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International Communication Gazette

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
ISSN17480485, 17480493
Coverage1961, 1966, 1996-1999, 2003-2004, 2006-ongoing
Scope International Communication Gazette is a major international, peer-reviewed journal. It aims to contribute to a fuller knowledge and understanding of: -the structures and processes of international communication -the regulatory regimes in the field of international communication -the interaction between international and national flows of communication -the complexities of intercultural communication across national borders The International Communication Gazette seeks contributions that are international comparative in scope. The journal aims, wherever possible, to publish work by authors with an international reputation and contributions that are of interest to international audiences. The journal: -invites contributions that focus on international issues in the field of communication studies -seeks contributions comparing two or more countries or regions and only accept contributions on national issues in case the global significance of such issues is paramount -draws on high quality work from the international community of communication researchers -encourages innovative approaches to theoretical and methodological developments in the communications field -ensures that articles are written in transparent terminology and lucid style to render them accessible across the borders of specific disciplines


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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.

Sociology and Political Science1999Q4
Sociology and Political Science2004Q2
Sociology and Political Science2005Q4
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q3
Sociology and Political Science2008Q2
Sociology and Political Science2009Q2
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2
Sociology and Political Science2018Q2

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)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.559
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.509
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.732
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.399
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.314
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.569
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.521
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.448
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.732
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.101
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.361
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.303
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.588
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.302
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.464
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.537
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.899
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.911
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.835
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.481
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.955
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.203
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20062
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20086
Self Cites20094
Self Cites20108
Self Cites201110
Self Cites201218
Self Cites201314
Self Cites20148
Self Cites201514
Self Cites20164
Self Cites201710
Self Cites20186
Total Cites19990
Total Cites20030
Total Cites20044
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200611
Total Cites200713
Total Cites200826
Total Cites200960
Total Cites201087
Total Cites2011120
Total Cites2012137
Total Cites2013162
Total Cites2014155
Total Cites2015181
Total Cites2016168
Total Cites2017151
Total Cites2018164
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 document19990.000
External Cites per document20030
External Cites per document20040.800
External Cites per document20050.000
External Cites per document20061.500
External Cites per document20070.448
External Cites per document20080.385
External Cites per document20090.683
External Cites per document20100.849
External Cites per document20111.009
External Cites per document20121.008
External Cites per document20131.244
External Cites per document20141.235
External Cites per document20151.465
External Cites per document20161.271
External Cites per document20171.128
External Cites per document20181.225
Cites per document19990.000
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20040.800
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20061.833
Cites per document20070.448
Cites per document20080.500
Cites per document20090.732
Cites per document20100.935
Cites per document20111.101
Cites per document20121.161
Cites per document20131.361
Cites per document20141.303
Cites per document20151.588
Cites per document20161.302
Cites per document20171.208
Cites per document20181.271
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20186
Citable documents19991
Citable documents20030
Citable documents20045
Citable documents20056
Citable documents20066
Citable documents200729
Citable documents200852
Citable documents200982
Citable documents201093
Citable documents2011109
Citable documents2012118
Citable documents2013119
Citable documents2014119
Citable documents2015114
Citable documents2016129
Citable documents2017125
Citable documents2018129
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 documents19993
Uncited documents20030
Uncited documents20044
Uncited documents20058
Uncited documents20063
Uncited documents200724
Uncited documents200838
Uncited documents200952
Uncited documents201052
Uncited documents201154
Uncited documents201259
Uncited documents201359
Uncited documents201457
Uncited documents201550
Uncited documents201662
Uncited documents201766
Uncited documents201862
Cited documents19990
Cited documents20030
Cited documents20042
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20065
Cited documents20078
Cited documents200816
Cited documents200933
Cited documents201044
Cited documents201160
Cited documents201266
Cited documents201366
Cited documents201470
Cited documents201570
Cited documents201675
Cited documents201766
Cited documents201873
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