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Ciencia da Informacaoopen access



Universities and research institutions in Brazil

Subject Area and Category


Brazilian Institute for Information in Science and Technology



Publication type





2006-2013, 2015-2019



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Journal Ciência da Informação is a quarterly publication of original and unpublished material, related to Information Science or that presents results from studies and research about activities of the information sector in science, technology and innovation. Information Science is understood as an interdisciplinary field concerned with the study of phenomena related to information and knowledge production, organization, dissemination, preservation and use in all fields of knowledge. Join the conversation about this journal

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 Sciences2007Q4
Library and Information Sciences2008Q4
Library and Information Sciences2009Q3
Library and Information Sciences2010Q3
Library and Information Sciences2011Q3
Library and Information Sciences2012Q4
Library and Information Sciences2013Q4
Library and Information Sciences2014Q4
Library and Information Sciences2015Q4
Library and Information Sciences2016Q4
Library and Information Sciences2017Q4
Library and Information Sciences2018Q4
Library and Information Sciences2019Q4

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)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.087
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.060
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.225
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.099
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.073
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.020
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.172
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.087
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.060
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.127
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.137
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.087
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.060
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.021
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.197
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.016
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.060
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.014
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.213
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 Cites20060
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20081
Self Cites20094
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20117
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20181
Self Cites20194
Total Cites20060
Total Cites20072
Total Cites20083
Total Cites200914
Total Cites201010
Total Cites201118
Total Cites201213
Total Cites20136
Total Cites20143
Total Cites20155
Total Cites20161
Total Cites20171
Total Cites20185
Total Cites201915
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 document20060
External Cites per document20070.043
External Cites per document20080.040
External Cites per document20090.143
External Cites per document20100.063
External Cites per document20110.136
External Cites per document20120.137
External Cites per document20130.076
External Cites per document20140.037
External Cites per document20150.106
External Cites per document20160.000
External Cites per document20170.014
External Cites per document20180.043
External Cites per document20190.129
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20070.087
Cites per document20080.060
Cites per document20090.200
Cites per document20100.127
Cites per document20110.222
Cites per document20120.137
Cites per document20130.076
Cites per document20140.037
Cites per document20150.106
Cites per document20160.016
Cites per document20170.014
Cites per document20180.054
Cites per document20190.176
% 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 documents20060
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents201811
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents20060
Citable documents200723
Citable documents200850
Citable documents200970
Citable documents201079
Citable documents201181
Citable documents201295
Citable documents201379
Citable documents201481
Citable documents201547
Citable documents201662
Citable documents201769
Citable documents201893
Citable documents201985
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 documents20060
Uncited documents200722
Uncited documents200848
Uncited documents200961
Uncited documents201071
Uncited documents201169
Uncited documents201287
Uncited documents201376
Uncited documents201483
Uncited documents201547
Uncited documents201671
Uncited documents201777
Uncited documents201899
Uncited documents201982
Cited documents20060
Cited documents20072
Cited documents20083
Cited documents200910
Cited documents20108
Cited documents201112
Cited documents20129
Cited documents20135
Cited documents20143
Cited documents20154
Cited documents20161
Cited documents20171
Cited documents20185
Cited documents201910
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