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Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryComputer Science
Computer Science (miscellaneous)
Information Systems
Publisher Now Publishers Inc
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15540669, 15540677
Coverage2006, 2008-2020
Scope Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval publishes survey and tutorial articles on the following topics: Applications of IR Architectures for IR Collaborative filtering and recommender systems Cross-lingual and multilingual IR Distributed IR and federated search Evaluation issues and test collections for IR Formal models and language models for IR IR on mobile platforms Indexing and retrieval of structured documents Information categorization and clustering Information extraction Information filtering and routing Metasearch, rank aggregation and data fusion Natural language processing for IR Performance issues for IR systems, including algorithms, data structures, optimization techniques, and scalability Question answering Summarization of single documents, multiple documents, and corpora Text mining Topic detection and tracking Usability, interactivity, and visualization issues in IR User modelling and user studies for IR Web search.


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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.

Computer Science (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Information Systems2007Q4
Information Systems2008Q3
Information Systems2009Q1
Information Systems2010Q1
Information Systems2011Q1
Information Systems2012Q1
Information Systems2013Q1
Information Systems2014Q1
Information Systems2015Q1
Information Systems2016Q1
Information Systems2017Q1
Information Systems2018Q1
Information Systems2019Q1

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)20071.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200914.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201027.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201139.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201241.846
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201321.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201410.769
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20159.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201611.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201710.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201811.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20199.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200914.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201139.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201217.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201313.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20149.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20158.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201610.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201711.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20188.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201910.818
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200927.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201118.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201310.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201610.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20178.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20188.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20199.875
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 Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20125
Self Cites20134
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20175
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20192
Total Cites20060
Total Cites20076
Total Cites200812
Total Cites2009102
Total Cites2010240
Total Cites2011393
Total Cites2012178
Total Cites2013119
Total Cites201482
Total Cites201572
Total Cites2016114
Total Cites2017110
Total Cites201891
Total Cites2019119
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 document20071.500
External Cites per document20083.000
External Cites per document200914.571
External Cites per document201040.000
External Cites per document201139.300
External Cites per document201217.300
External Cites per document201312.778
External Cites per document20149.111
External Cites per document20157.778
External Cites per document201610.273
External Cites per document201710.500
External Cites per document20188.091
External Cites per document201910.636
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20071.500
Cites per document20083.000
Cites per document200914.571
Cites per document201040.000
Cites per document201139.300
Cites per document201217.800
Cites per document201313.222
Cites per document20149.111
Cites per document20158.000
Cites per document201610.364
Cites per document201711.000
Cites per document20188.273
Cites per document201910.818
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Citable documents20060
Citable documents20074
Citable documents20084
Citable documents20097
Citable documents20106
Citable documents201110
Citable documents201210
Citable documents20139
Citable documents20149
Citable documents20159
Citable documents201611
Citable documents201710
Citable documents201811
Citable documents201911
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 documents20073
Uncited documents20081
Uncited documents20090
Uncited documents20100
Uncited documents20110
Uncited documents20120
Uncited documents20130
Uncited documents20141
Uncited documents20151
Uncited documents20161
Uncited documents20171
Uncited documents20180
Uncited documents20190
Cited documents20060
Cited documents20071
Cited documents20083
Cited documents20097
Cited documents20106
Cited documents201110
Cited documents201210
Cited documents20139
Cited documents20148
Cited documents20158
Cited documents201610
Cited documents20179
Cited documents201811
Cited documents201911
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