20177.421
Cites per document20187.635
Cites per document20197.977
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20032
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20058
Non-citable documents20067
Non-citable documents20079
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20098
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents201330
Non-citable documents201448
Non-citable documents201549
Non-citable documents201631
Non-citable documents201721
Non-citable documents201828
Non-citable documents201936
Citable documents1999609
Citable documents2000585
Citable documents2001519
Citable documents2002460
Citable documents2003467
Citable documents2004491
Citable documents2005454
Citable documents2006422
Citable documents2007390
Citable documents2008412
Citable documents2009441
Citable documents2010452
Citable documents2011449
Citable documents2012444
Citable documents2013429
Citable documents2014408
Citable documents2015369
Citable documents2016347
Citable documents2017335
Citable documents2018312
Citable documents2019305
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 documents199979
Uncited documents200073
Uncited documents200153
Uncited documents200247
Uncited documents200335
Uncited documents200452
Uncited documents200535
Uncited documents200633
Uncited documents200741
Uncited documents200824
Uncited documents200923
Uncited documents201023
Uncited documents201116
Uncited documents201222
Uncited documents201339
Uncited documents201455
Uncited documents201555
Uncited documents201638
Uncited documents201732
Uncited documents201832
Uncited documents201940
Cited documents1999530
Cited documents2000512
Cited documents2001466
Cited documents2002414
Cited documents2003434
Cited documents2004441
Cited documents2005427
Cited documents2006396
Cited documents2007358
Cited documents2008393
Cited documents2009426
Cited documents2010436
Cited documents2011439
Cited documents2012428
Cited documents2013420
Cited documents2014401
Cited documents2015363
Cited documents2016340
Cited documents2017324
Cited documents2018308
Cited documents2019301
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