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Discourse and Communication

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Linguistics and Language
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Scope Discourse & Communication is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles that pay specific attention to the qualitative, discourse analytical approach to issues in communication research. Besides the classical social scientific methods in communication research, such as content analysis and frame analysis, a more explicit study of the structures of discourse (text, talk, images or multimedia messages) allows unprecedented empirical insights into the many phenomena of communication. Since contemporary discourse study is not limited to the account of "texts" or "conversation" alone, but has extended its field to the study of the cognitive, interactional, social, cultural.


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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.

Linguistics and Language2009Q2
Linguistics and Language2010Q2
Linguistics and Language2011Q1
Linguistics and Language2012Q1
Linguistics and Language2013Q1
Linguistics and Language2014Q1
Linguistics and Language2015Q1
Linguistics and Language2016Q1
Linguistics and Language2017Q1
Linguistics and Language2018Q1

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)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.319
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.634
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.541
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.487
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.457
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.361
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.717
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.712
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.418
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.246
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.456
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.652
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.639
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.515
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.472
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.447
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.259
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 Cites20070
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20129
Self Cites20135
Self Cites20147
Self Cites20155
Self Cites20168
Self Cites20175
Self Cites20186
Total Cites20070
Total Cites200816
Total Cites200949
Total Cites201064
Total Cites201191
Total Cites201289
Total Cites201378
Total Cites201471
Total Cites201583
Total Cites2016109
Total Cites201787
Total Cites2018121
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 document20070
External Cites per document20080.875
External Cites per document20091.278
External Cites per document20101.231
External Cites per document20111.642
External Cites per document20121.538
External Cites per document20131.327
External Cites per document20141.123
External Cites per document20151.368
External Cites per document20161.530
External Cites per document20171.079
External Cites per document20181.337
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20081.000
Cites per document20091.361
Cites per document20101.231
Cites per document20111.717
Cites per document20121.712
Cites per document20131.418
Cites per document20141.246
Cites per document20151.456
Cites per document20161.652
Cites per document20171.145
Cites per document20181.407
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20183
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200816
Citable documents200936
Citable documents201052
Citable documents201153
Citable documents201252
Citable documents201355
Citable documents201457
Citable documents201557
Citable documents201666
Citable documents201776
Citable documents201886
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 documents20070
Uncited documents20086
Uncited documents200920
Uncited documents201024
Uncited documents201120
Uncited documents201221
Uncited documents201322
Uncited documents201424
Uncited documents201527
Uncited documents201624
Uncited documents201738
Uncited documents201837
Cited documents20070
Cited documents200811
Cited documents200919
Cited documents201032
Cited documents201137
Cited documents201233
Cited documents201334
Cited documents201433
Cited documents201530
Cited documents201644
Cited documents201740
Cited documents201852
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