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World Development

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

Social Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
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. Contributions offer constructive ideas and analysis, and highlight the lessons to be learned from the experiences of different nations, societies, and economies.


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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
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
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)19991.384
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.784
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.799
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.599
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.305
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.397
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.104
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.267
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.374
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.065
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.906
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.472
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.384
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.772
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.127
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.928
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.668
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.885
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.978
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.510
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.650
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.669
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.344
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.666
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.101
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.255
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.843
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.872
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.872
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.389
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.469
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.237
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.928
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.663
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.502
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.283
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.975
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.247
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.544
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.701
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.414
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 Cites200646
Self Cites200747
Self Cites200872
Self Cites200955
Self Cites201049
Self Cites201175
Self Cites201293
Self Cites201396
Self Cites2014167
Self Cites2015361
Self Cites2016309
Self Cites2017290
Self Cites2018325
Total Cites1999580
Total Cites2000505
Total Cites2001707
Total Cites2002700
Total Cites2003804
Total Cites2004952
Total Cites20051057
Total Cites2006956
Total Cites2007984
Total Cites2008996
Total Cites20091003
Total Cites20101177
Total Cites20111261
Total Cites20121386
Total Cites20131483
Total Cites20141892
Total Cites20152223
Total Cites20162561
Total Cites20173141
Total Cites20183616
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 document19991.220
External Cites per document20001.111
External Cites per document20011.581
External Cites per document20021.658
External Cites per document20031.939
External Cites per document20042.372
External Cites per document20052.668
External Cites per document20062.622
External Cites per document20072.780
External Cites per document20082.783
External Cites per document20092.521
External Cites per document20102.765
External Cites per document20112.695
External Cites per document20122.829
External Cites per document20132.785
External Cites per document20143.200
External Cites per document20153.057
External Cites per document20163.226
External Cites per document20173.943
External Cites per document20184.246
Cites per document19991.384
Cites per document20001.223
Cites per document20011.772
Cites per document20021.857
Cites per document20032.127
Cites per document20042.566
Cites per document20052.928
Cites per document20062.755
Cites per document20072.920
Cites per document20083.000
Cites per document20092.668
Cites per document20102.885
Cites per document20112.866
Cites per document20123.033
Cites per document20132.978
Cites per document20143.510
Cites per document20153.650
Cites per document20163.669
Cites per document20174.344
Cites per document20184.666
% 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 documents20011
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20032
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20074
Non-citable documents20088
Non-citable documents200912
Non-citable documents201012
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents201713
Non-citable documents201816
Citable documents1999419
Citable documents2000413
Citable documents2001399
Citable documents2002377
Citable documents2003378
Citable documents2004371
Citable documents2005361
Citable documents2006347
Citable documents2007337
Citable documents2008332
Citable documents2009376
Citable documents2010408
Citable documents2011440
Citable documents2012457
Citable documents2013498
Citable documents2014539
Citable documents2015609
Citable documents2016698
Citable documents2017723
Citable documents2018775
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 documents1999199
Uncited documents2000193
Uncited documents2001139
Uncited documents2002133
Uncited documents2003115
Uncited documents200490
Uncited documents200578
Uncited documents200684
Uncited documents200776
Uncited documents200869
Uncited documents200996
Uncited documents201097
Uncited documents2011110
Uncited documents2012101
Uncited documents2013121
Uncited documents2014105
Uncited documents201597
Uncited documents2016111
Uncited documents2017106
Uncited documents2018101
Cited documents1999220
Cited documents2000220
Cited documents2001261
Cited documents2002246
Cited documents2003265
Cited documents2004282
Cited documents2005284
Cited documents2006265
Cited documents2007265
Cited documents2008271
Cited documents2009292
Cited documents2010323
Cited documents2011338
Cited documents2012361
Cited documents2013383
Cited documents2014441
Cited documents2015522
Cited documents2016598
Cited documents2017630
Cited documents2018690
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