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Language Policy



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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Springer Netherlands



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Language Policy is highly relevant to scholars, students, specialists and policy-makers working in the fields of applied linguistics, language policy, sociolinguistics, and language teaching and learning. The journal aims to contribute to the field by publishing high-quality studies that build a sound theoretical understanding of the field of language policy and cover a range of cases, situations and regions worldwide. A distinguishing feature of this journal is its focus on various dimensions of language educational policy. Language education policy includes decisions about which languages are to be used as a medium of instruction and/or taught in schools, as well as analysis of these policies within their social, ethnic, religious, political, cultural and economic contexts. The journal aims to continue its tradition of bringing together solid scholarship on language policy and language education policy from around the world but also to expand its direction into new areas. The editors are very interested in papers that explore language policy not only at national levels but also at the institutional levels of schools, workplaces, families, health services, media and other entities. In particular, we welcome theoretical and empirical papers with sound qualitative or quantitative bases that critically explore how language policies are developed at local and regional levels, as well as on how they are enacted, contested and negotiated by the targets of that policy themselves. We seek papers on the above topics as they are researched and informed through interdisciplinary work within related fields such as education, anthropology, politics, linguistics, economics, law, history, ecology, and geography. We particularly are interested in papers from lesser-covered parts of the world of Africa and Asia. 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.

Linguistics and Language2005Q3
Linguistics and Language2006Q1
Linguistics and Language2007Q2
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
Linguistics and Language2021Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q4
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q2
Sociology and Political Science2008Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q1
Sociology and Political Science2010Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science2018Q1
Sociology and Political Science2019Q2
Sociology and Political Science2020Q1
Sociology and Political Science2021Q1

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)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.577
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.323
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.635
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.551
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.567
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.771
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.397
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.108
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.884
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.583
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.577
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.596
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.236
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.907
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.712
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.529
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.759
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.030
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.187
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.781
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.771
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.806
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.255
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.364
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 Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20075
Self Cites20087
Self Cites20096
Self Cites201013
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20128
Self Cites20136
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20158
Self Cites20166
Self Cites20175
Self Cites20187
Self Cites20195
Self Cites202019
Self Cites202111
Total Cites20040
Total Cites20053
Total Cites200615
Total Cites200728
Total Cites200868
Total Cites200949
Total Cites201089
Total Cites2011105
Total Cites201284
Total Cites201367
Total Cites201478
Total Cites201595
Total Cites2016131
Total Cites2017121
Total Cites2018134
Total Cites2019119
Total Cites2020164
Total Cites2021225
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 document20040
External Cites per document20050.429
External Cites per document20060.478
External Cites per document20070.548
External Cites per document20081.271
External Cites per document20090.915
External Cites per document20101.617
External Cites per document20112.061
External Cites per document20121.520
External Cites per document20131.245
External Cites per document20141.551
External Cites per document20151.706
External Cites per document20162.500
External Cites per document20171.933
External Cites per document20182.082
External Cites per document20191.583
External Cites per document20201.986
External Cites per document20212.642
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20050.375
Cites per document20060.577
Cites per document20070.596
Cites per document20081.236
Cites per document20090.907
Cites per document20101.712
Cites per document20111.981
Cites per document20121.615
Cites per document20131.340
Cites per document20141.529
Cites per document20151.759
Cites per document20162.382
Cites per document20171.833
Cites per document20182.030
Cites per document20191.566
Cites per document20202.187
Cites per document20212.679
% 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 documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20075
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20194
Non-citable documents20202
Non-citable documents20213
Citable documents20040
Citable documents20057
Citable documents200623
Citable documents200742
Citable documents200848
Citable documents200947
Citable documents201047
Citable documents201149
Citable documents201250
Citable documents201349
Citable documents201449
Citable documents201551
Citable documents201650
Citable documents201760
Citable documents201861
Citable documents201972
Citable documents202073
Citable documents202181
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 documents20041
Uncited documents20056
Uncited documents200617
Uncited documents200728
Uncited documents200829
Uncited documents200922
Uncited documents201018
Uncited documents201114
Uncited documents201222
Uncited documents201319
Uncited documents201418
Uncited documents201517
Uncited documents201614
Uncited documents201720
Uncited documents201823
Uncited documents201924
Uncited documents202021
Uncited documents202126
Cited documents20040
Cited documents20052
Cited documents20069
Cited documents200719
Cited documents200826
Cited documents200932
Cited documents201034
Cited documents201139
Cited documents201230
Cited documents201331
Cited documents201433
Cited documents201537
Cited documents201641
Cited documents201746
Cited documents201843
Cited documents201952
Cited documents202054
Cited documents202158
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