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Journal of International Business Studies


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.



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00472506, 14786990





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The top-ranked journal in the field of international business, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) is multidisciplinary in scope and interdisciplinary in content and methodology, publishing content from across the six sub-domains of international business studies: (1) the activities, strategies, structures and decision-making processes of multinational enterprises; (2) interactions between multinational enterprises and other actors, organizations, institutions, and markets; (3) the cross-border activities of firms (e.g., intrafirm trade, finance, investment, technology transfers, offshore services); (4) how the international environment (e.g., cultural, economic, legal, political) affects the activities, strategies, structures and decision-making processes of firms; (5) the international dimensions of organizational forms (e.g., strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions) and activities (e.g., entrepreneurship, knowledge-based competition, corporate governance); and (6) cross-country comparative studies of businesses, business processes and organizational behavior in different countries and environments. 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.

Business and International Management1999Q1
Business and International Management2000Q1
Business and International Management2001Q1
Business and International Management2002Q1
Business and International Management2003Q1
Business and International Management2004Q1
Business and International Management2005Q1
Business and International Management2006Q1
Business and International Management2007Q1
Business and International Management2008Q1
Business and International Management2009Q1
Business and International Management2010Q1
Business and International Management2011Q1
Business and International Management2012Q1
Business and International Management2013Q1
Business and International Management2014Q1
Business and International Management2015Q1
Business and International Management2016Q1
Business and International Management2017Q1
Business and International Management2018Q1
Business and International Management2019Q1
Business and International Management2020Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Economics and Econometrics1999Q1
Economics and Econometrics2000Q1
Economics and Econometrics2001Q1
Economics and Econometrics2002Q1
Economics and Econometrics2003Q1
Economics and Econometrics2004Q1
Economics and Econometrics2005Q1
Economics and Econometrics2006Q1
Economics and Econometrics2007Q1
Economics and Econometrics2008Q1
Economics and Econometrics2009Q1
Economics and Econometrics2010Q1
Economics and Econometrics2011Q1
Economics and Econometrics2012Q1
Economics and Econometrics2013Q1
Economics and Econometrics2014Q1
Economics and Econometrics2015Q1
Economics and Econometrics2016Q1
Economics and Econometrics2017Q1
Economics and Econometrics2018Q1
Economics and Econometrics2019Q1
Economics and Econometrics2020Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation1999Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2000Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2001Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2002Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2003Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2004Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2005Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2006Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2007Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2008Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2009Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2010Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2011Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2012Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2013Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2014Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2015Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2016Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2017Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2018Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2019Q1
Management of Technology and Innovation2020Q1
Strategy and Management1999Q1
Strategy and Management2000Q1
Strategy and Management2001Q1
Strategy and Management2002Q1
Strategy and Management2003Q1
Strategy and Management2004Q1
Strategy and Management2005Q1
Strategy and Management2006Q1
Strategy and Management2007Q1
Strategy and Management2008Q1
Strategy and Management2009Q1
Strategy and Management2010Q1
Strategy and Management2011Q1
Strategy and Management2012Q1
Strategy and Management2013Q1
Strategy and Management2014Q1
Strategy and Management2015Q1
Strategy and Management2016Q1
Strategy and Management2017Q1
Strategy and Management2018Q1
Strategy and Management2019Q1
Strategy and Management2020Q1

