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Biblical Interpretation



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

Subject Area and Category


Brill Academic Publishers



Publication type



09272569, 15685152





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This innovative and highly acclaimed journal publishes articles on various aspects of critical biblical scholarship in a complex global context. The journal provides a medium for the development and exercise of a whole range of current interpretive trajectories, as well as deliberation and appraisal of methodological foci and resources. Alongside individual essays on various subjects submitted by authors, the journal welcomes proposals for special issues that focus on particular emergent themes and analytical trends. Over the past two decades, Biblical Interpretation has provided a professional forum for pushing the disciplinary boundaries of biblical studies: not only in terms of what biblical texts mean, but also what questions to ask of biblical texts, as well as what resources to use in reading biblical literature. The journal has thus the distinction of serving as a site for theoretical reflection and methodological experimentation. 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.

Religious Studies1999Q4
Religious Studies2000Q4
Religious Studies2001Q2
Religious Studies2002Q4
Religious Studies2003Q1
Religious Studies2004Q1
Religious Studies2005Q1
Religious Studies2006Q2
Religious Studies2007Q3
Religious Studies2008Q4
Religious Studies2009Q2
Religious Studies2010Q2
Religious Studies2011Q2
Religious Studies2012Q2
Religious Studies2013Q2
Religious Studies2014Q4
Religious Studies2015Q3
Religious Studies2016Q1
Religious Studies2017Q3
Religious Studies2018Q2
Religious Studies2019Q1

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)19990.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.025
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.023
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.084
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.163
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.230
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.126
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.370
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.225
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.172
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.257
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.203
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.282
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.042
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.190
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.081
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.129
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.135
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.204
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20000
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20033
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20091
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20131
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20181
Self Cites20192
Total Cites19996
Total Cites20002
Total Cites20012
Total Cites20024
Total Cites200310
Total Cites200419
Total Cites200511
Total Cites20069
Total Cites20076
Total Cites200811
Total Cites200915
Total Cites201010
Total Cites201113
Total Cites201216
Total Cites201310
Total Cites20148
Total Cites201512
Total Cites201610
Total Cites201725
Total Cites201817
Total Cites201922
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 document19990.103
External Cites per document20000.032
External Cites per document20010.029
External Cites per document20020.065
External Cites per document20030.121
External Cites per document20040.230
External Cites per document20050.155
External Cites per document20060.116
External Cites per document20070.100
External Cites per document20080.175
External Cites per document20090.215
External Cites per document20100.148
External Cites per document20110.265
External Cites per document20120.306
External Cites per document20130.200
External Cites per document20140.145
External Cites per document20150.186
External Cites per document20160.118
External Cites per document20170.357
External Cites per document20180.208
External Cites per document20190.256
Cites per document19990.103
Cites per document20000.032
Cites per document20010.029
Cites per document20020.065
Cites per document20030.172
Cites per document20040.257
Cites per document20050.155
Cites per document20060.130
Cites per document20070.120
Cites per document20080.175
Cites per document20090.231
Cites per document20100.164
Cites per document20110.265
Cites per document20120.327
Cites per document20130.222
Cites per document20140.145
Cites per document20150.203
Cites per document20160.147
Cites per document20170.357
Cites per document20180.221
Cites per document20190.282
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents199958
Citable documents200062
Citable documents200169
Citable documents200262
Citable documents200358
Citable documents200474
Citable documents200571
Citable documents200669
Citable documents200750
Citable documents200863
Citable documents200965
Citable documents201061
Citable documents201149
Citable documents201249
Citable documents201345
Citable documents201455
Citable documents201559
Citable documents201668
Citable documents201770
Citable documents201877
Citable documents201978
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 documents199953
Uncited documents200060
Uncited documents200167
Uncited documents200259
Uncited documents200350
Uncited documents200459
Uncited documents200563
Uncited documents200664
Uncited documents200748
Uncited documents200858
Uncited documents200959
Uncited documents201057
Uncited documents201141
Uncited documents201237
Uncited documents201342
Uncited documents201453
Uncited documents201555
Uncited documents201660
Uncited documents201751
Uncited documents201865
Uncited documents201962
Cited documents19996
Cited documents20002
Cited documents20012
Cited documents20023
Cited documents20038
Cited documents200415
Cited documents20059
Cited documents20067
Cited documents20075
Cited documents200810
Cited documents200911
Cited documents20108
Cited documents201110
Cited documents201213
Cited documents20138
Cited documents20147
Cited documents20159
Cited documents20169
Cited documents201719
Cited documents201815
Cited documents201919
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