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American Journal of Sociology

CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15375390, 00029602
Coverage1948-1950, 1964-ongoing
Scope Established in 1895 as the first U.S. scholarly journal in its field, the American Journal of Sociology remains a leading voice for analysis and research in the social sciences. The journal presents pathbreaking work from all areas of sociology, with an emphasis on theory building and innovative methods. AJS strives to speak to the general sociological reader and is open to sociologically informed contributions from anthropologists, statisticians, economists, educators, historians, and political scientists. AJS prizes research that offers new ways of understanding the social; for example, a project currently under way seeks to compile a special issue organized around genetic influences on social interaction. (source)

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.

Sociology and Political Science1997Q1
Sociology and Political Science1998Q1
Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q1
Sociology and Political Science2002Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q1
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q1
Sociology and Political Science2008Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q1
Sociology and Political Science2010Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1

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)19992.946
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.911
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.172
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.099
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.669
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.801
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.895
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.322
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.864
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.931
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.093
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.946
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.510
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.416
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.587
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.464
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.523
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.461
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.557
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.213
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.418
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.792
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.828
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.987
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.592
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.383
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.155
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.521
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.254
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.912
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 Cites199928
Self Cites200032
Self Cites200127
Self Cites200217
Self Cites200325
Self Cites200421
Self Cites200526
Self Cites200621
Self Cites200721
Self Cites200818
Self Cites200925
Self Cites201015
Self Cites201127
Self Cites201213
Self Cites201320
Self Cites201420
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201614
Total Cites1999327
Total Cites2000358
Total Cites2001342
Total Cites2002336
Total Cites2003386
Total Cites2004367
Total Cites2005422
Total Cites2006541
Total Cites2007601
Total Cites2008543
Total Cites2009595
Total Cites2010655
Total Cites2011582
Total Cites2012591
Total Cites2013557
Total Cites2014636
Total Cites2015490
Total Cites2016384
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 document19992.694
External Cites per document20003.196
External Cites per document20012.739
External Cites per document20022.681
External Cites per document20033.195
External Cites per document20043.460
External Cites per document20054.304
External Cites per document20065.000
External Cites per document20075.273
External Cites per document20084.688
External Cites per document20094.914
External Cites per document20105.470
External Cites per document20114.784
External Cites per document20125.402
External Cites per document20135.265
External Cites per document20146.351
External Cites per document20155.064
External Cites per document20163.776
Cites per document19992.946
Cites per document20003.510
Cites per document20012.974
Cites per document20022.824
Cites per document20033.416
Cites per document20043.670
Cites per document20054.587
Cites per document20065.202
Cites per document20075.464
Cites per document20084.848
Cites per document20095.129
Cites per document20105.598
Cites per document20115.017
Cites per document20125.523
Cites per document20135.461
Cites per document20146.557
Cites per document20155.213
Cites per document20163.918
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20161
Citable documents1999111
Citable documents2000102
Citable documents2001115
Citable documents2002119
Citable documents2003113
Citable documents2004100
Citable documents200592
Citable documents2006104
Citable documents2007110
Citable documents2008112
Citable documents2009116
Citable documents2010117
Citable documents2011116
Citable documents2012107
Citable documents2013102
Citable documents201497
Citable documents201594
Citable documents201698
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 documents199924
Uncited documents200013
Uncited documents200121
Uncited documents200227
Uncited documents200321
Uncited documents200417
Uncited documents200517
Uncited documents200615
Uncited documents200713
Uncited documents200813
Uncited documents200910
Uncited documents201016
Uncited documents201121
Uncited documents201211
Uncited documents201312
Uncited documents20147
Uncited documents201517
Uncited documents201617
Cited documents199987
Cited documents200089
Cited documents200194
Cited documents200292
Cited documents200393
Cited documents200484
Cited documents200576
Cited documents200689
Cited documents200799
Cited documents2008103
Cited documents2009111
Cited documents2010105
Cited documents2011102
Cited documents2012102
Cited documents201397
Cited documents201492
Cited documents201579
Cited documents201682
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