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American Journal of Sociology

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00029602, 15375390
Coverage1948-1950, 1964-ongoing
Scope Established in 1895 as the first U.S. scholarly journal in its field, the American Journal of Sociology remains a leading voice for analysis and research in the social sciences. The journal presents pathbreaking work from all areas of sociology, with an emphasis on theory building and innovative methods. AJS strives to speak to the general sociological reader and is open to sociologically informed contributions from anthropologists, statisticians, economists, educators, historians, and political scientists. AJS prizes research that offers new ways of understanding the social; for example, a project currently under way seeks to compile a special issue organized around genetic influences on social interaction.


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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.

Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q1
Sociology and Political Science2002Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q1
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q1
Sociology and Political Science2008Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q1
Sociology and Political Science2010Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science2018Q1

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)19993.072
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.514
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.420
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.481
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.546
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.142
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.468
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.454
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.058
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.101
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.794
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.072
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.637
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.104
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.010
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.944
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.297
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.413
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.554
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.952
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.720
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.732
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.713
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.872
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.552
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.922
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.517
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.070
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.164
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.049
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.508
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.515
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.370
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.095
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 Cites199928
Self Cites200032
Self Cites200128
Self Cites200217
Self Cites200325
Self Cites200421
Self Cites200526
Self Cites200621
Self Cites200721
Self Cites200813
Self Cites200921
Self Cites201015
Self Cites201124
Self Cites201213
Self Cites201320
Self Cites201420
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201614
Self Cites201711
Self Cites201810
Total Cites1999341
Total Cites2000371
Total Cites2001357
Total Cites2002366
Total Cites2003403
Total Cites2004393
Total Cites2005440
Total Cites2006535
Total Cites2007590
Total Cites2008510
Total Cites2009560
Total Cites2010623
Total Cites2011520
Total Cites2012612
Total Cites2013587
Total Cites2014653
Total Cites2015537
Total Cites2016455
Total Cites2017497
Total Cites2018640
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 document19992.820
External Cites per document20003.324
External Cites per document20012.861
External Cites per document20022.933
External Cites per document20033.345
External Cites per document20043.796
External Cites per document20054.652
External Cites per document20065.089
External Cites per document20075.220
External Cites per document20084.438
External Cites per document20095.133
External Cites per document20105.736
External Cites per document20114.724
External Cites per document20125.598
External Cites per document20135.559
External Cites per document20146.526
External Cites per document20155.564
External Cites per document20164.500
External Cites per document20174.585
External Cites per document20185.780
Cites per document19993.072
Cites per document20003.637
Cites per document20013.104
Cites per document20023.076
Cites per document20033.566
Cites per document20044.010
Cites per document20054.944
Cites per document20065.297
Cites per document20075.413
Cites per document20084.554
Cites per document20095.333
Cites per document20105.877
Cites per document20114.952
Cites per document20125.720
Cites per document20135.755
Cites per document20146.732
Cites per document20155.713
Cites per document20164.643
Cites per document20174.689
Cites per document20185.872
% 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 documents20031
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents201814
Citable documents1999111
Citable documents2000102
Citable documents2001115
Citable documents2002119
Citable documents2003113
Citable documents200498
Citable documents200589
Citable documents2006101
Citable documents2007109
Citable documents2008112
Citable documents2009105
Citable documents2010106
Citable documents2011105
Citable documents2012107
Citable documents2013102
Citable documents201497
Citable documents201594
Citable documents201698
Citable documents2017106
Citable documents2018109
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 documents199921
Uncited documents200012
Uncited documents200121
Uncited documents200226
Uncited documents200320
Uncited documents200416
Uncited documents200513
Uncited documents200611
Uncited documents200712
Uncited documents200814
Uncited documents20099
Uncited documents201011
Uncited documents201117
Uncited documents201211
Uncited documents201312
Uncited documents20147
Uncited documents201513
Uncited documents201615
Uncited documents201714
Uncited documents201814
Cited documents199990
Cited documents200090
Cited documents200194
Cited documents200293
Cited documents200394
Cited documents200483
Cited documents200577
Cited documents200690
Cited documents200799
Cited documents2008102
Cited documents2009101
Cited documents201099
Cited documents201195
Cited documents2012102
Cited documents201397
Cited documents201492
Cited documents201583
Cited documents201684
Cited documents2017101
Cited documents2018109
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