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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
Publisher University of Chicago
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00029602, 15375390
Coverage1946-1950, 1964-2019
Scope Established in 1895 as the first US scholarly journal in its field, the American Journal of Sociology (AJS) presents pathbreaking work from all areas of sociology, with an emphasis on theory building and innovative methods. AJS strives to speak to the general sociology reader and is open to contributions from across the social sciences—sociology, political science, economics, history, anthropology, and statistics—that seriously engage the sociological literature to forge new ways of understanding the social. AJS offers a substantial book review section that identifies the most salient work of both emerging and enduring scholars of social science. Commissioned review essays appear occasionally, offering readers a comparative, in-depth examination of prominent titles. Although AJS publishes a very small percentage of the papers submitted to it, a double-blind review process is available to all qualified submissions, making the journal a center for exchange and debate "behind" the printed page and contributing to the robustness of social science research in general.


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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
Sociology and Political Science2019Q1

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)19993.099
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.082
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.439
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.754
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20086.034
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.771
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.980
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.510
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.669
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.186
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.956
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.838
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.099
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.070
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.092
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.575
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.495
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.743
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.009
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.371
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.703
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.713
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.784
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.787
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.704
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.811
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.642
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.481
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.060
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.232
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.203
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.803
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.465
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.580
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.537
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.648
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.544
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.973
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.657
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 Cites200818
Self Cites200925
Self Cites201015
Self Cites201127
Self Cites201213
Self Cites201320
Self Cites201420
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201614
Self Cites201711
Self Cites201810
Self Cites201912
Total Cites1999344
Total Cites2000375
Total Cites2001353
Total Cites2002368
Total Cites2003404
Total Cites2004392
Total Cites2005442
Total Cites2006555
Total Cites2007626
Total Cites2008561
Total Cites2009623
Total Cites2010673
Total Cites2011602
Total Cites2012617
Total Cites2013588
Total Cites2014658
Total Cites2015544
Total Cites2016461
Total Cites2017510
Total Cites2018615
Total Cites2019592
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 document19992.847
External Cites per document20003.363
External Cites per document20012.826
External Cites per document20022.950
External Cites per document20033.354
External Cites per document20043.786
External Cites per document20054.674
External Cites per document20065.287
External Cites per document20075.550
External Cites per document20084.848
External Cites per document20095.155
External Cites per document20105.576
External Cites per document20114.915
External Cites per document20125.593
External Cites per document20135.569
External Cites per document20146.577
External Cites per document20155.638
External Cites per document20164.561
External Cites per document20174.708
External Cites per document20185.550
External Cites per document20195.370
Cites per document19993.099
Cites per document20003.676
Cites per document20013.070
Cites per document20023.092
Cites per document20033.575
Cites per document20044.000
Cites per document20054.966
Cites per document20065.495
Cites per document20075.743
Cites per document20085.009
Cites per document20095.371
Cites per document20105.703
Cites per document20115.145
Cites per document20125.713
Cites per document20135.765
Cites per document20146.784
Cites per document20155.787
Cites per document20164.704
Cites per document20174.811
Cites per document20185.642
Cites per document20195.481
% 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
Non-citable documents201914
Citable documents1999111
Citable documents2000102
Citable documents2001115
Citable documents2002119
Citable documents2003113
Citable documents200498
Citable documents200589
Citable documents2006101
Citable documents2007109
Citable documents2008112
Citable documents2009116
Citable documents2010118
Citable documents2011117
Citable documents2012108
Citable documents2013102
Citable documents201497
Citable documents201594
Citable documents201698
Citable documents2017106
Citable documents2018109
Citable documents2019108
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 documents200319
Uncited documents200416
Uncited documents200513
Uncited documents200611
Uncited documents200711
Uncited documents200811
Uncited documents20099
Uncited documents201015
Uncited documents201119
Uncited documents201211
Uncited documents201312
Uncited documents20147
Uncited documents201513
Uncited documents201615
Uncited documents201714
Uncited documents201816
Uncited documents201923
Cited documents199990
Cited documents200090
Cited documents200194
Cited documents200293
Cited documents200395
Cited documents200483
Cited documents200577
Cited documents200690
Cited documents2007100
Cited documents2008105
Cited documents2009112
Cited documents2010107
Cited documents2011105
Cited documents2012103
Cited documents201397
Cited documents201492
Cited documents201583
Cited documents201684
Cited documents2017101
Cited documents2018107
Cited documents201999
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