Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Brain and Language


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Academic Press Inc.



Publication type



0093934X, 10902155





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An interdisciplinary journal, Brain and Language publishes articles that elucidate the complex relationships among language, brain, and behavior. The journal covers the large variety of modern techniques in cognitive neuroscience, including functional and structural brain imaging, electrophysiology, cellular and molecular neurobiology, genetics, lesion-based approaches, and computational modeling. All articles must relate to human language and be relevant to the understanding of its neurobiological and neurocognitive bases. Published articles in the journal are expected to have significant theoretical novelty and/or practical implications, and use perspectives and methods from psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience along with brain data and brain measures. 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.

Cognitive Neuroscience1999Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2000Q3
Cognitive Neuroscience2001Q3
Cognitive Neuroscience2002Q3
Cognitive Neuroscience2003Q3
Cognitive Neuroscience2004Q3
Cognitive Neuroscience2005Q3
Cognitive Neuroscience2006Q3
Cognitive Neuroscience2007Q3
Cognitive Neuroscience2008Q3
Cognitive Neuroscience2009Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2010Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2011Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2012Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2013Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2014Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2015Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2016Q1
Cognitive Neuroscience2017Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2018Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2019Q2
Cognitive Neuroscience2020Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology1999Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2000Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2001Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2002Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2003Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2004Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2005Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2006Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2007Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2008Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2009Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2010Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2011Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2012Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2013Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2014Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2015Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2016Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2017Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2018Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2019Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2020Q2
Language and Linguistics1999Q1
Language and Linguistics2000Q1
Language and Linguistics2001Q1
Language and Linguistics2002Q1
Language and Linguistics2003Q1
Language and Linguistics2004Q1
Language and Linguistics2005Q1
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
Language and Linguistics2020Q1
Linguistics and Language1999Q1
Linguistics and Language2000Q1
Linguistics and Language2001Q1
Linguistics and Language2002Q1
Linguistics and Language2003Q1
Linguistics and Language2004Q1
Linguistics and Language2005Q1
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
Linguistics and Language2020Q1
Speech and Hearing1999Q1
Speech and Hearing2000Q1
Speech and Hearing2001Q1
Speech and Hearing2002Q1
Speech and Hearing2003Q1
Speech and Hearing2004Q1
Speech and Hearing2005Q1
Speech and Hearing2006Q1
Speech and Hearing2007Q1
Speech and Hearing2008Q1
Speech and Hearing2009Q1
Speech and Hearing2010Q1
Speech and Hearing2011Q1
Speech and Hearing2012Q1
Speech and Hearing2013Q1
Speech and Hearing2014Q1
Speech and Hearing2015Q1
Speech and Hearing2016Q1
Speech and Hearing2017Q1
Speech and Hearing2018Q1
Speech and Hearing2019Q1
Speech and Hearing2020Q1

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)19991.513
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.644
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.217
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.781
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.807
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.903
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.941
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.261
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.357
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.898
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.601
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.742
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.860
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.586
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.449
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.217
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.874
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.513
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.407
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.616
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.967
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.810
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.613
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.596
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.563
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.018
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.726
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.770
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.955
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.997
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.012
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.980
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.644
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.589
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.383
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.439
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.317
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.987
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.436
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.462
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.648
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.754
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.480
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.252
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 Cites199997
Self Cites200098
Self Cites2001117
Self Cites200268
Self Cites200357
Self Cites2004127
Self Cites2005103
Self Cites2006103
Self Cites200784
Self Cites200874
Self Cites200953
Self Cites201056
Self Cites201161
Self Cites201256
Self Cites2013105
Self Cites201473
Self Cites201573
Self Cites201660
Self Cites201749
Self Cites201837
Self Cites201921
Self Cites202024
Total Cites1999950
Total Cites2000829
Total Cites2001638
Total Cites2002542
Total Cites2003608
Total Cites2004677
Total Cites2005815
Total Cites2006996
Total Cites20071029
Total Cites2008840
Total Cites2009826
Total Cites2010854
Total Cites2011898
Total Cites20121001
Total Cites20131045
Total Cites20141255
Total Cites20151346
Total Cites20161247
Total Cites2017797
Total Cites2018833
Total Cites2019646
Total Cites2020676
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 document19991.365
External Cites per document20001.250
External Cites per document20011.111
External Cites per document20020.893
External Cites per document20031.216
External Cites per document20041.341
External Cites per document20051.421
External Cites per document20061.529
External Cites per document20071.594
External Cites per document20081.873
External Cites per document20092.811
External Cites per document20103.712
External Cites per document20113.770
External Cites per document20124.522
External Cites per document20133.574
External Cites per document20143.518
External Cites per document20153.546
External Cites per document20163.461
External Cites per document20172.899
External Cites per document20182.926
External Cites per document20192.682
External Cites per document20202.717
Cites per document19991.513
Cites per document20001.407
Cites per document20011.343
Cites per document20021.000
Cites per document20031.316
Cites per document20041.616
Cites per document20051.607
Cites per document20061.685
Cites per document20071.701
Cites per document20081.967
Cites per document20092.810
Cites per document20103.762
Cites per document20113.921
Cites per document20124.613
Cites per document20133.828
Cites per document20143.596
Cites per document20153.658
Cites per document20163.563
Cites per document20173.065
Cites per document20183.018
Cites per document20192.726
Cites per document20202.770
% 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 documents19993
Non-citable documents20004
Non-citable documents20016
Non-citable documents200211
Non-citable documents20039
Non-citable documents20049
Non-citable documents20056
Non-citable documents20067
Non-citable documents200712
Non-citable documents200818
Non-citable documents200919
Non-citable documents201012
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents201413
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20194
Non-citable documents20204
Citable documents1999625
Citable documents2000585
Citable documents2001469
Citable documents2002531
Citable documents2003453
Citable documents2004410
Citable documents2005501
Citable documents2006584
Citable documents2007593
Citable documents2008409
Citable documents2009275
Citable documents2010215
Citable documents2011222
Citable documents2012209
Citable documents2013263
Citable documents2014336
Citable documents2015359
Citable documents2016343
Citable documents2017258
Citable documents2018272
Citable documents2019233
Citable documents2020240
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 documents1999260
Uncited documents2000285
Uncited documents2001249
Uncited documents2002312
Uncited documents2003255
Uncited documents2004161
Uncited documents2005206
Uncited documents2006278
Uncited documents2007273
Uncited documents2008187
Uncited documents200977
Uncited documents201031
Uncited documents201134
Uncited documents201224
Uncited documents201345
Uncited documents201456
Uncited documents201552
Uncited documents201659
Uncited documents201741
Uncited documents201840
Uncited documents201951
Uncited documents202049
Cited documents1999368
Cited documents2000304
Cited documents2001226
Cited documents2002230
Cited documents2003207
Cited documents2004258
Cited documents2005301
Cited documents2006313
Cited documents2007332
Cited documents2008240
Cited documents2009217
Cited documents2010196
Cited documents2011195
Cited documents2012193
Cited documents2013228
Cited documents2014293
Cited documents2015316
Cited documents2016291
Cited documents2017219
Cited documents2018236
Cited documents2019186
Cited documents2020195
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