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

Social Sciences
Linguistics and Language
PublisherModern Language Association of America (PMLA)
Publication typeJournals
Scope PMLA is the journal of the Modern Language Association of America. Since 1884, PMLA has published members" essays judged to be of interest to scholars and teachers of language and literature. Four issues each year (January, March, May, and October) present essays on language and literature, and the November issue is the program for the association"s annual convention. (Up until 2009, there was also an issue in September, the Directory, containing a listing of the association"s members, a directory of departmental administrators, and other professional information. Beginning in 2010, that issue will be discontinued and its contents moved to the MLA Web site.)


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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 Linguistics2003Q2
Language and Linguistics2004Q2
Language and Linguistics2005Q2
Language and Linguistics2006Q2
Language and Linguistics2007Q2
Language and Linguistics2008Q2
Language and Linguistics2009Q2
Language and Linguistics2010Q2
Language and Linguistics2011Q2
Language and Linguistics2012Q1
Language and Linguistics2013Q1
Language and Linguistics2014Q2
Language and Linguistics2015Q1
Language and Linguistics2016Q1
Language and Linguistics2017Q2
Language and Linguistics2018Q1
Linguistics and Language2003Q2
Linguistics and Language2004Q2
Linguistics and Language2005Q2
Linguistics and Language2006Q2
Linguistics and Language2007Q2
Linguistics and Language2008Q2
Linguistics and Language2009Q2
Linguistics and Language2010Q2
Linguistics and Language2011Q2
Linguistics and Language2012Q1
Linguistics and Language2013Q1
Linguistics and Language2014Q2
Linguistics and Language2015Q1
Linguistics and Language2016Q1
Linguistics and Language2017Q2
Linguistics and Language2018Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2003Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2004Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2005Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2006Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2007Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2008Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2009Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2010Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2011Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2012Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2013Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2014Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2015Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2016Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2017Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2018Q1

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)20030.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.740
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.621
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.740
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.606
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.586
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.971
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.013
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.944
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.854
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.775
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.769
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.490
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.740
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.527
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.620
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.831
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.924
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.047
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.986
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.801
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.704
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.405
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.740
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.519
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.782
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.869
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.868
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.682
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.741
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.497
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.325
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 Cites20032
Self Cites20041
Self Cites20053
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20081
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20108
Self Cites201113
Self Cites201212
Self Cites201310
Self Cites20143
Self Cites20159
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20171
Self Cites201810
Total Cites20020
Total Cites200315
Total Cites200437
Total Cites200559
Total Cites200674
Total Cites200759
Total Cites200880
Total Cites2009128
Total Cites2010219
Total Cites2011270
Total Cites2012273
Total Cites2013201
Total Cites2014185
Total Cites2015150
Total Cites2016162
Total Cites2017140
Total Cites2018121
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 document20030.650
External Cites per document20040.720
External Cites per document20050.589
External Cites per document20060.692
External Cites per document20070.527
External Cites per document20080.612
External Cites per document20090.812
External Cites per document20100.890
External Cites per document20110.996
External Cites per document20120.942
External Cites per document20130.806
External Cites per document20140.788
External Cites per document20150.662
External Cites per document20160.671
External Cites per document20170.519
External Cites per document20180.371
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.750
Cites per document20040.740
Cites per document20050.621
Cites per document20060.692
Cites per document20070.527
Cites per document20080.620
Cites per document20090.831
Cites per document20100.924
Cites per document20111.047
Cites per document20120.986
Cites per document20130.848
Cites per document20140.801
Cites per document20150.704
Cites per document20160.692
Cites per document20170.522
Cites per document20180.405
% 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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20089
Non-citable documents200917
Non-citable documents201045
Non-citable documents201165
Non-citable documents201283
Non-citable documents201388
Non-citable documents201471
Non-citable documents201557
Non-citable documents201636
Non-citable documents201734
Non-citable documents201828
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200320
Citable documents200450
Citable documents200595
Citable documents2006107
Citable documents2007112
Citable documents2008129
Citable documents2009154
Citable documents2010237
Citable documents2011258
Citable documents2012277
Citable documents2013237
Citable documents2014231
Citable documents2015213
Citable documents2016234
Citable documents2017268
Citable documents2018299
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 documents200310
Uncited documents200429
Uncited documents200564
Uncited documents200667
Uncited documents200778
Uncited documents200891
Uncited documents200995
Uncited documents2010177
Uncited documents2011200
Uncited documents2012231
Uncited documents2013215
Uncited documents2014215
Uncited documents2015197
Uncited documents2016186
Uncited documents2017226
Uncited documents2018255
Cited documents20020
Cited documents200310
Cited documents200422
Cited documents200535
Cited documents200644
Cited documents200737
Cited documents200847
Cited documents200976
Cited documents2010105
Cited documents2011123
Cited documents2012129
Cited documents2013110
Cited documents201487
Cited documents201573
Cited documents201684
Cited documents201776
Cited documents201872
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