Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Communication Law and Policy

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Routledge

H-Index

11

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

10811680, 15326926

Coverage

2005-2020

Information

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Scope

The societal, cultural, economic, and political dimensions of communication, including the freedoms of speech and press, are undergoing dramatic global changes. The convergence of the mass media, telecommunications, and computers has raised important questions reflected in analyses of modern communication law, policy, and regulation. Serving as a forum for discussions of these continuing and emerging questions, Communication Law and Policy considers traditional and contemporary problems of freedom of expression and dissemination, including theoretical, conceptual, and methodological issues inherent in the special conditions presented by new media and information technologies. The journal seeks research that is informed theoretically by First Amendment constitutional analyses, historical approaches to communication law and policy issues, contemporary social theory literature that treats the law as cultural forms, the sociology and philosophy of law, systems approaches, critical theory, and other appropriate theoretical bases. The journal publishes rigorously reasoned and thoroughly researched studies based on traditional legal research, social science techniques, or ethnographic, international, or comparative analyses. Communication Law and Policy also publishes articles using other appropriate approaches to pertinent topics. Manuscripts are sought from those in the academic fields of journalism and mass communication, communication, telecommunications, law, business, sociology, political science, and cognate disciplines, as well as practicing attorneys, policymakers, and policy analysts. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Communication2006Q3
Communication2007Q4
Communication2008Q3
Communication2009Q4
Communication2010Q3
Communication2011Q3
Communication2012Q3
Communication2013Q3
Communication2014Q3
Communication2015Q4
Communication2016Q3
Communication2017Q3
Communication2018Q3
Communication2019Q4
Communication2020Q3
Law2006Q3
Law2007Q4
Law2008Q3
Law2009Q3
Law2010Q3
Law2011Q3
Law2012Q3
Law2013Q3
Law2014Q3
Law2015Q3
Law2016Q3
Law2017Q3
Law2018Q3
Law2019Q3
Law2020Q3
SJR

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.

YearSJR
20060.132
20070.106
20080.177
20090.127
20100.211
20110.146
20120.196
20130.183
20140.173
20150.131
20160.155
20170.180
20180.212
20190.129
20200.150
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
200515
200619
200713
200814
200910
201012
201113
201213
201313
201425
201512
201616
201714
201813
201914
202053
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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.265
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.277
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.164
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.518
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.408
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.396
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.317
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.309
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.439
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.277
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.196
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.378
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.361
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.205
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.321
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.405
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.326
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.341
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.265
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.464
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.333
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20124
Self Cites20131
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20186
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20200
Total Cites20050
Total Cites20063
Total Cites20079
Total Cites200813
Total Cites20099
Total Cites201014
Total Cites201113
Total Cites201215
Total Cites201312
Total Cites20148
Total Cites201511
Total Cites201615
Total Cites201717
Total Cites201817
Total Cites201914
Total Cites202014
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document20050
External Cites per document20060.200
External Cites per document20070.281
External Cites per document20080.289
External Cites per document20090.205
External Cites per document20100.351
External Cites per document20110.250
External Cites per document20120.314
External Cites per document20130.297
External Cites per document20140.184
External Cites per document20150.213
External Cites per document20160.298
External Cites per document20170.347
External Cites per document20180.268
External Cites per document20190.333
External Cites per document20200.350
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.200
Cites per document20070.265
Cites per document20080.277
Cites per document20090.196
Cites per document20100.378
Cites per document20110.361
Cites per document20120.429
Cites per document20130.316
Cites per document20140.205
Cites per document20150.216
Cites per document20160.300
Cites per document20170.321
Cites per document20180.405
Cites per document20190.326
Cites per document20200.341
% 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
20056.67
20065.26
20070.00
20080.00
200910.00
20100.00
20110.00
20120.00
20130.00
20140.00
20150.00
20160.00
201714.29
20187.69
20190.00
20200.00
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20191
Non-citable documents20201
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200615
Citable documents200732
Citable documents200845
Citable documents200944
Citable documents201037
Citable documents201136
Citable documents201235
Citable documents201337
Citable documents201438
Citable documents201547
Citable documents201647
Citable documents201749
Citable documents201841
Citable documents201942
Citable documents202040
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents20050
Uncited documents200612
Uncited documents200726
Uncited documents200837
Uncited documents200939
Uncited documents201028
Uncited documents201127
Uncited documents201224
Uncited documents201328
Uncited documents201432
Uncited documents201543
Uncited documents201638
Uncited documents201741
Uncited documents201828
Uncited documents201930
Uncited documents202029
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20063
Cited documents20078
Cited documents200810
Cited documents20097
Cited documents20109
Cited documents20119
Cited documents201211
Cited documents201310
Cited documents20147
Cited documents20158
Cited documents201612
Cited documents201712
Cited documents201814
Cited documents201913
Cited documents202012
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