Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Visual Communication

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Visual Arts and Performing Arts

Social Sciences
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14703572, 17413214
Scope Visual Communication provides an international forum for the growing body of work in numerous interrelated disciplines. Its broad coverage includes: still and moving images; graphic design and typography; visual phenomena such as fashion, professional vision, posture and interaction; the built and landscaped environment; the role of the visual in relation to language, music, sound and action.


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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.

Visual Arts and Performing Arts2003Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2004Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2005Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2006Q2
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2007Q2
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2008Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2009Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2010Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2011Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2012Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2013Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2014Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2015Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2016Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2017Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2018Q1

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)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.658
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.468
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.617
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.898
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.787
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.941
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.919
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.053
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.511
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.183
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.691
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.448
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.766
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.606
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.773
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.887
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.391
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.026
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.529
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.415
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.575
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.635
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.549
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.620
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.917
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.956
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.085
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.233
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 Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20055
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20094
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20116
Self Cites20125
Self Cites20130
Self Cites201411
Self Cites20154
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20186
Total Cites20020
Total Cites20037
Total Cites200439
Total Cites200538
Total Cites200626
Total Cites200730
Total Cites200835
Total Cites200949
Total Cites201043
Total Cites201158
Total Cites201258
Total Cites201363
Total Cites201475
Total Cites201596
Total Cites201693
Total Cites201779
Total Cites201898
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 document20020
External Cites per document20030.333
External Cites per document20040.974
External Cites per document20050.600
External Cites per document20060.379
External Cites per document20070.435
External Cites per document20080.516
External Cites per document20090.703
External Cites per document20100.535
External Cites per document20110.693
External Cites per document20120.679
External Cites per document20130.887
External Cites per document20140.889
External Cites per document20151.333
External Cites per document20161.268
External Cites per document20171.130
External Cites per document20181.394
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.333
Cites per document20041.026
Cites per document20050.691
Cites per document20060.448
Cites per document20070.484
Cites per document20080.547
Cites per document20090.766
Cites per document20100.606
Cites per document20110.773
Cites per document20120.744
Cites per document20130.887
Cites per document20141.042
Cites per document20151.391
Cites per document20161.310
Cites per document20171.145
Cites per document20181.485
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20184
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200321
Citable documents200438
Citable documents200555
Citable documents200658
Citable documents200762
Citable documents200864
Citable documents200964
Citable documents201071
Citable documents201175
Citable documents201278
Citable documents201371
Citable documents201472
Citable documents201569
Citable documents201671
Citable documents201769
Citable documents201866
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 documents20020
Uncited documents200317
Uncited documents200423
Uncited documents200539
Uncited documents200647
Uncited documents200748
Uncited documents200850
Uncited documents200945
Uncited documents201051
Uncited documents201150
Uncited documents201258
Uncited documents201349
Uncited documents201439
Uncited documents201530
Uncited documents201636
Uncited documents201740
Uncited documents201833
Cited documents20020
Cited documents20035
Cited documents200417
Cited documents200518
Cited documents200613
Cited documents200716
Cited documents200817
Cited documents200922
Cited documents201023
Cited documents201131
Cited documents201228
Cited documents201330
Cited documents201438
Cited documents201542
Cited documents201638
Cited documents201733
Cited documents201837
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