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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
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Publication typeJournals
Scope Journal of Personality and Social Psychology publishes 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 those domains of social behavior in which cognition plays a major role, including the interface of cognition with overt behavior, affect, and motivation. Among topics covered are the formation, change, and utilization of attitudes, attributions, and stereotypes, person memory, self-regulation, and the origins and consequences of moods and emotions insofar as these interact with cognition.


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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
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

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)19993.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.514
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.717
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20035.911
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20045.874
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20056.322
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20066.624
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.898
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20087.503
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20097.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20108.262
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20118.341
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20128.959
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20138.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20148.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.895
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.407
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20004.021
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.466
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.209
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20035.401
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20045.201
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.648
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.804
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20086.822
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20096.542
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20107.101
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.602
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20137.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.135
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.929
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.869
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.632
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.414
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.472
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.673
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.922
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.677
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.180
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20106.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20116.670
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20126.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.817
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.365
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.435
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.401
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.670
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 Cites2006224
Self Cites2007183
Self Cites2008207
Self Cites2009162
Self Cites2010169
Self Cites2011243
Self Cites2012241
Self Cites2013186
Self Cites2014166
Self Cites2015128
Self Cites2016105
Self Cites201796
Self Cites201892
Total Cites19992075
Total Cites20002352
Total Cites20012318
Total Cites20021936
Total Cites20032533
Total Cites20042564
Total Cites20052587
Total Cites20062589
Total Cites20072246
Total Cites20082599
Total Cites20092558
Total Cites20102826
Total Cites20113208
Total Cites20123584
Total Cites20133379
Total Cites20143268
Total Cites20152697
Total Cites20162373
Total Cites20172458
Total Cites20182569
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 document19992.768
External Cites per document20003.410
External Cites per document20013.817
External Cites per document20023.770
External Cites per document20034.631
External Cites per document20044.718
External Cites per document20055.103
External Cites per document20065.578
External Cites per document20075.331
External Cites per document20086.278
External Cites per document20096.128
External Cites per document20106.676
External Cites per document20117.026
External Cites per document20127.632
External Cites per document20137.323
External Cites per document20147.403
External Cites per document20156.796
External Cites per document20166.389
External Cites per document20176.846
External Cites per document20187.645
Cites per document19993.407
Cites per document20004.021
Cites per document20014.466
Cites per document20024.209
Cites per document20035.401
Cites per document20045.201
Cites per document20055.648
Cites per document20066.106
Cites per document20075.804
Cites per document20086.822
Cites per document20096.542
Cites per document20107.101
Cites per document20117.602
Cites per document20128.183
Cites per document20137.750
Cites per document20147.800
Cites per document20157.135
Cites per document20166.685
Cites per document20177.125
Cites per document20187.929
% 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 documents20056
Non-citable documents20065
Non-citable documents20075
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents201323
Non-citable documents201437
Non-citable documents201540
Non-citable documents201623
Non-citable documents201716
Non-citable documents201825
Citable documents1999609
Citable documents2000585
Citable documents2001519
Citable documents2002460
Citable documents2003469
Citable documents2004493
Citable documents2005458
Citable documents2006424
Citable documents2007387
Citable documents2008381
Citable documents2009391
Citable documents2010398
Citable documents2011422
Citable documents2012438
Citable documents2013436
Citable documents2014419
Citable documents2015378
Citable documents2016355
Citable documents2017345
Citable documents2018324
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 documents199978
Uncited documents200075
Uncited documents200153
Uncited documents200248
Uncited documents200337
Uncited documents200455
Uncited documents200537
Uncited documents200636
Uncited documents200742
Uncited documents200823
Uncited documents200923
Uncited documents201022
Uncited documents201116
Uncited documents201223
Uncited documents201339
Uncited documents201454
Uncited documents201556
Uncited documents201638
Uncited documents201737
Uncited documents201838
Cited documents1999531
Cited documents2000510
Cited documents2001466
Cited documents2002413
Cited documents2003434
Cited documents2004440
Cited documents2005427
Cited documents2006393
Cited documents2007350
Cited documents2008358
Cited documents2009368
Cited documents2010377
Cited documents2011408
Cited documents2012418
Cited documents2013420
Cited documents2014402
Cited documents2015362
Cited documents2016340
Cited documents2017324
Cited documents2018311
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