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Action Research


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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SAGE Publications Ltd



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Action Research is a new international, interdisciplinary, refereed journal which is a forum for the development of the theory and practice of action research. Our purpose with this international, peer reviewed journal is to offer a forum for participative, action oriented inquiry into questions that matter – questions relevant to people in the conduct of their lives, that enable them to flourish in their organizations and communities, and that evince a deep concern for the wider ecology. The aim of the journal is to offer a viable alternative to dominant 'disinterested' models of social science, one that is relevant to people in the conduct of their lives, their organizations and their communities. The journal publishes quality articles on accounts of action research projects, explorations in the philosophy and methodology of action research, and considerations of the nature of quality in action research practice. 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.

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2006Q4
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2007Q4
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2008Q4
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2009Q4
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2010Q3
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2011Q2
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2012Q2
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2013Q3
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2014Q3
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2015Q3
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2016Q2
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2017Q3
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2018Q3
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2019Q3
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management2020Q3
Sociology and Political Science2006Q4
Sociology and Political Science2007Q4
Sociology and Political Science2008Q4
Sociology and Political Science2009Q3
Sociology and Political Science2010Q3
Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
Sociology and Political Science2013Q2
Sociology and Political Science2014Q2
Sociology and Political Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2
Sociology and Political Science2018Q2
Sociology and Political Science2019Q2
Sociology and Political Science2020Q2
Strategy and Management2006Q4
Strategy and Management2007Q4
Strategy and Management2008Q4
Strategy and Management2009Q3
Strategy and Management2010Q3
Strategy and Management2011Q2
Strategy and Management2012Q2
Strategy and Management2013Q2
Strategy and Management2014Q2
Strategy and Management2015Q3
Strategy and Management2016Q2
Strategy and Management2017Q3
Strategy and Management2018Q2
Strategy and Management2019Q2
Strategy and Management2020Q2

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.923
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.077
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.796
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.533
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.098
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.802
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.743
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.087
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.331
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.603
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.951
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.727
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.987
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.050
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.495
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.923
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.808
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.931
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.353
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.943
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.863
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.940
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.942
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.855
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.682
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.543
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 Cites20030
Self Cites20048
Self Cites200515
Self Cites200617
Self Cites200712
Self Cites20087
Self Cites200922
Self Cites201027
Self Cites201112
Self Cites201226
Self Cites201315
Self Cites201412
Self Cites20157
Self Cites201610
Self Cites20175
Self Cites20188
Self Cites201911
Self Cites202019
Total Cites20030
Total Cites200412
Total Cites200543
Total Cites200670
Total Cites200778
Total Cites200863
Total Cites200995
Total Cites2010106
Total Cites201182
Total Cites2012133
Total Cites201396
Total Cites201479
Total Cites201578
Total Cites201682
Total Cites201784
Total Cites201884
Total Cites201999
Total Cites2020163
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 document20030
External Cites per document20040.400
External Cites per document20050.933
External Cites per document20060.964
External Cites per document20070.930
External Cites per document20080.757
External Cites per document20091.043
External Cites per document20101.145
External Cites per document20111.045
External Cites per document20121.574
External Cites per document20131.209
External Cites per document20140.957
External Cites per document20150.973
External Cites per document20160.986
External Cites per document20171.068
External Cites per document20181.000
External Cites per document20191.205
External Cites per document20201.674
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20040.923
Cites per document20051.162
Cites per document20061.077
Cites per document20070.951
Cites per document20080.750
Cites per document20091.188
Cites per document20101.377
Cites per document20111.079
Cites per document20121.727
Cites per document20131.231
Cites per document20141.000
Cites per document20150.987
Cites per document20161.079
Cites per document20171.091
Cites per document20181.050
Cites per document20191.065
Cites per document20201.495
% 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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents200610
Non-citable documents200711
Non-citable documents200810
Non-citable documents200910
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents20119
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents201920
Non-citable documents202023
Citable documents20030
Citable documents200410
Citable documents200530
Citable documents200655
Citable documents200771
Citable documents200874
Citable documents200970
Citable documents201069
Citable documents201167
Citable documents201268
Citable documents201367
Citable documents201470
Citable documents201573
Citable documents201673
Citable documents201774
Citable documents201876
Citable documents201973
Citable documents202086
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 documents20030
Uncited documents20046
Uncited documents200522
Uncited documents200633
Uncited documents200738
Uncited documents200846
Uncited documents200937
Uncited documents201033
Uncited documents201142
Uncited documents201236
Uncited documents201336
Uncited documents201440
Uncited documents201539
Uncited documents201635
Uncited documents201737
Uncited documents201840
Uncited documents201948
Uncited documents202041
Cited documents20030
Cited documents20047
Cited documents200515
Cited documents200632
Cited documents200744
Cited documents200838
Cited documents200943
Cited documents201044
Cited documents201134
Cited documents201241
Cited documents201342
Cited documents201439
Cited documents201540
Cited documents201641
Cited documents201740
Cited documents201840
Cited documents201945
Cited documents202068
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