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Revista Brasileira de Ciencias Sociaisopen accessSciELO

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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherAssociacao Nacional de Pos-Graduacao e Pesquisa em Ciencias Sociais
Publication typeJournals
Scope The Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais (RBCS) is published three times a year since June 1986 by the ANPOCS – Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais (Brazilian association for research in the social sciences field). The journal has consolidated its performance as one of the main Brazilian publications in the area of social sciences, reaching a wide thematic and conceptual diversity. It publishes not only Brazilian authors, but also contributions of renowned foreigner social scientists. The journal presents a growing acceptance and prestige, having 848 subscribers. (source)

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 Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q3

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)20070.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.237
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.172
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.267
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.299
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.206
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.165
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.132
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.202
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.155
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.147
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.141
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.017
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.242
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.145
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 Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20094
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20160
Total Cites20072
Total Cites200811
Total Cites200922
Total Cites201022
Total Cites201115
Total Cites201212
Total Cites201312
Total Cites201420
Total Cites201526
Total Cites201619
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 document20070.071
External Cites per document20080.155
External Cites per document20090.175
External Cites per document20100.206
External Cites per document20110.154
External Cites per document20120.121
External Cites per document20130.098
External Cites per document20140.183
External Cites per document20150.253
External Cites per document20160.202
Cites per document20070.071
Cites per document20080.155
Cites per document20090.214
Cites per document20100.206
Cites per document20110.165
Cites per document20120.132
Cites per document20130.130
Cites per document20140.192
Cites per document20150.263
Cites per document20160.202
% 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 documents20071
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents201011
Non-citable documents20119
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Citable documents200728
Citable documents200871
Citable documents2009103
Citable documents2010107
Citable documents201191
Citable documents201291
Citable documents201392
Citable documents2014104
Citable documents201599
Citable documents201694
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 documents200727
Uncited documents200866
Uncited documents200994
Uncited documents201099
Uncited documents201188
Uncited documents201289
Uncited documents201388
Uncited documents201494
Uncited documents201582
Uncited documents201680
Cited documents20072
Cited documents20089
Cited documents200918
Cited documents201019
Cited documents201112
Cited documents201211
Cited documents201310
Cited documents201415
Cited documents201517
Cited documents201614
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