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Qualitative Reportopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryPsychology
Social Psychology

Social Sciences
Cultural Studies
PublisherNova Southeastern University
Publication typeJournals
ISSN21603715, 10520147
Scope The Qualitative Report (ISSN 1052-0147) is a peer-reviewed, on-line monthly journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research. The Qualitative Report, the oldest multidisciplinary qualitative research journal in the world, serves as a forum and sounding board for researchers, scholars, practitioners, and other reflective-minded individuals who are passionate about ideas, methods, and analyses permeating qualitative, action, collaborative, and critical study. These pages are open to a variety of forms: original, scholarly activity such as qualitative research studies, critical commentaries, editorials, or debates concerning pertinent issues and topics; news of networking and research possibilities; and other sorts of journalistic and literary shapes which may interest and pique readers.


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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.

Cultural Studies2010Q2
Cultural Studies2011Q1
Cultural Studies2012Q2
Cultural Studies2013Q1
Cultural Studies2014Q2
Cultural Studies2015Q1
Cultural Studies2016Q1
Cultural Studies2017Q1
Cultural Studies2018Q1
Social Psychology2010Q4
Social Psychology2011Q3
Social Psychology2012Q4
Social Psychology2013Q4
Social Psychology2014Q4
Social Psychology2015Q3
Social Psychology2016Q3
Social Psychology2017Q3
Social Psychology2018Q3

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.350
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.459
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.596
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.668
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.837
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.066
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.350
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.459
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.494
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.605
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.968
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.122
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.350
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.479
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.573
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.551
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.620
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.583
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites201110
Self Cites201216
Self Cites201317
Self Cites201413
Self Cites201526
Self Cites201630
Self Cites201749
Self Cites201853
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201014
Total Cites201167
Total Cites2012127
Total Cites2013189
Total Cites2014196
Total Cites2015215
Total Cites2016244
Total Cites2017368
Total Cites2018542
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 document20090
External Cites per document20100.325
External Cites per document20110.390
External Cites per document20120.432
External Cites per document20130.528
External Cites per document20140.565
External Cites per document20150.602
External Cites per document20160.643
External Cites per document20170.839
External Cites per document20181.012
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.350
Cites per document20110.459
Cites per document20120.494
Cites per document20130.580
Cites per document20140.605
Cites per document20150.685
Cites per document20160.733
Cites per document20170.968
Cites per document20181.122
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201040
Citable documents2011146
Citable documents2012257
Citable documents2013326
Citable documents2014324
Citable documents2015314
Citable documents2016333
Citable documents2017380
Citable documents2018483
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 documents20090
Uncited documents201030
Uncited documents2011107
Uncited documents2012181
Uncited documents2013220
Uncited documents2014211
Uncited documents2015208
Uncited documents2016230
Uncited documents2017249
Uncited documents2018306
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201010
Cited documents201139
Cited documents201276
Cited documents2013106
Cited documents2014114
Cited documents2015108
Cited documents2016105
Cited documents2017132
Cited documents2018178
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