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World Development

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryEconomics, Econometrics and Finance
Economics and Econometrics

Social Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherElsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
ISSN0305750X, 18735991
Scope World Development is a multi-disciplinary monthly journal of development studies. It seeks to explore ways of improving standards of living, and the human condition generally, by examining potential solutions to problems such as: poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, disease, lack of shelter, environmental degradation, inadequate scientific and technological resources, trade and payments imbalances, international debt, gender and ethnic discrimination, militarism and civil conflict, and lack of popular participation in economic and political life.


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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.

Economics and Econometrics1999Q1
Economics and Econometrics2000Q2
Economics and Econometrics2001Q1
Economics and Econometrics2002Q1
Economics and Econometrics2003Q1
Economics and Econometrics2004Q1
Economics and Econometrics2005Q1
Economics and Econometrics2006Q1
Economics and Econometrics2007Q1
Economics and Econometrics2008Q1
Economics and Econometrics2009Q1
Economics and Econometrics2010Q1
Economics and Econometrics2011Q1
Economics and Econometrics2012Q1
Economics and Econometrics2013Q1
Economics and Econometrics2014Q1
Economics and Econometrics2015Q1
Economics and Econometrics2016Q1
Economics and Econometrics2017Q1
Economics and Econometrics2018Q1
Economics and Econometrics2019Q1
Geography, Planning and Development1999Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2000Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2001Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2002Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2003Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2004Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2005Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2006Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q1
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)19991.392
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.850
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.419
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.618
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.184
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.353
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.523
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.147
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.324
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.746
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.101
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.953
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.304
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.392
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.229
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.783
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.904
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.160
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.574
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.936
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.850
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.907
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.101
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.982
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.520
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.706
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.112
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.865
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.610
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.052
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.868
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.578
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.363
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.553
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.303
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.975
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.282
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.293
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.544
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 Cites199969
Self Cites200046
Self Cites200176
Self Cites200275
Self Cites200371
Self Cites200472
Self Cites200594
Self Cites200648
Self Cites200759
Self Cites200875
Self Cites200965
Self Cites201053
Self Cites201177
Self Cites201294
Self Cites201396
Self Cites2014167
Self Cites2015361
Self Cites2016309
Self Cites2017289
Self Cites2018318
Self Cites2019273
Total Cites1999582
Total Cites2000505
Total Cites2001706
Total Cites2002712
Total Cites2003812
Total Cites2004955
Total Cites20051058
Total Cites20061016
Total Cites20071082
Total Cites20081101
Total Cites20091137
Total Cites20101241
Total Cites20111314
Total Cites20121448
Total Cites20131485
Total Cites20141894
Total Cites20152230
Total Cites20162583
Total Cites20173198
Total Cites20183538
Total Cites20194316
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 document19991.227
External Cites per document20001.117
External Cites per document20011.591
External Cites per document20021.703
External Cites per document20031.971
External Cites per document20042.380
External Cites per document20052.670
External Cites per document20062.798
External Cites per document20072.974
External Cites per document20082.915
External Cites per document20092.687
External Cites per document20102.744
External Cites per document20112.737
External Cites per document20122.899
External Cites per document20132.789
External Cites per document20143.210
External Cites per document20153.084
External Cites per document20163.263
External Cites per document20174.029
External Cites per document20184.149
External Cites per document20194.785
Cites per document19991.392
Cites per document20001.229
Cites per document20011.783
Cites per document20021.904
Cites per document20032.160
Cites per document20042.574
Cites per document20052.931
Cites per document20062.936
Cites per document20073.145
Cites per document20083.128
Cites per document20092.850
Cites per document20102.866
Cites per document20112.907
Cites per document20123.101
Cites per document20132.982
Cites per document20143.520
Cites per document20153.680
Cites per document20163.706
Cites per document20174.429
Cites per document20184.559
Cites per document20195.108
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents20014
Non-citable documents20025
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents200810
Non-citable documents200913
Non-citable documents201014
Non-citable documents201110
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents201714
Non-citable documents201814
Non-citable documents201915
Citable documents1999418
Citable documents2000411
Citable documents2001396
Citable documents2002374
Citable documents2003376
Citable documents2004371
Citable documents2005361
Citable documents2006346
Citable documents2007344
Citable documents2008352
Citable documents2009399
Citable documents2010433
Citable documents2011452
Citable documents2012467
Citable documents2013498
Citable documents2014538
Citable documents2015606
Citable documents2016697
Citable documents2017722
Citable documents2018776
Citable documents2019845
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 documents1999198
Uncited documents2000192
Uncited documents2001139
Uncited documents2002131
Uncited documents2003114
Uncited documents200490
Uncited documents200578
Uncited documents200681
Uncited documents200776
Uncited documents200873
Uncited documents200996
Uncited documents2010103
Uncited documents2011114
Uncited documents2012101
Uncited documents2013121
Uncited documents2014106
Uncited documents201596
Uncited documents2016111
Uncited documents2017102
Uncited documents2018109
Uncited documents201993
Cited documents1999221
Cited documents2000221
Cited documents2001261
Cited documents2002248
Cited documents2003266
Cited documents2004282
Cited documents2005284
Cited documents2006268
Cited documents2007274
Cited documents2008289
Cited documents2009316
Cited documents2010344
Cited documents2011348
Cited documents2012373
Cited documents2013383
Cited documents2014440
Cited documents2015521
Cited documents2016598
Cited documents2017634
Cited documents2018681
Cited documents2019767
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