Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Journal of Biblical Literature


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Society of Biblical Literature



Publication type



19343876, 00219231





How to publish in this journal


The flagship journal of the field, the Journal of Biblical Literature is published quarterly and includes scholarly articles and critical notes by members of the Society. Essential reading for over a century, it is now available online and in print. The Presidential Address, presented at every Annual Meeting, is transcribed and published in the first issue of the following year. 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.

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
Literature and Literary Theory2019Q1
Religious Studies2003Q1
Religious Studies2004Q1
Religious Studies2005Q1
Religious Studies2006Q1
Religious Studies2007Q1
Religious Studies2008Q1
Religious Studies2009Q1
Religious Studies2010Q1
Religious Studies2011Q1
Religious Studies2012Q1
Religious Studies2013Q1
Religious Studies2014Q1
Religious Studies2015Q1
Religious Studies2016Q1
Religious Studies2017Q1
Religious Studies2018Q1
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)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.348
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.319
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.901
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.851
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.549
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.520
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.543
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.244
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.348
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.706
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.623
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.761
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.788
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.511
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.507
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.288
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.217
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.319
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.804
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.643
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.579
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.495
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.422
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.394
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.134
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.186
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 Cites20043
Self Cites20054
Self Cites20062
Self Cites20072
Self Cites20088
Self Cites200911
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20119
Self Cites20128
Self Cites20138
Self Cites201414
Self Cites20155
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20176
Self Cites201810
Self Cites20198
Total Cites20020
Total Cites20038
Total Cites200415
Total Cites200548
Total Cites200643
Total Cites200751
Total Cites200863
Total Cites200956
Total Cites201085
Total Cites201171
Total Cites201268
Total Cites201362
Total Cites201467
Total Cites201571
Total Cites201667
Total Cites201797
Total Cites201847
Total Cites201936
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 document20030.304
External Cites per document20040.255
External Cites per document20050.647
External Cites per document20060.594
External Cites per document20070.731
External Cites per document20080.688
External Cites per document20090.450
External Cites per document20100.620
External Cites per document20110.440
External Cites per document20120.426
External Cites per document20130.422
External Cites per document20140.405
External Cites per document20150.471
External Cites per document20160.418
External Cites per document20170.580
External Cites per document20180.227
External Cites per document20190.169
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.348
Cites per document20040.319
Cites per document20050.706
Cites per document20060.623
Cites per document20070.761
Cites per document20080.788
Cites per document20090.560
Cites per document20100.659
Cites per document20110.504
Cites per document20120.482
Cites per document20130.484
Cites per document20140.511
Cites per document20150.507
Cites per document20160.438
Cites per document20170.618
Cites per document20180.288
Cites per document20190.217
% 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 documents20034
Non-citable documents200411
Non-citable documents200516
Non-citable documents200618
Non-citable documents200716
Non-citable documents200811
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200323
Citable documents200447
Citable documents200568
Citable documents200669
Citable documents200767
Citable documents200880
Citable documents2009100
Citable documents2010129
Citable documents2011141
Citable documents2012141
Citable documents2013128
Citable documents2014131
Citable documents2015140
Citable documents2016153
Citable documents2017157
Citable documents2018163
Citable documents2019166
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 documents200320
Uncited documents200448
Uncited documents200554
Uncited documents200660
Uncited documents200748
Uncited documents200847
Uncited documents200969
Uncited documents201077
Uncited documents201195
Uncited documents201297
Uncited documents201388
Uncited documents201491
Uncited documents201599
Uncited documents2016118
Uncited documents2017102
Uncited documents2018132
Uncited documents2019140
Cited documents20020
Cited documents20037
Cited documents200410
Cited documents200530
Cited documents200627
Cited documents200735
Cited documents200844
Cited documents200936
Cited documents201052
Cited documents201148
Cited documents201246
Cited documents201342
Cited documents201441
Cited documents201547
Cited documents201642
Cited documents201762
Cited documents201835
Cited documents201930
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