Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Qualitative Social Work

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Health (social science)
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Social Work
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Scope Qualitative Social Work provides a forum for those interested in qualitative research and evaluation and in qualitative approaches to practice. The journal facilitates interactive dialogue and integration between those interested in qualitative research and methodology and those involved in the world of practice. It reflects the fact that these worlds are increasingly international and interdisciplinary in nature. The journal is a forum for rigorous dialogue that promotes qualitatively informed professional practice and inquiry.


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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.

Health (social science)2003Q3
Health (social science)2004Q4
Health (social science)2005Q3
Health (social science)2006Q2
Health (social science)2007Q4
Health (social science)2008Q4
Health (social science)2009Q3
Health (social science)2010Q2
Health (social science)2011Q3
Health (social science)2012Q2
Health (social science)2013Q2
Health (social science)2014Q2
Health (social science)2015Q2
Health (social science)2016Q2
Health (social science)2017Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Social Work2003Q3
Social Work2004Q4
Social Work2005Q3
Social Work2006Q2
Social Work2007Q4
Social Work2008Q4
Social Work2009Q3
Social Work2010Q2
Social Work2011Q3
Social Work2012Q3
Social Work2013Q2
Social Work2014Q2
Social Work2015Q2
Social Work2016Q2
Social Work2017Q2

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)20030.533
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.760
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.702
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.207
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.277
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.344
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.204
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.407
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.702
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.852
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.474
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.461
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.123
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.204
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.346
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.519
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.855
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.052
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.292
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.022
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 Cites200310
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20051
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20091
Self Cites20107
Self Cites20114
Self Cites201212
Self Cites201326
Self Cites201424
Self Cites201533
Self Cites201627
Self Cites201718
Total Cites20020
Total Cites200316
Total Cites200411
Total Cites200528
Total Cites200627
Total Cites20071
Total Cites200811
Total Cites200927
Total Cites201059
Total Cites201175
Total Cites201293
Total Cites2013140
Total Cites2014129
Total Cites2015187
Total Cites2016181
Total Cites2017155
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 document20030.200
External Cites per document20040.204
External Cites per document20050.500
External Cites per document20061.040
External Cites per document20071.000
External Cites per document20080.333
External Cites per document20090.500
External Cites per document20100.619
External Cites per document20110.807
External Cites per document20120.900
External Cites per document20131.200
External Cites per document20140.946
External Cites per document20151.203
External Cites per document20161.055
External Cites per document20170.993
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.533
Cites per document20040.204
Cites per document20050.519
Cites per document20061.080
Cites per document20071.000
Cites per document20080.407
Cites per document20090.519
Cites per document20100.702
Cites per document20110.852
Cites per document20121.033
Cites per document20131.474
Cites per document20141.162
Cites per document20151.461
Cites per document20161.240
Cites per document20171.123
% 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 documents20035
Non-citable documents20049
Non-citable documents200513
Non-citable documents200612
Non-citable documents200711
Non-citable documents200810
Non-citable documents200911
Non-citable documents201012
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201211
Non-citable documents201314
Non-citable documents201417
Non-citable documents201527
Non-citable documents201627
Non-citable documents201727
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200330
Citable documents200454
Citable documents200554
Citable documents200625
Citable documents20071
Citable documents200827
Citable documents200952
Citable documents201084
Citable documents201188
Citable documents201290
Citable documents201395
Citable documents2014111
Citable documents2015128
Citable documents2016146
Citable documents2017138
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 documents200323
Uncited documents200455
Uncited documents200549
Uncited documents200625
Uncited documents200711
Uncited documents200830
Uncited documents200945
Uncited documents201060
Uncited documents201157
Uncited documents201253
Uncited documents201344
Uncited documents201469
Uncited documents201569
Uncited documents201685
Uncited documents201794
Cited documents20020
Cited documents200312
Cited documents20048
Cited documents200518
Cited documents200612
Cited documents20071
Cited documents20087
Cited documents200918
Cited documents201036
Cited documents201144
Cited documents201248
Cited documents201365
Cited documents201459
Cited documents201586
Cited documents201688
Cited documents201771
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