Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Modern Language Journal


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category





Publication type



15404781, 00267902


1916-1996, 1998-2001, 2004-2020



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The editorial mission of The Modern Language Journal is to publish “research and discussion about the learning and teaching of foreign and second languages.” The MLJ is an international refereed journal that is dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among researchers and teachers of all modern foreign languages and English as a second language. The journal is particularly committed to publishing high quality work in non-English languages. Its publication focus is further defined by linking the findings of research to teaching and learning in a variety of settings and on all educational levels. Article contributions are expected to meet the highest standards of scholarly excellence, advance theoretical knowledge, and explore clearly stated and well supported implications for teaching. In each of the four regular issues that comprise a volume, The Modern Language Journal publishes 8-10 research studies. At times, a regular issue may also be guest edited, in which case it focuses on a particular topic. A supplementary issue of the journal, usually published in January, offers a variety of formats, from guest edited issues to monograph-length publications. Guidelines for proposing guest edited issues and monographs are posted here on the journal’s Web page. The MLJ also offers Perspectives, a column that appears in the summer issue and presents timely professional concerns for discussion from various perspectives. From time to time, the MLJ also publishes invited critical review essays that consider topically related publications written in any language (e.g., monographs, edited volumes, empirical research articles, essays, reports, policy documents) by placing them into a broad context of scholarly inquiry. The journal is indexed in “Linguistics” and “Education and Educational Research.” 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.

Language and Linguistics1999Q1
Language and Linguistics2000Q1
Language and Linguistics2001Q1
Language and Linguistics2002Q1
Language and Linguistics2003Q1
Language and Linguistics2004Q1
Language and Linguistics2006Q1
Language and Linguistics2007Q1
Language and Linguistics2008Q1
Language and Linguistics2009Q1
Language and Linguistics2010Q1
Language and Linguistics2011Q1
Language and Linguistics2012Q1
Language and Linguistics2013Q1
Language and Linguistics2014Q1
Language and Linguistics2015Q1
Language and Linguistics2016Q1
Language and Linguistics2017Q1
Language and Linguistics2018Q1
Language and Linguistics2019Q1
Linguistics and Language1999Q1
Linguistics and Language2000Q1
Linguistics and Language2001Q1
Linguistics and Language2002Q1
Linguistics and Language2003Q1
Linguistics and Language2004Q1
Linguistics and Language2006Q1
Linguistics and Language2007Q1
Linguistics and Language2008Q1
Linguistics and Language2009Q1
Linguistics and Language2010Q1
Linguistics and Language2011Q1
Linguistics and Language2012Q1
Linguistics and Language2013Q1
Linguistics and Language2014Q1
Linguistics and Language2015Q1
Linguistics and Language2016Q1
Linguistics and Language2017Q1
Linguistics and Language2018Q1
Linguistics and Language2019Q1

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)19991.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.434
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.936
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.170
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.736
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.859
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.842
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.851
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.274
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.317
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.945
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.936
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.219
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.511
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.530
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.305
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.890
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.682
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.336
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.986
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.135
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.826
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.319
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.756
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.936
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.492
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.031
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.701
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.787
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.656
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.082
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.226
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.446
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 Cites19997
Self Cites20002
Self Cites200120
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20052
Self Cites20064
Self Cites200718
Self Cites200828
Self Cites200929
Self Cites201022
Self Cites201122
Self Cites201214
Self Cites201330
Self Cites201437
Self Cites201523
Self Cites201670
Self Cites201780
Self Cites201836
Self Cites201958
Total Cites199946
Total Cites200062
Total Cites200188
Total Cites200255
Total Cites200330
Total Cites200415
Total Cites20057
Total Cites200644
Total Cites2007107
Total Cites2008233
Total Cites2009323
Total Cites2010291
Total Cites2011281
Total Cites2012309
Total Cites2013262
Total Cites2014325
Total Cites2015274
Total Cites2016405
Total Cites2017477
Total Cites2018562
Total Cites2019683
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 document19990.848
External Cites per document20001.277
External Cites per document20011.063
External Cites per document20021.038
External Cites per document20031.034
External Cites per document20041.083
External Cites per document20050.714
External Cites per document20060.851
External Cites per document20071.236
External Cites per document20081.952
External Cites per document20093.196
External Cites per document20102.339
External Cites per document20112.539
External Cites per document20122.543
External Cites per document20132.109
External Cites per document20142.043
External Cites per document20151.731
External Cites per document20162.219
External Cites per document20172.776
External Cites per document20183.730
External Cites per document20194.699
Cites per document19991.000
Cites per document20001.319
Cites per document20011.375
Cites per document20021.038
Cites per document20031.034
Cites per document20041.250
Cites per document20051.000
Cites per document20060.936
Cites per document20071.486
Cites per document20082.219
Cites per document20093.511
Cites per document20102.530
Cites per document20112.755
Cites per document20122.664
Cites per document20132.382
Cites per document20142.305
Cites per document20151.890
Cites per document20162.682
Cites per document20173.336
Cites per document20183.986
Cites per document20195.135
% 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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents200719
Non-citable documents200845
Non-citable documents200962
Non-citable documents201056
Non-citable documents201151
Non-citable documents201237
Non-citable documents201330
Non-citable documents201413
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201622
Non-citable documents201723
Non-citable documents201826
Non-citable documents201925
Citable documents199946
Citable documents200047
Citable documents200164
Citable documents200253
Citable documents200329
Citable documents200412
Citable documents20057
Citable documents200647
Citable documents200772
Citable documents2008105
Citable documents200992
Citable documents2010115
Citable documents2011102
Citable documents2012116
Citable documents2013110
Citable documents2014141
Citable documents2015145
Citable documents2016151
Citable documents2017143
Citable documents2018141
Citable documents2019133
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 documents199927
Uncited documents200015
Uncited documents200128
Uncited documents200223
Uncited documents200311
Uncited documents20045
Uncited documents20052
Uncited documents200628
Uncited documents200743
Uncited documents200865
Uncited documents200957
Uncited documents201074
Uncited documents201170
Uncited documents201254
Uncited documents201370
Uncited documents201458
Uncited documents201555
Uncited documents201645
Uncited documents201746
Uncited documents201841
Uncited documents201944
Cited documents199919
Cited documents200032
Cited documents200136
Cited documents200230
Cited documents200318
Cited documents20047
Cited documents20055
Cited documents200622
Cited documents200748
Cited documents200885
Cited documents200997
Cited documents201097
Cited documents201183
Cited documents201299
Cited documents201370
Cited documents201496
Cited documents2015102
Cited documents2016128
Cited documents2017120
Cited documents2018126
Cited documents2019114
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