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Revista de Ciencias Socialesopen access



Universities and research institutions in Venezuela

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Universidad del Zulia

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La Revista de Ciencias Sociales (RCS) de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales de la Universidad del Zulia (LUZ), que difunde trabajos científicos, estrictamente originales en español, avances de investigación, ensayos, revisiones bibliográficas y comunicaciones rápidas, relacionados con las ciencias sociales.La finalidad de la RCS, es contribuir a la confrontación y difusión de conocimientos, posibilitar el intercambio entre pares y estimular el avance de la producción en Ciencias Sociales. La RCS permite la reproducción parcial de los artículos respetando las normas de propiedad intelectual siempre y cuando reconozcan los créditos de la Revista y de autoría. El contenido de los artículos es de exclusiva responsabilidad de los autores. 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.

Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q3

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)20080.029
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.066
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.083
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.147
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.136
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.066
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.096
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.117
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.144
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.629
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.029
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.066
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.110
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.256
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.241
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.721
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20103
Self Cites201110
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20147
Self Cites20158
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20183
Self Cites201944
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20081
Total Cites20095
Total Cites20106
Total Cites201114
Total Cites20128
Total Cites201315
Total Cites201418
Total Cites201517
Total Cites201621
Total Cites201729
Total Cites201826
Total Cites201961
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 document20080.029
External Cites per document20090.066
External Cites per document20100.024
External Cites per document20110.027
External Cites per document20120.040
External Cites per document20130.083
External Cites per document20140.078
External Cites per document20150.062
External Cites per document20160.110
External Cites per document20170.198
External Cites per document20180.221
External Cites per document20190.175
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20080.029
Cites per document20090.066
Cites per document20100.048
Cites per document20110.096
Cites per document20120.053
Cites per document20130.103
Cites per document20140.128
Cites per document20150.117
Cites per document20160.144
Cites per document20170.221
Cites per document20180.250
Cites per document20190.629
% 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 documents20094
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents201110
Non-citable documents201211
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201413
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200835
Citable documents200976
Citable documents2010126
Citable documents2011146
Citable documents2012150
Citable documents2013145
Citable documents2014141
Citable documents2015145
Citable documents2016146
Citable documents2017131
Citable documents2018104
Citable documents201997
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 documents200835
Uncited documents200977
Uncited documents2010128
Uncited documents2011143
Uncited documents2012153
Uncited documents2013142
Uncited documents2014137
Uncited documents2015143
Uncited documents2016140
Uncited documents2017120
Uncited documents201896
Uncited documents201968
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20081
Cited documents20093
Cited documents20106
Cited documents201113
Cited documents20128
Cited documents201314
Cited documents201417
Cited documents201514
Cited documents201618
Cited documents201720
Cited documents201816
Cited documents201936
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