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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
ISSN15375390, 00029602
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

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)19993.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.027
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.493
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.229
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.341
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.542
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.818
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.849
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.624
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.484
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.621
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.993
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.775
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.096
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.078
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.496
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.786
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.756
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.555
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.884
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.276
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.695
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.657
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.706
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.378
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.151
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.537
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.027
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.060
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.944
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.295
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.658
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.366
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.494
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.524
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.264
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.049
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.508
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.294
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.932
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 Cites200525
Self Cites200621
Self Cites200721
Self Cites200818
Self Cites200925
Self Cites201015
Self Cites201127
Self Cites201213
Self Cites201320
Self Cites201420
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201614
Self Cites201711
Total Cites1999340
Total Cites2000368
Total Cites2001354
Total Cites2002361
Total Cites2003395
Total Cites2004371
Total Cites2005428
Total Cites2006537
Total Cites2007611
Total Cites2008547
Total Cites2009612
Total Cites2010672
Total Cites2011602
Total Cites2012611
Total Cites2013582
Total Cites2014651
Total Cites2015530
Total Cites2016429
Total Cites2017440
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 document19992.811
External Cites per document20003.294
External Cites per document20012.835
External Cites per document20022.891
External Cites per document20033.274
External Cites per document20043.571
External Cites per document20054.478
External Cites per document20065.059
External Cites per document20075.364
External Cites per document20084.723
External Cites per document20095.060
External Cites per document20105.568
External Cites per document20114.915
External Cites per document20125.537
External Cites per document20135.510
External Cites per document20146.505
External Cites per document20155.489
External Cites per document20164.235
External Cites per document20174.047
Cites per document19993.063
Cites per document20003.608
Cites per document20013.078
Cites per document20023.034
Cites per document20033.496
Cites per document20043.786
Cites per document20054.756
Cites per document20065.265
Cites per document20075.555
Cites per document20084.884
Cites per document20095.276
Cites per document20105.695
Cites per document20115.145
Cites per document20125.657
Cites per document20135.706
Cites per document20146.711
Cites per document20155.638
Cites per document20164.378
Cites per document20174.151
% 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
Citable documents1999111
Citable documents2000102
Citable documents2001115
Citable documents2002119
Citable documents2003113
Citable documents200498
Citable documents200590
Citable documents2006102
Citable documents2007110
Citable documents2008112
Citable documents2009116
Citable documents2010118
Citable documents2011117
Citable documents2012108
Citable documents2013102
Citable documents201497
Citable documents201594
Citable documents201698
Citable documents2017106
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 documents200321
Uncited documents200416
Uncited documents200516
Uncited documents200612
Uncited documents200712
Uncited documents200812
Uncited documents20099
Uncited documents201015
Uncited documents201119
Uncited documents201211
Uncited documents201312
Uncited documents20147
Uncited documents201513
Uncited documents201616
Uncited documents201715
Cited documents199990
Cited documents200090
Cited documents200194
Cited documents200293
Cited documents200393
Cited documents200483
Cited documents200575
Cited documents200690
Cited documents2007100
Cited documents2008104
Cited documents2009112
Cited documents2010107
Cited documents2011105
Cited documents2012103
Cited documents201397
Cited documents201492
Cited documents201583
Cited documents201683
Cited documents2017100
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