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Japanese Journal of Religious Studiesopen access

Country Japan  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Japan
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Religious Studies
PublisherNanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
Publication typeJournals
Scope The Japanese Journal of Religious Studies is a peer-reviewed journal registered as an Open Access Journal with all content freely downloadable. The journal began in 1960 as Contemporary Religions in Japan, which was changed to the JJRS in 1974. It has been published by the Nanzan Institute since 1981. The JJRS aims for a multidisciplinary approach to the study of religion in Japan, and submissions are welcomed from scholars in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. To submit a manuscript or inquiry about publishing in our journal, please contact us at the address below.


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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.

Religious Studies2003Q3
Religious Studies2004Q3
Religious Studies2005Q4
Religious Studies2006Q2
Religious Studies2007Q2
Religious Studies2008Q3
Religious Studies2009Q2
Religious Studies2010Q4
Religious Studies2011Q3
Religious Studies2012Q2
Religious Studies2013Q3
Religious Studies2014Q2
Religious Studies2015Q1
Religious Studies2016Q4
Religious Studies2017Q4
Religious Studies2018Q1

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)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.151
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.183
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.317
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.119
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.481
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.302
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.544
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.613
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.230
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.122
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.170
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.239
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.073
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.282
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.587
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.229
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.192
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.292
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.593
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.469
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.077
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 Cites20020
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20041
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20081
Self Cites20092
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20182
Total Cites20020
Total Cites20034
Total Cites20043
Total Cites20056
Total Cites20065
Total Cites200711
Total Cites20088
Total Cites20098
Total Cites201011
Total Cites20113
Total Cites201211
Total Cites201312
Total Cites201421
Total Cites201527
Total Cites201611
Total Cites20175
Total Cites201812
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 document20020
External Cites per document20030.250
External Cites per document20040.087
External Cites per document20050.158
External Cites per document20060.098
External Cites per document20070.227
External Cites per document20080.149
External Cites per document20090.133
External Cites per document20100.196
External Cites per document20110.073
External Cites per document20120.205
External Cites per document20130.237
External Cites per document20140.526
External Cites per document20150.522
External Cites per document20160.229
External Cites per document20170.080
External Cites per document20180.238
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.333
Cites per document20040.130
Cites per document20050.158
Cites per document20060.122
Cites per document20070.250
Cites per document20080.170
Cites per document20090.178
Cites per document20100.239
Cites per document20110.073
Cites per document20120.282
Cites per document20130.316
Cites per document20140.553
Cites per document20150.587
Cites per document20160.229
Cites per document20170.100
Cites per document20180.286
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20183
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200312
Citable documents200423
Citable documents200538
Citable documents200641
Citable documents200744
Citable documents200847
Citable documents200945
Citable documents201046
Citable documents201141
Citable documents201239
Citable documents201338
Citable documents201438
Citable documents201546
Citable documents201648
Citable documents201750
Citable documents201842
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 documents20020
Uncited documents200311
Uncited documents200422
Uncited documents200534
Uncited documents200639
Uncited documents200736
Uncited documents200842
Uncited documents200938
Uncited documents201038
Uncited documents201141
Uncited documents201234
Uncited documents201329
Uncited documents201426
Uncited documents201530
Uncited documents201642
Uncited documents201749
Uncited documents201840
Cited documents20020
Cited documents20032
Cited documents20043
Cited documents20056
Cited documents20064
Cited documents20079
Cited documents20086
Cited documents20097
Cited documents201010
Cited documents20113
Cited documents20128
Cited documents201311
Cited documents201414
Cited documents201519
Cited documents20169
Cited documents20174
Cited documents20185
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