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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 Journals
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1996, 1998-2020
Scope Linguistic Inquiry leads the field in research on current topics in linguistics. This key resource explores new theoretical developments based on the latest international scholarship, capturing the excitement of contemporary debate in full-scale articles as well as shorter contributions (Squibs and Discussion) 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
Language and Linguistics2019Q1
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

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)19991.463
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.377
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.410
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.646
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.072
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.198
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.356
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.780
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.821
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.639
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.463
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)20061.451
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.405
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.771
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.649
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.657
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.712
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.622
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)20061.220
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.034
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.738
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.431
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.532
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.862
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.021
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.333
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
Self Cites201913
Total Cites199960
Total Cites200041
Total Cites200184
Total Cites200277
Total Cites200388
Total Cites2004131
Total Cites200594
Total Cites2006119
Total Cites2007118
Total Cites2008172
Total Cites2009199
Total Cites2010170
Total Cites2011199
Total Cites2012170
Total Cites2013156
Total Cites2014161
Total Cites2015127
Total Cites2016111
Total Cites2017113
Total Cites201884
Total Cites2019120
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 document19991.171
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 document20061.232
External Cites per document20071.238
External Cites per document20081.854
External Cites per document20092.388
External Cites per document20101.909
External Cites per document20112.149
External Cites per document20121.510
External Cites per document20131.396
External Cites per document20141.629
External Cites per document20151.506
External Cites per document20161.448
External Cites per document20171.621
External Cites per document20181.043
External Cites per document20191.446
Cites per document19991.463
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 document20061.451
Cites per document20071.405
Cites per document20081.933
Cites per document20092.488
Cites per document20102.208
Cites per document20112.287
Cites per document20121.771
Cites per document20131.625
Cites per document20141.809
Cites per document20151.649
Cites per document20161.657
Cites per document20171.712
Cites per document20181.217
Cites per document20191.622
% 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
Non-citable documents201914
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
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 documents199913
Uncited documents200018
Uncited documents200131
Uncited documents200225
Uncited documents200330
Uncited documents200437
Uncited documents200544
Uncited documents200639
Uncited documents200738
Uncited documents200850
Uncited documents200938
Uncited documents201036
Uncited documents201141
Uncited documents201227
Uncited documents201335
Uncited documents201431
Uncited documents201529
Uncited documents201627
Uncited documents201730
Uncited documents201831
Uncited documents201932
Cited documents199928
Cited documents200024
Cited documents200130
Cited documents200238
Cited documents200343
Cited documents200449
Cited documents200538
Cited documents200643
Cited documents200750
Cited documents200855
Cited documents200970
Cited documents201065
Cited documents201158
Cited documents201269
Cited documents201362
Cited documents201459
Cited documents201549
Cited documents201640
Cited documents201739
Cited documents201846
Cited documents201956
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