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Universities and research institutions in Germany

Subject Area and Category


Springer Netherlands



Publication type



18751342, 18751350





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Biosemiotics is dedicated to building a bridge between biology, philosophy, linguistics, and the communication sciences. Biosemiotic research is concerned with the study of signs and meaning in living organisms and systems. Its main challenge is to naturalize biological meaning and information by building on the belief that signs are fundamental, constitutive components of the living world. Biosemiotics has triggered rethinking of fundamental assumptions in both biology and semiotics. In this view, biology should recognize the semiotic nature of life and reshape its theories and methodology accordingly while semiotics and the humanities should acknowledge the existence of signs beyond the human realm. Biosemiotics is at the cutting edge of research on the fundamentals of life. By challenging traditional assumptions on the nature of life and suggesting alternative perspectives, it opens up exciting new research paths. 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 Linguistics2010Q2
Language and Linguistics2011Q2
Language and Linguistics2012Q2
Language and Linguistics2013Q2
Language and Linguistics2014Q2
Language and Linguistics2015Q2
Language and Linguistics2016Q2
Language and Linguistics2017Q2
Language and Linguistics2018Q1
Language and Linguistics2019Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q2

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.739
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.638
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.856
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.722
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.851
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.477
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.436
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.739
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.941
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.775
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.759
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.398
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.709
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.638
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.578
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.773
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.729
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.000
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20104
Self Cites201113
Self Cites201219
Self Cites201330
Self Cites201432
Self Cites201513
Self Cites201623
Self Cites201747
Self Cites201845
Self Cites201940
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201017
Total Cites201130
Total Cites201245
Total Cites201364
Total Cites201462
Total Cites201566
Total Cites201684
Total Cites2017116
Total Cites2018135
Total Cites201982
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 document20090
External Cites per document20100.565
External Cites per document20110.362
External Cites per document20120.382
External Cites per document20130.500
External Cites per document20140.375
External Cites per document20150.609
External Cites per document20160.670
External Cites per document20170.831
External Cites per document20181.139
External Cites per document20190.568
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.739
Cites per document20110.638
Cites per document20120.662
Cites per document20130.941
Cites per document20140.775
Cites per document20150.759
Cites per document20160.923
Cites per document20171.398
Cites per document20181.709
Cites per document20191.108
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20189
Non-citable documents201910
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201023
Citable documents201147
Citable documents201268
Citable documents201368
Citable documents201480
Citable documents201587
Citable documents201691
Citable documents201783
Citable documents201879
Citable documents201974
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 documents20090
Uncited documents201011
Uncited documents201127
Uncited documents201240
Uncited documents201337
Uncited documents201451
Uncited documents201554
Uncited documents201658
Uncited documents201745
Uncited documents201837
Uncited documents201940
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201012
Cited documents201120
Cited documents201229
Cited documents201335
Cited documents201435
Cited documents201540
Cited documents201640
Cited documents201744
Cited documents201851
Cited documents201944
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