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Journal of Informetrics



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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Elsevier BV



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Journal of Informetrics (JOI) publishes rigorous high-quality research on quantitative aspects of information science. The main focus of the journal is on topics in bibliometrics, scientometrics, webometrics, patentometrics, altmetrics and research evaluation. Contributions studying informetric problems using methods from other quantitative fields, such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, economics and econometrics, and network science, are especially encouraged. JOI publishes both theoretical and empirical work. In general, case studies, for instance a bibliometric analysis focusing on a specific research field or a specific country, are not considered suitable for publication in JOI, unless they contain innovative methodological elements. 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.

Applied Mathematics2008Q1
Applied Mathematics2009Q1
Applied Mathematics2010Q1
Applied Mathematics2011Q1
Applied Mathematics2012Q1
Applied Mathematics2013Q1
Applied Mathematics2014Q1
Applied Mathematics2015Q1
Applied Mathematics2016Q1
Applied Mathematics2017Q1
Applied Mathematics2018Q1
Applied Mathematics2019Q1
Computer Science Applications2008Q1
Computer Science Applications2009Q1
Computer Science Applications2010Q1
Computer Science Applications2011Q1
Computer Science Applications2012Q1
Computer Science Applications2013Q1
Computer Science Applications2014Q1
Computer Science Applications2015Q1
Computer Science Applications2016Q1
Computer Science Applications2017Q1
Computer Science Applications2018Q1
Computer Science Applications2019Q1
Library and Information Sciences2008Q1
Library and Information Sciences2009Q1
Library and Information Sciences2010Q1
Library and Information Sciences2011Q1
Library and Information Sciences2012Q1
Library and Information Sciences2013Q1
Library and Information Sciences2014Q1
Library and Information Sciences2015Q1
Library and Information Sciences2016Q1
Library and Information Sciences2017Q1
Library and Information Sciences2018Q1
Library and Information Sciences2019Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2008Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2009Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2010Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2011Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2012Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2013Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2014Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2015Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2016Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2017Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2018Q1
Management Science and Operations Research2019Q1
Modeling and Simulation2008Q1
Modeling and Simulation2009Q1
Modeling and Simulation2010Q1
Modeling and Simulation2011Q1
Modeling and Simulation2012Q1
Modeling and Simulation2013Q1
Modeling and Simulation2014Q1
Modeling and Simulation2015Q1
Modeling and Simulation2016Q1
Modeling and Simulation2017Q1
Modeling and Simulation2018Q1
Modeling and Simulation2019Q1
Statistics and Probability2008Q1
Statistics and Probability2009Q1
Statistics and Probability2010Q1
Statistics and Probability2011Q1
Statistics and Probability2012Q1
Statistics and Probability2013Q1
Statistics and Probability2014Q1
Statistics and Probability2015Q1
Statistics and Probability2016Q1
Statistics and Probability2017Q1
Statistics and Probability2018Q1
Statistics and Probability2019Q1

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)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.594
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.657
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.789
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.594
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.657
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.380
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.304
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.168
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.120
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.594
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.106
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.120
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.715
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.180
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.309
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.547
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 Cites200821
Self Cites200936
Self Cites201080
Self Cites2011148
Self Cites2012151
Self Cites2013215
Self Cites2014171
Self Cites2015149
Self Cites2016228
Self Cites2017194
Self Cites2018192
Self Cites2019167
Total Cites20070
Total Cites2008115
Total Cites2009271
Total Cites2010461
Total Cites2011574
Total Cites2012850
Total Cites2013990
Total Cites2014798
Total Cites2015821
Total Cites2016849
Total Cites20171007
Total Cites20181017
Total Cites20191530
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
External Cites per document20082.938
External Cites per document20093.561
External Cites per document20103.848
External Cites per document20113.252
External Cites per document20124.424
External Cites per document20133.995
External Cites per document20142.787
External Cites per document20152.721
External Cites per document20162.416
External Cites per document20173.360
External Cites per document20183.381
External Cites per document20195.452
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20083.594
Cites per document20094.106
Cites per document20104.657
Cites per document20114.382
Cites per document20125.380
Cites per document20135.103
Cites per document20143.547
Cites per document20153.324
Cites per document20163.304
Cites per document20174.161
Cites per document20184.168
Cites per document20196.120
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents201214
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201423
Non-citable documents201526
Non-citable documents201622
Non-citable documents201738
Non-citable documents201850
Non-citable documents201952
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200832
Citable documents200966
Citable documents201099
Citable documents2011131
Citable documents2012158
Citable documents2013194
Citable documents2014225
Citable documents2015247
Citable documents2016257
Citable documents2017242
Citable documents2018244
Citable documents2019250
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 documents20070
Uncited documents20089
Uncited documents200916
Uncited documents201020
Uncited documents201129
Uncited documents201218
Uncited documents201326
Uncited documents201445
Uncited documents201565
Uncited documents201673
Uncited documents201758
Uncited documents201867
Uncited documents201938
Cited documents20070
Cited documents200824
Cited documents200951
Cited documents201083
Cited documents2011110
Cited documents2012154
Cited documents2013188
Cited documents2014203
Cited documents2015208
Cited documents2016206
Cited documents2017222
Cited documents2018227
Cited documents2019264
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