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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
ISSN00029602, 15375390
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 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

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)19992.838
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.774
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.271
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.014
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.810
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.554
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.186
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.363
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.647
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.381
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.391
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.052
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.426
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.113
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.645
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.701
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.774
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.817
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.741
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.016
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.880
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.566
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.282
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.296
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.437
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.716
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.623
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.935
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 Cites201419
Self Cites201515
Total Cites1999315
Total Cites2000343
Total Cites2001330
Total Cites2002315
Total Cites2003382
Total Cites2004359
Total Cites2005412
Total Cites2006528
Total Cites2007593
Total Cites2008534
Total Cites2009586
Total Cites2010651
Total Cites2011571
Total Cites2012586
Total Cites2013540
Total Cites2014593
Total Cites2015432
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 document19992.586
External Cites per document20003.049
External Cites per document20012.635
External Cites per document20022.504
External Cites per document20033.159
External Cites per document20043.380
External Cites per document20054.196
External Cites per document20064.875
External Cites per document20075.200
External Cites per document20084.607
External Cites per document20094.836
External Cites per document20105.390
External Cites per document20114.650
External Cites per document20125.306
External Cites per document20135.098
External Cites per document20145.918
External Cites per document20154.484
Cites per document19992.838
Cites per document20003.363
Cites per document20012.870
Cites per document20022.647
Cites per document20033.381
Cites per document20043.590
Cites per document20054.478
Cites per document20065.077
Cites per document20075.391
Cites per document20084.768
Cites per document20095.052
Cites per document20105.517
Cites per document20114.880
Cites per document20125.426
Cites per document20135.294
Cites per document20146.113
Cites per document20154.645
% 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
Citable documents1999111
Citable documents2000102
Citable documents2001115
Citable documents2002119
Citable documents2003113
Citable documents2004100
Citable documents200592
Citable documents2006104
Citable documents2007110
Citable documents2008112
Citable documents2009116
Citable documents2010118
Citable documents2011117
Citable documents2012108
Citable documents2013102
Citable documents201497
Citable documents201593
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 documents200518
Uncited documents200616
Uncited documents200713
Uncited documents200813
Uncited documents200910
Uncited documents201016
Uncited documents201122
Uncited documents201211
Uncited documents201313
Uncited documents20148
Uncited documents201520
Cited documents199987
Cited documents200089
Cited documents200194
Cited documents200292
Cited documents200393
Cited documents200484
Cited documents200575
Cited documents200688
Cited documents200799
Cited documents2008103
Cited documents2009111
Cited documents2010106
Cited documents2011102
Cited documents2012103
Cited documents201396
Cited documents201491
Cited documents201575
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