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Comunicacion y Sociedad

Country Spain  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Spain
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
PublisherUniversidad de Navarra
Publication typeJournals
ISSN21740895, 02140039
Scope Communication & Society is an online quarterly journal founded in 1988. Formerly named Comunicación y Sociedad, since the issue of October 2014 is published entirely in English. Issues are published online and open access in January, April, June and October. C&S is international in scope and open to scholars and researchers from around the world, Communication & Society attempts to cover a range of topics within the field of communication and media studies. Its main goal is to make outstanding research contributions to the field of communication from a variety of perspectives, both theoretical and empirical. It includes journalism studies, advertising, public relations, broadcast and film studies, political communication, ethics, media history, communication policy, political economy and new media, among others. Methodological and theoretical rigor and valuable and original research results are required for review and publication.


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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.


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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.286
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.810
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.701
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.771
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.174
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.810
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.709
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.770
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.727
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.729
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.632
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.959
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.677
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.689
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20122
Self Cites201314
Self Cites201414
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20169
Self Cites201716
Self Cites20187
Self Cites201914
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20114
Total Cites201220
Total Cites201381
Total Cites201482
Total Cites201583
Total Cites201681
Total Cites2017151
Total Cites201899
Total Cites2019117
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 document20100
External Cites per document20110.130
External Cites per document20120.257
External Cites per document20130.670
External Cites per document20140.581
External Cites per document20150.684
External Cites per document20160.632
External Cites per document20171.125
External Cites per document20180.748
External Cites per document20190.678
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.174
Cites per document20120.286
Cites per document20130.810
Cites per document20140.701
Cites per document20150.709
Cites per document20160.711
Cites per document20171.258
Cites per document20180.805
Cites per document20190.770
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents201811
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201123
Citable documents201270
Citable documents2013100
Citable documents2014117
Citable documents2015117
Citable documents2016114
Citable documents2017120
Citable documents2018123
Citable documents2019152
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201119
Uncited documents201255
Uncited documents201364
Uncited documents201478
Uncited documents201568
Uncited documents201680
Uncited documents201771
Uncited documents201887
Uncited documents201995
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20114
Cited documents201215
Cited documents201336
Cited documents201439
Cited documents201549
Cited documents201644
Cited documents201760
Cited documents201847
Cited documents201961
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