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Reference Librarian

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Library and Information Sciences
PublisherHaworth Press Inc.
Publication typeJournals
Scope The Reference Librarian aims to be a standard resource for everyone interested in the practice of reference work, from library and information science students to practicing reference librarians and full-time researchers. It enables readers to keep up with the changing face of reference, presenting new ideas for consideration. The Reference Librarian publishes articles about all aspects of the reference process, some research-based and some applied. Current trends and traditional questions are equally welcome. Many articles concern new electronic tools and resources, best practices in instruction and reference service, analysis of marketing of services, and effectiveness studies.


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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.

Library and Information Sciences1999Q3
Library and Information Sciences2000Q2
Library and Information Sciences2001Q3
Library and Information Sciences2002Q1
Library and Information Sciences2003Q2
Library and Information Sciences2004Q2
Library and Information Sciences2005Q3
Library and Information Sciences2006Q3
Library and Information Sciences2007Q2
Library and Information Sciences2008Q2
Library and Information Sciences2009Q1
Library and Information Sciences2010Q1
Library and Information Sciences2011Q1
Library and Information Sciences2012Q1
Library and Information Sciences2013Q1
Library and Information Sciences2014Q2
Library and Information Sciences2015Q1
Library and Information Sciences2016Q2
Library and Information Sciences2017Q1

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)19990.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.224
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.290
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.268
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.218
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.208
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.746
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.986
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.664
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.844
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.131
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.196
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.210
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.253
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.123
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.362
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.756
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.810
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.976
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.584
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.567
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.538
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.247
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.191
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.012
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.237
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.318
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.720
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.981
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.603
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.925
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.522
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.594
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.509
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 Cites19996
Self Cites20001
Self Cites20012
Self Cites20028
Self Cites20032
Self Cites200426
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20072
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20097
Self Cites20106
Self Cites20114
Self Cites201218
Self Cites20136
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20155
Self Cites20167
Self Cites20175
Total Cites199920
Total Cites200032
Total Cites200122
Total Cites200252
Total Cites200327
Total Cites200444
Total Cites200519
Total Cites200636
Total Cites200725
Total Cites200834
Total Cites200965
Total Cites201068
Total Cites201182
Total Cites2012141
Total Cites2013110
Total Cites201466
Total Cites201571
Total Cites201655
Total Cites201749
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 document19990.092
External Cites per document20000.190
External Cites per document20010.190
External Cites per document20020.282
External Cites per document20030.185
External Cites per document20040.103
External Cites per document20050.123
External Cites per document20060.224
External Cites per document20070.173
External Cites per document20080.340
External Cites per document20090.674
External Cites per document20100.738
External Cites per document20110.929
External Cites per document20121.206
External Cites per document20130.945
External Cites per document20140.549
External Cites per document20150.606
External Cites per document20160.495
External Cites per document20170.484
Cites per document19990.131
Cites per document20000.196
Cites per document20010.210
Cites per document20020.333
Cites per document20030.200
Cites per document20040.253
Cites per document20050.123
Cites per document20060.231
Cites per document20070.188
Cites per document20080.362
Cites per document20090.756
Cites per document20100.810
Cites per document20110.976
Cites per document20121.382
Cites per document20131.000
Cites per document20140.584
Cites per document20150.651
Cites per document20160.567
Cites per document20170.538
% 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 documents20021
Non-citable documents20032
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20056
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents20077
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents200918
Non-citable documents201020
Non-citable documents201125
Non-citable documents201215
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20172
Citable documents1999153
Citable documents2000163
Citable documents2001105
Citable documents2002156
Citable documents2003135
Citable documents2004174
Citable documents2005155
Citable documents2006156
Citable documents2007133
Citable documents200894
Citable documents200986
Citable documents201084
Citable documents201184
Citable documents2012102
Citable documents2013110
Citable documents2014113
Citable documents2015109
Citable documents201697
Citable documents201791
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 documents1999138
Uncited documents2000136
Uncited documents200192
Uncited documents2002119
Uncited documents2003112
Uncited documents2004148
Uncited documents2005144
Uncited documents2006132
Uncited documents2007123
Uncited documents200877
Uncited documents200967
Uncited documents201071
Uncited documents201161
Uncited documents201255
Uncited documents201362
Uncited documents201481
Uncited documents201570
Uncited documents201661
Uncited documents201759
Cited documents199915
Cited documents200027
Cited documents200114
Cited documents200238
Cited documents200325
Cited documents200430
Cited documents200517
Cited documents200630
Cited documents200717
Cited documents200824
Cited documents200937
Cited documents201033
Cited documents201148
Cited documents201262
Cited documents201359
Cited documents201436
Cited documents201541
Cited documents201637
Cited documents201734
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