Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Linguistic Inquiry

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Language and Linguistics

Social Sciences
Linguistics and Language
PublisherMIT Press
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1996, 1998-ongoing
Scope Linguistic Inquiry remains one of the most prominent journals in linguistics and is consistently ranked in the top 10 of all journals in the field by Thomson ISI. In this journal, the world"s most celebrated linguists keep themselves and other readers informed of new theoretical developments based on the latest international scholarship. Linguistic Inquiry captures the excitement of contemporary debate in the field by publishing full-scale articles as well as shorter contributions (Squibs and Discussions) and more extensive commentary (Remarks and Replies).


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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.

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
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

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)19991.439
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.377
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.489
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.657
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.410
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.584
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.620
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.721
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.198
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.271
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.787
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.611
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.645
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.439
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.976
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.205
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.523
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.652
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.241
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.646
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.623
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.642
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.682
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.190
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.976
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.032
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.277
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.914
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.354
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.532
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.845
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.565
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.083
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 Cites199912
Self Cites20007
Self Cites200124
Self Cites200223
Self Cites200322
Self Cites200430
Self Cites200517
Self Cites200618
Self Cites200714
Self Cites20087
Self Cites20098
Self Cites201023
Self Cites201112
Self Cites201225
Self Cites201322
Self Cites201416
Self Cites201511
Self Cites201614
Self Cites20176
Self Cites201812
Total Cites199959
Total Cites200041
Total Cites200184
Total Cites200277
Total Cites200388
Total Cites2004131
Total Cites200594
Total Cites2006114
Total Cites2007112
Total Cites2008147
Total Cites2009174
Total Cites2010170
Total Cites2011195
Total Cites2012163
Total Cites2013158
Total Cites2014161
Total Cites2015125
Total Cites2016110
Total Cites2017111
Total Cites201888
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 document19991.146
External Cites per document20000.810
External Cites per document20010.984
External Cites per document20020.857
External Cites per document20030.904
External Cites per document20041.174
External Cites per document20050.939
External Cites per document20061.171
External Cites per document20071.167
External Cites per document20081.573
External Cites per document20092.075
External Cites per document20101.909
External Cites per document20112.103
External Cites per document20121.438
External Cites per document20131.417
External Cites per document20141.629
External Cites per document20151.481
External Cites per document20161.433
External Cites per document20171.591
External Cites per document20181.101
Cites per document19991.439
Cites per document20000.976
Cites per document20011.377
Cites per document20021.222
Cites per document20031.205
Cites per document20041.523
Cites per document20051.146
Cites per document20061.390
Cites per document20071.333
Cites per document20081.652
Cites per document20092.175
Cites per document20102.208
Cites per document20112.241
Cites per document20121.698
Cites per document20131.646
Cites per document20141.809
Cites per document20151.623
Cites per document20161.642
Cites per document20171.682
Cites per document20181.275
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20074
Non-citable documents200816
Non-citable documents200928
Non-citable documents201024
Non-citable documents201112
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20188
Citable documents199941
Citable documents200042
Citable documents200161
Citable documents200263
Citable documents200373
Citable documents200486
Citable documents200582
Citable documents200682
Citable documents200784
Citable documents200889
Citable documents200980
Citable documents201077
Citable documents201187
Citable documents201296
Citable documents201396
Citable documents201489
Citable documents201577
Citable documents201667
Citable documents201766
Citable documents201869
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 documents199913
Uncited documents200018
Uncited documents200131
Uncited documents200225
Uncited documents200330
Uncited documents200437
Uncited documents200544
Uncited documents200640
Uncited documents200741
Uncited documents200854
Uncited documents200944
Uncited documents201036
Uncited documents201141
Uncited documents201228
Uncited documents201335
Uncited documents201433
Uncited documents201529
Uncited documents201627
Uncited documents201731
Uncited documents201830
Cited documents199928
Cited documents200024
Cited documents200130
Cited documents200238
Cited documents200343
Cited documents200449
Cited documents200538
Cited documents200642
Cited documents200747
Cited documents200851
Cited documents200964
Cited documents201065
Cited documents201158
Cited documents201268
Cited documents201362
Cited documents201457
Cited documents201549
Cited documents201640
Cited documents201738
Cited documents201847
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