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)19991.889
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.586
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.602
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.922
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.225
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.456
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.808
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.620
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20127.099
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.010
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.824
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.894
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20199.374
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202010.895
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.134
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.649
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.336
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.035
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.248
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.236
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.803
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.555
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.774
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.465
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.005
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.737
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.101
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.888
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.743
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.871
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20198.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202010.649
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.372
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.548
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.925
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.838
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.842
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.713
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.674
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.445
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.701
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.774
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.554
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.234
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.748
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20198.328
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20209.261
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 Cites199937
Self Cites200030
Self Cites200135
Self Cites200245
Self Cites200330
Self Cites200466
Self Cites200541
Self Cites200633
Self Cites200779
Self Cites200896
Self Cites2009133
Self Cites2010224
Self Cites2011156
Self Cites2012147
Self Cites2013166
Self Cites2014121
Self Cites2015133
Self Cites2016143
Self Cites2017153
Self Cites2018226
Self Cites2019311
Self Cites2020424
Total Cites1999238
Total Cites2000244
Total Cites2001271
Total Cites2002355
Total Cites2003320
Total Cites2004428
Total Cites2005431
Total Cites2006531
Total Cites2007733
Total Cites2008855
Total Cites20091222
Total Cites20101432
Total Cites20111470
Total Cites20121571
Total Cites20131207
Total Cites2014895
Total Cites2015909
Total Cites20161109
Total Cites20171293
Total Cites20181346
Total Cites20191536
Total Cites20202151
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 document19991.675
External Cites per document20001.877
External Cites per document20011.903
External Cites per document20022.403
External Cites per document20032.214
External Cites per document20042.742
External Cites per document20053.362
External Cites per document20064.407
External Cites per document20075.150
External Cites per document20084.545
External Cites per document20095.365
External Cites per document20105.252
External Cites per document20115.256
External Cites per document20126.060
External Cites per document20135.311
External Cites per document20144.994
External Cites per document20155.208
External Cites per document20166.038
External Cites per document20176.909
External Cites per document20186.667
External Cites per document20197.292
External Cites per document20209.138
Cites per document19991.889
Cites per document20002.033
Cites per document20012.134
Cites per document20022.649
Cites per document20032.336
Cites per document20043.035
Cites per document20053.421
Cites per document20064.248
Cites per document20075.236
Cites per document20084.803
Cites per document20095.555
Cites per document20105.774
Cites per document20115.465
Cites per document20126.412
Cites per document20136.005
Cites per document20145.737
Cites per document20156.101
Cites per document20166.888
Cites per document20177.743
Cites per document20187.871
Cites per document20198.828
Cites per document202010.649
% 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 documents19996
Non-citable documents20006
Non-citable documents20013
Non-citable documents20025
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents20049
Non-citable documents200510
Non-citable documents200612
Non-citable documents200713
Non-citable documents200811
Non-citable documents200917
Non-citable documents201018
Non-citable documents201119
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20196
Non-citable documents202013
Citable documents1999120
Citable documents2000114
Citable documents2001124
Citable documents2002129
Citable documents2003131
Citable documents2004132
Citable documents2005116
Citable documents2006113
Citable documents2007127
Citable documents2008167
Citable documents2009203
Citable documents2010230
Citable documents2011250
Citable documents2012235
Citable documents2013196
Citable documents2014155
Citable documents2015149
Citable documents2016160
Citable documents2017165
Citable documents2018168
Citable documents2019168
Citable documents2020189
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 documents199942
Uncited documents200042
Uncited documents200145
Uncited documents200230
Uncited documents200333
Uncited documents200432
Uncited documents200525
Uncited documents200629
Uncited documents200726
Uncited documents200824
Uncited documents200935
Uncited documents201029
Uncited documents201136
Uncited documents201219
Uncited documents201320
Uncited documents201415
Uncited documents20157
Uncited documents201613
Uncited documents20177
Uncited documents20189
Uncited documents201910
Uncited documents202019
Cited documents199984
Cited documents200078
Cited documents200182
Cited documents2002104
Cited documents2003104
Cited documents2004109
Cited documents2005101
Cited documents200696
Cited documents2007114
Cited documents2008154
Cited documents2009185
Cited documents2010219
Cited documents2011233
Cited documents2012226
Cited documents2013181
Cited documents2014141
Cited documents2015142
Cited documents2016148
Cited documents2017160
Cited documents2018162
Cited documents2019164
Cited documents2020183
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