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Design Studies

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

Computer Science
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science Applications

Engineering (miscellaneous)

Social Sciences
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Design Studies is a leading international academic journal focused on developing understanding of design processes. It studies design activity across all domains of application, including engineering and product design, architectural and urban design, computer artefacts and systems design. It therefore provides an interdisciplinary forum for the analysis, development and discussion of fundamental aspects of design activity, from cognition and methodology to values and philosophy. Design Studies publishes work that is concerned with the process of designing, and is relevant to a broad audience of researchers, teachers and practitioners. We welcome original, scientific and scholarly research papers reporting studies concerned with the process of designing in all its many fields, or furthering the development and application of new knowledge relating to design process. Papers should be written to be intelligible and pertinent to a wide range of readership across different design domains. To be relevant for this journal, a paper has to offer something that gives new insight into or knowledge about the design process, or assists new development of the processes of designing.


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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.

Artificial Intelligence1999Q2
Artificial Intelligence2000Q3
Artificial Intelligence2001Q3
Artificial Intelligence2002Q2
Artificial Intelligence2003Q1
Artificial Intelligence2004Q1
Artificial Intelligence2005Q2
Artificial Intelligence2006Q2
Artificial Intelligence2007Q1
Artificial Intelligence2008Q2
Artificial Intelligence2009Q2
Artificial Intelligence2010Q2
Artificial Intelligence2011Q1
Artificial Intelligence2012Q1
Artificial Intelligence2013Q1
Artificial Intelligence2014Q1
Artificial Intelligence2015Q1
Artificial Intelligence2016Q1
Artificial Intelligence2017Q1
Artificial Intelligence2018Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2000Q3
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Computer Science Applications1999Q3
Computer Science Applications2000Q3
Computer Science Applications2001Q3
Computer Science Applications2002Q2
Computer Science Applications2003Q1
Computer Science Applications2004Q1
Computer Science Applications2005Q3
Computer Science Applications2006Q2
Computer Science Applications2007Q1
Computer Science Applications2008Q2
Computer Science Applications2009Q2
Computer Science Applications2010Q2
Computer Science Applications2011Q1
Computer Science Applications2012Q1
Computer Science Applications2013Q1
Computer Science Applications2014Q1
Computer Science Applications2015Q1
Computer Science Applications2016Q1
Computer Science Applications2017Q1
Computer Science Applications2018Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Engineering (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1

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)19990.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.905
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.138
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.261
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.714
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.792
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.893
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.725
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.736
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.824
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.310
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.792
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.094
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.797
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.879
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.595
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.863
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.978
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.707
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.544
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.742
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.348
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.753
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.844
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.884
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.925
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.069
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.390
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.431
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.390
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.509
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.169
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.617
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.789
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.328
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.558
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.632
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 Cites19999
Self Cites200023
Self Cites200121
Self Cites20024
Self Cites200322
Self Cites200420
Self Cites200520
Self Cites200620
Self Cites200718
Self Cites200814
Self Cites200913
Self Cites201027
Self Cites201120
Self Cites201229
Self Cites201334
Self Cites201439
Self Cites201553
Self Cites201649
Self Cites201730
Self Cites201832
Total Cites199944
Total Cites200069
Total Cites200196
Total Cites200287
Total Cites2003165
Total Cites2004144
Total Cites2005157
Total Cites2006229
Total Cites2007244
Total Cites2008208
Total Cites2009261
Total Cites2010298
Total Cites2011289
Total Cites2012342
Total Cites2013319
Total Cites2014346
Total Cites2015311
Total Cites2016375
Total Cites2017426
Total Cites2018435
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 document19990.473
External Cites per document20000.575
External Cites per document20010.915
External Cites per document20020.933
External Cites per document20031.625
External Cites per document20041.363
External Cites per document20051.489
External Cites per document20062.322
External Cites per document20072.539
External Cites per document20082.180
External Cites per document20092.818
External Cites per document20103.045
External Cites per document20113.092
External Cites per document20123.598
External Cites per document20133.353
External Cites per document20143.411
External Cites per document20152.932
External Cites per document20163.196
External Cites per document20173.568
External Cites per document20183.598
Cites per document19990.595
Cites per document20000.863
Cites per document20011.171
Cites per document20020.978
Cites per document20031.875
Cites per document20041.582
Cites per document20051.707
Cites per document20062.544
Cites per document20072.742
Cites per document20082.337
Cites per document20092.966
Cites per document20103.348
Cites per document20113.322
Cites per document20123.931
Cites per document20133.753
Cites per document20143.844
Cites per document20153.534
Cites per document20163.676
Cites per document20173.838
Cites per document20183.884
% 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 documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents200315
Non-citable documents200417
Non-citable documents200514
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20184
Citable documents199974
Citable documents200080
Citable documents200182
Citable documents200289
Citable documents200388
Citable documents200491
Citable documents200592
Citable documents200690
Citable documents200789
Citable documents200889
Citable documents200988
Citable documents201089
Citable documents201187
Citable documents201287
Citable documents201385
Citable documents201490
Citable documents201588
Citable documents2016102
Citable documents2017111
Citable documents2018112
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 documents199946
Uncited documents200044
Uncited documents200136
Uncited documents200250
Uncited documents200347
Uncited documents200458
Uncited documents200549
Uncited documents200623
Uncited documents200715
Uncited documents200827
Uncited documents200923
Uncited documents201017
Uncited documents201122
Uncited documents201222
Uncited documents201320
Uncited documents201414
Uncited documents201510
Uncited documents201614
Uncited documents201719
Uncited documents201818
Cited documents199929
Cited documents200036
Cited documents200146
Cited documents200242
Cited documents200356
Cited documents200450
Cited documents200557
Cited documents200669
Cited documents200775
Cited documents200865
Cited documents200970
Cited documents201077
Cited documents201170
Cited documents201269
Cited documents201369
Cited documents201478
Cited documents201579
Cited documents201689
Cited documents201795
Cited documents201898
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